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/

Artstate Bathurst

1st to 4th November 2018 Bathurst (various venues) TICKETS: On sale now at www.artstate.com.au Artstate is a four-year program presented by Regional Arts NSW which aims to shine a light on excellence in regional arts practice and to explore the exciting possibilities for arts and cultural development across the state. The event will include a…

Speed Dating For Visual Artists

In collaboration with Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Arts Upper Hunter hosted the fourth in this series of popular professional development events on Wednesday 14 November at the art centre. Fourteen artists each spent seven minutes one on one with each of five gallery professionals: Sandra McMahon (Director Weswal Gallery, Tamworth), Ahn Wells (Director Gallery 139,…

Quantum Words Science Writing Festival

Quantum Words festival for writing about science is just around the corner! Saturday 3 November 2018 at Writing NSW, Callan Park. Covering topics from astronomy to consciousness, writing mental illness to the apocalypse, Writing NSW one-day festival explores the ways we come to understand ourselves, our world, and the expansive universe we live in. With…

Peter Carlin joins Arts Upper Hunter Board

A warm welcome to Arts Upper Hunter’s new board member Peter Carlin. Peter was co-opted as part of an ongoing process of moving to a skill based board model. After working as a contract designer and design manager, Peter and his partner Jane opened Haydon Hall, an art, design and cuisine business in Murrurundi. Peter…

Dungog Festival

Get ready to Dance in Dungog’s high street You’ll be able to dance the night away in Dowling Street this Long Weekend’s Sunday Night Street Party when the iconic Dog Trumpet takes over the main street during the Dungog Festival. The weekend will bring non-stop music, six artisans outlets showing their wares and no less…

Scone Short Film Festival

Be sure to save the date for Scone Short Film Festival on 22nd and 23rd September. Scone Films presents its annual short film festival, featuring a fantastic selection of world class Australian short films. Now in its tenth year, the festival only screens Australian short films. There is something for everyone, with a range of…