Season’s Greetings

The board and staff of Arts Upper Hunter wish you a happy, safe and creative festive season. We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you in the new year. Arts Upper Hunter will be closed Friday 22 December 2023 and opens on Monday 8 January 2024.

2023/24 Regional Arts Touring funding program has opened.

Audiences of all ages in regional NSW and rural areas will soon have more access to the state’s best artistic and cultural productions, with applications for Create NSW’s 2023/24 Regional Arts Touring funding program opening today. NSW artists and cultural producers are invited to apply for funding to tour high-quality programs, experiences and events to…

2023 Newcastle Short Story Award Shortlist Announcement

The Hunter Writers’ Centre is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2023 Newcastle Short Story Award. After careful consideration, judges Angela Meyer and Winnie Dunn have chosen twenty-nine standout stories for publication in an accompanying anthology. The judges commented on the diverse range of submissions, noting a mix of rural and urban settings, contemporary…

Arts Upper Hunter Inc Celebrates 20 Years

The Board of Arts Upper Hunter celebrated AUH’s 20th anniversary of incorporation with cake! Cutting the cake are Jacqui Bakewell, Acting Chair (left) and Jennifer Lecky, Treasurer. Jennifer was a founding board member of AUH. Other Board members are from left Robert Booth, Michael Tobin and newby Kim Lundy. Attending via zoom were Dan Thompson…

Arts Upper Hunter announces ten local organisations to share in $20,000 to fund art projects in 2024

From salsa dancing to weaving, from bag-making to hat-making, poetry to opera, visiting artists to anniversary celebrations, the 2024 Country Arts Support Program is reaching deep into community. Here’s the list of successful applicants: Broke Public School Parents and Citizens Association ($2,000) Broke Public School Community Art Mural: artist Jeff Taylor (Joffa) will collaborate with…

Sister Cities Tour – 24 November in Dungog

Three part gig in Dungog at the Royal on 24 November! The Sister Cities tour grabs musicians from across NSW and puts them on mini tours with each other! Andy Nelson’s music weaves together folk & Americana, captivating audiences with soulful vocals and a magnetic stage presence. He has supported renowned Australian artists including Kate…

Are you on the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse?

Promote your organisation, community group, creative business, gallery, museum and more through the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse. ATDW is quick, easy and FREE to NSW businesses, community groups and organisations. What is ATDW? The Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) is Australia’s national platform for digital tourism information. Eligible tourism groups/businesses can easily create a listing…

Diwali at the Gallery

This event is FULL On Friday the 10th of November, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre and Arts Upper Hunter invite you To A Celebration of Indian Culture – Diwali – The Festival of Lights. Experience the magic of this celebration with cultural performances, music, a tantalising selection of Indian sweets, food and traditional Diwali offerings, as…