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Past and Future Cities Forum: Reimagining Parramatta

nsw 28 Jul 2022
The National Trust has long argued for the history of our cities to play a meaningful role in their future. Using Parramatta as a case study, this Forum will debate ways rapidly growing areas can create a unique and identifiable character, discuss what a blueprint for truly loveable cities should
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Leura Gardens Festival

nsw 1 Oct 2022 - 4 Oct 2022
Situated in the beautiful Blue Mountains 100 kms west of Sydney, the gardens of Leura are famous for their magnificent displays of azaleas, rhododendrons, dogwoods, camellias and other cool climate exotics, as well as flowering annuals, perennials and bulbs. The 2022 Leura Gardens Festival is a wonderful celebration for all
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National Trust (NSW) Extraordinary General Meeting 2022

nsw 20 Aug 2022
The revision of the Rules is transformative, ensuring the National Trust keeps pace with changes caused by technology advancements, the pandemic and other factors. The proposed amendments proactively respond to legal, philanthropic and digital changes including: alignment to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) governance requirements; better connection with
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Dog Day at Norman Lindsay Gallery

nsw 28 Aug 2022
Bring your dog to Norman Lindsay Gallery to discover the grounds and enjoy a range of fun activities for all to enjoy. Canines can channel their inner artist with dog paw painting and sit in a photo booth dressed like an artist. There will be a stick library and many
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The landscapes of Golden Vale – Wingecarribee or an English pleasure ground?

nsw 23 Oct 2022
Join us for a very special guided walking tour where the glorious landscapes and lovely gardens of Golden Vale, currently closed to the public, await you. In 1798 the first European explorers to the ‘new country’ described the view from Mount Ginginbullen, where Golden Vale now sits, as the ‘finest
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Sketch-booking workshop with Jeannine Andrews

nsw 17 Sep 2022
Local artist, Jeannine Andrews, has a love for Cooma Cottage and an incredible talent in sketches and watercolour works. Jeannine has used her artistic flare to create unique artworks of historic Cooma Cottage and surrounds, and now she would like to share her knowledge and skill with you. Be inspired
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Visions from Sydney Cove and the AMP Building

nsw 10 Jun 2022 - 31 Aug 2022
Visit the National Trust Centre to view a free exhibition with rarely seen objects and images from the National Trust Archives. The National Trust recently accepted part of the AMP Archives collection, spanning from 1849 to the present day, offering a unique insight into the organisation’s history. This collection focuses
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Heart of Country: Arnhem Land Barks

nsw 30 Jul 2022 - 11 Sep 2022
The “heart” of this exhibition is the relationship to Country expressed in diverse and sometimes oblique ways by four generations of Indigenous artists from Arnhem Land and beyond. Core works come from a remarkable private collection of bark paintings assembled by Donna-Marie Kelly and Andrew Dyer, featuring some of the
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Two Day Visit to Southern Highlands Country Gardens

nsw 13 Oct 2022 - 14 Oct 2022
Visiting no fewer than nine much loved cool climate gardens of great diversity and charm located in the Moss Vale and Bowral districts. Postponed from last spring, this exclusive visit takes in some gardens never opened to visitors previously. Please note: The exact starting point and garden schedule for the
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Georgian Glass Exhibition

nsw 2 Jul 2022 - 16 Oct 2022
Glass has been an essential part of British households since Roman times. The earliest manufacture of raw glass in England can be traced back to 1226 at Chiddingfold. Until the 15th century, the majority of glass produced was window glass for use in churches and monasteries, with some glass for
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An Authors Event with Christine Stewart – Collits’ Inn: Uncovering The Past

nsw 20 Sep 2022
Christine Stewart trained as an artist, and in 1998 she and her husband took on a project to restore the derelict but historic Collits’ Inn which was built by an ex-convict in 1823 to welcome travellers who had descended the Blue Mountains on their way to Bathurst and the West.
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Keera Vale ‘Grand Old Dame of Wollongong’ Visit

nsw 16 Jul 2022 - 17 Jul 2022
Keera Vale is referred to as the Grand Old Dame of Wollongong and is a Georgian home built in 1843 for Judge Roger Therry and his wife Anne Riley. The house, a commodious two storey building, was originally surrounded by an extensive garden with fruit trees and dairy farm, complete
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Discover Dundullimal – Gorgeous Gardens at Dundullimal Homestead

nsw 27 Aug 2022
Towering eucalypts, old agave lined fences and ornamental gardens. Dundullimal’s garden has a rich history. It has hosted many joyous social events, and provided a bounty of food for its early residents. Discover the stories of the garden with Louise Martel on a special walk and talk around Dundullimal Homestead’s
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Discover Dundullimal – Quiet, Sophisticated & Honest Architecture at Dundullimal Homestead

nsw 16 Jul 2022
A humble slab hut from one side, but something altogether different from the other. A young man, unmarried arrives in Sydney and makes his way to beyond the limits of civilisation with a fortune in his pocket, having purchased the slab hut he began renovations for the new life that
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Woodford Academy Artist in Residence Talk – Naomi Oliver

nsw 17 Sep 2022
Artist in Residence Naomi Oliver will explore the furniture, materials, objects and trimmings of Woodford Academy to uncover possible personalities and social pretensions, as well as hidden or overt intentions. Using creative coding and video art, Oliver responds to historical artefacts digitally, attempting to tap into a space where old
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Portia Geach Memorial Award

nsw 16 Sep 2022 - 6 Nov 2022
The Award, first given in 1965, was established by Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, artist Portia Geach. The non-acquisitive award of $30,000 for a portrait painted by an Australian female artist is awarded by the Trustee for the entry which is of the highest artistic merit. The
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Steampunk Promenade

nsw 16 Jul 2022
Promenade at The Academy – we invite the Steampunk, Cosplay and the Victoriana community to promenade at the oldest complex of colonial buildings in the Blue Mountains. Bring your parasol, walking canes, top hats and costumes to walk the grounds and take tea at our café. Purchase some steampunk paraphernalia
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Convict Artisans Treasure Hunt

nsw 2 Jul 2022 - 17 Jul 2022
Come along for a treasure hunt at Old Government House. Use your map to find the objects and along the way discover secrets of the Convict Artisans. After completing the activity, families are invited to view the Making Good exhibition to find out more about the convicts connected to Old
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Telarah Heritage Walk

nsw 28 Aug 2022
Take an intriguing walk through historic Telarah, a rather forgotten suburb of Maitland, with our knowledgeable guides Michael Belcher and Wayne (Huck) Campbell. In 1854 Telarah Estate was advertised as the “Second Woolloomooloo” or the “retirement abode for professional gentlemen”, before later transforming into a flood free refuge across the
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Anzac Memorial Tour and Lunch

nsw 7 Jul 2022
Meet your guide at the Memorial’s Western entrance (Elizabeth Street side) where you will begin your tour. You will hear about the Memorial’s architect and sculptor, and view the Sacrifice in the Hall of Silence. You will also learn about the vestibule and the art deco style of the building.
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Hume’s Legacy Exhibition

nsw 11 Sep 2022 - 25 Sep 2022
Local Yass artist, Jeannine Andrews, has a love for Cooma Cottage and an incredible talent in sketches and watercolour works. Jeannine has used her artistic flare to create unique artworks of Cooma Cottage and surrounds that showcase the natural beauty of the area for all to enjoy. Cooma Cottage is
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