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The Doctor Will See You Now – Travelling Exhibition

nsw 12 Jun 2021 - 9 Oct 2022
Travelling throughout New South Wales, The Doctor Will See You Now delves into the histories of six National Trust properties, exploring each site’s association with health and medicine. The intertwining stories from Experiment Farm Cottage, Everglades House and Gardens, Miss Porter’s House, Dundullimal, Saumarez Homestead and Miss Traill’s House and
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In the Picture: Childrens’ Book Illustrators 

nsw 16 Sep 2021 - 30 Jan 2022
Explore this splendid exhibition featuring a selection of works by contemporary children’s book illustrators alongside classic children’s illustrations by Norman Lindsay, Pixie O’Harris, Ruby Lind and Percy Lindsay. Featured artists include Anna Pignataro, Liz Anelli, Tania McCartney, Jules Faber, Aura Parker, Kirrilli Lonergan, Donna Rawlins and Penelope Prately. Selected works
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No Time To Spare Photographic Exhibit

nsw 27 Nov 2021 - 31 Mar 2022
In 1962, conservationist and council member of the National Trust (NSW), Dame Helen Frances Blaxland (1907-1989) initiated an exhibition of Max Dupain photographs of early public buildings and houses of Australia. Then, as now, there was “NO TIME TO SPARE” for our heritage. As the Trust prepares to mark the
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Destination Sydney: the natural world

nsw 4 Jan 2022 - 20 Mar 2022
Sydney is a city blessed with an extraordinary natural environment – a beauty that has been defined and refined by the male gaze of artists drawn to this place since the early 19th century. From Martens, Streeton and Roberts, to Rees, Whiteley and Olsen, male artists have successfully driven the
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Leura Shakespeare Festival

nsw 8 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022
“Find tongues in trees and good in everything!” – Will Shakespeare.   The Leura Shakespeare Festival is back in January 2022! Sport for Jove is thrilled to be staging it’s 13th annual season at the stunning Everglades Gardens from 8 – 23 January 2022. Bring some wine, bring a picnic,
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x pollination

nsw 5 Nov 2021 - 7 Feb 2022
In its simplest meaning, x pollination is the joining together of two different things: genetic constitutions, cultures, or the cross fertilisation of ideas. This is the premise of an exhibition for the creative group based at Retford Park; the Artists of the Round Yard (ARY). This spring, ARY’s fifteen artists
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Eight Hundred Metres (and Up) – Exhibition

nsw 9 Jan 2022 - 30 Jan 2022
Eight Hundred Metres (and Up) is a collaboration of three artists from the Blue Mountains and the Southern Highlands. Over more than two years and working around two lockdowns photographer Tracy Ponich from Katoomba, painter Leanne Booth from Bowral, and metal artist Mark Kelly from Mittagong shared their own regions.
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Copper Plate Etching Workshop

nsw 5 Feb 2022
Learn techniques used in traditional etching such as applying hard ground to a copper plate like Norman Lindsay did in the 1920s. User friendly materials are used in the etching process including a mordant that does not emit harmful fumes and each stage of the etching process is shown and
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Botanicals

nsw 5 Feb 2022 - 17 Apr 2022
Botanicals opens our eyes to beauty and colour – and the wonder of our natural environment. For centuries humans have designed ceramic objects that reflect our love of plants and the natural world. We value this connection by placing these ceramics in our work-a-day world to brighten our lives and
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Myths, Legends and Gods: Lindsay and his world

nsw 10 Feb 2022 - 30 May 2022
Norman Lindsay, even as a child, gained great pleasure from reading adventure stories, ancient myths and legends. He loved the Greek gods, the lost world of Atlantis, the haunting Sirens whose song could lure sailors to their death, and in particular, Homer’s epic, The Odyssey. That myths and legends were
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Grossmann House Open Day

nsw 13 Feb 2022
Gain a glimpse into life in a Victorian 1870s townhouse, with Grossmann House tours on the hour. Explore the house, the separate wet and dry laundry and the sensational heritage rose gardens in full bloom.  Refreshments available, plus a bric-a-brac stall for those with an eye for a bargain. Neighbouring
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Miss Porter’s Everyday Objects: the homemade and the curious

nsw 13 Feb 2022
Discover the secrets of Everyday Objects. Take a look around your home and you’ll find that we surround ourselves with everyday objects. From mobile phones to toasters and hair products these possessions tell a story reflecting our culture, time, economic status, work, leisure and taste. They reflect what’s important to
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Art at the Academy: Yvette Hamilton

nsw 19 Feb 2022
Using photographic and archival resources, Yvette Hamilton delves into the history of Alfred Fairfax’s role in the observations of the Transit of Venus at Woodford Academy in 1874. Yvette explores the significance and value of the light-pollution-free ‘dark skies’ of the Blue Mountains region, which links the past to the
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Retford Park Native Bee Workshop

nsw 25 Feb 2022
One of the biggest challenges for the future of our natural heritage is arresting the decline in biodiversity due to habitat loss, change in land use and climate change. Making a home for native bees is a great way to start increasing biodiversity in your backyard. Sylvia Cornwell, proudly known
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Garroorigang and Riversdale Goulburn Visit

nsw 26 Feb 2022
This tour starts at Garroorigang. Visitors are to meet at the property at 10am.   Enjoy exclusive talks, tours and teas at two of Goulburn’s Colonial properties – ‘Garroorigang’ and ‘Riversdale’ – with their fine collections, complex of outbuildings and historic gardens. Both properties were built as Inns then became
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Jazz in the Garden with Kate Woolfe Big Bad Swing Band

nsw 26 Feb 2022
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 summer night’s sky.  Playlist is the familiar, revisited, rendering vintage jazz and modern
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May Gibbs Nutcote Tour

nsw 3 Mar 2022
May Gibbs (1877-1969) was one of Australia’s foremost children’s authors and illustrators, best known today for the iconic Australian children’s story, ‘The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’, featuring two gumnut babies.  Nutcote is the beautiful harbourside home of May Gibbs and her husband, James Ossili Kelly, and where May
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Making Good – Convict Artisans in Exile

nsw 5 Mar 2022 - 27 Nov 2022
Making Good will tell the stories of skilled convicts connected to Old Government House and more broadly the colony. The exhibition will explore how those forcibly banished to the antipodes used their skills and acumen to become independent businesspeople who furnished the homes of their captors. These convicts were instrumental
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LOCAL GROUND an Exhibition by Bron & Tim Newman

nsw 6 Mar 2022 - 27 Mar 2022
Bron and Tim Newman are Springwood artists who respond artistically in very different ways when making art, even when viewing the same subject. LOCAL GROUND is a joint exhibition of paintings. In this exhibition we have two artists inspired by the same landscape with very different outcomes. Bron Newman has
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Annual Heritage Lecture Killing Sydney, Elizabeth Farrelly and musical program on Bevington organ and refreshments

nsw 6 Mar 2022
Dr Elizabeth Farrelly trained in architecture and philosophy practiced in Auckland, London and Bristol, holds a PhD in urbanism from the University of Sydney, and is an Associate Professor (Practice) at the University of NSW Graduate School of Urbanism.  In her recently published book Elizabeth Farrelly brings her unique perspective
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Making Good – Members Viewing

nsw 10 Mar 2022
Join us for an exclusive member viewing of our new exhibition, Making Good: Convict Artisans in Exile, at Old Government House. Located in the upstairs rooms of this World Heritage listed property, Making Good will tell the stories of skilled convicts connected to Old Government House and more broadly the
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