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

Velvet cushion hand dyed

Leah Fawthrop

My work history encompasses arts administration, event management, grant applications, community liaison, community cultural development, retail customer service, relationship building, community arts, arts management, office and coordination roles.

mixed media acrylic and oil paints on canvas

Alexander Cooper-Rye

Born 1995; Alexander Cooper-Rye is an emerging visual artist living in Lake Macquarie, NSW. He works with Octapod as a projects assistant volunteer.

Cooper-Rye works within the mediums of painting and digital

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Hand made ceramic domestic ware and jewellery direct from the studio.



House of Bec

HOUSE OF BEC is the work of Rebecca Stern, an English girl with a love of kind words, old treasures and the beauty of nature. In her home

CultureHunter_image Ahn Wells


Ahn Wells is a Newcastle-based artist, curator and owner of Gallery 139.

Wells makes work across the mediums of installation, sculpture and works on paper. She


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.

We are located…


Laura Mallalue

Studied fine arts, photography, drawing etc, graphic design, interior design, hairdressing, currently studying event management would love to eventually plan events such as Tina and others.