Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2020

Female artists from across NSW are invited to submit works, in any medium, that respond toMeroogal, an 1880s house museum located in Nowra. Selected artworks will be displayed and photographed throughout the property, throwing new light on the personal stories of the people who once lived there. This year, SLM is waiving the artist entry…

$50 million package for NSW arts and culture

The NSW Government has announced a $50 million Rescue and Restart package for NSW arts and cultural organisations to ensure the sector continues to make an important contribution to the NSW economy during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier Gladys Berejiklian today said this funding was the largest dedicated arts and cultural support package of…

Arts Upper Hunter Seeks Your Responses

Arts Upper Hunter is seeking original written and visual responses to the pandemic from writers and visual artists in the Upper Hunter for its website. Written responses can be poetry, prose, lyrics or script with a five hundred word limit and a maximum of two works per writer. Visual responses can be in any form…

Baerami Bush Dance at Home

Martin & Jan Fallding, organisers of the annual Baerami Bush Dance, invite to join their the Baerami Bush Dance at Home. RSVPs are essential. The annual Baerami Bush Dance and Campout in the Upper Hunter Valley would have been this Saturday evening 2nd May 2020. This was to have been the 29th dance held. With…

COVID-19 support for NSW small-medium arts and screen sector

Create NSW has announced new funding initiatives and the repurposing of existing funding totalling $6.34 million to support independent artists and small to medium arts, screen and cultural organisations impacted by COVID-19. Executive Director Chris Keely said that the sector has been an unavoidable casualty of restrictions aimed at ensuring the safety of the community,…

Dance Craze Winners

Winners of the Arts Upper Hunter Dance Craze Video Comp are Grace Booth, 12, Lula Peebles, 10, Annabelle Hunt, 10 and Rihanna Hunt , 9. Their team Crazy Glaze will share in the $500 prize. They all live in Merriwa and attend St Joseph’s Primary School in Merriwa. They share a love of dance and…