Category Archives: News


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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TiNA scoop neck tee

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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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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