Culture Hunter

The Lower Hunter region has a diverse arts and cultural sector with a range of programs, projects, activities and events occurring across art forms. It includes the Local Government Areas of Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle and Port Stephens.

The Directory section of Culture Hunter is divided according to different sectors:

Each sector snapshot provides an overview of that sector in the Lower Hunter region as well as directory entries for individual creative practitioners, groups and organisations.

Culture Hunter is a showcase of the cultural diversity of the Lower Hunter region – the place to find artists, groups and arts organisations, across all sectors.

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Latest Directory Listings

Gallery 139

Gallery 139

Opening in February 2015, Gallery 139 is an independent art gallery run by Newcastle-based artist and curator, Ahn Wells. Located down “the gallery end” of Beaumont St, Hamilton,


Choir V

Newcastle based Baroque group Choir V, a group of six local, professional singers come together each year to produce a concert series. This year’s concert, Monteverdi, Mozart & Mendelssohn,

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Acappella Nova

Acappella Nova Community Vocal Ensemble was started by Anna Sandstrom  in 2002 for students who had completed Acappella singing at WEA and wanted to continue singing together. Samantha Cobcroft took…

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Musical Matinees

Musical Matinees inspires audiences & artists alike through the provision of concerts throughout the Hunter region. We enhance the lives of those in the Hunter region through the inspirational


Shaunie P Music

Shaunie P Music specialises in providing therapeutic and interactive music sessions for people with disabilities.

Our specialist services primarily, but not exclusively, cater to organisations that work with



Hunter Wine Country Markets is a mixed boutique market featuring local Artisans.

Stalls range from fashion, candles, jewellery, food,artisan soaps pottery and much more.

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Newcastle Popup Play

We meet the last Friday of each holidays at Wickham Park, Albert street, armed with rolls of tape, cardboard boxes, plenty imagination and friends for a morning of


Octapod Creative Access Network

Octapod recognises and actively supports the value of culture and the arts to support and sustain an inclusive community. Through our Creative Access Program we seek to: