Welcome Back!

We say welcome back although, in fact, it’s Octapod that’s been away for the break and you’ve been still there, inhabiting your body in that characteristic way that flesh and blood living creatures have. And maybe you’ve been checking your inbox or the blog at hourly intervals to see if Octapod has risen again and will start pumping out those artsy tidbits that keep your soul alive.

Well here we are. We dusted off the office chairs on Monday 30th and we opened for public access today the 1st. We hope your Summer was fantastic and you’re embarking on a buzzing and fulfilling year. And Octapod is here to add a little bit more buzz and fulfilment to anyone’s year.

Opening Hours

Octapod is open for public access the same hours as before the New Year:

Wednesday to Friday, 12 – 5pm. PODSpace Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, 12 – 5pm.

PODspace reOPENs for 2012. 

The first exhibition for 2012 is a group exhibition called OPEN HOUSE.  It is our first Salon hang and we have enjoyed the challenge of placing all the works harmoniously on the gallery walls.  If anything this type of hanging style shows how the space can be used differently.

OPEN HOUSE will officially open on Thursday 2 Feb from 6pm with an introduction by the Newcastle Herald’s art critic Una Rey. Everyone is welcome to the openings, light refreshments are served and often the artists attend so you can chat to them during the night.

Exhibition dates: wed 1 – sat 18 feb 2012

Opening night: Thursday 2 Feb from 6pm

Gallery hours: wed – sat 12-5pm

blog: podspacegallery.blogspot.com

We hope to see you there!  Remember to sign our comments book and let us know your thoughts of this exhibition.

install of OPEN HOUSE, just a bit of tweaking to do before the exhibition commences



Paid Position – Applications close Friday 3rd of February

Octapod has funding to employ a Business and Funding Development Coordinator, working 15 hours per week to build business relationships and source funds through a variety of means. The job description is available on the website at http://octapod.org/news/position-readvertised-business-and-funding-development-coordinator. Get your application in by 5pm this Friday, 3rd of February.

Octapod Board member Citizen of the Year

Board member David Horkan has been named Newcastle Citizen of the Year for his years of contribution to the cultural life, principally in his work in support of the Regal Cinema and the campaign to reopen it. We’re glad to have David on the Octapod board and we congratulate him on his award.