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This is Not Art (TiNA) 2016 program now online

TiNA 2016 celebrates Newcastle as a first rate creative city. Full festival program now online With six weeks until This is Not Art (TiNA) 2016 kicks off in Newcastle, the full festival program has now been released online. Boasting 191 free events over four days ranging from panels exploring contemporary arts practice, the ever popular […]

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This is Not Art (TiNA) digital program launch for 2016

Join us as we celebrate the digital launch of the This is Not Art (TINA) program for 2016!  To be held at Vinyl Cafe, one of our key Venue Partners for 2016. Enjoy some performances from local artists, meet the festival directors and check out this year’s program. Hosted by David Graham, National Young Writers’ Festival Co-Director and presenter of local Anti […]

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TiNA 2016 First Program Announcement

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday 11 July 2016 First program announcement for This is Not Art 2016 highlights focus on collaboration and cross-festival pollination. This is Not Art (TiNA) celebrates Newcastle as a first rate creative city. Now in its 19th year, the festival has become an integral part of Newcastle’s arts calendar as […]

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TiNA volunteer/student placement call out

    TINA VOLUNTEER/STUDENT PLACEMENT CALL OUT 2016 TiNA is a four day free multi arts festival that happens over the October long weekend. 29 September – 2 October 2016. Get involved as either a student placement or volunteer. This Is Not Art thrives on the love, skills and talents of its dedicated volunteers – […]

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EOFY Sale: 30% off all merchandise

Get your Octapod or TiNA branded merchandise before 30 June 2016 for 30% off the regular price! Show your support for what we do and help us achieve our vision of a vibrant and inclusive creative sector in the Lower Hunter region. Choose between two styles of TiNA tees, a TiNA tote or two styles […]

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Important update to Culture Hunter

A small but significant change has been made to the Culture Hunter website. In order to post content to the site you now just fill out a form. Simple No more registering or worrying about forgetting your password when you log in. Just click the buttons on the right hand side of the home page – ‘ADD EVENT’ […]

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Octapod launches donation appeal with new organisational model

The launch of Octapod’s annual donation appeal marks a period of consolidation for the organisation, but also one of exciting leadership and development. With a long history of successful innovation creative projects such as This is Not Art, Urchin street magazine, Octapod Zine Library and TiN Radio (online radio station), recent years have seen the […]

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Hunter region’s arts sector shines in Museums Australia Conference Awards

The Hunter region’s thriving and diverse arts sector has been showcased at the Museums Australia Annual National Conference awards with a number of local arts organisations taking out top honours. Projects from Octapod’s This Is Not Art (TiNA) Festival and the Lock Up won and were highly commended in 4 categories at the 2016 Museums […]

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Octapod AGM 25 June 2016

Octapod’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday 25 June, 2-3pm at The Edwards (back garage), Parry St, Newcastle West. Come along and share with us as we celebrate the achievements of 2015. All welcome. Octapod members are invited to consider joining the board. This voluntary role has a commitment of a 2 hour monthly meeting […]

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Pachamama House Open Day

Find out what is going on in your local co-working and social enterprise hub, Pachamama House. Join us as we celebrate our second birthday with an Open Day on Saturday 28 May! Inaugural tenants The Wilderness Society, U3A, The Greens, Pete the Urban Farmer, Newcastle Maker Space and Octapod have now been joined by GET UP, […]

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