Category Archives: News

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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This Is Not Art is upon us. Are you ready?

The Octapod is alive and bustling with T.I.N.A volunteers, festival coordinators and frantic zine makers asking for long arm staplers. This Is Not Art is on the cusp of kicking off and fingers crossed the programs will arrive at the door any moment. It’s nail biting stuff. So what do you need to do to […]

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This Is Not Art Program 2011

TINA Festival Of course, the office at the Pod is bustling now with growing TINA activity. The venues map is on the wall, the phone is running hot, and nearly all our energy is pointing towards TINA from now until the 29th. Programme Online The festival programme has gone to the printers and the online […]

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Inspiring Creative Partnerships

What a bumper blog this week! Community Partnerships In A Minute filmmaking Octapod is a resource base for creative projects. One thing that particularly makes us wag our tails is working in partnership with artists and organisations to support participation in arts and cultural activities. If you have a project idea, don’t sit on your […]

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