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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.

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

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

Preview our Arts Auction here.

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.
Seats at our table are limited. Book through Humanitix

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/Launch: Saturday 8 February 2pm. Join the artists to celebrate the opening of their exhibition. All welcome. Finger food, light refreshments plus red and white wine will be served, with local entertainment during the launch.

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.