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The River: Burramatta to Cockatoo

nsw 4 Mar 2023 - 26 Nov 2023
Just near Old Government House the confluence of Darling Mills Creek and Toongabbie Creek form the headwaters of the Parramatta River. This area was used by the local Burramatta people as a gathering place before the arrival of the British, and it was chosen for the settlement of Parramatta as
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2023 National Trust Forum

nsw 8 Mar 2023
An engaging panel of experts representing heritage planning law, aboriginal heritage law reform, environmental protection and place management come together to discuss the big picture alongside the National Trust heritage priorities and ask… How did we get to a place where heritage legislation can simply be “turned off” for some
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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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Former GPO History and Heritage Tour

nsw 3 May 2023
The former General Post Office (GPO) is one of Australia’s most beautiful buildings.  Today it houses the Fullerton Hotel.  This Italian Renaissance Palazzo style structure incorporates Venetian and Florentine architecture.  At the time it was a building which aimed to be the most outstanding in the Southern Hemisphere. It also
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Exploring the Coal Loader

nsw 23 Mar 2023
Join us for a guided tour of the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability which opened mid 2011. A former industrial site with an interesting history, it operated for over 70 years from the early 1920s, primarily as a transfer depot for coal from bulk carriers. Dedicated as public open space
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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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Women’s Art at the Academy

nsw 18 Mar 2023
Woodford Academy has a significant number of artworks within its collection, many of which are by talented women. As a continuation of International Women’s Day (marked the week prior on Wednesday 8 March) we will display and discuss the stunning works of female artists such as Rosie Bonheur, Isabelle Bowden
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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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Gardeners’ Breakfast

nsw 30 Mar 2023
Autumn is one of the best times to enjoy the Retford Park gardens, with its crisp mornings and vivid colours. Join us for a delicious breakfast of local goodies including croissants, frittatas, fruit and more, followed by a morning walk in the beautiful grounds led by Head Gardener, Keith Hunter.
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Jazz in the Garden with Kate Woolfe Big Bad Swing Band

nsw 4 Mar 2023
Kate Woolfe Big Bad Swingers Style is true classic jazz played live. The immediacy and warmth of live music make for elegant, mesmerising moments set to be enjoyed in the garden of Norman Lindsay Gallery under the starry night sky.  Playlist is the familiar, revisited, rendering vintage jazz and modern
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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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Member Welcome (New and Existing)

nsw 3 Mar 2023
Here is an opportunity to meet up with new friends or perhaps reconnect with existing ones. You will learn some of the things the Blue Mountains branch has been doing and at the same time have an opportunity to view the special 50th anniversary exhibition which is showing at Norman
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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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Botanicals at Riversdale

nsw 2 Oct 2022 - 7 May 2023
The gardens of Riversdale are a special place largely established by the Twynam family from the 1870s. The various plants and species were also an inspiration for the artwork of Emily Rose Twynam who lived at the property. Emily drew beautiful illustrations of nature including some 140 drawings in six
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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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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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Spowers & Syme

nsw 3 Dec 2022 - 12 Feb 2023
Celebrating the artistic friendship of Melbourne artists Ethel Spowers and Eveline Syme, Spowers & Syme presents the changing face of interwar Australia through the perspective of two remarkable women artists. The exhibition offers rare insight into the unlikely collaboration between the daughters of rival media families. Studying together in Paris and later
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Hobartville Estate – Unlocked

nsw 26 Mar 2023
This tour is now sold out. Discover Hobartville Estate – a substantially intact early colonial homestead group, featuring one of the finest pre-1830 houses in the country; extremely rare for its intact setting, landscape features and outbuildings of various ages, and seldom opened for public viewing. Take this rare opportunity
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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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Telling Tales

nsw 3 Dec 2022 - 30 Jan 2023
This exhibition highlights some of the remarkable achievements of our volunteers and the wider Everglades community. From stunning embroidery depicting art deco themes to beautifully hand painted banners, this diverse and colourful collection will interest anyone who has a passion for heritage and the special place Everglades House & Gardens
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