Aurum: The Golden Country – Lana Grant

A new exhibition by emerging artist Lana Grant at Small Forest by Atsuko will feature a collection of works using graphite, soft pastel, acrylic, gold leaf and photography mediums. ‘Aurum’, meaning ‘gold’ in latin, focusses on the natural details and beauty seen throughout the Upper Hunter and is a celebration of flora and fauna that…

Emerging Writers’ Festival artist call out

The artist call-out for the 2019 Emerging Writers’ Festival is now open! Whether you have a specific idea or would just like to be involved, submit before 2 Dec for your chance to be a part of the festival. Diversity, inclusivity and accessibility are the core values that underpin EWF’s artistic program, offering a unique…

Artstate Heads to Tamworth in 2019

On Saturday 3rd November, Minister for the Arts, the Hon. Don Harwin MLC announced Tamworth will be the next host city for Artstate, Regional Arts NSW’s celebration of arts across the state. The event will take place from Thursday, October 31st to Sunday, November 3rd 2019. Minister Harwin said, “Tamworth is an authentic Australian heartland…

Bush Dance & Dinner

Celebrating International day for People with A Disability. 1 December marks the International day for People with A Disability and this year Singleton celebrates with a twang at the annual Bush Dance & Dinner. The night is an opportunity for the community to come together to enjoy a night of fun and music and enjoy…

2018 Scone Literary Festival

9th to 11th of November 2018 Scone From bush poetry to steamy sex scenes, crime writing and conversations with living legends, this year’s Scone Literary Festival has it all. With the theme of “ The Magic and Power of Literature, the festival will take place over the weekend of November 10 and 11 and will…

Create NSW and SBS/NITV announce Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander focus for second year of Generator: Emerging Filmmakers Fund

Together, Create NSW and SBS will fund up to six short films by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmaking talent and content creators as part of a four-year initiative, with No Coincidence Media’s Mitch Stanley (Transblack, Colour Theory Underground, Servant or Slave) onboard to work as Executive Producer on this year’s successful projects. The initiative…

Newcastle Short Story Award 

Now open for entries. Calling for short stories up to 2000 words. Over $7000 in prizes. The top 30-35 works will be published in the 2019 anthology. The judges are Annabel Smith and Tim Richards. Entries close: 4th February, 2019 For all the details please visit https://hunterwriterscentre.org/newcastle-short-story-award-2019/