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Art Cart

Every Saturday & Sunday
Art Cart engages children with the exhibitions on display through discussion and art making. Led by Gallery educators, every weekend Art Cart engages with a different work of art on display, and the event is staged in the Gallery space. 
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Cosmo Polis

In conjunction with the exhibition The 1818 Project
Cosmo Polis is a free community project, presented by the Youth Reference Group and aimed at gathering and recognising stories of migration.
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Public Tours

Every Saturday & Sunday
Our Public Tours are held every Saturday and Sunday at 11.00am. No bookings are required; simply meet our Guide at the Gallery Shop and be taken on a circuit of our exhibitions and permanent sculpture displays.
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Books with Art - "Modern Love: The Life of John and Sunday Reed"

Friday 28 September
Read a book with an art related theme, before participating in a discussion over morning tea. An event coordinated and presented by the Newcastle Art Gallery Society.
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Last Fridays: TiNA TAKEOVER

Friday 28 September
Every last Friday of the month except December, Last Fridays presents after-hours access to Gallery exhibitions, live music, a drink at our pop up bar and a range of fun and different programming, changing monthly.
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School Holiday Workshops - Unfolding Stories

Tuesday 2, Thursday 4, Friday 5 October 2018
Create your very own illustrated story book. Learn about book-making and photo montage in this concertina book workshop, inspired by THE 1818 PROJECT exhibition.
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Coffee with Art - THE 1818 PROJECT

Wednesday 3 October
Art Gallery Collection and Exhibitions Officer, Lisa Kirkpatrick highlights works by contemporary Australian artists in the exhibition The 1818 Project
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2018 Concert Series - The Fugue

Saturday 6 October
Principal cello with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Umberto Clerici and Daniel de Borah at the Stuart & Sons studio grand piano present a program centred on the fugue from Bach to Beethoven and Brahms (including the famous Brahms Cello Sonata No.1).
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School Holiday Workshops - Paint Pen Portraits

Monday 8, Tuesday 9, Wednesday 10, Thursday 11, Friday 12 October 2018
Discover the wonderful work of KILGOUR PRIZE 2018 artists in this art workshop for young creatives – using paint pens and pastels to create an impressive portrait on canvas.
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Solvent Free Oil Painting Workshop with Peter Lankas

Saturday 20 October
Join local artist and KILGOUR PRIZE 2018 finalist Peter Lankas in a 4 hour oil painting workshop experimenting with solvent free oil painting techniques.
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Last Fridays: October

Friday 26 October
Every last Friday of the month except December, Last Fridays presents after-hours access to Gallery exhibitions, live music, a drink at our pop up bar and a range of fun and different programming, changing monthly.
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Coffee with Art - The Erskine Pledge

Wednesday 7 November
The exhibition THE ERSKINE PLEDGE: a gift to Newcastle will be the backdrop as Gallery Guides focus upon two artists and their works in the exhibition.
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Art Appraisal Day

Friday 9 November
Held every year, our annual Art appraisal days connect the community with affordable and quality conservation and valuation advice.
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Last Fridays: November

Friday 30 November
Every last Friday of the month except December, Last Fridays presents after-hours access to Gallery exhibitions, live music, a drink at our pop up bar and a range of fun and different programming, changing monthly.
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Christmas Drinks in the Art Gallery

Sunday 2 December
Newcastle Art Gallery Society and Art Gallery Foundation members are invited to celebrate the festive season with Christmas Drinks in the Art Gallery.
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Piano recital in the Art Gallery

Saturday 9 March 2019
Gerard Willems AM, concert pianist and Beethoven scholar returns to the Art Gallery to play the Stuart & Sons studio grand piano.
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