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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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Last Fridays: Botanicals and Beats

Friday 22 February 2019
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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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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Exclusive Performance: Crawling through mud

Saturday 2 March 2019
Award-winning Australian choreographer and performer Kristina Chan presents an exclusive commissioned work, inspired by the seminal 1955 performance “Challenging Mud” by Kazuo Shiraga. Commissioned by Newcastle Art Gallery through Catapult Dance...
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Coffee with Art - March: Sarah Johnson

Wednesday 6 March 2019
Art Gallery Curator, Sarah Johnson addresses the enduring depiction of flowers in collection works exhibited in FLORIBUNDA. An event coordinated and presented by the Newcastle Art Gallery Society.
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Educator Briefing: SODEISHA: connected to Australia

Friday 8 March 2019
Join us for an educator briefing to introduce you to the major exhibition: SODEISHA: connected to Australia. Meet exhibiting artist Satoru Hoshino, who will provide insights into his art practice and discuss his major installation on display, and...
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1 DAY RAKU CLAY MASTERCLASS with Satoru Hoshino

Saturday 9 March 2019
Join visiting Japanese artist and co-curator of SODEISHA: connected to Australia, Satoru Hoshino, for a once in a lifetime opportunity in this 4 hour masterclass using raku clay.
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Piano recital in the Art Gallery: Gerard Willems AM

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. An event coordinated and presented by the Newcastle Art Gallery Society.
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1 DAY RAKU CLAY MASTERCLASS with Satoru Hoshino

Sunday 10 March 2019
Join visiting Japanese artist and co-curator of SODEISHA: connected to Australia, Satoru Hoshino, for a once in a lifetime opportunity in this 4 hour masterclass using raku clay.
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Books with Art - "Brett Whiteley Art, Life and the Other Thing"

Friday 29 March 2019
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: March

Friday 29 March 2019
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 - April: Kevin White

Wednesday 3 April 2019
Internationally renowned ceramic artist, Associate Professor Kevin White discusses the contemporary response to Japanese and Australian ceramics. An event coordinated and presented by the Newcastle Art Gallery Society.
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Slow Art Day - Slow Down You Look Too Fast

Saturday 6 April 2019
Visit the Newcastle Art Gallery to look – slowly – at several pieces of art on display from the Gallery's collection.
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Coffee with Art - May: James Collis

Wednesday 1 May 2019
Exhibition Coordinator, James Collis provides insight into the international logistics involved in developing the exhibition SODEISHA: connected to Australia. An event coordinated and presented by the Newcastle Art Gallery Society.
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Art Appraisal Day

Friday 17 May 2019
Scheduled every May and November, these Art Appraisal days are a public service, connecting the community with low-cost and high quality conservation and valuation advice.
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ARTSPEAK 2019: 'Recollections: evolution of an Art Gallery'

Saturday 18 May 2019
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Art Gallery Society, ARTSPEAK 2019 presents David Thomas, Newcastle Art Gallery Director, 1965-1975. An event coordinated and presented by the Newcastle Art Gallery Society.
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Orava Quartet concert

Thursday 21 November 2019
With its fresh, energetic and breathtaking intensity to music making, ORAVA QUARTET will perform classics from the string quartet canon. An event coordinated and presented by the Newcastle Art Gallery Society.
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