Octapod Christmas Break
As the year draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Octapod board and staff to say thank you to everyone who has supported us this year – volunteering their time and ideas, partnering with us and generally helping us make art things happen across the Greater Newcastle region!
And THANK YOU to the creative community for inspiring us everyday as you express yourself and explore the world around you through your creative work.
2018 was a big year for Octapod
2018 marked Octapod’s second year as a Service Organisation funded by Create NSW. Highlights have been connecting with the creative communities across the region, re-introducing music back into This is Not Art, and presenting at Summits and Symposiums about the value of inclusion and advocating the value of the arts and cultural sector in terms of its social, cultural and economic impact.
We are super proud that two Artist Run Initiatives that we have previously initiated are now thriving as independent collectives (Write Up in Newcastle and Inside Out in Maitland). Inside Out are currently exhibiting at Brough House.
Note that the Octapod office will close on Friday 14 December 2018 and reopen on Tuesday 8 January 2019.