Ukranian Easter Egg Decorating Workshop - 08 April 2017

Discover the tradition artform of pysanky writing for decorating eggs this Easter.

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Anzac Day "Heth: Norman Hetherington – Artist at War" floor talk with Rebecca Hetherington

Norman Hetherington, Douglas Refeulling Jacquinot Bay NB (New Britain) June 45, 1945, pen and watercolour on paper.

Join us for a gallery floor talk following the Anzac Day service at Muswellbrook Cenotaph, on the corner of Bridge and Market Streets Muswellbrook, on Sunday 26 April 2017.

Norman Hetherington is best known as the man behind Mr Squiggle but it was war service during WWII that took his drawings and cartoons off the page and put them on the stage. His daughter Rebecca Hetherington who has curated this exhibition of his artwork done during his time in the Army will give you an insight into Norman’s feelings about his time in the Army, some of the stories behind the art and how his war art influenced his later creations including Mr Squiggle.

A Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest touring exhibition.


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44th Muswellbrook Art Prize catalogue

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Exhibition period 12 March to 07 May 2017. All items for sale.

44th Muswellbrook Art Prize catalogue

The Muswellbrook Shire Council gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Bengalla Mining Company Pty Limited not only for their sponsorship of this year's 44th Muswellbrook Art Prize but also for their ongoing commitment to the Muswellbrook Art Prize over the past 23 years.

The Muswellbrook Art Prize selects only the very best works to compete in the final adjudication and be displayed in the exhibition. This year 71 successful Finalists were c h osen across the three sections of the Prize from a total of 710 entries.

Muswellbrook Shire Council would like to thank the 2017 Muswellbrook Art Prize Selection Panel for their time and effort in selecting those finalists:

Brad Franks, Arts Centre Manager, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

Jade Goodwin, Arts Centre Assistant, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

Bruce Tindale, Visual Art Consultant

This year the final adjudicator is Professor Ian Howard, UNSW Art & D esign. Muswellbrook Shire Council welcomes Mr Howard to the 44th Muswellbrook Art Prize and thanks him for availing the Prize of his expertise.

FREE Monthly Manga workshops for young people at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre.

Club Manga Mania is here!

10.30-11.30am Sundays monthly with Jade Goodwin.
Ideal for 8-14 year olds.

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Resin Art Workshop - Saturday 01 April

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In this full day workshop with Naomi Norris, artist and owner of Brook Gallery, Muswellbrook, workshop participants will learn the techniques and processes used in resin art and create their own resin art pendants..

Where: Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
What: Part 1 - Resin mould making; Part 2 - Creating one of a kind resin pendants
When: 10am to 5pm, Saturday 1st April 2017
Cost: FREE workshop presented by Upper Hunter Artists Network & Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
Bring: Bring hair net or tie, old clothes (nothing fluffy), glasses if required, items for embedding into resin (maximum 28x6mm), lunch. All additional resin materials will be supplied.

Bookings are essential, REGISTER NOW!

For more information call 6549 3800.

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Autumn 2015 newsletter

Introducing upcoming exhibitions of the 43rd Muswellbrook Art Prize, Nocturne Muswellbrook - Revisited, and the commemorative ANZAC Day "Brothers in Arms".


Arts Centre Newsletter Autumn 2015

Summer 2014/15 newsletter

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First call for entries to the 43rd Muswellbrook Art Prize. Featuring round-up of the 2014 Local Art Awards exhibitions, plus upcoming exhibitions for early 2015, and a sneak peek at other upcoming exhibitions for later in 2015.


Arts Centre Newsletter Summer 2014/2015

2015 Muswellbrook Art Prize exhibition catalogue now available

Pick up your 2015 Muswellbrook Art Prize exhibition catalogue at the Arts Centre or download now.


43rd Muswellbrook Art Prize Catalogue

Limited edition book of Hanna Kay's latest works now available at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

To accompany the current exhibition of works by Hanna Kay, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre is proud to present a signed, limited edition catalogue of Hanna Kay's most recent works - 'TRAJECTORY'.

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Winner of 24th Muswellbrook Photographic Award announced

The winner of the 24th Muswellbrook Photographic Award is Edward Gillan.

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Sunday Pastels with Jean Davies

Following the success of the 'Follow the Page' pastel workshops in 2013, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre will be conducting FREE Pastel Workshops, once again under the expert guidance of Jean Davies.

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New book available for sale: Muswellbrook School of Arts and beyond

This book outlines the history of the Muswellbrook School of Arts building published by Muswellbrook Shire Council to commemorate the buildings 100 year celebration.

Each fully illustrated limited edition has been signed by the author, Bill Spicer. Copies of the book are available for purchase from the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre for $25.00ea.