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A bit of rock, a bit of pop and a bit of soul in the garden

nsw 9 Nov 2019
A bit of rock, a bit of pop and a bit of soul will lighten and brighten up the garden at the Norman Lindsay Gallery. This event is always a great evening; the seven band members play for the fun of it so gather your friends, bring a picnic, a
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A day in the Southern Highlands

nsw 1 Nov 2019
We will meet at about 9.30am (location to be confirmed upon payment) where we travel to the Moss Vale Railway Station’s Governor’s Waiting Room, the only Railway Station in Australia that was designed and built for Vice Regal use, built in 1867. From there we will proceed to Hillview built
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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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Blank

nsw 31 Oct 2019 - 2 Nov 2019
Audiences shout, laugh, gasp and collaborate to write the story of each performance, filling in the BLANKS.   To add to the atmosphere, these three performances will be held in the amazing Round yard at Retford Park – this will only add to the performance: Linden Wilkinson (Thur 31) Andrew
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Brett ‘Mon’ Garling Exhibition

nsw 2 Nov 2019 - 31 Jan 2020
Garling’s first exhibition at Dundullimal Homestead was greatly admired and attracted many visitors. Renowned for his landscape paintings of rural NSW, and his large scale bronze sculptures, Brett Mon Garling is an award-winning artist influenced by childhood experiences in Lightning Ridge, Narrabri and Dubbo. The collection of works on display
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Canberra, the ever changing city: A private tour

nsw 30 Mar 2020 - 3 Apr 2020
Four nights in Canberra at the heritage-listed Hotel Kurrajong with inspections including historic Lanyon Homestead, the Australian War memorial with participation in the Last Post Ceremony, Old Parliament House Gardens, the award winning National Arboretum Canberra, Australian Parliament House and the National Gallery of Australia for the Matisse / Picasso
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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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Christmas at the Porters

nsw 8 Dec 2019
See how the Porter family celebrated with cards, recipes, decorations and toys during the early years of the twentieth century. Homemade Christmas goodies for sale.   National Trust members: free General public: $10 Concession: $8 Family: $25 Children under 5: Free   Enquiries: Please call Kathryn Pitkin on (02) 4927
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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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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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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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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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Everglades exhibition: “How do you say Bokeh?”

nsw 3 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
The artists exhibiting in this show work in a large array of genres, including: Abstraction Experimentalism Impressionism Naturalism Realism The subject matters and themes presented in this show are many and varied. Curated by the President of the BMPG, Jodi McConaghy.   The opening of the exhibition is on Saturday
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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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Flora Sensa Exhibition curated by Saskia Everingham

nsw 1 Dec 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
Ranging from weaving, felting and sewing to printmaking and installation, each artist brings their own experiences and skill to create a tapestry of stories. You are invited to participate in the exhibition by sharing your own flower story once you’ve visited the display at Everglades; either visit the flora sensa
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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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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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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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Guided Street Walk of Leura Village *SOLD OUT*

nsw 26 Oct 2019
Come for a spring walk through one of the Blue Mountain’s most picturesque villages and learn about how the area came to be settled and the story behind many of its historic buildings and sites. The walk will conclude with a Devonshire Tea at the “Bygone Beautys” tearooms and a
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Harper’s Mansion Garden and Plant Fair

nsw 27 Oct 2019
By popular demand, Harper’s Mansion’s Garden and Plant Fair returns on 27 October in the garden. Stallholders include specialist plant nurseries: heritage roses from Roses and Friends, Robyn Bible’s geraniums/ pelargoniums, Bartonvale Fuchsias, maples from Exeter Design and Manor House succulents to cool climate perennials, shrubs and trees from Mount
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