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Photo from left to right: Lucy Shepherd, Paige McConnell,  Maddilyn Blackadder, Teianna Taylor, Tarnisha Windsor, Shai Blackadder.
Merriwa Play in a Day with Tantrum Youth Arts
Hosted by Arts Upper Hunter, Co-Artistic Director Lucy Shepherd of Tantrum Youth Arts ran a full day workshop at Merriwa Central School. Many thanks to Neal Endacott at the school. Read more....
Featured Artist

Photo L to R: Vanessa Sinclair, Lois Flannery, Libby Adamthwaite, Wendell Peacock, Sally Margan. Absent Mary Saunders, Ah Moi Tharmarajah.

Harmony Singing at Singleton Library
Inspired by working with “Joy of Singing” harmony master Brian Martin over the last couple of years, Wendell Peacock has started an acapella group which meets at Singleton Library every Wednesday.  Songs in a variety of styles and languages are learnt by ear and sung with gusto. Read more....
 27-30 October 2016

Part Conference Part Festival All Art.

Registrations close Monday 3 October.
ARTLANDS Conference will feature keynote speakers, forum, panels presentations, short talks and hands on workshops.
The ARTLANDS Festival features an exciting program of theatre, music, dance, film and visual arts. Read more….
Grants, Prizes and Opportunities
Festivals Australia - applications close 14 October 2016
Festivals Australia funds high quality arts and cultural heritage projects that are part of a festival. Read more....

Muswellbrook Local Art Awards 2016 - entries close 14 October 2016
The Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre is inviting local artists from the Muswellbrook, Singleton and Upper Hunter Shires to enter the Muswellbrook Local Art Awards. Total prize pool is $6,000. Read more....

The Newcastle Club Foundation Painting Prize 2016 - closes 31 October 2016
$10,000 acquisitive prize. The theme is "Newcastle and the Hunter; Land Sea and Water". Read more....

Call for Artists for Art Exhibition and Sales - entry closes 1 November 2016

That Little Art Place in Singleton is hosting an Art and Craft Expo on Saturday 3rd December at the Singleton Showgrounds. Entry is open to artists residing in Singleton and surrounds. For details please call 6572 1364 or email

For more grants, prizes, opportunities click here
What's On
"Twist" by Julia Roberts
A collection of oil paintings inspired by eucalyptus trees.
Michael Reid Gallery, Murrurundi. 
FibreFest 2016
Workshops, demonstrations, stalls, food, music. 
Sunday 9 October. 10am to 4pm.
Sisters of Mercy Convent, Singleton.

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Murrurundi Photographic Prize 2016
Exhibition open 1, 2, 3, 8 & 9 October.
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Lyrics on the Lawn
Singer / songwriter Katie Noonan is performing at this fundraiser for BeyondBlue.
Saturday 15 October 2016, 5pm at Scone Rugby Club Read more....
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre free workshops.
15 October -
Portraiture in Charcoal. Life Modelling with Clay. Both with Christine Pike. Read more....
16 October - Photoshop For Photographers  with Leslie Wand.
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Supported by the Country Arts Support Program.
An Evening with Matt McLaren
Saturday 15 October 2016, 7.30pm. Upper Hunter Conservatorium, Muswellbrook.
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Flemish Method of Oil Painting Workshop with Pablo Tapia
Saturday 22 October. Dungog Arts Society.
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Jazz, Swing, Blues, Ballads and Beyond
Terence Koo on piano, vocals by Julie Wilson and Adam Miller on guitar. Saturday 22 October, 7.30pm. Sacred Spaces, Singleton.
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Oil Workshop with Rod Bathgate
Presented by
Scone Arts & Crafts.
Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 October.
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Newcastle City Choir Recital with Callum Close
Sunday 23rd October, 2pm. All Saints Anglican Church,  Singleton
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Dungog Festival
Short Film Competition, concerts, stalls, food. Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 October.
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For more events happening in our region click here.
About Artsbark
Artsbark is the monthly publication of Arts Upper Hunter.

We welcome your contributions and are happy to include them in Artsbark (space permitting) and/or on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages.
Listings should include the title, date, location, a short description, flyer or photo and contact details. We reserve the right to edit material. Please send your listings to
Contributions close on the 21st of each month.  
Arts Upper Hunter Inc
142 Bridge St, Muswellbrook
PO Box 114, Muswellbrook.
Phone: 6541 4776
Email:  Regional Arts Development Officer, Mark Reedman
          :  Office Manager, Sandra Reichel,

Arts Upper Hunter is supported by the Arts NSW and the Dungog, Muswellbrook, Singleton and Upper Hunter Councils.
Copyright © 2016 Arts Upper Hunter Inc, All rights reserved.

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