Bruce Beresford film Black Robe Digitally Restored


Bruce Beresford's 1991 film Black Robe, the first feature film co-produced by Australia and Canada, has been digitally restored by the National Film ...

Evocative Earthquake Images in Exhibit


A doctor tending a man seriously injured on Beaumont Street and a Council worker whose composure - amid great adversity - belied her ...

Artwork Shines Upon the Lake


A striking 12m-tall public art sculpture celebrating Lake Macquarie adorns Speers Point Park. The $150,000 commission, known as Chimera, comprises a tower ...

Empire State Building ~ Eighth Annual Photo Contest


The Empire State Building (ESB) launches its annual photo contest on June 17, 2019. Photographers are encouraged to enter ...

Calling Crime Fiction Fans


Award winning author to visit Cessnock Library. Andrew Patterson will visit Cessnock Library to discuss his new outstanding mystery, ‘Harry’s Quest,’ the sequel to the ...

Colonial Art at Seen@Swansea


Discover art and nature from colonial NSW at SEEN@Swansea’s latest exhibition. The historic journey of Harriet and Helena Scott is recorded through ...

Newcastle Artist at Gallery


James Drinkwater solo exhibition at Newcastle Art Gallery opens 1 June. Newcastle Art Gallery celebrates the work of Newcastle-born artist James Drinkwater, ...

Boy Swallows Universe Takes to the Stage


Queensland Theatre and Brisbane Festival to produce the world premiere season of Trent Dalton’s breakout mega-hit novel. Queensland Theatre has secured the ...

Sydney Secures Hamilton (the musical, that is!)


One of the most successful musicals of the decade, Hamilton, is coming to Sydney’s Lyric Theatre. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said more than ...

Lighter Side of Crime at Write Here! Festival


You might want to think twice about sitting next to best-selling Sydney author Candice Fox at a wedding. That is, unless you ...

Meet Author Amanda Hampson at Singleton


Author Amanda Hampson focuses on ageing and expectations in author talk at Singleton Library. After penning her latest novel about three friends ...

Carving up the Suburbs


Late 19th and early 20th century subdivision plans of Hunter suburbs feature in a new Newcastle Library exhibition that offers a fascinating look ...

Koala Sanctuary Sculpture ~ Expression of Interest


Port Stephens Council invites artists to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for a signature sculptural piece/s that tells the story ...

Cuppaidge Calls Australia (and Newy) Home


Newcastle Art Gallery’s next exhibition - Virginia Cuppaidge: the nature of abstraction - is a survey exhibition of work to celebrate her return ...

Bestselling authors Write Here! in Lake Mac


New York Times bestselling crime author Candice Fox and award-winning novelist Wendy James headline Lake Macquarie writers’ festival next month. Pictured ~ ...

Sydney Writers’ Festival in Lake Mac


Sydney Writers’ Festival will stream its headline events from Sydney direct to the Lake Mac Centre for Performing Arts on Friday 3, Saturday ...

Never Too Late for a New Path


Inspired upbringing ignites passion for the natural world. When Susan Grace-MacDonald was a young girl ...

Artistic Recycling (or recycled art :0)


Creating art from waste. Budding artists and recyclers can demonstrate their unique interpretation of resource recovery in the Sustainable Neighbourhoods Waste ...

Writers Wow Cessnock Kids


Childrens Authors visit Cessnock Schools as part of the Newcastle Writers Festival. Last week, over a thousand children in the Cessnock area ...

Silo Art Reaches the Hunter


Merriwa joins the silo art club. Artists are painting a mural on Merriwa’s disused GrainCorp silo that locals hope will put their ...

Leunig on Friday


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$2.3 million Lake Art Gallery Expansion


Lake Macquarie City began work yesterday (1 April 2019) on a $2.3 million expansion of the ...

Artwork ready for the Merriwa silos


Upper Hunter Shire Council begins a large scale public artwork in April, on the GrainCorp silo facilities in Merriwa. This will be ...

Growing Passion for Australian Authors


Australian readers love Australian authors and Australian stories. While Tim Winton, Tom Keneally, Judy Nunn ...

Sodeisha Ceramics Collection at City Gallery


A nationally significant exhibition will open at Newcastle Art Gallery on Saturday 2 March 2019, drawn ...

Lake Macquarie Art Gallery Lineup


JANUARY HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS Click to book! If you are interested in a workshop that is sold out, you can go on ...

Boys will be Choirboys


Iconic Aussie pub rock band The Choirboys play at Lake Mac Festival on Australia Day. ...

Acting Workshops for Students


Years 5 and 6 student actors from Hunter and Central Coast learn from professionals this month in a series of drama workshops. The ...

Moran Art Prize to Warners Bay High Student


Alex Winner of Year 12 gained first place in the Year 11 to 12 category with “Introspection.” Students from Warners Bay High School ...

Donkey Wins Medal


Author, historian and ex-soldier, Graham Wilson’s divisive book Dust Donkeys and Delusions shatters the well-known and loved myth of the quintessential Australian “hero” of Gallipoli, ...


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