Category Archives: News

Graffiti Art Workshop

Youth Lead Direction in Street Art

Youth leaders will host a street art workshop during Youth Week 2017. With funding from a Newcastle City Council Youth Week Grant, young artists will gather at Pachamama House in Hamilton on Saturday 1 April to facilitate a Graffiti Art Workshop coordinated by UP&UP and supported by Octapod. Youth workers, established graffiti artists and a […]

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Newcastle Museum x Critical Animals – Museum Collection Intervention Opportunity for Artists and Writers

Critical Animals is thrilled to be able to announce that they will be presenting our contributing artists, researchers and writers the opportunity to create new works that respond to objects within the Newcastle Museum’s collection and to present their resulting work within the Museum throughout the TiNA weekend. They are looking for proposals for new works to […]

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Makin’ (This is Not) Art Possible

Join us for a special FREE event for Novocastrian writers, theatre makers and artists. Come and meet This is Not Art (TiNA) festival directors as well as local arts industry experts for a powow aimed at improving your skills at writing arts applications. So if you’ve got a burning idea or a soul just bursting […]

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This is Not Art (TiNA) Artist Call Out NOW OPEN

The annual TiNA Artist Call Out is now open! Artists are invited to apply directly to co-presenters National Young Writers’ Festival,  Critical Animals and Crack Theatre Festival. For 20 years This is Not Art has celebrated Newcastle as a first-rate creative city. As one of Australia’s leading contemporary and emerging arts festivals, TiNA provides a national platform […]

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Holiday dates

As the year draws to a close we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported Octapod during the past year. As a small arts organisation we have been very fortunate to have received considerable pro bono support to help us deliver our program. In regional centres like Newcastle community supporters are the […]

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Inside Out #3

Octapod and Maitland Regional Art Gallery welcomes the you, and everyone from the local arts community, to attend the third gathering in a series of inclusive and accessible events to build the professional development and networking opportunities of the Maitland arts community. Come along and contribute to the conversation about the creative opportunities and professional […]

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EXHIBITION | Not My Place….Is it Yours?

Octapod is pleased to present the Not My Place exhibition in conjunction with the Artist Run Initiative Newcastle (ARIN) on Saturday 5 November 2-4pm at The Stage in The Emporium, 185 Hunter St Mall, Newcastle. This exhibition is the culmination of twelve months of inclusive and accessible professional development and peer support opportunities for a group of emerging artists who work […]

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Write Up!

Write Up! is a program of inclusive and accessible peer support, mentoring and professional development opportunities for writers of all abilities. With a focus on professional development experiences such as organised workshops, guest presentations and opportunities to connect with key literary arts communities, events and professionals, the group will also share ideas and support for creative […]

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Volunteer Treasurer wanted for Octapod board

After two years as the Octapod Treasurer, Amanda Mackokatic is stepping down from the role to further her accounting studies. The opportunity exists for someone new to take on the role and contribute their accounting skills to the organisation. As one of NSWs leading regional arts and culture organisations, Octapod works to build the capacity […]

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Inside Out Group Leader – Inclusive Artist Run Initiatives

Inside Out is an inclusive arts development program for Maitland creatives to explore professional opportunities within their local arts community. It offers two inclusive and accessible events at Maitland Regional Art Gallery in 2016 and a unique short term mentoring opportunity for an artist to build their leadership and artist run initiative group facilitation skills. […]

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