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Polly Woodside Pirate Day

vic 1 Dec 2022 - 22 Jan 2023
Come along and experience the Pirate Life aboard Polly Woodside
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Former GPO History and Heritage Tour

nsw 3 May 2023
The former General Post Office (GPO) is one of Australia’s most beautiful buildings.  Today it houses the Fullerton Hotel.  This Italian Renaissance Palazzo style structure incorporates Venetian and Florentine architecture.  At the time it was a building which aimed to be the most outstanding in the Southern Hemisphere. It also
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Exploring the Coal Loader

nsw 23 Mar 2023
Join us for a guided tour of the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability which opened mid 2011. A former industrial site with an interesting history, it operated for over 70 years from the early 1920s, primarily as a transfer depot for coal from bulk carriers. Dedicated as public open space
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Guided Chau Chak Wing Museum Tour

nsw 22 Feb 2023
Join us at the Chau Chak Wing Museum for morning tea and a guided tour of the highlights of the spectacular collection. The museum, located at the University of Sydney in Camperdown, opened in November 2020 and not only brings together the Nicholson, Macleay and university art collections under one
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Christmas Carols at the Farm

wa 10 Dec 2022
Join in the Christmas fun! Pack a picnic, bring your friends and family, and join us at Peninsula Farm on the banks of the Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River) for our annual Christmas Carols at the Farm. Tuxedo Junction will ignite the caroller in us all with a wonderful mix of
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Leura Shakespeare Festival

nsw 7 Jan 2022 - 22 Jan 2023
Bring some wine, bring a picnic, bring a feast and get outdoors this summer and immerse yourself in one of the world’s most joyous and entertaining stories directed by Sean O’Shea. On a moonlit night two young couples and a handful of aspiring actors take a journey into the woods. Their lives will never be
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Gallop House Open Day

wa 7 Jan 2023
A farm that gave a suburb its name. Learn more at the Gallop House Open Day Gallop House sits within an area known as Nanulgarup to the Whadjuk Noongar people. It is also the site of one of the first farms in the Swan River Colony. Adam Armstrong took up
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Norman Lindsay’s Legacy

nsw 24 Feb 2023 - 29 May 2023
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Norman Lindsay Gallery presents a special exhibition of works from the New England Regional Art Museum and Ian Potter Museum of Art (University of Melbourne) collections. Many of these oils and watercolours have not been seen at the Gallery before and, together with highlights
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Women’s Art at the Academy

nsw 18 Mar 2023
Woodford Academy has a significant number of artworks within its collection, many of which are by talented women. As a continuation of International Women’s Day (marked the week prior on Wednesday 8 March) we will display and discuss the stunning works of female artists such as Rosie Bonheur, Isabelle Bowden
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Linda Swinfield Artist in Residence Talk

nsw 18 Feb 2023
Linda Swinfield will be Artist in Residence at Woodford Academy between February and April in 2023. During this time she will be investigating notions of motherhood in her project titled “Mother Site” at the historic residence. Swinfield’s research will centre upon the role of the women’s stories, a woman’s role
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Gardeners’ Breakfast

nsw 30 Mar 2023
Autumn is one of the best times to enjoy the Retford Park gardens, with its crisp mornings and vivid colours. Join us for a delicious breakfast of local goodies including croissants, frittatas, fruit and more, followed by a morning walk in the beautiful grounds led by Head Gardener, Keith Hunter.
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Jazz in the Garden with Kate Woolfe Big Bad Swing Band

nsw 4 Mar 2023
Kate Woolfe Big Bad Swingers Style is true classic jazz played live. The immediacy and warmth of live music make for elegant, mesmerising moments set to be enjoyed in the garden of Norman Lindsay Gallery under the starry night sky.  Playlist is the familiar, revisited, rendering vintage jazz and modern
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Life Drawing Summer School

nsw 7 Jan 2022 - 6 Jan 2023
Let your creativity reign in an intimate three-day life drawing workshop lead by professional artist and drawing tutor Anthony Cahill at the iconic Norman Lindsay Gallery in the Blue Mountains. Anthony holds a Masters degree in Fine Arts and lectures in drawing and painting at the National Art School in
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Dyin Nura (Women’s Place)

nsw 19 Jan 2023 - 22 Jan 2023
As part of Sydney Festival celebrations, Brenda L Croft’s commanding portrait photography will be projected across Old Government House, illuminating the site’s enduring significance for First Nations women. Accompanied by live music and dance acts from 6pm – 11pm on Friday 20 January, including bands and an unmissable Jannawi Dance
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Historic Cemeteries in the Far-Reaches of the Hawkesbury

nsw 16 Feb 2023
Experience a unique scenic drive across rural Hawkesbury whilst viewing a number of historic cemeteries. We will visit graves of some of the early settlers and their families, some notable, others not so well-known, around St Albans, Wisemans Ferry, Sackville and Lower Portland. Some gravesites are formal in style, while
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Sold Out – Stargazing at the Old Observatory

wa 3 Feb 2023
(Due to bad weather on 18 November 2022, we’ve regrettably decided to reschedule the event to Friday 3 February 2023) Telescopes are returning to West Perth as volunteers from Perth Observatory deliver an astronomy presentation and provide a chance to view the stars from Mt Eliza.   This will be a
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Member Welcome (New and Existing)

nsw 3 Mar 2023
Here is an opportunity to meet up with new friends or perhaps reconnect with existing ones. You will learn some of the things the Blue Mountains branch has been doing and at the same time have an opportunity to view the special 50th anniversary exhibition which is showing at Norman
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Idris Murphy: BackBlocks

nsw 18 Feb 2023 - 26 Mar 2023
This survey catches a great Australian painter at the height of his powers. Born in 1952, Idris Murphy developed deep roots in the history of painting as well as a profound feeling for the natural environment. Murphy’s idiom transcends “either/or” — it is indistinguishably landscape painting and painterly abstraction all
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Botanicals at Riversdale

nsw 2 Oct 2022 - 7 May 2023
The gardens of Riversdale are a special place largely established by the Twynam family from the 1870s. The various plants and species were also an inspiration for the artwork of Emily Rose Twynam who lived at the property. Emily drew beautiful illustrations of nature including some 140 drawings in six
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Como School Holiday Program

vic 9 Jan 2023 - 13 Jan 2023
Our school holiday program is all about the kids! There are old fashioned games to enjoy outside, as well as treasure and scavenger hunts. 
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Inspiration to Creation

nsw 22 Oct 2022 - 4 Dec 2022
Along with photographs and video presentations of the artists at work in their private studio spaces, visit this unique new Artists of the Round Yard exhibition to see displays of working drawings, sketches, diagrams, tools of trade and materials within the inspiring Retford Park Round Yard building. During the exhibition
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