Category Archives: News

All is calm, all is bright

It’s our first Christmas in our shiny new location! The street frontage at 401 Hunter St is an exciting opportunity for meeting new friends passing by and PODspace has already made great use of the window in two exhibitions. Octapod will close for more than month in the Summer. The holidays here start on Friday […]

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Constellations

PODspace Update The FUNDRAISER exhibition has come down to make way for the next.  It has been an exciting and successful start to the new gallery.  We have had many compliments on the new space and positive feedback about the move to Hunter Street. Art critic, Jill Stowell from the Newcastle Herald commented on PODspace  […]

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Making Art Accessible

PODSpace Launches in New Space This week the first exhibition at our new space opened on Thursday nightto a packed gallery!  Jonathan Carroll from The Herald came along and took several snaps for the social pages.  If you missed out spotting yourself or a friend in Monday the 21st of November’s paper check out page […]

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The Doors Are Opening

PODspace Opening This has been a busy week for PODspace!  We have had our carpets cleaned, our gallery lights installed and most importantly we have hung our first exhibition!! We are all exhausted but very excited to have our artist-run gallery back and ready for artists, both emerging and established to exhibit in. The opening […]

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The Paint Has Dried

An Update from the team at Podspace The Pod Team has turned into the Pod Painting Team this week.  Thanks to our hard working builders, we started painting on Thursday morning assuming that we would get it all over and done with by 4pm.  Turns out painting takes longer than we expected and we are […]

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PODSpace – What’s the News?!?!

If you’ve walked past the Pod in the last couple of weeks, I’m sure you noticed the exciting building work that’s been going on. So where’s it up to, you ask? Well,… ART COUNTS Actually, first just let me tell you about the Art Counts Exhibition. Run by Disability Network Hunter and supported by Octapod, […]

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Seed to Seedling

SEED:  Fig Tree Community Garden Art Workshop Over the winter months, something new has been happening at the perennially cool Fig Tree Community Garden. Seed, a series of art workshops, led by artists Helen Hopcroft and Trevor Horsnell, has become part of the Garden’s monthly Sunday working bee. While doing fun stuff, like painting up […]

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Look What We SAW!

CAPSULE Tomorrow night, Octapod hosts its first public event in the new space! CAPSULE is Octapod’s new monthly short films night and it launches tomorrow at 7pm, 401 Hunter St. Entry is free for Octapod members and $2/ $3 for non-members. You can become a member when you get here and come for free for […]

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Eye Pod

After the extravaganza of theatre, writing, electronica and all kinds of diverse and exciting art-forms that TINA brings, Octapod is remembering another of our great loves – visual art. We have exciting visions of the networking and collaborative opportunities that the new space will bring. And there are fantastic things that Octapod is already doing […]

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Was It As Good For You?

So TINA is over again. That whirlwind of activity and creativity that hurtles through Newcastle every Spring is clattering off into the distance leaving a wake of exhausted artists and organisers. (The office is closed this week while everyone takes a bit of a breath.) Octapod would like to congratulate all those involved in this […]

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