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Category: Exhibitions

Maitland gallery to host captivating exhibitions

Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) will unveil six new exhibitions for the autumn season, featuring more than 90 renowned Australian and international artists alongside Hunter Valley teens. Among the latest offerings are national...

Newcastle teen’s ARTEXPRESS win makes for a happy birthday

Haylee Mills was given the best 18th birthday present on Wednesday night after being told her HSC artwork would be hanging on the wall of the Art Gallery of NSW as part...

The Show must go on: popular event to make big return

A room full of sideways furniture, food, rides, robotics and horticulture are all part of The Newcastle Show’s big return this year. Organisers have been busy planning a COVID-Safe event for the community,...

Questacon exhibit to add more Colour at museum

Due to its popularity, Questacon’s Colour exhibition will be hanging around the Hunter a bit longer. The display’s season at the Newcastle Museum has now been extended until the end of the April...

Music: Britt set to launch her ‘Home Truths’ album

Newcastle’s Catherine Britt is preparing to launch her Home Truths album next week. The independent Australian artist famed for having her music discovered by Elton John, will release her first album via her...

Maitland gallery kick-starts Free Art January

This week marks the beginning of Maitland Regional Art Gallery’s Free Art January, featuring a range of hands-on activities for audiences of all ages to enjoy this school holidays. People, young and old,...

Newcastle Museum to blend old with new

Newcastle Museum’s latest exhibition is expected to blend the old, with the new, challenging the way you think. Showcasing an array of historic objects, like most museums, 1x4 will have visitors hearing the...

Thought-provoking piece wins art prize

An artwork that explores the experience of a deaf artist finding their safe place in the world has won the inaugural Lake Art Prize. Chelle Destefano’s Navigating to Safe Space is a textile...

Maitland Regional Art Gallery packs $40,000 punch

A $40,000 Museums & Galleries of NSW Dobell Exhibition grant will enable the Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) to host the prestigious Shadow Boxer next year. The highly sought-after exhibit, scheduled for May...

Exhibition to take new look at domestic life

Art lovers with an affinity for their homes and their creature comforts are expected to feel a fondness for Newcastle Art Gallery’s latest exhibition. Entitled DOMESTIC BLISS: functional works from the collection, the...

Mitch Revs is changing the colour of 2020

While his artwork remains quintessential Newcastle, Mitch 'Revs' Resevsky is hoping his latest exhibition reflects a new calm that has come about after a year that was like no other. The 30-year-old artist,...

Blackstone Gallery’s $1,000 art prize seeing BLUE

Feeling blue this year could have a silver lining for creative types, with Newcastle’s Blackstone Gallery awarding $1,000 to an artist who best portrays the hue. Advertised in March, the prize called on...

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...