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Octapod AGM 18 May

Octapod’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Monday 18 May, 7-8pm at Pachamama House, 21 Gordon Avenue, Hamilton. Come along and share with us as we celebrate the achievements of 2014. Drinks and nibbles provided. Octapod members are invited to consider joining the board. This voluntary role has a commitment of a 2 hour […]

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PODspace presents ‘Identity’ exhibition

PODspace in association with the Disability Network Hunter presents its first pop up exhibition for 2015 with ‘Identity’ at Newcastle Art Space from 16 April – 3 May. ‘Identity’ explores this universal theme – what defines who you are? What makes you tick? How do you express that? Each of the artists has responded in […]

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Creative Access Network explores the visual arts

If you are interested in inclusive arts practice or want to find out more about the local visual arts scene come to the next Creative Access Network meeting at the Newcastle Community Arts Centre. There will be a presentation about the Centre’s diverse arts programs and we will take an accessible tour of some of the […]

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TiNA artist applications NOW OPEN!

Artist applications for This is Not Art (TINA) 2015 are now open! As one of the nation’s leading contemporary and emerging arts festivals, TiNA continues to create experimental environments where artists can test and exchange ideas that belong outside of institutions. Produced by Octapod in Newcastle since 1998, TiNA has grown to become one of […]

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LMCAG Arts and Disability Programming Forum

This forum will bring together people working in the fields of disability, mental health and arts to discuss what services and arts programs are currently available in the region. The key aim of the session is to formulate how partnerships and networking can maximise positive outcomes for the sector including programming under the NDIS. The day […]

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TiNA Artist Info Sessions

Are you an artist interested in presenting work at TiNA 2015?   Applications from individuals and groups are accepted annually via the Artist Call Outs from each co-presenter. 9th – 30th March 2015 (close midnight). This year we are holding three info sessions to give artists the opportunity to find out more about what’s involved […]

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Culture Hunter: New Year. New Look

Culture Hunter has been revamped! We hope you like the new look and improved functionality. So, what’s new about Culture Hunter? The site revolves around a Directory, Events, News and Resources. The Directory is now categorised according to art form, region and type (individual, group or organisation) which means it’s easier to find out who’s who across the […]

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Mentoring and auspicing services now available

For a long time Octapod has auspiced projects on an ad hoc basis, including the Cultural STOMP Festival and Critical Animals, and we’ve always provided advice to artists – but now we are making it official, with the launch of our auspicing and mentoring services. Open to financial members who are Legends or Ambassadors, our auspicing […]

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New board member wanted

Octapod is seeking a new board member to join the team. This is a voluntary position that would suit someone with fundraising experience. The basic commitment is a 2 hour monthly meeting on the 3rd Monday of the month (6-8pm). Given the nature of this role, we would also like the new board member to […]

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Curators wanted for PODspace 2015

Octapod is offering curators the opportunity to get involved with PODspace on a voluntary basis by curating an exhibition in 2015. Following on from the success in 2014 of pop up exhibitions being curated by Alison Smith and Nicole Chaffey (Transit Town at The Station Masters Cottage at Nobbys Lighthouse), Gillean Shaw and Michaela Swan (Other […]

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