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

Our Artists pay tribute to, mountains which are the source of our rivers, meandering through the landscape and ending up at the sea. Our artworks depict nature providing a life giving environment.

Printmaking Group which has a display of the culmination of 12 month’s printmaking. The group has explored many techniques of lino cutting, etching and multi plate printmaking  Feature Artists :- Milja Phillipson (Photography) from 31 July – 20 August followed by Isabel Pringle 21 August – 10 September. Feature Potter August – Denise Tucker. September – Rhaine Clayton. Click here to view photos.

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 Beth Raftery.

23rd October – 3rd December “Memories of Our Travels” as well as  “Fabulous Fakes until 6th Nov followed by Christmas Display.

To coincide with Port Stephens Sister City 10th Anniversary with Tateyama in Japan our artists will put on a display of Cities of the world. Fabulous Fakes will be the second exhibition on display until 6th November.

Christmas Display will feature from 7th November with the much sought after raffle being drawn on 20th December. Feature Artists :- Therese Smith from 23 Oct  – 12 Nov followed by Meryl Miller 13 Nov- 3 Dec. Feature Potter November – Helga Greiter. December – Riko Eguchi

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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.