There's plenty happening in Newcastle over the summer months so we thought we'd flag a few fun and interesting events that you might want to add to your calendar!
You finally have some down time, so why not use it wisely and check out some of our city's amazing cultural venues where there is always an exhibition or two to see!
Newcastle Art Gallery has three amazing exhibitions on display until end of January. INSTRUMENTAL CAUSE is a response by Guest Curator Donna Biles Fernando to the KILGOUR PRIZE 2021, featuring portraits from the Art Gallery's collection that examine artistic modus operandi (a Latin phrase meaning "mode of operating"). There's also THE ART OF PROTEST featuring politically engaged artists past and present responding to disaster and injustice and calling for change, and JAM FACTORY ICON ANGELA VALAMANESH: about being here, an exhibition celebrating the artist's evocative drawings, watercolours, and mixed media works from her developing style of the late 1990s until present.
Newcastle Museum is a must-visit over summer with two entertaining exhibitions both adults and kids will love. Oh yeah, I forgot about that is an exhibition dedicated to a decade of change as seen through the eyes of local artist Trevor Dickinson. Be blown away by just how much has changed around Newcastle in the past ten years, as shown through the works in this exhibition. As if that wasn't enough, The Great Baby Dinosaur Show has arrived at the museum – come along to marvel at the baby dinosaurs and cast your vote for the 'Best in Show' award!
Be a tourist in your own city
If you're having a summer staycation these holidays, it's the perfect time to be a tourist in your own city. As if you needed any more reasons to love Newy, we’ve gone and rounded up some of the best tours and experiences so you can see your hometown through the eyes of a tourist.
From walking tours exploring hidden architecture to breathtaking boating experiences, Newcastle has no shortage of offerings when it comes to showing off our beautiful city. Check out our previous blog - be a tourist in your own city - for some of the best ways to explore Newcastle like a tourist by foot, water or even your stomach!
Don't forget about the kids! We have a comprehensive list of what's on in Newcastle during the holidays to keep the kids busy all summer long. From reading challenges and art classes, to dancing and movies, there's bound to be something to keep the little ones entertained and out of mischief. Search our School Holidays filter for a list of events.
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