REGIONAL STAFF

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
John O’Brien
Email rado@artsupperhunter.com.au
Phone 02 6541 4776

 

OFFICE MANAGER
Sandra Reichel
Email admin@artsupperhunter.com.au

REGIONAL DIRECTORS

CHAIR Ivan SkainesCo- opted Member

VICE CHAIR
Robert Booth
Dungog Shire Council
TREASURER
Kim Manwarring
Muswellbrook Shire Council
BOARD MEMBER
Peter Carlin
Co-opted Member
BOARD MEMBER
Danny Thompson
Singleton Council
BOARD MEMBER
Jaccqui Bakewell
Upper Hunter Shire Council
BOARD MEMBER
Georgia Pascoe
Co-opted Member

CONTRIBUTING COUNCILS

Upper Hunter Shire

Muswellbrook Shire

Singleton

Dungog Shire

ABORIGINAL ARTS & CULTURE

Aboriginal Population and Language Groups

  • Just over 3,000 Aboriginal people live in the region (approximately 3.3% of the general area population)
  • Highest concentration of Aboriginal people live in Muswellbrook Shire (twice the national average at 4%)
  • Muswellbrook is home to the Wanaruah Local Aboriginal Land Council and the Hunter Valley Aboriginal Corporation
  • Traditionally the lands of the Upper Hunter were where the Kamilaroi, Wanaruah and Wiradjuri people’s lands met. Today the area is predominately Wanaruah.

Aboriginal Arts Organisations

  • Living Country Culture Camp, Wollombi
  • Arwarbukarl Cultural Resource Association
  • Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Keepa Keepa Elders Ungooroo Aboriginal Corporation

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre to reopen with three new exhibitions

The Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre will reopen its doors on Saturday 16 October with three new exhibitions on show.

Murrurundi 2021 Online Photographic Exhibition and Prize

Are you handy with a camera and looking to showcase your work? Entries are now open for the 2021 Murrurundi Online Photographic Exhibition and Prize.

Arts Upper Hunter welcomes John O’Brien as Executive Director

Welcome to John O’Brien as the new Executive Director for Arts Upper Hunter.