What's on in May at your Art Museum!  Come and join in!

Armidale reFramed

Sat and Sun 3/4 May 2014

A two day photography workshop with professional photographer David Doyle. Learn how to take more dynamic landscape and portrait photographs and master camera techniques such as composition, focus and lighting to obtain dramatic and energetic images connecting people to a landscape.

BYO device, BYO lunch
Includes tuition, working both inside the photographic studio and outside around Armidale.

Cost $150


The Koinobori Story

PERFORMANCE 5:30pm Fri 2 May

.In Japan, the fifth day of the fifth month is called Kodomo No Hi - Children's Day. On this day, events are held all over Japan to honour boys and girls and to pray that they will grow up to be healthy, happy, and courageous. 'The Courageous Carp' is a traditional folk tale about a carp that shows great strength, courage, and determination by swimming to the top of a waterfall and so becomes a white dragon. A short play based on this story will be performed by children from The Armidale Japanese School (TAJS), and The Armidale Waldorf School (TAWS).

New England Bach Festival

NERAM plays host to two lunchtime concerts of the New England Bach Festival:

Sat 10 May 12:30pm
Cello and Guitars

Sun 11 May 12:30pm
The Art of Fugue

More information at

Face to Face

Opening 2 May: The human face makes an immediate appeal to the viewer.  Faces in art reveal not only likeness but character.  Get up close and personal to the many faces that look out at us from the Hinton, Coventry and NERAM collections.


The Koinobori Project

Opening 2 May:  Kodomo no hi, or Children’s Day, is a traditional Japanese festival celebrated on the 5 May each year. Families fly koinobori banners in the shape of a carp for each child in their house. In Japanese folklore, the carp is a symbol of determination and vigour, overcoming all obstacles to swim upstream.  The Koinobori Project is the result of a collaboration between Japanese artists Taichiro Takamatsu and Naoyuki Ishiga, artist and early childhood educator Margaret Brooks and Australian artist Christine McMillan.

Reality in Flames

NOW showing From the Australian War Memorial: The Second World War inspired artists to create modern and innovative visual forms to interpret the experience of combat, the powerfully destructive machinery of war and the vast social upheaval produced by conflict on a truly global scale.  


2 May to 3 August 2014

Designed by digital artist, Laszlo Szabo, a video study of digital faces in our community will be co-created by visitors and projected onto the gallery wall.  Come and interact with the wonderful artworks in the permanent collections of NERAM!    

In conjunction with the exhibition Face to Face: Portraits from the Permanent Collections on show from 2 May to 3 August 2014.


International Museum Day

Saturday 18 May 10am to 4pm

Join 499 others and become one of the 500 faces in our large scale digital mash-up projected on the walls of NERAM on International Museum Day. A fun way to participate in a global celebration of museums and their role in communities


Plein Air

Opening 2 May: Australian artists of the late nineteenth century painting en plein air or outdoors were inspired by the beautiful landscapes and the unique light that typifies the Australian bush.  This exhibition from the Howard Hinton Collection includes works by Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts, Walter Withers, Hans Heysen and J.J. Hilder.


Opening 2 May:  Five local photographers have taken to the streets of our New England towns to uncover and expose the hidden and often unseen.  Some you may recognise, and some you may not, but they will have you guessing where they uncovered such unusual gems.  

Photographers: Tim Barnsley, Jon Clay, Terry Cooke, David Doyle, Simon Scott.  A selling exhibition


Term II Art Classes

Book and secure your place for Term II Art Classes for 2014.  Classes start week of 29 April.  Whether your medium of choice is drawing, painting, print-making, mixed media or photography you can attend an artclass with an experienced artist/teacher.

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