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Events in Armidale

No matter what time of year you visit, chances are there will be an event or festival in or around Armidale.

Events not to be missed include the Autumn Festival, Big Chill Festival, The Bach Festival, The New England Garden Festival, Armidale International Film Festival and Guyra Lamb and Potato Festival. Other great annual events include New England Sings, The Armidale Cup, Guyra Trout Festival, Armidale Youth Orchestra Garden Party, Vintage Truck, Machinery and Heavy Horse Show and the NEGS Equestrian events. The calendar is full with premier sport events including the TAS Rugby Carnivals, Tour de Rocks and the 12hr Mountain Bike Enduro.

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ArtsNational: “Joy Hester: Love,…”

Michael Hoskins Creative Arts Centre The Armidale School, 87 Douglas Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Joy Hester:  Love, Loss and Redemption - Kendrah Morgan (AUS) From the late 1930s to the end of the 1950s Joy Hester forged a body of work that was distinctly her own, groundbreaking in its conception and assertions. Working almost exclusively with ink and gouache on paper she broke with convention and used drawing as a tool to grasp the essence of being human. She portrayed life in all its complexity, tackling subjects that were highly provocative during her lifetime: […]

$25

ArtsNational Lecture: “The Architecture of Mughal India:…”

Michael Hoskins Creative Arts Centre The Armidale School, 87 Douglas Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

The Architecture of Mughal India:  Palaces, Mosques, Gardens and Mausoleums - Dr John Stevens (UK) Before the British arrived in India, the Indian subcontinent was ruled by the Mughal Emperors. The stunning buildings and gardens they constructed have left an indelible stamp on India’s architectural and cultural landscape. Mughal architecture and the colourful personalities involved in their construction fused elements from Islamic, Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural traditions, and gave rise to some of the most beautiful and iconic buildings […]

$25

ArtsNational Lecture: “What Have the Huguenots…”

Michael Hoskins Creative Arts Centre The Armidale School, 87 Douglas Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

What Have the Huguenots Ever Done for Us?  Mass Migration and the Arts in Britain - Vivienne Lawes (UK) The mass migration of the French Protestant Huguenots in the 16th and 17th centuries impacted the arts, the military and finance sectors of the countries to which they fled after suffering Catholic persecution in their homeland. It is estimated that upwards of 50,000 Huguenots settled in the British Isles alone and this lecture looks at how the artistic works of the Huguenots changed […]

$25

ArtsNational Lecture: “Breeches, Bonnets and Bags”

Michael Hoskins Creative Arts Centre The Armidale School, 87 Douglas Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Breeches, Bonnets and Bags - Rosalind Whyte (UK) This lecture follows the different fashions as revealed in paintings, looking at dress and accessories, and some of the more ridiculous styles of fashion from the 16th century to the 19th century. In times when Sumptuary Laws prescribed what could be worn according to social status in society, fashion was much less of a personal choice and more a reflection of social standing. This lecture explores the wildest extremes of fashion through the […]

$25

ArtsNational Lecture: “Matisse: Simple Beauty”

Michael Hoskins Creative Arts Centre The Armidale School, 87 Douglas Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Matisse:  Simple Beauty - Paul Chapman (UK) Matisse is regarded as one of the artists who best helped to define the revolutionary developments in the visual arts throughout the opening decades of the twentieth century. During WWI he moved from Paris to the South of France, where his work became more figurative and traditional.  He was heralded as an upholder of the French Classical tradition and in later age he had a second flourish as an avant-garde artist. Paul Chapman is […]

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ArtsNational Lecture: “Building a Collection”

Michael Hoskins Creative Arts Centre The Armidale School, 87 Douglas Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Building a Collection - Leigh Capel (AUS) This lecture will explain the processes of acquiring art, building a collection and navigating the art world. Find out the basic principles to consider as well as what types of art or situations to avoid.  There will be insights into condition and restoration and how it affects value, and ways to detect fakes and forgeries. Cycles and changing tastes over time will also be covered. Leigh Capel has been working in the art […]

$25