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Category: Exhibitions

Rare glimpse into Lake Macquarie artists world

Lake Macquarie artists are set to offer a rare glimpse into their world for this year’s Lake Mac Open Studios program.   More than 40 amateur and professional artists, from painters to glass-smiths...

Exhibition offers a look at international talent

Artworks by some of the region’s most creative expats will feature in a new exhibition open at Lake Macquarie’s Museum of Art and Culture (MAC). Present Company features the talent behind internationally renowned...

Fort Scratchley to fire again

One of Newcastle's most iconic landmarks is set to return to its pre-COVID glory next month. From Monday 2 November Fort Scratchley will once again open its doors to weekday visitors. After restrictions forced...

Museum to celebrate Indigenous culture

A new cultural hub and museum is set to celebrate the heritage of the local Indigenous community. To be built in Cessnock, the Madoo Museum will house and showcase a rich collection of...

Maitland’s sporting history on show

From legendary boxer Les Darcy to rally car driver Ken Tubman, Maitland’s list of sporting heroes is long and illustrious. A new exhibition will showcase the city’s athletic prowess while also highlighting the...

PHOTOS: Exhibition builds joy across Newcastle

"Wow, that's really cool." Those were the words that left almost every child's mouth at the opening of the Brickman Awesome exhibition at Newcastle Entertainment Centre today. The exhibition from Ryan "The Brickman"...

Questacon comes to Newcastle

School trips to Canberra may have been cancelled due to COVID-19, but you can still get a taste of one of the capital’s most popular experiences when Questacon’s Colour exhibition opens at Newcastle Museum today.  Launched just in time for the start of...

Picturesque backdrop for inaugural art fair

Branxton’s Kim Lundy was on a wine bus tour through the Hunter Valley vineyards when she had a lightbulb moment. “The bus drove past the Pokolbin Community Hall and I thought: ‘I could...

LEGO exhibition to land in Newcastle

Having an appreciation of the colour white and an understanding of mathematics. According to Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught, these two things are an important part of being a LEGO master. McNaught, one of 14...

Exhibition celebrates Aboriginal culture and people

The enormous contribution to Lake Macquarie of Aboriginal people past and present is celebrated at a new exhibition at [email protected] Awaba: Know Our Stories profiles elders, artists and everyday families who call Lake...

Competition nurtures art and culture

Lake Macquarie’s cultural collection is set to receive a boost as a new $25,000 national art prize rolls into town. The theme of this year’s competition is ‘Where There Is Water’ and Museum...

Bell’s reflection one of this year’s Kilgour Prize finalists

Michael Bell says he is thrilled to have been chosen as one of the finalists in the Newcastle Art Gallery’s Kilgour Prize 2020. The shy Newcastle painter used this year’s competition as the...

Railway museum steams into school holidays

Richmond Vale Railway Museum has steamed into the school holidays after celebrating the historic site's reopening at the weekend. The museum, located about four kilometres south of Kurri Kurri, was formed in 1979...

Newcastle Museum to welcome back visitors

The Newcastle Museum is set to welcome back visitors this week as the City of Newcastle continues to reopen the city as COVID-19 restrictions ease.   The Museum will recommence its operations tomorrow...

Artists to transform facility in Lake Macquarie

A 10-metre exterior wall of the soon-to-be-built Multi Arts Place in Speers Point Park is set to provide a giant blank canvas for artists, designers or other creatives. Lake Macquarie City Council Manager...

Dobell House marks 50 years

The late Sir William Dobell was one of Newcastle’s most renowned artists, but it’s not just his prize-winning masterpieces through which his legacy lives on. Dobell House, his former residence in Wangi is...

Exhibition to explore “unprecedented journey”

Lake Macquarie artists will feature front-and-centre in an upcoming exhibition celebrating the region’s ongoing emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic. Reconnected: a recovery story will provide a way for local artists to reconnect in...

Virtual events to entertain during the pandemic

With families across the Hunter staying home to help flatten the coronavirus curve, here are five virtual events to keep you entertained during this time. Educational videos with the Australian Reptile Park https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsLGbtA1Qe8 Since...

Reflecting on changing landscape

Australian artist Rebecca Rath will release a series of paintings and works on paper inspired by the beautiful Hunter Valley. Each artwork reflects on the changing Hunter landscape, with a focus on Pokolbin,...

Steamfest cancelled

Maitland City Council stated the health and safety of the local community was behind its decision to cancel next month’s 2020 Hunter Valley Steamfest. The event had gathered significant attention, with one...

Young champions take centre stage

A concert in Charlestown will showcase some of the region’s best young talent. The child prodigies and maturing pianists, aged from six to 26, are set to perform at Raise the Roof – Young Champions...
First National Altitude
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