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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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Hidden Gems of Melbourne (A Private Tour) 16 – 20 Sept

nsw vic 16 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
Due to the success of our recent tour we have added a tour in 2019.
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Ghost Tours of Old Government House

nsw 16 Mar 2018 - 20 Sep 2019
This long-running event always intrigues and amazes visitors!
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Road Less Travelled – Beyond the Great Divide

nsw 21 Sep 2019
Explore historic sites on the ridge of the Great Divide.
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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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Fruits of the Academy (the memory of trees)

nsw 21 Sep 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
The exhibition muses upon the way the living surroundings of the historic building form an integral part of its visual history. The idea of the memory of trees, and the way they inform the historical context of the building, significantly contributing to the physical beauty of the place. Sophie Haythornthwaite
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Plein air painting

nsw 21 Sep 2019
Join the wonderful and talented Parramatta Art Society in the fresh air and turn your hand to capturing the beauty of historic Old Government House and the surrounding parkland. Led by Brian Richardson, who has a passion for plein air painting, this free workshop will take you through the steps
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William Cox, Hawkesbury’s Master Builder

nsw 22 Sep 2019
The tour is planned to visit the site of the Cox empire where over 100 persons were employed for the Cox building endeavours; Clarendon Park c1806-7 for his neighbour surveyor and artist George Evans; St Matthew’s Anglican Church, regarded as Colonial Architect Francis Greenway’s finest church building c1817, its precinct
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Dangerous Discussions in the Dining Room

nsw 27 Sep 2019
Catherine Bishop will explore with you the forgotten entrepreneurial businesswomen who earnt their living in a variety of small – and sometimes surprising – ways during the early days of Sydney.  She will bring to life the fascinating details of the successes and failures, determination and wilfulness, achievements, tragedies and
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Puddin’ Day – Magic Pudding Fun

nsw 29 Sep 2019
The Magic Pudding has never been out of print and has been adapted for screen and stage (most recently by Victorian Opera) many times over. English novelist Philip Pullman has described it as one of his favourite children’s books saying: “I think it’s the funniest children’s book ever written.” Throughout
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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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