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No Time To Spare – Southern Highlands

nsw 16 Jan 2023 - 24 Feb 2023
Following the outstanding success of No Time To Spare – Southern Highlands in 2022, this outstanding photographic exhibition returns in 2023 to highlight key heritage sites at risk across the Southern Highlands. 61 years ago the Women’s Committee of the National Trust was so concerned about the destruction of Sydney’s
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Follies and Frolics

nsw 6 Oct 2022 - 19 Feb 2023
The works in Follies and Frolics are full of joyful playfulness and exuberance. Much of the inspiration was Lindsay’s love of the legends of the Ancient world.  The gods of Olympus encouraged the mortals to enjoy revels of which later religions disapproved. The festivals were times of light-hearted licentious escapades,
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All Things Great Are Small

nsw 8 Dec 2022 - 12 Feb 2023
‘All Things Great are Small’ is a group of miniaturists, painters, illustrators, printmakers and woodcrafters who came together 15 years ago to promote and foster the appreciation of miniatures and small paintings. The miniature size of these images and crafts does not diminish their greatness – they are so superbly
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Stories of the Yellow Silk Dresses

nsw 12 Feb 2023
Maitland’s Grossmann House opens for the first time in 2023 with two very special 18th century silk dresses on show upstairs in the textile display room. With a fascinating back story, these stunning dresses provide an insight into 18th century costume and the social mores of the time. Researched by
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Miss Porter’s Everyday Objects: the homemade and the curious

nsw 12 Feb 2023
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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Travels with Mary – Art Deco Treasures from the Suitcases

nsw 15 Feb 2023 - 23 Apr 2023
Mary White (1882-1948) was a descendent of the White family of the National Trust’s Saumarez Homestead in Armidale, NSW. The vibrant and colourful Art Deco travel posters were collected by Mary throughout her overseas travels in 1939 and 1947 to the United Kingdom, Europe and Scandinavia. The timing of these
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Historic Cemeteries in the Far-Reaches of the Hawkesbury

nsw 16 Feb 2023
Experience a unique scenic drive across rural Hawkesbury whilst viewing a number of historic cemeteries. We will visit graves of some of the early settlers and their families, some notable, others not so well-known, around St Albans, Wisemans Ferry, Sackville and Lower Portland. Some gravesites are formal in style, while
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From Potters Lane

nsw 16 Feb 2023 - 2 Apr 2023
Neil combines a love of antiquities with a love of lustres to produce a distinctive range of ceramics. He uses silver and other rare materials to produce exotic glaze surfaces on wheel-thrown forms influenced by medieval and classical ceramics. Neil has exhibited and sold his ceramics throughout Australia.  His works
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Ghost Night at Old Government House

nsw 17 Feb 2023 - 21 Apr 2023
Enjoy a spooky evening exploring Old Government House – if you dare! These tours have run for many years and guests always enjoy the tours. Tour this Georgian house by candlelight. Imagine the people who once walked these halls. Hear stories from staff, volunteers and past guests of unusual happenings.
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Idris Murphy: BackBlocks

nsw 18 Feb 2023 - 26 Mar 2023
This survey catches a great Australian painter at the height of his powers. Born in 1952, Idris Murphy developed deep roots in the history of painting as well as a profound feeling for the natural environment. Murphy’s idiom transcends “either/or” — it is indistinguishably landscape painting and painterly abstraction all
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Linda Swinfield Artist in Residence Talk

nsw 18 Feb 2023
Linda Swinfield will be Artist in Residence at Woodford Academy between February and April in 2023. During this time she will be investigating notions of motherhood in her project titled “Mother Site” at the historic residence. Swinfield’s research will centre upon the role of the women’s stories, a woman’s role
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Guided Chau Chak Wing Museum Tour

nsw 22 Feb 2023
Join us at the Chau Chak Wing Museum for morning tea and a guided tour of the highlights of the spectacular collection. The museum, located at the University of Sydney in Camperdown, opened in November 2020 and not only brings together the Nicholson, Macleay and university art collections under one
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Norman Lindsay’s Legacy

nsw 25 Feb 2023 - 29 May 2023
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Norman Lindsay Gallery presents a special exhibition of works from the New England Regional Art Museum and Ian Potter Museum of Art (University of Melbourne) collections. Many of these oils and watercolours have not been seen at the Gallery before and, together with highlights
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Norman Lindsay Gallery 50th Anniversary Gala Weekend

nsw 25 Feb 2023 - 26 Feb 2023
Experience the beauty of the former home and studios of artist Norman Lindsay at a special Gala Weekend celebrating 50 years of the Norman Lindsay Gallery, opening its doors to the public for free. Take a gentle walk around the expansive landscaped grounds that surround the house, before heading inside
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The Doctor Will See You Now – Travelling Exhibition

nsw 12 Jun 2021 - 26 Feb 2023
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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