Coal River Precinct Walk Launch

Interpretations Exhibition

Our Coal River Precinct Walk brochures that have been produced in association with the NSW Heritage Office will be launched this Friday 4 April @ 7pm

You can either pick up one from the Visitor’s Centre, Lock up Museum and other tourist and historical establishments across the region or download a copy here: Coal River Precinct Walk Brochure

The walking tours will officially be launched at the Opening of Coal River Precinct: Interpretations Exhibition.
An art exhibition of local and invited artists interpreting the Coal River Precinct running from Friday 4 – 20 April 2008. Exhibition opening and launch of the Coal River Precinct Walk brochure on Friday 4 April at 7pm.

Convict Lumber Yard      Nobbys Beach Surf Pavilion      Macquarie Pier     Convict Mine Entrance    Nobbys - Whybagamba

When: 4 April 2008
Where: John Paynter Gallery, the lockup, 90 Hunter Street Newcastle
Time: 7 pm

INTERPRETATIONS : coal river precinct

The exhibition INTERPRETATIONS:coal river precinct, has come about as an opportunity to celebrate our local environment and its history.

Coal River was the original name for the Hunter River and the area emcompases such landmarks as Nobbys, Macquarie Pier, Fort Scratchley, The Pilot Station, Convict Lumber Yard and Foreshore areas.

25 local artists have been inspired by this area and this has resulted in an exciting display of paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media. Allan Chawner, John Earle and Pam Sinnott are 3 of the 25 local artists exhibiting.

This exhibition will run at the same time as the National Trust Festival, the theme of which is “Our Place”.

The National Trust has registered this as one of their key events and this connection is very relevant as is The John Paynter Gallery at the Lockup Hunter St Newcastle, with its rich history where this exhibition will be held.

It will be opened at 7pm Friday 4th April by Gionni Di Gravio the archivist from The University of Newcastle and he will launch the Coal River Walking Tour Brochure.

The artists are very kindly giving 40% commission to the Newcastle Art Gallery Re-development Fund .

We passionately support the eventual building of a café, education facility and more viewing space.

This exhibition is a chance to promote local artists, support the Newcastle Region Gallery’s re-development and create an even greater awareness of our local history.

The Exhibition has been curated by Ann Hardy, Secretary Hunter Branch National Trust, Delilah van Wyk and Varelle Hardy.

Exhibition set up by Ruth Goodwin and Libby Milgate

All Welcome.

Come and support the launch of the Exhibition, Heritage Week and ‘Our Place’


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