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Upper Hunter Art Trail Survey
Arts Upper Hunter and Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre are investigating the possibility of an Upper Hunter Art Trail Weekend. The survey is intended to help us see how much interest there is in being a participant and what a potential trail might look like.

It is hoped that the trail will include individual artists, groups of artists, galleries and other venues that can exhibit art. Read more....
Featured Arts Worker
Photo: Liesl Havey taken by Di Sneddon. Courtesy of Di Sneddon and Singleton Council.
Liesl Harvey is the recently appointed Singleton Art and Cultural Development Officer.

Liesl said, “I am very excited to be putting the final touches on Singleton Festival 2017 prior to the official launch of the website and print program!”

"One particularly exciting event is an official Guinness World Record attempt on Sunday 30 April for ‘Most People Crocheting Simultaneously."
 Read more….
Grants, Prizes and Opportunities
Murrurundi and District Historical Society calling for artists - EOI close 1 April.
Local artists invited to participate in its "Landscape & Memories" exhibition being curated by Hanna Kay. Contact Jenny on 0418 647 176 or email

NSW Premier’s History Awards 2017 - applications close 7 April.
Total prize pool $75,000. Read more....

2017 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards  - entries close 21 April.
Four categories. $2,750 total prize pool. Details visit

Scone Arts and Crafts Members Exhibition 2017  - entries close 21 April.
Members of the Scone Arts and Crafts are invited to enter paintings, sculptures, ceramics and hand craft items. New members very welcome. Email

New South Wales Artists’ Grant - applications close 22 April. 
Grant assists professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners residing in NSW to produce, present and promote their work throughout NSW, interstate and overseas. Read more....

Createability 2017 - applications close 23 April.
This project provides funding for professional filmmakers to create short films featuring talented artists with disability living and creating in regional NSW. Read more....

Painting outside the Square  - entries close 23 April. 
Residents of the Singleton local government area invited to enter. Contact Erwin on 02 6573 2578 or email: 

2017 Currabubula Red Cross Art Show - entries close 30 April.
Range of categories. Total prize pool $10,100. Read more....

Dungog ‘Archies’ Portrait Competition - entries close 1 May.
Residents of Dungog Shire invited to enter. Read more....

Murrururundi Art Prize 2017 - entries close 12 May.
There is a wide range of sections and the total prize pool is 2,550. Artists residing in following postcodes: 2328, 2329, 2333, 2366, 2337, 2338, 2339 and 2343. Read more....
Do you have an idea for an art project?
Arts Upper Hunter is here to help with project development, sourcing artists and applying for grants. Just give us a call on 6541 4776.
For more grants, prizes, opportunities click here
What's On
Sandy Hollow Music Festival
Line up includes: Mental As Anything, Soundscapes, Dirty Utility, Mariah Band, Suspex, Millstreem.
Saturday 1 April
Sandy Hollow.
Read more....
Carol Scaramuzzi: Collected Works
Carol has worked prolifically since relocating from Sydney to Scone over 8 years ago
Closes 30 April.
Small Forest Wine, Denman. 
Read more....
44th Muswellbrook Open Art Prize

Heth: Norman Hetherington – Artist at war

Closes 7 May.
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre.
Read more....
A Little Bit of Italy in Broke
A weekend program of Italian food, wine, festivities and fun hosted throughout Broke Fordwich.
7-9 April.
Read more....
Country @ The Con
Troy Kemp and Damien Baguley in concert.
Friday 7 April.
Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music. Muswellbrook.
Read more.... 
Dialysis in The Country
Louise Anderson is hosting “Dialysis in The Country” to raise funds for Kidney Health Australia. Art exhibition, silent auction, live music. 
Sunday 9 April. Glendon.
Read more....
"Putting Australia on the Ballet Stage" lecture by Mr Lee Christofis
This lecture is hosted by Scone ADFAS.
 Tuesday 18 April. Scone Arts and Crafts Centre.
Read more.... 
Singleton Crafters World Record Event
Guinness World Record attempt "most people crocheting in one place at same time"
Sunday 30 April  
Civic Centre, Queen St, Singleton. Read more....
Banney's Baton Banter with Christ Church Camerata
CCC is an assembly of Newcastle virtuoso soloists.
Sunday 30 April.
Sacred Spaces, Singleton.
Read more....
Aberdeen Quilt Affair
Displays, demonstrations and market stalls.
Sunday 30 April.
Multiple venues. Aberdeen.
Read more....
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
Email:  Office Manager, Sandra Reichel,

Arts Upper Hunter is supported by Arts NSW and the Dungog, Muswellbrook, Singleton and Upper Hunter Councils.
Copyright © 2017 Arts Upper Hunter Inc, All rights reserved.

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