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Contemplating the Slow in Music: Listening not just hearing

Friday 21 June 2019
Inspired by the rapidly growing international Slow Movement, Dr David Banney explores the concept of slow in music.
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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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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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Last Fridays: 28 June - Winter Warm Up

Friday 28 June
Last Fridays is set to warm up your midwinter blues with a playful sensory focused event. Enjoy sweet soulful tunes from local blues musician Bodie.
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Hunter Writers Centre Live Reading at Newcastle Art Gallery

Tuesday 2 July
In this first Ekphrastic living reading local writers will draw from Newcastle Art Gallery’s current exhibition James Drinkwater: the sea calls me by name.
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Coffee with Art - July: James Drinkwater

Wednesday 3 July 2019
Join local artist James Drinkwater, an abstract painter and sculptor, for a talk focusing on his techniques and the locations that have inspired his practice. An event coordinated and presented by the Newcastle Art Gallery Society.
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The Fragile Terrain

Friday 5 July
Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub returns to the Newcastle Art Gallery with The Flipside Project. A promenade performance will have audiences walking through the gallery viewing dance and film throughout the current exhibitions.
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School Holiday Workshops WEEK 1 - Tissue paper painting

Monday 8, Tuesday 9, Wednesday 10, Thursday 11, Friday 12 July
Explore the colour and vibrancy of the VIRGINIA CUPPAIDGE exhibition and learn to paint with tissue paper to produce colourful blended artworks.
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School Holiday Workshops WEEK 2 - Sculpture Building

Monday 15, Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17, Thursday 18, Friday 19 July
Drawing inspiration from the JAMES DRINKWATER: the sea calls me by name exhibition, children will create their very own sculptural works using pieces of cardboard and oil pastels.
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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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