Category Archives: News

Culturehunter.org conversing with the rich diversity of the Hunter

Culturehunter.org has been conducting case studies on local artists. This is one way in which Octapod, through culturehunter.org , can support the Hunter Region arts community. The case studies along with the artist’s profiles are loaded onto the culturehunter website and provide a honest and interesting insight into the lives and experiences of practicing artist. […]

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culturehunter.org….a fresh way to access the arts

The Hunter is awash with cultural activities for the whole community to enliven senses and souls.  culturehunter.org is the Hunter’s portal to the arts, with the website going through some major changes in the last few months, it now has a fresh new look. It is a verstile and easy way to sift through the masses of […]

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Jump on Board – Octapod needs new sailors..

Octapod is holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday 30 April, 1-2pm. We are looking for new board members to join the team. Octapod has played a significant role in Newcastle’s cultural landscape for many years and it’s existence relies on the diversity and enthusiasm of it’s board members and volunteers. With the commitment of […]

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Get Involved at the Octapod: a benefit to you and your community!!!!

Octapod was founded by an informal volunteer collective way back in 1996, it’s growth has been dependent on a long history of dedicated volunteer participation. In 2011, this is still the case and the organisation still strives to provide meaningful opportunities for volunteers. While volunteering helps others, it can also be good for your health. […]

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Return to Super Death Canyon: Payback Time

Now showing at Podspace Gallery>  A digital drawn exhibition with video game nostalgia.. Return to Super Death Canyon: Payback Time ..by Daniel Smith and Albatross Wirehead Join our hero Carlos, as he returns to Super Death Canyon. What happened there the first time is a mystery because no one speaks of it. All we know […]

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SeedPod Recipients Announced

Octapod is really excited to announce the two recipients of our inaugural SeedPod Community Cultural Development (CCD) Program, which is designed to support artists to work with communities on creative projects. And the recipients are…….. Tara Jones ..will run a series of film making workshops for a group of with a diverse mix of women,encompassing […]

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New Bods to Share the Pod!

There’s lots to share with you this week and we wanted to start by introducing:- New Bods: Meet Eliza Adams who is our new This Is Not Art [TINA] festival director.  We’re delighted to have her on board and she’s hit the deck running!  [See information below and also Twitter + Facebook updatesl  Submissions for […]

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A Christmas Nod from the Pod

Greetings Octapod-ites and may you have a joyous Christmas/New Year! Remember, when you’re celebrating, to stay safe ….so that you’ll be around – healthy and well – to participate in the 2011 Octapod adventures!  Don’t lose your head – especially if it’s wearing its artistic hat!  We need all of those we can get! Get […]

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Hands On! Hands In! Hands Up!

Research shows that communities which have an active involvement in the arts have a  greater individual and community “well-being” factor.  Being involved in artistic and creative activities is a way of exploring and expressing our culture and underlying values.  It strengthens the bond of Community and it enhances the Individual’s sense of belonging. Newcastle has […]

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Get your Bod to the Pod!

Hey There, Welcome to the world of Octapod – if you’re in Newcastle and haven’t checked us out yet, then what are you waiting for? If you’re associated with the Arts in any way, in any form, then we’re your No. 1 support body in the Hunter Region.  Got a creative idea you’d like to […]

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