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19th June – 30th July “Large Modern Canvases and Quilts to Warm your Home”

An eclectic presentation covering the explosive elements of creative art on large canvasses. Elements featuring –  line, form, shape, volume, mass, colour, texture, space, time, and motion. Being creative is one of the joys of painting. The variety of the large canvases will suit modern homes.

Our Quilters have prepared items to put warmth into your home & bedroom with one of these colourful quilts. Feature Artists Margaret Brace (Mosaics) from 19 June – 9 July followed by Di Atkinson 10 – 30 July. Feature Potters Joel Murphy and Pam Riddel. Click here to view photos.

31st July – 10th September “Rivers Lakes and Mountains” as well as  “Printmakers Group

Mountains are the source of our rivers, meandering through the landscape and ending up at the sea. These waters provide a life giving environment for life in all its forms, of plants and animal. The art of printmaking will be showcased in this exhibition. Feature Artists Milja Phillipson (Photography) from 31 July – 20 August followed by Isabel Pringle 21 August – 10 September. Feature Potter is Gill Ward.

11th September – 22nd October “Fabulous Fakes” as well as  “Pastel Artworks, a Fusion Display and Quilting Challenge”

Fabulous Fakes is a much sought after exhibition which will showcase copies of Old Masters Works.

The Glass Dome will display Small Treasures created by our fabric artists

Our Talented Pastel Artists will display breathtaking works.

11 – 18 Sept Quilting Challenge will take over the Hall. All quilts will be donated to Ronald McDonald  House Newcastle. Feature Potter is Rhaine Clayton

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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.