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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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Art Gallery Society Event: Six Summer Flicks 2019

Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16, Thursday 17, Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23, Thursday 24 January 2019
Newcastle Art Gallery Society in collaboration with Event Cinemas Kotara is excited to present the 11th SIX SUMMER FLICKS film festival from 15 January to 24 January 2019.
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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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School Holiday Workshops - Geometric Necklace

Monday 21, Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23, Thursday 24, Friday 25 Jan 2019
Tour through OLSEN ORMANDY exhibition, learn about the artists Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, and make your own geometric necklace using paint pens, wooden beads and coloured wool.
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Last Fridays: January

Friday 25 January
On the Last Friday of each month the Gallery presents a tactile, sensory and social series of events that incorporate art, music, talks and interaction in a relaxed environment after dark.
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Coffee with Art - Dr Simon Weaving

Wednesday 6 February
Dr Simon Weaving, Lecturer in Communications and Media in the School of Creative Industries, The University of Newcastle looks at creativity in design against the backdrop of the exhibition OLSEN ORMANDY: a creative force.
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Gallery Talk: FLORIBUNDA

Saturday 9 February
Newcastle Art Gallery’s curator Sarah Johnson introduces local artist Roslyn Earp and discusses the enduring theme of flowers in art and her works of art featured in the exhibition 'FLORIBUNDA: from the collection'.
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Artist-led Workshop - Contemporary Jewellery & Necklace design with Zoe Tjanavaras

Saturday 16 February
Working with local artist and jewellery designer Zoe Tjanavaras, participants will develop their own lightweight contemporary necklace and earrings using brightly coloured laser cut designs.
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Last Fridays: February

Friday 22 February
On the Last Friday of each month the Gallery presents a tactile, sensory and social series of events that incorporate art, music, talks and interaction in a relaxed environment after dark.
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Coffee with Art - FLORIBUNDA

Wednesday 6 March
Art Gallery Curator, Sarah Johnson addresses the enduring depiction of flowers in collection works exhibited in FLORIBUNDA.
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Educator Briefing: SODEISHA exhibition

Friday 8 March
Join us for an educator briefing focused on the exhibition 'SODEISHA: connected to Australia', plus a 2019 exhibitions update. Meet exhibiting artist Satoru Hoshino, who will provide insights into his art practice and discuss his major...
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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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Books with Art - "Brett Whiteley Art, Life and the Other Thing"

Friday 29 March
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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Art Appraisal Day

Friday 17 May
Held every year, our annual Art appraisal days connect the community with affordable and quality conservation and valuation advice.
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Art Gallery Society Event: ARTSPEAK 2019

Saturday 18 May
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Art Gallery Society, David Thomas, Art Gallery Director from 1965 to 1975 will be our guest.
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Art Gallery Society Event: Orava Quartet

Thursday 21 November
With its fresh, energetic and breathtaking intensity to music making, ORAVA QUARTET will perform classics from the string quartet canon.
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