This Is Your Brief

Octapod has two new paid positions available! Applications are now being received.

Community Liaison Officer

A part-time position – 6 hours per week – producing media content such as a weekly blog, social media posts, and media releases as well as undertaking community liaison such as online surveys.

For a full position description, see For more information, contact or call 4927 0470.

Applications close 5pm on Friday 17th of Feburary.

This Is Not Art Festival Coordinator

A part-time contract position averaging from 24 up to 38 hours a week until 31 December 2012, or longer dependent on funding.

See the position descirption at For more information, contact or call 4927 0470.

Applications close 5pm Tuesday 21st February.

Your Chance to Screen (and watch) Short Films

Capsule is Octapod’s monthly short films night. It launched in 2011 when participants shared pieces on the theme of “Mash-Ups and Tributes”, with some fantastic derivative works being screened.

This year we’re doing it again and you’re invited to be part of it!

Each month the night will have a different theme and a different presenter. If you’d like to choose a theme and bring some pieces to present, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us on

Or when you come to Capsule to watch the films, if you have a piece to fit the theme, then bring it along!

Media Space at Octapod

We have a space dedicated to video editing and media production and we want to get it up and running again. We’re incubating a small collective to take charge of getting the space happening and we will conduct a tour of the space next month at the first Capsule night for the year.

If you’re interested in the possibilities and want to join the collective or find out more, contact us on or call 4927 0470.

Update from PODSpace Gallery

OPEN HOUSE opened on Thursday night, Una Rey gave an inspiring opening night speech and reminded local artists of their ” immense talent” and to remember to exhibit outside this town also.

We had a packed gallery, made some sales and Johnathan Carroll from the Newcastle Herald popped in and took some photos from the social pages (Monday edition 6 Feb 2012).

The exhibition runs til Saturday 18 Feb, 5pm.  The gallery is open Wed – Sat 12-5pm.

Please call: 0434 886 450, if you have any questions. And stay up to date with all things PODspace-related by visiting

We have started a new initiative and we are featuring a artist each month on our blog.

February’s artist is Newcastle-based artists Nicole Chaffey.  Visit our blog to find a link to her profile. If you’re interested in being a feature artist, make sure you have a profile on the website. It’s free.

PODspace will choose an artist each month.  Let us know who you are, email us at: