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In the Picture: Childrens’ Book Illustrators 

nsw 16 Sep 2021 - 30 Jan 2022
Norman Lindsay Gallery is open Thursday – Monday, 10am – 4pm, this exhibition is on from 16 September – 30 January 2022. Featured artists include Anna Pignataro, Liz Anelli, Tania McCartney, Jules Faber, Aura Parker, Kirrilli Lonergan, Donna Rawlins and Penelope Prately. Some works and prints for sale. Children’s holiday
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Enquiring Minds: exploration and discovery in colonial New South Wales

nsw 27 Feb 2021 - 28 Nov 2021
Enquiring Minds is an exhibition which will delve into the eighteenth and nineteenth century voyages of discovery which combined the exploration of the great southern land with scientific advances in navigation, astronomy, mapping, and botanical collecting.
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Salon des Refusés: The ‘alternative’ Archibald & Wynne Prize selection

nsw 29 Jun 2021 - 26 Sep 2021
The Salon des Refusés is the S.H. Ervin Gallery’s ‘alternative’ selection from works entered into the annual Archibald and Wynne Prizes.
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Creepy Stories

nsw 25 Sep 2021
Creepy Stories is an approved and modified children’s version of our long presented monthly Ghost Tours for adults. It is a one hour twilight tour of the ground floor of the 222 year old early Governors country residence for 9 to 12 year olds. We tell age appropriate stories and
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Harvest to Heritage: Armidale Farmers Market at Saumarez Homestead

nsw 14 Mar 2021 - 12 Dec 2021
After a winter hiatus, Saumarez Homestead is thrilled to throw open the gate in spring, serving Armidale and the local area a mouth-watering selection of up to 30 stalls of fresh produce from local farmers, plant products plus some speciality food producers of the New England and Coffs Coast region.
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The Porter Children

nsw 10 Oct 2021
  Born during the first decades of the twentieth century, Ella and Hazel Porter grew up in rapidly changing times. Visitors to Miss Porter’s House museum can see a world before cheap toys and widely available plastics. On display are children’s toys and books. See the collection’s wonderful tin-plate mechanical
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x pollination

nsw 16 Oct 2021 - 19 Dec 2021
This exhibition is available to view in the grounds of Retford Park between 16 October 2021 and 3 January 2022, Fridays – Mondays, 10am – 4pm. Photo credit: Secret Garden, Mixed Media, Slavica Zivkovic, 2021. In its simplest meaning, x pollination is the joining together of two different things: genetic
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Annual Heritage Lecture Killing Sydney, Elizabeth Farrelly and musical program on Bevington organ and refreshments

nsw 17 Oct 2021
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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Native Bee Workshop

nsw 29 Oct 2021
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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The Spectacles – live at Norman Lindsay Gallery

nsw 13 Nov 2021
  Held in the gardens of Norman Lindsay Gallery, local band The Spectacles will give you an evening to remember with a fun repertoire of rock, pop and soul faves that will get you up and grooving in the grounds of our wonderful gallery. Bring a picnic, deck chair and
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Harper’s in Bloom 2021

nsw 14 Nov 2021
Visitors are welcome to picnic in the grounds, get lost in the Maze, buy plants especially potted up by Harper’s garden volunteers, enjoy displays by community gardens, the Australian Plants Society, Heritage Roses in Australia, NSW National Parks, Camellia Ark and the Australian Garden History Society and the National Trust.
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Recycling 1940s style

nsw 14 Nov 2021
Miss Porter’s House was built by Ella and Hazel’s father in 1909 and is a freestanding Edwardian terrace containing the possessions of the Porter family. Visit and re-live sustainability as practised in the early twentieth century. Ella and Hazel Porter were not rich. Their father, the breadwinner, died in 1919
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Lindesay Christmas Gift Fair

nsw 18 Nov 2021 - 20 Nov 2021
The Lindesay Christmas Gift Fair 2021 is from Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 November 2021, 10am – 4pm. Now in its 19th Year, the Lindesay Christmas Gift Fair is run by the National Trust (NSW) Women’s Committee, with many usual and new stalls, inside the house and under the large
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Ghost Night at Old Government House

nsw 19 Nov 2021
Friday 19 November, 7:30pm – 10:30pm.   As the weather gets warmer it’s time to book your tickets for our ever-popular ghost night at Old Government House, Parramatta. These tours have run for many years and guests always enjoy the tours. Tour this Georgian house by candlelight. Imagine the people
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Enquiring Minds Curator’s Talk – Thursday 25 November 2021

nsw 22 Apr 2021 - 25 Nov 2021
COVID-19 UPDATE: Following NSW Government stay at home orders, this event is not confirmed until restrictions have been lifted.    Find out how Governor Brisbane’s star catalogue was created at the Parramatta Observatory over four years by his astronomers Charles Rumker and James Dunlop, using instruments featured in the exhibition.
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Vienna Cottage 25th Annual Christmas Boutique

nsw 26 Nov 2021 - 28 Nov 2021
Millbrook Estate Boutique Winery and Distillery from the Hunters Valley will be presenting free tasting of their hand-picked table wines and their range of special liqueurs including lemoncella. Crooked Creek will again be displaying their authentic English Xmas puddings, prune and Armagnac cakes, chocolate Florentines and great value hampers. A
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Christmas at Retford Park

nsw 27 Nov 2021 - 19 Dec 2021
  For the Christmas period, the downstairs interiors of Retford Park house will be beautifully decorated and styled by Coty Farquhar, creative director/stylist and founder of Styling Magazine Australia. The house is accessible via guided tour on weekends, and as part of our special ‘Alfresco Afternoon’ events between 27 November
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Members only Viewing – A Magical Victorian Christmas

nsw 3 Dec 2021
Experience the house as you have never seen it before, dressed in Victorian-style Christmas splendour. With the shutters closed to keep out the summer heat, a traditional wintery wonderland will come to life as the darkened rooms and period furniture are lit by candlelight. Guided by the sound of traditional
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A Magical Victorian Christmas

nsw 4 Dec 2021 - 19 Dec 2021
  Come and celebrate with us as we dress Old Government House in Victorian-style splendour to celebrate Christmas! Experience this historic house decked in traditional ornaments, featuring festive Christmas greenery, a walkway adorned with paper snowflakes, and a beautifully decorated tree gracing the stairhall. With the shutters closed to keep
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Christmas Styling Masterclass

nsw 7 Dec 2021
Coty Farquhar, creative director/stylist and founder of Styling Magazine Australia presents an exclusive full day Christmas styling masterclass to be held in the historic home and stunning surrounds of Retford Park in Bowral. This special day starts with a tour of the house that has been decorated by Coty for
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Alfresco afternoons at Retford Park

nsw 9 Dec 2021 - 17 Dec 2021
This special series of alfresco afternoons are available on the following dates: Thursday 9 December, 4pm – 7pm Friday 10 December, 4pm – 7pm Thursday 16 December, 4pm – 7pm Friday 17 December, 4pm – 7pm   Alfresco Afternoons at Retford Park are a special way to have pre-Christmas catch
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