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The Artist’s Salon – A Series of Creative Interludes

nsw 28 Jun 2019 - 5 Oct 2020
Over the next few months, the Friends of Norman Lindsay Gallery and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum will present a series of creative events, which kicked off in July with an evening to honour Rose Lindsay, Norman’s wife and model. Details of upcoming events can be found below:    
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Old Government House: Women of Distinction

nsw 31 Aug 2019 - 16 Aug 2020
While many are known to us, such as Elizabeth Macquarie, Lady Mary FitzRoy and Elizabeth Macarthur, others remain more peripheral, overshadowed by their male contemporaries and circumstances. And yet, so many were achievers beyond their years and times. Learn about Anna Josepha Coombe, who married Philip Gidley King in England in
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Defining Nature – Owen Thompson

nsw 8 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
Nature inspires a response. Owen Thompson’s responses are expressed in these watercolour and mixed media paintings, which aim to capture the extraordinary diversity of colour and texture in natural formations. Contrasting but complementing these big views are close observational studies of collected seed pods, feathers, flowers, shells and leaves from
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New England (USA) in the Fall

nsw 30 Sep 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
Although the tour will have an autumn theme there will also be an emphasis on the history, art and architecture of the area concentrated around the regions of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Our tour will start in Boston where we will enjoy a student-guided tour of Harvard University
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Children’s Silhouette Making

nsw 1 Oct 2019 - 6 Oct 2019
Families are invited to bring along a favourite toy and capture its silhouette as part of our ‘Women of Distinction’ exhibition. Children can place their favourite toy in the spotlight and trace its form to create a memento for posterity. To ensure a good result we recommend that toys are
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Historic Garden Island Tour *SOLD OUT*

nsw 29 Aug 2019 - 3 Oct 2019
The Naval Historical Society of Australia will take Trust members on a guided walking tour of the historic sites of Garden Island which are normally off-limits to the public.
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Leura Garden Festival 2019

nsw 5 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019
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 blaze of springtime colour in the gardens attracts visitors from
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Max & Me Exhibition

nsw 1 Sep 2019 - 7 Oct 2019
Susan Landau Williams is a ceramist with a PhD in visual art; she studied with Japanese artist Mitsuo Shoji and her stunning pieces of art with curvaceous form and subtle glazes inspire the viewer to consider the delicacy and skill involved in crafting such beautiful work. Martial Cosyn’s approach to
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Retford Park Open Gardens

nsw 1 Sep 2019 - 7 Oct 2019
Bowral will come alive with colour during the Tulip Time Festival, with many properties in the area opening their gardens to the public and plenty of activities to do in the town. The garden of Retford Park, in particular, is a delight to wander through with a surprise at every
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Lilac Time Devonshire Tea

nsw 6 Oct 2019
Add lilac iced cupcakes donned with edible flowers and you’ll be ready for a stroll in Riversdale’s magnificent garden or a tour of the house to discover the way it once was.   National Trust member: Free General Public: Standard entry fee ($10 adult, $8 concession, $25 family) For larger
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Beyond the Garden – Of natural forces, fleeting moments, and beauty of creation.

nsw 6 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
A group of local artists’ explorations and search for meaning through paintings, drawings, and jewellery, inspired by the natural environment of Blue Mountains gardens and wild bushland. Artists: Marg Beal (Botanical drawings) Sandy Clifford (Silver Jewellery) Lucy Dawson (Paintings) Stephen Travers ( Paintings) Kath Veel (Paintings) Sanja Zemljacenko Herrmann (Painting/drawings)
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School holidays at Experiment Farm Cottage

nsw 9 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
Visit Experiment Farm Cottage, former home of Surgeon John Harris, and find out about the medicinal plants that helped early colonists when they were ill. Using picture cards, children will learn to identify the correct plants for treating all sorts of ailments and learn how they were used in early
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NatureConnect Mindfulness Walk at Everglades

nsw 14 Sep 2019
Be guided through a gentle connection practice at the stunning National Trust property, Everglades House & Gardens, at Leura. This unique event allows participants to connect more deeply with this tranquil, beautiful heritage place famous for its landscape design, art deco house and mature exotic and natural plants.   Practice
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Church Street Spring Festival

nsw 12 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
Centred around the cultural hub of Grossmann & Brough Houses, and St Marys Anglican Church in historic Church Street, Maitland, a number of local community groups have come together to offer a unique festival of for those with a love of plants in their various forms, and a special exhibition
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Cooma Cottage by Torchlight *SOLD OUT*

nsw 12 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
Tim the Yowie Man was so named after spotting a yowie in the rugged Snowy Mountains of Australia. He has since carved out a curious career as mystery investigator and cryptonaturalist (the study of strange and hidden phenomena) and is an authority on paranormal and unusual phenomena in Australia. Tim
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The Porter Children

nsw 13 Oct 2019
Tinplate toys, school reports and prizes, dolls and other memorabilia will be on show at Miss Porter’s House museum.
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Family life at Miss Porter’s House

nsw 11 Aug 2019 - 13 Oct 2019
Find out how a soap saver works, what an egg has to do with darning and re-live the early twentieth century. Entry: Adults – $10 Concessions – $8 Family – $25 National Trust members and children under 5 – free For more information please contact us on 02 4927 0202
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Sunday Tea at the Cottage

nsw 13 Oct 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
Enjoy a tour of the house and afternoon tea on the veranda of Surgeon John Harris’s property, one of the first colonial homesteads in the region and sited on the colony’s first land grant – to James Ruse, as you overlook the gardens.   NT members: $30 Non-members: $35  
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Country Weekend Coach Trip Lower Hunter Valley: Cessnock and Pokolbin

nsw 18 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
In the early days of settlement timber getting, agriculture and the discovery of coal brought population and prosperity to the area. Pokolbin is the centre of the Lower Hunter Valley Wine region where the production of world class wines has encouraged a flourishing tourist industry. Within easy reach of Sydney
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Ghost Tours of Old Government House

nsw 18 Oct 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
As you wander through the corridors and rooms of this 219-year-old residence sense the presence of Australia’s first governors, their families, the military, the convicts who worked the Domain – and the native owners of the lands. Shiver as you visit the sites of former ghostly encounters and share your
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Woodford’s Reserve

nsw 21 Sep 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
Join renown Woodford artist Michael Herron for an exhibition of paintings of Woodford’s Reserve, the former grounds of the Blue Mountains oldest building – the Woodford Academy. Michael’s paintings capture the quiet beauty of this historic landscape over the last 5 years, that now features the fascinating ‘Layers in Time’
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