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Enjoy Vivid from Sydney Harbour

nsw 29 May 2024
The National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery has partnered with Captain Cook Cruises, to offer an exclusive 2024 Vivid Starship Sydney Boat Tour. Marvel at the spectacular light show while you enjoy a three-course dinner with beer, wines and soft drinks for the duration of the cruise. Step aboard our private
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Wine & Jazz in the Garden

nsw 24 May 2024 - 25 May 2024
The Norman Lindsay Jazz in the Garden festival returns! Our fabulous Blue Mountains wine and jazz event is back, an event not just for the hardcore jazz enthusiast or wine connoisseur but for everyone who enjoys a quality afternoon of wine, jazz, culture and friends. This year winemakers and brewers
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Field of Vision: Contemporary Indigenous Art

nsw 9 Mar 2024 - 25 Aug 2024
Contemporary Indigenous Art is rarely examined through the lens of painterly invention. This exhibition curated by Christopher Hodges focuses on art from the Western Desert, highlighting the methods and techniques artists use to make their visions. The complexity and sophistication of this imagery rich with cultural knowledge has evolved over
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Sally Robinson Exhibition

nsw 20 Apr 2024 - 2 Jun 2024
Sally Robinson, is a Sydney-based artist born in the UK who studied at the National Art School in Sydney from 1970-1973. During the 1970s and 80s, Robinson was one of the leading exponents of Australian printmaking. Her screenprints, featuring areas of bold, bright colour, were acquired by public collections throughout
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Big Skies – Wild Wings

nsw 3 Oct 2024 - 27 Oct 2024
Two friends, Graham Cam and Steve Tredinnick, celebrate their twenty-five-year journey through remote and wild places, documenting the wonder of our birds and promoting an awareness of why their survival shapes our future. Birds inspire us, uplift us, bring us hope. They are exquisite forms of beauty. Their powers of
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Water – Works Exhibition

nsw 18 Apr 2024 - 26 May 2024
Browse Water – Works, a unique exhibition of art pieces inspired by water, brought to life using various mediums including clay, painting, jewellery, puppetry and sculpture. Hear from the artists: ”Water in the environment inspires, creating models of ponds, creeks and seaside cliffs” – Robyn Rumpf ”Ponds and dams are
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International Dog Day at Retford Park

nsw 25 Aug 2024
In celebration of James Fairfax’s adoration of his dogs and International Dog Day on Monday 26 August, we invite you and your furry friend to the festivities at Retford Park. Take a guided tour through the stunning gardens, check out the stick library, have your pet’s pawtrait taken, find the
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Fairy Escapades

nsw 13 Apr 2024 - 20 Apr 2024
Do you believe in fairies? Don’t miss this magical, travelling theatre performance winding through hidden garden nooks of two very special locations: Retford Park, Bowral and Everglades House & Gardens, Leura. Let Fairy Lilly lead you up the garden path and through the secret world of the fairies at the
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Dr Peter Hobbins – 2024 Grossmann Lecture

nsw 20 Jul 2024
Organised by the Friends of Grossmann and Brough Houses, the 2024 Grossmann Lecture will be delivered by Dr Peter Hobbins, Head of Knowledge, Australian National Maritime Museum, exploring the theme: Maitland under attack? Defending the Hunter region in World War II. Was Maitland ever at risk of being attacked during World
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Carrington Heritage Walk

nsw 6 Jul 2024
Locals may know Carrington as “Carradise”, but the Carrington of the 19th Century was a much saltier place with a multitude of pubs serving sailors from around the world. Drainage problems bedevilled efforts to establish a township and the name of “Carrington” in honour of the state governor was only
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Mother’s Day Delights at Grossmann House

nsw 12 May 2024
Offering a unique historical twist on the classic celebrations, Mother’s Day at Grossmann House is a special experience. Join our knowledgeable guide as you tour historic Grossmann House, Maitland’s fully restored 1870 Victorian house museum, and be transported to times gone by. A delightful array of homemade savory and sweet
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The Edina Estate Tour and Tea – Family, Faith & Fortune in Victorian Sydney

nsw 5 May 2024
Located in Waverley in Sydney’s busy Eastern Suburbs, Edina is described as ‘one of the grandest private houses surviving in Sydney from Colonial times’, yet few people know of this historical gem, hiding in plain sight. Beautifully preserved by the Methodist / Uniting Church since it was transferred just over
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Story Of Pyrmont Through Architecture – Walking Tour and Morning Tea

nsw 25 Jun 2024
Enjoy morning tea in a local café before setting off to discover Pyrmont’s colourful history and architecture on a two hour guided walk. Pyrmont’s commercial origins and transformation of urban design are explored with your guide, a qualified architect passionate about the local history. Highlights include an award-winning apartment building,
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Castlecrag Historical Walking Tour and Morning Tea

nsw 18 Sep 2024
Perched on a rocky peninsula surrounded by the sparkling waters of Middle Harbour is Castlecrag – one of Sydney’s most picturesque suburbs. This spring, enjoy morning tea before setting off in the footsteps of Canberra’s designer, Walter Burley Griffin, on an intriguing and scenic two-hour walking tour. Recognised as a
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Portia Geach Memorial Award at 60

nsw 30 Aug 2024 - 20 Oct 2024
Born in Melbourne in 1873, Portia Geach studied design and painting at the National Gallery School, Melbourne from 1893 to 1896 winning a prize for her painting. In 1896 she won the first travelling scholarship awarded to an Australian to study at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, where
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Cooma Cottage En Plein Air Workshop

nsw 14 Sep 2024
As spring starts to unfurl, join local artist Jeannine Andrews for a unique en plein air watercolour workshop at idyllic Cooma Cottage in the beautiful Yass Valley. Beginners welcome: no previous knowledge or skill required. Following an intimate workshop, and under expert tuition, participants will be invited to find a
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Dogs Day Out at Norman Lindsay Gallery

nsw 25 Aug 2024
To mark International Dog Day, you’re invited to bring your dog to Norman Lindsay Gallery to discover the grounds and enjoy a range of fun activities. Canines can channel their inner artist with dog paw painting and sit in a photo booth dressed like an artist (there will be a
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2024 Salon des Refusés Exhibition and Member Event

nsw 8 Jun 2024 - 25 Aug 2024
The Salon des Refusés was initiated by the S.H. Ervin Gallery in 1992 in response to the large number of works entered into the Archibald Prize which were not selected for display in the official exhibition. The Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s most high profile and respected awards which
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Back to Black Exhibition and Member Event

nsw 15 Mar 2024 - 10 Nov 2024
Wearing black is laden with cultural meaning, from suggesting chic elegance to mourning a loved one. This exhibition explores black’s different meanings in the past, while offering visitors the opportunity to reflect on their own relationship to wearing black in the present. Historically most often associated with mourning, black was
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NSW Schools Reconciliation Challenge Exhibition

nsw 25 May 2024
Each year the National Trust partners with Reconciliation NSW to tour the student finalists’ works throughout the state, allowing more schools to get involved and showcase their art and writing works. In 2024, Reconciliation NSW’s 13th Schools Reconciliation Challenge exhibition is comprised of a variety of impactful works from NSW
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Braidwood Country House & Garden Weekend

nsw 4 May 2024 - 5 May 2024
Situated in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, midway between Bateman’s Bay and Canberra, historic Braidwood is listed on the Register of the National Estate and was the very first town to be listed on the NSW State Heritage Register. Located within the Yuin Nation, on Walbanga Country, Europeans arrived in
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