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Colours of the Country

nsw 7 Sep 2024 - 28 Sep 2024
The paintings for this exhibit, numbering approximately 40, represent both studio and plein air works in various mediums, including oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolour. Both artists call the Blue Mountains home and are inspired by the forms, textures and colours of the trees, cliff faces and sky that is unique
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Remote Hawkesbury Cemetery Tour

nsw 12 Sep 2024
The tour will be led by Historian Michelle Nichols. Experience a scenic drive across the rural Hawkesbury district and discover some of the historic cemeteries around the lesser-known parts of this historic region. Discover the unique stories from some of the graves of early settlers and their families, as well
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Nafisa Naomi – Fur, Feathers, Flowers, Florence

nsw 12 Sep 2024 - 6 Oct 2024
Nafisa’s ink and pastel works on handmade papers and oil paintings depict Tuscan scenes and colours: Italian architecture, terracottas against green hills, reflections in the canals on Venice, and the heritage features of small, walled towns. The exhibition also features a range of delicately hand painted porcelain sculptures of animals,
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Annual Heritage Lecture: Rick Allen – Heritage Stained Glass Windows

nsw 15 Sep 2024
Rick Allen has restored some of our most historic stained glass windows across our Nation, including Old Parliament House, Sydney Town Hall and St Mary’s and St Andrew’s Cathedrals. He is one of Australia’s most trusted stained glass craftsmen due to his immense knowledge and his practical experience from over
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Lindesay Bric-a-Brac Market

nsw 31 Aug 2024
Join us on Saturday 31st August and discover troves of treasure at the Lindesay Bric-a-Brac market. Lindesay at Darling Point will host this annual market where you can enjoy a morning or afternoon tea and browse a delightful array of curios and surprise nic nacs and collectibles. All proceeds from
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Looking at Architecture: Historic Bathurst and District Country Weekend

nsw 28 Sep 2024 - 29 Sep 2024
When Governor Lachlan Macquarie proclaimed the site for Australia’s first settlement west of the mountains in 1815, he could hardly have envisaged the exciting modern university city of Bathurst. Gateway to the golden west, Bathurst on the banks of the Macquarie River, surrounded by highly productive, agricultural countryside and historic
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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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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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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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The Edina Estate Tour and Tea – Family, Faith & Fortune in Victorian Sydney

nsw 19 May 2024 - 21 Jul 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 - 3 Jul 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 - 25 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

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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In focus: The photography of Harold Cazneaux

nsw 20 Sep 2023 - 14 Oct 2024
The photographic work of Harold Cazneaux (1878–1953) is noted for its ability to capture the beauty of the natural world. He was also a celebrated photographer of architecture and interiors. Cazneaux was commissioned by the original owners Henri and Una Van De Velde to photograph Everglades in the 1930-40s. This
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Open Days at Woodford Academy

nsw 16 Mar 2024 - 21 Sep 2024
  Built originally as a Roadside Inn in the 1830s, the property has had a multi-layered history, operating over the years as a gentleman’s residence, guest house, boarding house and from 1907 to 1936, a private classics college run by John McManamey. It is now a museum that offers not
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