The Doors Are Opening

PODspace Opening

This has been a busy week for PODspace!  We have had our carpets cleaned, our gallery lights installed and most importantly we have hung our first exhibition!! We are all exhausted but very excited to have our artist-run gallery back and ready for artists, both emerging and established to exhibit in.

The opening for our first exhibition will be this Thursday.  It’s a FUNDRAISER exhibition and proceeds from this exhibition will go towards completing gallery renovations.  We hope to see you there!

When: This Thursday, 17 Nov from 6pm

Where: PODspace gallery, 401 Hunter St, between Auckland St and Civic Theatre

ALL are welcome!

PODspace thanks in advance all the artists who are exhibiting in this exhibition: Michael BELL, Michelle BRODIE, Simone DARCY, Trine DEANS, Jen DENZIN, Penny DUNSTAN, Peter LANKAS, Claire MARTIN, Anne MCLAUGHLIN, Olivia PARSONAGE, Michael RANDALL, Una REY, Emily ROBERTS, Mandy ROBINSON, Gillean SHAW, Alison SMITH, Peter SPEIGHT, Lezlie TILLEY, Shan TURNER-CAROLL, Ahn WELLS, Josh WHITE.

If you’d like to know more about PODspace, visit our blog:  You can also view past exhibitions here.  If your interested in exhibiting or becoming a volunteer at PODspace please email us:

Octapod Launch Celebration

The Octapod Association will be launching its new space at 401 Hunter St on Friday 2nd December from 4pm to 6pm. The event will be an opportunity for the Octapod to opens its doors to the community and celebrate its long history of supporting the arts in the Hunter region.

Octapod relocated in August 2011 from its home of 11 years, the TPI House on King St.  Since moving to 401 Hunter St staff and volunteers have been refurbishing and renovating the new residence. With the hard work completed the Octapod is ready to open the doors for a celebration and make a toast to the valued past and exciting future of the organisation.

“We are really excited about opening this new space and inviting the community to come and celebrate with us” Christina Robberds, the Octapod Coordinator said.

Podspace an artist run gallery has built new gallery walls and will exhibit a fundraising exhibition on the evening of the launch. The Vault, a display of Octapod historic photos and memorabilia will also be available for viewing. There will be entertainment provided by Phoebe Daicos, a moving and talented local singer-song writer.

“We are gearing up for our 2012 program which will focus on providing more skills development opportunities for artists through creative industry forums. We really want this space to feel welcoming and open, so the community can make the most of our resources and support” Christina Robberds commented.

The Octapod Launch Party will kick off at 4pm on Friday 2nd December at 401 Hunter St Newcastle and is open to the public.

Hatch: Octapod Creative Ideas Night