What’s On

JANUARY: Newstead Live Makers Gallery: 25, 26, 27 January

As part of Newstead Live 2020, the Arts Hub will host a gallery of hand-made instruments and their makers.

A chance to see and hear some of the most skilfully crafted instruments around, and to talk to the makers about their work and their music. A perfect opportunity to buy a unique and beautiful instrument. Check out the stellar line-up here!

Our gallery walls will feature local artists: Dean McLaren – Music makers from Newstead Live; George Duckett – Piano works; Chrisanne Blennerhassett – Forest requiem; Frances Guerin – ceramics.

Everyone welcome. Gallery times: Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 January, 10am – 5pm & Monday 27 January, 10am-12 noon.

SPECIAL EVENT Inaugural Fundraising Dinner & Art Auction: Sat 15 February

Karen Pierce: Before refurbishment

Join us for our Inaugural Fundraising Dinner & Art Auction on the Historic Railway Platform – Saturday 15th February 2020, 6pm onwards.

Enjoy a delicious dinner, good company, and our art auction.

$75.00 per person (inc booking fee, gst, credit card fee). Includes delicious local bubbly and canapes on arrival, two-course sit down dinner on a long table along the platform, with art works donated by well-established artists auctioned between courses. Wine and soft drinks included.

Seats at our table are limited. Book early through Humanitix by Monday 10 Feb at 4pm.

Printing from Nature: workshop
Sunday 1 March, 10am – 3pm

Nature printing is a way to capture the beauty and detail of natural specimens – feathers, grasses, leaves and more. Join Rhyll Plant – Castlemaine printmaker – for this one-day workshop at the Newstead Arts Hub on Sunday 1 March, 10am to 3pm.

Long before cameras, images from nature were captured by pressing an inked specimen on to paper. You’ll learn a range of techniques at this creative and engaging workshop and go home with your own beautiful nature prints.

Read more and book via Humanitix.

FEBRUARY The Nature of Colour – Opens Sat 8 February

This exhibition explores the diversified colours of nature, through different media, painting, photography and eco printing. Artists: Milton Moss, Craig Gaston, Kate Borradaile, Ange Westcott – for more about each artist, check the exhibition page.

Exhibition dates: 8 February – 1 March 2020, Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-3pm.

Opening: Saturday 8 February 2pm. Join the artists to celebrate the opening of their exhibition. All welcome.

MARCH Photographers of the Goldfields 2020: Opens 7 March

Uncovering the tiniest world in a dew drop to expansive Goldfields landscapes.
Bronwyn Silver, Geoff Park, Patrick Kavanagh and Janet Barker see their photography as a way of celebrating and ultimately protecting nature.
Saturday 7 March – Sunday 29 March, 2020
Launch: Sunday 8 March, 11 am. All welcome.