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A Thank You Soirée
Arts Upper Hunter is holding a Thank You Soirée for all members of Upper Hunter arts and cultural groups. Come along for some great entertainment, nibbles and catch up with friends.
Friday 11 November. 6.30pm. Scone Arts & Crafts Centre. It’s free for members of arts and cultural groups and $10 for non-members.  Numbers limited, so email or call
6541 4776 to reserve your seat.  Read more....
Rebecca Rath. Photo courtesy of Rebecca.

Navigating Social Media for Visual Artists
Well known Hunter Valley artist Rebecca Rath will be running a workshop at Singleton Library on Saturday November 12 for visual artists interested in developing their use of social media. The workshop will focus on Instagram. Read more....
Featured Artist

"l2 Water reflection in sunrise bathed rock" by Didier Colstoun. Photo courtesy of Didier.

Didier Colstoun

Didier is a visual artist from the Upper Hunter, concentrating on sculpture (using metal, bronze, wood, stone), photography, painting, drawing, mosaics, printmaking, pattern making and digital media.

Didier was born and grew up in France where his  grandfather taught him to draw as a child. Read more....

 U.H.F. “Upper Hunter Focus” by Didier Colstoun is an exhibition of Didier's photos at our office, 214 Bridge St, Muswellbrook. Closes Friday 25 November. Read more....

Grants, Prizes and Opportunities
Community War Memorial Fund - applications close 11 November.
The Community War Memorial Fund supports projects that conserve and protect existing war memorials. The fund has previously supported a range of war memorials, including statues, memorial gates, honour rolls and memorial halls. Grants up to $10,000 available. Read more....

Australian Artists' Grant - applications close 12 November.
This NAVA grant is available to assist professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners who are Australian citizens or permanent residents to produce, present and promote their work. Read more....

Museums & Galleries - Skills Development Grants - applications close 15 November (or until funds are exhausted).
Skills Development Grants provide funding to volunteer museums, museum networks and keeping places for regional or state focused skill development training and networking events. Grants up to $4,000. Read more....

Australian Tapestry Workshop - 2017 Artist in Residence Program - applications close 25 November 2016.
Artists can attend for minimum of 2 to a maximum of 8 weeks, full or part-time. Artists working in any medium and at any stage of their career can undertake a residency. Read more....

For more grants, prizes, opportunities click here
What's On
2016 Scone Writers Festival
Special guest authors include: Hugh Mackay, Cate Kennedy, Terry Smyth, Jo Ricconi.
Friday 4 to Sunday 6 November
Scone Arts and Crafts Centre. Scone.
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"Emerging" by Michelle Kludas
In Michelle Kludas’ new body of work the paintings spring to life, emerging from the darkness.
4 November to 31 December. Michael Reid at Murrurundi, Boyd St, Murrurundi  Read more....
Muswellbrook Local Art Awards 2016
Artists from the Muswellbrook, Singleton and Upper Hunter Shires were invited to enter.
5 November to 18 December. Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre.
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Bands In Concert
Singleton Town Band’s concert this year will feature the Combined Primary Schools’ Band, Singleton Intermediate Town Band and talented local musicians. 
Saturday 5 November. 6.30pm at Singleton Civic Centre.
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Author Talk with Morris Gleitzman.
Morris wrote: Two Weeks with the Queen, Misery Guts, Bumface, Wicked! and Deadly!
Monday 7 November. 5.30pm to 7pm. Singleton Library, Queen St, Singleton. Bookings are essential.
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Folk In Broke 2016
Festival of folk, blues, country, roots and world music.
Saturday 12 November.
McNamara Park Broke
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Movies in the Forest and Under the Stars
Short films from the 1920's to the 1970's, plus the classic 1946 Australian feature film ' Bush Christmas'
Saturday 19 November Callicoma Hill
Eco-cabins.  Carrowbrook
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Caro String Quartet in Concert
This concert is presented by Small Forest Wine. Sunday 20 November 2016. 3.30pm. Denman
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Screening of "The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years"
Ron Howard’s film shows how the Beatles came together.
Sunday 20 November,  7pm. James Theatre, Dungog.
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
          :  Office Manager, Sandra Reichel,

Arts Upper Hunter is supported by the Arts NSW and the Dungog, Muswellbrook, Singleton and Upper Hunter Councils.
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