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7 November – 18 December “Oriental Interlude” as well as a “Christmas Display” until 21st December

We are excited to present a unique cultural exhibition depicting the aspects and diversity of the Asian World. Our second exhibition allows you to fill your stockings this year with fun & fantastic local hand-made goods. Feature Artists Di Baillie from 7 – 27 Nov followed by Ann Margaret Mills Nov 28-Dec 18. Feature Potter Caryl Bryars until 27 Nov followed by Carol Driver. Click here to view photos.

19 December – 29 January “Ocean Blues” as well as a “Children’s World”

Capturing the unique quality of the Australian light and the amazing colours of our oceans, sand, sea & skies. Our second exhibition allows you to step into an exciting display of arts & gifts to enhance your tiny-tots world. Feature Artists Kathi Oastler from 19 Dec – 8 Jan followed by Marianne Newton 9 – 29 Jan 2019. Feature Potter Carol Driver followed by Milja Phillipson Followed by Joel Kuhn.

30 January – 12 March “Summer in the Bay” as well as a “Holiday Jewels”

Reflecting the relaxed Australian way of life and emphasizing the environment of unique colours surrounding us during our holidays in the Bay. Our second exhibition Small paintings taken from sketchbook memories of holidays. Works in pastel, drawing, pen & wash etc. Feature Artists Kathy Murray from 30 Jan – 19 Feb followed by Judy Warren 20 Feb – 12 Mar 2019


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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.