Singleton, Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter LGA Projects Funded by 2022 CBP Program

Community and sporting facilities in the Singleton, Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter council areas are among 13 Upper Hunter Electorate projects which have secured a share of $400,000 funding through the NSW Government’s 2022 Community Building Partnership Program. Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell said the State Government funds will deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities…

MusicNSW on the hunt for five regional music development experts

MusicNSW’s highly-successful Regional Music Officer program is gearing up for its next instalment. Having recently successfully confirmed for four-year funding for the program, MusicNSW is kicking off 2023 with the addition of five regionally-based roles to its team. The five positions will provide on-the-ground tailored support for regional musicians, venues and live music professionals to…

Murrurundi Arts & Crafts Creative Workshops 

The Murrurundi Arts & Crafts recently held two very creative and successful weekend workshops. Agnes Lingane, Secretary of the MACC, provided the following report. Book Binding Workshop: A terrific weekend was had by all on the 19-20 November in learning new skills/techniques or adapting skills to a new craft of making books. It was also…

Muswellbrook Art Prize 2023 – Entries now Open

Along with Muswellbrook Shire Council, who since 1958 has acted as sponsor and administrator of the Muswellbrook Art Prize, Bengalla Mining Company has generously sponsored the Prize for close to three decades, their commitment ensures the development of the Muswellbrook Shire Art Collection. Categories are: * Painting ($50,000 acquisitive) * Works on Paper ($10,000 acquisitive)…

Create Connects Grant Information Sessions

Create NSW is offering grant information sessions to provide artists and arts and cultural organisations with information on the Arts & Cultural Funding Program. Are you an NSW artist, group or arts and cultural organisation? Are you considering applying for round 2 of the Arts & Cultural Funding Program opening on 5 December 2022? This…

MATS The Musical – Auditions

AUDITIONS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. MATS advised due to unexpected circumstances they have had to postpone the auditions. Please visit their website for more details.   The Muswellbrook Amateur Theatrical Society (MATS) are excited to announce their 2023 production, MATS The Musical. A musical showcase celebrating their past, future and theatrical dreams. Featuring many musical classics…

Acclaimed saxophone group Nexas Quartet to bring French-themed classical music program to Muswellbrook for Music in the Regions’ November tour

Music in the Regions presents the acclaimed saxophone group, Nexas Quartet, performing a French-themed classical music program from North West NSW to the Upper Hunter region, from 5-12 November. The Quartet’s ‘The French Saxophone’ program will feature pieces by famous French composers Claude Debussy and Alfred Desenclos, Australian composer Lyle Chan, and even a jazz-influenced…

Murrurundi Online Photographic Exhibition and Prize 2022 – Winners Announced

The Murrurundi Arts and Crafts have announced the winners of the Murrurundi Online Photographic Exhibition and Prize 2022. Visit their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/murruartcraftinc   The Murrurundi Arts and Crafts are calling for entries in their Murrurundi Online Photographic Exhibition and Prize. The total prize pool is $1,500 and the Best in Show Award will be…

Merriwa Gallery calls for Workshop Facilitators

The Merriwa Gallery is calling for workshop facilitators for the Gallery’s back to back workshop block in the 2023 Easter School Holidays. Thursday 13 to Sunday 22 April 2023. Facilitators being sought for kids/adults/mixed aged group or groups. Morning, afternoon or evening. Mixed Media. EOIs accepted until all vacancies filled, otherwise close 28 February 2023…