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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 - Nora Heysen A PORTRAIT

Friday 27 September 2019
Read a book on an art-related theme before joining a discussion over morning tea. Members receive 10% discount on books purchased from the Art Gallery shop.
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Last Fridays: 27 September - Face Off

Friday 27 September 2019
Enjoy after-hours access until 8pm, live music and a drink at our pop up bar. Jump into the ring for some quick round portrait drawing.
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PROPEL Major Event

Friday 27 September 2019
Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub presents an exclusive contemporary dance and multidisciplinary event.
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Art Cart

Every Saturday & Sunday
Art Cart is a free program which 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 presents a new art activity...
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Art Gallery Society Event: Sunday Art Bus

Sunday 29 September 2019
All aboard for a relaxing Sunday drive to explore four local commercial galleries and artists’ studios. An event coordinated and presented by the Newcastle Art Gallery Society.
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School Holiday Workshops WEEK 1 - Drawing Faces

Monday 30 September, Tuesday 1 October, Wednesday 2, Thursday 3, Friday 4 October 2019
Taking inspiration from KILGOUR PRIZE 2019, children will discover tricks and techniques for drawing faces with different emotions.
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HUNTER WRITERS CENTRE Live Reading at Newcastle Art Gallery

Tuesday 1 October 2019
Hunter Writers Centre hosts an afternoon of live readings inspired by ROBERT DICKERSON: Off the Canvas
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Coffee with Art

Wednesday 2 October 2019
Something ‘homespun’ when Jennifer Smart from Mulberry and Flax talks about Merino yarns named for Australian artists.
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TiNA Takeover

Friday 4 October 2019
This is Not Art (TiNA) returns to Newcastle Art Gallery to take over! The event will deliver a feast of art including live music, live art, radical electronic DJs and projections by local and regionally based artists from around the universe.
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School Holiday Workshops WEEK 2 - Portrait Painting

Tuesday 8, Wednesday 9, Thursday 10, Friday 11 October 2019
Responding to the exhibition ROBERT DICKERSON: Off the Canvas, children will explore the fundamentals of portrait painting on a canvas.
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Spring Street Festival

Saturday 12 October 2019
Presented by the Newcastle Youth Council, this street party invites you to talk, learn & think globally by getting active locally.
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Blak Douglas and Ursula Yovich

Sunday 13 October 2019
On the final weekend of the exhibition, join KILGOUR PRIZE 2019 winner Blak Douglas and Ursula Yovich for a special closing event.
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Art Gallery Society Event: A Capital Visit

Tuesday 15 October to Friday 18 October 2019
Join fellow members on a 4 day spring jaunt to Canberra.
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Art Appraisal Day

Saturday 2 November 2019
Book in for a 15 minute session with qualified appraiser Mark Widdup and gain insight into works of art from your collection.
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Coffee with Art - WISH YOU WERE HERE

Wednesday 6 November 2019
Be prepared to take a scenic tour of landscapes from the collection as Art Gallery Guides respond to works in the exhibition WISH YOU WERE HERE: landscapes from the collection.
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Orava Quartet presents Death and the Maiden

Thursday 21 November 2019
With its fresh, energetic and breathtaking intensity to music making, ORAVA QUARTET will perform classics from the string quartet canon, including Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor Death and the Maiden. An event coordinated and...
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Art Gallery Society Event: Christmas drinks in the Art Gallery

Sunday 1 December 2019
‘Tis the season to be jolly, so don your red and gold apparel and enjoy an evening in the Art Gallery.
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Tamara-Anna Cislowska at the Stuart & Sons Studio grand piano

Saturday 7 March 2020
ARIA award-winning soloist, broadcaster and music director, Tamara-Anna Cislowska is one of Australia’s most recognised pianists, performing in Australia and worldwide to critical acclaim.
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