Arts and heritage
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Artisan Collective is a group of local professional artists who are proficient in transforming empty spaces into creative places.
The Creative Institute of the Arts develops creative leaders who shape the form, function and ceremony of their culture. The Institute is a laboratory for innovation and a centre of international dialogue in design and visual communications
A non-profit public benevolent organisation serving new, emerging and established multicultural communities in the Hunter region.
Karuah Local History Group
Karuah Local History Group was formed to gather the stories, family histories and history of our community of Carrington, Swan Bay, Bucket’s Way, Limeburners Creek, Allworth, Booral, Girvan, The Branch, Nerong and, of course, Karuah.
Nelson Head Heritage Light House Cottage and Reserve
Lighthouse Cottage is a historic lighthouse keeper's cottage offering visitors beautiful views, local history, photographs, maps and information on marine rescue. It operates as a museum of local history.
- Nelson Head, Lighthouse Road, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- 02 4981 3585
Nga Hau E Wha Newcastle Maori Club's vision/Kaupapa is to reconnect members with Maori and non-Maori friends to regain and retain the Maori culture, language and heritage for generations to come.
The Centre is a venue providing facilities for community art and craft activities and a gallery for display and sale of members' work.
The aim of the Society is to offer research facilities to members and help others research and compile their family history.
- Tomaree Community Centre, Town Centre Circuit, Salamander Bay NSW
- 0421 773 921
Port Stephens Sister Cities Committee aims to promote communication between cities leading to friendship and understanding between nations and worldwide peace.
Situated within Raymond Terrace Library, the Art Space provides a free exhibition space for local artists showcasing varied mediums and is accessible to the public 6 days a week.
If writing is something you have always wanted to delve into, then the Raymond Terrace Writers Group is looking for you.
- Raymond Terrace Bowling Club, Port Stephens Street, Raymond Terrace NSW 2324
- 02 4988 6988
Sketchley Cottage is a rare timber colonial slab farm house, built about 1840 on the Doribank Estate east of the Williams River, near the present New Line Road. From the late 1840s to the 1960s it was the family home of William Sketchley (1810-1884) and his descendants.
Established in the 1840s, Tomago House is a country residence with fine verandahs and cool cellars. The grounds feature a pretty stone chapel that is still used for weddings today.
Tomaree Family History Group Nelson Bay is interested in both family history in the local area and members' interests worldwide. Members work on both group and individual projects.
- Tomaree Library Community Centre, Town Centre Circuit, Salamander Bay NSW 2317
- 02 4981 0177
The Tomaree Museum Association is leading a project to develop a Port Stephens regional museum which documents, protects and promotes the history and changing natural environment of Port Stephens.