Forgotten Works of Pixie O’Harris


In 1957 one of Australia’s most loved and iconic storytellers and illustrators, Pixie O’Harris, designed works for Manning Hospital to brighten lives in the Children’s ...

Master sculptor Drew Line in the Sand


Veteran artist Dennis Massoud is king of the sandcastle when it comes to sand-sculpting. The former sand-sculpting world champion shared his skills on Saturday ...

Big Screen Returns to Civic


The magic of cinema is back at Civic Playhouse. The venue is screening a selection of the most acclaimed productions from London's ...

Lake Photographers Need Apply


Striking images representing people and places across Lake Macquarie will go on display next month as part of a new exhibition at the Museum of ...

Artists’ Call for Charlestown Mall


Opportunity to design furniture for Charlestown’s soon to be revitalised mall. An artist will have the opportunity to have their work feature in the ...

So, Who was this Clive James Bloke?


Australian writer and broadcaster Clive James has died at 80 years of age after a long illness. By Liz Giuffre Senior Lecturer in ...

That’s Dive-in, Not Drive-in


Dive-in Cinema hits East Maitland this summer. The city's inaugural Dive in Cinema program will roll out at East Maitland Aquatic Centre over three ...

Lake City Asks its Creatives


Editor’s note: Throsby wanted to take the survey but was informed in no uncertain terms that he is clearly not “creative”  (crestfallen) ...

On Mistaking Vanuatu for Australia


NSW State Library secures 'holy grail' of Australiana for $1 million. An extraordinarily rare 17th century Spanish document – considered amongst the most ...

Between Two Worlds at Newcastle Art Gallery


Kingdom’s long relationship with Australia. Guo Jian ~ untitled ~ Oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist and ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne BETWEEN ...

Lake Macquarie Art Centre Reopens


Weekend events for re-opening of revitalised arts space. After a $2.3 million upgrade, Lake Macquarie’s Museum of Art and Culture (MAC). reopens this ...

Murals Colour Lake Mac Libraries


New murals at Charlestown and Toronto, and Belmont Libraries now colour children’s reading. Artist Nina Katzmarski and her mural at Toronto Library ...

Walking Towards Thunder


Peter Fox author talk a hit with the locals. Former Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox spoke to a full house at Cessnock Library ...

Scone Literary Festival to New Level


Scone honours Patrick White: Australia’s only Nobel Laureate for Literature Award winning Melbourne-based author, Christos Tsiolkas will present the Patrick White Oration, a new ...

Rhapsodies for Ruminators


City Hall serves up lunchtime menu of music. Pictured ~ Frenchman St Jazz Band Talented local musicians and the resonant tones ...

Redhead Beach in itself a Work of Art


Submissions open for Redhead Beach art installation. A $20,000 artwork will be installed at Redhead Beach as part of the ground-breaking Smart Beaches project. Expressions of interest ...

Art Surrounds the Lake


Strategy paints picture of public art in Lake Mac over next 10 years. Artist Rachael Klyyve and decorated traffic switch cabinet Lake ...

New Arts Venue for Lake


An innovative multi-arts space capable of hosting national and international shows is proposed for Speers Point Park’s promenade. The venue will use ...

Awaba House in Art


Council calls on artists to honour venue’s history through art. Lake Macquarie City Council is calling on the creative community to bring ...

This is Not (Just) Art


Sustainable Neighbourhoods is challenging the way we look at waste with the 2019 Waste to Art exhibition. Artists and recyclers ...

Hunter Student at Festival of Choral Music


Talented locals join more than 3,000 NSW public school students on stage at the Sydney Opera House next week for the 2019 Festival of Choral ...

Lake’s Living Smart Festival 2019


Melbourne acoustic folk duo Jack The Fox will headline September’s inaugural LSF Sunday Sessions – part of an expanded Living Smart Festival celebrating the event’s ...

Art to Inspire Creativity at Lake Libraries


Expressions of interest are open for artists to design and install artworks that will engage and delight children aged 0-10 years, in three ...

Love Magic at the Royal Exchange


A play written more than 2300 years ago will be performed in Newcastle for 4 nights from 14 – 17 August from 7pm ...

Blak Douglas wins $50,000 Kilgour Prize


A social justice metaphor couched in a striking graphic design won the prestigious 2019 Kilgour Prize. Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes announced ...

Newcastle’s Convict Women Exhibition


The plights of convict women who overcame great hardships will be explored in an upcoming Newcastle Library exhibition. They Sent Me ...

Kombemerri Country on Canvas


‘Goompi Dreaming’, is a solo exhibition by Aboriginal artist Goompi Ugerabah on display from 10 August to 2 September 2019. ...

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 ...


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