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20 February – 10 April 2018  “Dreams and Journeys in the Main Gallery Fantasy in the Annex

Large modern, impressionistic, contemporary paintings make a stunning atmospheric display and convey mystery and encourage contemplation as to their meaning.  Annex – Let yourself go and enter the world of fantasy as you view these paintings. Feature Artist Helen Love Feb 21 – Mar 20 Joana Johnston Mar 21 – April 10. Feature Potter Feb – Marilyn Dawes, March -Roger Rigby. Click here to view photos.

17-18 March – “Circle of Waste Rag Rug Workshop”

UPCYCLE Newcastle are creating a community made rag rug from old T-shirts, clothing and linen.  Come join us to work on the rug!  Click here for more information.


12 April – 22 May “Nelson Bay Quilters Exhibition”

Creative use of fabric & colour combined, produced this stunning exhibition to stimulate and excite the senses.

23 May – 3 July “A Musical Kaleidoscope of Colour” and in the  Annex “Spinners & Weavers”

Jazz, Blues, Country themes depicted through Artistic impressions will feature in the main Gallery. Complemented by Spinners &  Weavers allowing you to  Wrap yourself in warmth this winter with these hand-made natural fibre items.


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Wheelchair Access

Port Stephens Community Arts Centre open 7 days a week from 10 am until 4 pm, free entry. We have wheelchair access.

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Arts and Crafts Groups

There are a large number of Art and Crafts groups, who meet at the centre on a regular basis to practice their crafts.

Garden Cafe

Our small garden cafe is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00am to 2.30pm. Homemade light lunches.