Category Archives: News

Art After Hours | Arty Party

Arts and Culture Matters! Join us for a conversation about the importance of arts and culture to the Cessnock region’s economic wellbeing. The region is home to an exciting fusion of artists, creative activities and arts and cultural venues. These extraordinary creative resources are often untapped, underdeveloped or under supported. This free event is tailored […]

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Complete TINA survey! Win* a prize!

This is Not Art (TiNA) 2018 is over! What an incredible weekend! Plenty of new ideas shared, new friends made, artists presenting new work for the very first time. THANK YOU to everyone who helped make it happen – the artists, the volunteers, the team behind the scenes at Crack X Festival Critical Animals National Young Writers’ Festival and […]

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ACCESSIBLE ARTS AND OCTAPOD PARTNER TO RESEARCH NEEDS OF ARTISTS WITH DISABILITY IN LOWER HUNTER

An exciting new partnership is underway between Accessible Arts and Octapod, the Lower Hunter region’s key arts and cultural service organisation. This partnership between the two organisations is about undertaking a research project focused on the arts and cultural needs of people with disability in the Lower Hunter. As part of Accessible Arts efforts to […]

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Newcastle’s 21st annual This Is Not Art festival unveils 2018 lineup

A full list of artists presenting at this year’s This is Not Art (TiNA) festival has today been unveiled to the public. Now in its 21st year, the festival will again deliver an exciting lineup of dynamic emerging arts for audiences to devour. Featured in the 2018 edition will be a mix of established names, noteworthy […]

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This is Not Art (TiNA) 2018 Volunteer Call Out NOW OPEN

Get behind the scenes of one of Australia’s most loved arts festivals. Volunteer with us in 2018! Getting involved with TINA through a volunteer or student placement is a great way to build professional, industry-relevant skills; networks and confidence while having heaps of fun! Volunteers are needed behind the scenes in both the lead up and during […]

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NYWF Zine Fair 2018 Stallholder Applications #### EXTENDED ###

Sunday, September 30, 2018 11am – 4pm at Newcastle Region Library as part of This is Not Art (TiNA) Newcastle, NSW ### Applications HAVE BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MONDAY 6 AUGUST. ### NYWF have received lots of applications so far but want to make this an even bigger event so have extended the deadline for applications. […]

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Octapod welcomes new board members

Octapod welcomes Chanel Egan as Treasurer, Lauren van Katwyk and Mercedes Bullock as General Members, and returning members Jenna Blayden (Chair), Karen Stace (Deputy Chair), Zephie Cerny (Secretary), Stuart Slough (General Member), Emily Bowen (General Member), Emily Davies O’Sullivan (General Member) and Emma Levine (General Member) as the result of recent elections at its Annual General Meeting in May 2018. The Octapod board thanks outgoing Treasurer Catherine Olivier and wishes her well in her relocation to Sydney. […]

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Smart Art Includes You – In School Program

Octapod has partnered with Ability Links NSW and Community Disability Alliance Hunter (CDAH) to deliver a program called ‘Smart Art Includes You’ across Hunter region schools during Term 2 this year.  Primary and High Schools across the region including the Central Coast, Upper Hunter and Port Stephens will experience workshops and presentations with CDAH Peer […]

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Creative Streets grant workshop – Maitland

Octapod will be running a FREE grant writing workshop at Maitland Regional Art Gallery on Thursday 5 July from 5.30pm to 7.30pm to will assist artists to develop high quality applications for Maitland City Council’s Creative Streets program. Auslan interpreted event. Maitland City Council is calling for Expression of Interest for their Creative Streets program which funds artists […]

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Board members wanted

Octapod is looking for two new people to join the board at the upcoming AGM in May. We are looking for a new Treasurer and a General Member with contracts experience. If you don’t fit into either category but are interested, please still get in touch. We want people who have bright ideas, relevant skills […]

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