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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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Maitland Arts: Accessible and Inclusive FREE Forum

Following on from the success of a similar forum in Port Stephens in April, Octapod is presenting a free forum on 9 May that will bring together the arts and disability communities of Maitland to discuss access and inclusion in the arts within the context of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The day aims to inspire […]

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UP&UP Graffiti Art Workshops

Octapod is proud to support the UP&UP Graffiti Workshops in the April 2016 school holidays. You don’t have to be a street artist to enjoy these interactive workshops. Just turn up & have fun!! The workshops will be facilitated by Shane (Tunz1) and Faith from UP&UP. During the workshop the group will all create a street art […]

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Soap Box in the House – a National Youth Week event

The Soap Box Music Studio is a mobile program which aims to engage young people in exploring their lives through the medium of music. The program uses Hip Hop and other musical forms to expand their creativity and willingness to express the current issues and values that are important to them.This ‘Pop-Up’ Soap Box in […]

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Port Stephens Arts: Inclusive and Accessible FORUM

This free forum on 8 April will bring together the arts and disability communities of Port Stephens to discuss access and inclusion in the arts within the context of the upcoming launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The day aims to inspire individuals with and without disability and organisations from the arts and […]

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Creative Access Network gathering

The Newcastle Creative Access Network is holding its first gathering for 2016 at the Newcastle Art Gallery with a floor talk by the Gallery’s Curator and a guided viewing of the Just Draw exhibition. Open to anyone with an interest in access and inclusion in the arts, the Newcastle Creative Access Network has been facilitated by […]

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Smart Arts Port Stephens: Open for Registration

Octapod is excited to announce that registrations are now open for Smart Arts Port Stephens. Following a recent community consultation with creatives in the Port Stephens area, a tailored program of workshops and one on one consultations is now being offered in March and April. Smart Arts Port Stephens is a series of workshops and individual consultations […]

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This is Not Art (TiNA) Artist Call Out and Information Sessions

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. If your practice falls between the cracks of experimental theatre, contorts words or turns critical thinking on its head, TiNA may well be for you. The place where artists come together, share […]

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