Category Archives: News

Keep the Lights and Sound on This Is Not Art Festival

According to Festival Coordinator Eliza Adam, TINA has been notified that its current triennial funding would not be renewed.  This means with just 12 weeks until the annual arts festival is scheduled to kick-off the TINA operational budget is $18,000 short of its financial need. “Without this money there is a very real threat to […]

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Octapod is asking questions.

In the past Octapod has accomplished an array of worthwhile community projects. We continue to support numerous endeavors and thought we would take the chance to remind you of what we do. If you like what you read, why not follow the link to a quick survey and help us to continue assisting the artists […]

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Take a Street Art Winter Wander

Street Art Walking (SAW) is a place-making project creating (temporary and permanent) public art spaces. It aims to enhance the current aesthetics of the city by creating positive art solutions to public spaces. The project has stemmed from a visual arts project called ‘walkARTbout’ developed as part of 2010 This Is Not Art Festival. The […]

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Projects ! Projects Projects!

Octapod is filled with excitement as tables move and filing cabinets fall out the door. Is there movement in the air or are they just trying to lighten their load or address their feng shui? The answers are yet to come but in the mean time we should all make the most of the free bobs and bits, folders, shelves […]

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Won’t you come and help it grow. On Sunday 29th May Octapod’s Seedpod Program sprouted the first Figtree Community Garden Art Workshop bringing together art, gardening and delicious food. The event was created to initiate the community involvement of an upcoming Garden Mural project, led by artists Helen Hopcroft and Trevor Hornsnell. The day was […]

Read more » conversing with the rich diversity of the Hunter has been conducting case studies on local artists. This is one way in which Octapod, through , can support the Hunter Region arts community. The case studies along with the artist’s profiles are loaded onto the culturehunter website and provide a honest and interesting insight into the lives and experiences of practicing artist. […]

Read more »….a fresh way to access the arts

The Hunter is awash with cultural activities for the whole community to enliven senses and souls. is the Hunter’s portal to the arts, with the website going through some major changes in the last few months, it now has a fresh new look. It is a verstile and easy way to sift through the masses of […]

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Jump on Board – Octapod needs new sailors..

Octapod is holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday 30 April, 1-2pm. We are looking for new board members to join the team. Octapod has played a significant role in Newcastle’s cultural landscape for many years and it’s existence relies on the diversity and enthusiasm of it’s board members and volunteers. With the commitment of […]

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Get Involved at the Octapod: a benefit to you and your community!!!!

Octapod was founded by an informal volunteer collective way back in 1996, it’s growth has been dependent on a long history of dedicated volunteer participation. In 2011, this is still the case and the organisation still strives to provide meaningful opportunities for volunteers. While volunteering helps others, it can also be good for your health. […]

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Return to Super Death Canyon: Payback Time

Now showing at Podspace Gallery>  A digital drawn exhibition with video game nostalgia.. Return to Super Death Canyon: Payback Time Daniel Smith and Albatross Wirehead Join our hero Carlos, as he returns to Super Death Canyon. What happened there the first time is a mystery because no one speaks of it. All we know […]

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