Category Archives: News

Creative Access Guide available now

The Creative Access Guide is an initiative of Octapod with support from the City of Newcastle. Through its Creative Access Program, Octapod seeks to support artists with disability and mental illness to develop their skills as well as support the development of inclusive arts programs and models. The Creative Access Guide is a resource that […]

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Don’t Dis My Ability! Party in the Park

Join Octapod as we celebrate International Day for People with Disability at the Don’t Dis My Ability! Party in the Park on Tuesday 3 December at Maitland Park. Octapod will hold an information stall to promote our Creative Access Program. Come and find out how to connect with arts activities across the Hunter region. The […]

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Art Counts celebrates creativity

Over 80 people joined us for the opening of Art Counts on Wednesday 13 November in the  Black Box Theatre at the Newcastle Community Art Centre. The venue was well suited for the opening as Tantrum Theatre’s Creating the Self ensemble gave a short performance and the Connectability Australia Digi PIP (Personal Interest Project) digital […]

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Art Counts exhibition: 13 – 16 November

Art Counts, the annual art exhibition for aspiring artists with disability, will be held at the BlackBox Theatre at the Newcastle Community Art Centre from 13-16 November 2013. The exhibition showcases work from across the arts and disability sectors that focusses on art making, not disability. Highlights this year include sound, performative and installation elements from Tantrum […]

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Video available: The Art Gallery Fiasco – What Have We Learnt?

Octapod Acting Chair, Martin Mackenzie, participated in a panel discussion as part of the Newcastle Institute forum: The Art Gallery Fiasco – What Have We Learnt? on 9 October 2013 at the Newcastle City Hall. The forum focussed on the lessons of this fiasco.  How can the city avoid such failures of decision-making and resultant waste?  Why […]

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CIIC Biztro: All-you-can-digest business advice in 60 minutes

The Enterprise Connect Creative Industries Innovation Centre (CIIC) will be providing free individual business consultations for Newcastle creative businesses on Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st of October delivered in conjunction with Octapod and the City of Newcastle. The CIIC is an initiative of the Australian Government’s Enterprise Connect program, which is supported by the University […]

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Running Your Own Creative Business workshop: 21 October

Places are still available for this one day professional development workshop for creative operators. Presented by Monica Davidson, Running Your Own Creative Business is absolutely essential for those seeking a successful career in any creative industry: Film & TV, Visual Artists, Musicians, Performers, Writers, etc. Although as creatives we often prefer to concentrate on creative […]

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Art Counts: Call for Artists

Art Counts: Call for artists and stallholders with disability Applications for the annual Art Counts exhibition close on 1 November. Works in any medium are welcome from people with disability and carers who live in the Hunter region. Stallholders are also wanted for an Art Market to be held on the opening day of the exhibition from […]

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e-News October: TINA wrap up – Art Counts, Submissions…

Welcome to our October 2013 newsletter featuring the latest from Octapod and arts and culture in the Hunter. This month we say farewell to This is Not Art (TiNA) for another year and look ahead to the Art Counts exhibition for aspiring artists with disability as well as professsional development opportunities for artists and community organisations. TiNA […]

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Octapod e-News August 2013

Welcome to our August 2013 newsletter featuring the latest from Octapod and arts and culture in the Hunter. New Look Octapod Launched Octapod has partnered with Newcastle design studio, Neon Zoo to revitalise the organisation’s identity. As Octapod’s official Design Partner, Neon Zoo has generously committed considerable time and talent refreshing the Octapod brand and the […]

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