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Cadi and participants of the dance workshop held for Muswellbrook High School. Photo courtesy of Muswellbrook High School.
Contemporary Dance Workshops with Cadi McCarthy
Hosted by Arts Upper Hunter, Cadi McCarthy from Catapult Dance ran workshops in contemporary dance at Muswellbrook High School, Singleton High School and St. Catherine’s College in Singleton. Thanks to teachers Jason Foy, Rebecca Luscombe and Sarah Purnell for organising three very creative groups of young people. Thanks also to Amy Foster from Expressions School of Dance for use of her studio.
Featured Artist
Vacy Community Arts Centre was established in 2000. There are 15 members who meet and run a busy shop selling a variety arts and crafts produced by the members. Read more....

The Centre is hosting a Scarecrow competition on 18 September Read more....
Grants, Prizes and Opportunities

Denman Brushes - an exhibition at Brook Gallery by local artists: Marion Woolley, Dot Dickie, Di Hewitt, Di Quayle, Maude Butta, Natalie Daniel & Hugh Walker. Photo courtesy of Brook Gallery. Read more....

2016 Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame - nominations close 2 September 2016
The Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame recognises individuals, families and local organisations who have a strong association with Singleton and who have obtained prominence at a state, national or international level in their field of endeavour.. Read more....

Regional Capital Project Funding - applications close 5 September 2016.
Arts NSW Regional Capital grants are available for the improvement of arts and cultural infrastructure and the purchase of equipment used for arts and cultural purposes. Matched funding of up to $60,000. Read more....

Upper Hunter Shire Council 2016 Cultural Activity Grants - applications close 7 September 2016.
Incorporated non-profit community based organisations from within the Upper Hunter Shire are eligible to apply. Read more....

Sculptures In The Garden 2016 - entries close 9 September 2016
Total prize pool $22,500. Read more....

Murrurundi Photographic Prize 2016 - entries close 16 September 2016
Total prizes worth $1,500.00. Entries accepted from photographers residing in the following postcodes: 2328, 2329, 2333, 2336, 2337, 2338, 2339 and 2343. Read more....

Youth Week 2017 NSW Design Competition - entries close extended to 16 September 2016. 
Showcase your talents as a designer and win a $1,000 cash prize. Read more....

ARTLANDS Registration Bursary Program - applications close 26 September 2016
Arts NSW is offering up to 10 NSW artists and cultural workers the opportunity to attend the ARTLANDS Regional Arts Conference in Dubbo (27-30 October 2016). Each bursary allocation will cover full registration for the four day conference event to the value of $895. Read more....

Community Presenter Touring Grant - applications close 27 September 2016
Grant supports the presentation of professional, NSW based productions in community run venues in regional towns that do not have professional performing arts infrastructure. Grants between $500 and $2,500 per venue or up to $7,500 for a consortium of three or more venues. Read more....
For more grants, prizes, opportunities click here
What's On
Denman Brushes
An exhibition of work from 7 Denman artists. Closes 25 September.
Brook Gallery, Denman.
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Dungog Arts Society Annual Art Exhibition 2016
Official opening Friday 9 September 6.30pm. Exhibition from 10 to 18 September.
Read more....
Scone Art Prize 2016
 Official opening Friday 9 September 2016, 6.30pm. Exhibition from 10 to 18 September. Read more....
Musical Matinees Inc presents "Sensual Spring Spectacle".
Saturday 17 September 2016, 2pm at Singleton Uniting Church, 1 Church St, Singleton.
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Quiltarama 2016
Saturday 17 September 2016, 10am to 4pm, and Sunday 18 September 2016, from 10am to 3pm. Two venues in Clarence Town.
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Craven Creek Concerts
Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September 2016, 2pm. "Kingfisher", 274 Craven Creek Rd, Rookhurst. (Gloucester)
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Scone FilmFest
Annual Short Film Festival. Red Carpet Event: Saturday 17 September  at 6.30pm. Casual Encore Screening: Sunday 18 September at 11am. 
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Jazz On The Lawn
Presented by the Upper Hunter Concert Band and Muswellbook Shire Concert Band.
Sunday 18 September, midday, Muswellbrook.
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Gresford Photographic Exhibition
Red Carpet Gala Opening Friday 23 September 2016, 6.30pm, limited tickets. St Anne's Hall, Gresford. Exhibition: Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 September from 10am to 4pm.
Read more....
Sydney Brass, directed by Paul Goodchild:
Music for Brass - Then and Now

Sunday 25 September 2016,  2pm, Sacred Spaces Chapel, Singleton.
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Murrurundi Photographic Prize 2016
Award Presentation Friday 30 September 2016. 6pm. Free entry.
Exhibition open weekends until 9 October.
Read more....
For more events happening in our region click here.
About Artsbark
Artsbark is the monthly publication of Arts Upper Hunter.

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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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