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Dungog A&H Association Mural. (Dungog Show from 1887 – 2015)
Members of Dungog Arts Society painted twelve murals depicting 121 years of the Dungog Show. The murals were recently unveiled at the showground.   Read more...
Photos courtesy of Simone Turner Ryan and Pat Stalker.

1887 - Gaye Shield,           1910 - Liz Aldis,          1920 - Pat Staker,            1930 - Leanne Atkins

1940 - Phillippa Augl,     1950 - Jan Samson,            1960 - Wendy Grahame,   1970 - Brian Wade, Don Whitten and Wendy Grahame
1980 - Simone Turner, 1990 - Gaye Shield, Wendy Grahame, Marilyn Rudak, Karla Cravero, Cynthia Denning, 2000 - Marilyn Rudak, 2010 - Ira Morgan

What's on
Listed below are a number of events and festivals happening in our region this month. More can be found in "What's On" on our website 

You can search the event listings/calendar by interest, town, and upcoming or past events, or by key word. Read more...

"A Brush with the Hunter" by Winsome Brown and Naomi Norris. Brook Gallery, Small Forest Wines cellar door, corner Golden Highway and Denman Road, Denman.  

Local rural landscapes have been translated into watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings. Read more.... 

Photo: "Fading Light" by Naomi Norris. Courtesy of Naomi.
Son et Vin at Tugwood Winery. Saturday 5 December. Tugwood Estate Winery, 450 Mograni Creek Road, Mograni (near Gloucester).

Sounds & Wine at Tugwood Estate Winery is an evening of exceptional local wine accompanied by the local musical talent of the Bowden Brothers, Steve Yarnold Band, Ben and Maddie plus Mia Bowden. This is a Rotary Club fundraiser. Read more….
Insert Drama Here by the Broken Leg Theatre Company. Wednesday 9 and Friday 11 December. Singleton Youth Venue.

Insert Drama Here will deliver an evening of scenes, sketches, skits, music, dance, film, comedy and improvisation. The show has been written and devised by a company of dedicated young people, coming together to produce a spectacular and diverse range of theatre. Read more….

International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.

Celebrations are being held throughout our region and you are invited to attend. Read more....

Grants, prizes and opportunities

More listings can be found in the Grants/Prizes/Opportunities directory on our website. You can search the directory by category such as: grant, prize, award, residency, job etc or by closing date. Read more...

Percussion Teacher – applications close 4 December 2015
The Upper Hunter Conservatorium is seeking a dynamic and experienced musician and educator for the position of Percussion Teacher to commence in Term 1, 2016.

The successful applicant will report to the Director and will be employed on casual basis, with approximately 2 days of work, with an opportunity to further expand the studio. Read more....
Delineate 2016 - 2017 - applications close 16 December 2015

Delineate aims to support disability-led projects that build capacity, leadership skills, and artistic networks for artists with disability as well as create cultural change. Delineate applicants can apply from anywhere in NSW and a total of six grants will be offered. Read more....

Brook Gallery call for artists - no close date for expressions of interest.  
Brook Gallery, a new gallery at Denman, is inviting local artists with a body of work to submit images of their current artwork with view for a solo or shared exhibition. At this stage work is restricted to 2D.
For more details please visit or contact Naomi on 0429026622  (sms preferred). Images can be sent to
Invitation to present at ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016 - Expressions of interest close 18 January 2016
Regional Arts NSW is inviting proposals to present at ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016, the Regional Arts Australia national conference and arts festival to be held in Dubbo, NSW 27-30 October 2016. Read more....

Wagga Wagga City Council is seeking Australian projection artists  - Expression of Interest close 24 January 2016.
Wagga Wagga City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from leading Australian projection artists for an exciting youth based projection workshop program and commission. Read more...

On Saturday 31 October about 30 people attended the opening of the Brook Gallery located in the cellar door of Small Forest Wines, Denman. Read more….
Photo: Naomi Norris, Margaret Mitchell and Brenda Walters at the Brook Gallery opening.

Summer Break

Arts Upper Hunter will be closed from Wednesday 23 December 2015 until Monday 11 January 2016. Our board and staff wish you a safe, merry and creative break.

There will be no January issue of Artsbark.

About Artsbark
Artsbark is the monthly publication of Arts Upper Hunter.
Arts Upper Hunter is supported by the Arts NSW and the Dungog, Gloucester, Muswellbrook, Singleton and Upper Hunter Councils. We welcome your contributions and are happy to include them in Artsbark (space permitting) or on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages. Listings should include the title, date, location, a short description and contact details. We reserve the right to edit material. Please send your listings to Contributions close on the 21st of each month.  
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