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Arts and Culture

The Hunter Valley is home to a range of talented creative and cultural people whose skills have contributed to an emerging and evolving arts precinct. There is a range of sculpture, music, fine arts and crafts and performing arts to discover including sculpture parks, theatre, live music and artist studios. Check our events section for all current exhibitions and performances.


There is also relics of our past with industrial and mining heritage, colonial architecture, Aboriginal markings and convict remains - all which invoke a sense of our history.



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Cessnock Performing Arts Centre

The Cessnock Performing Arts Centre offers annual performance programs comprising drama, comedy, ballet and live music. We have a solid reputation for presenting high quality performances from both international and interstate touring companies. In addition to this, we have shown ourselves as a significant player in audience development and community engagement.

198 Vincent Street, Cessnock

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery (CRAG), offers a vibrant program of changing exhibitions showcasing local arts and craft practitioners, as well as national touring exhibitions that highlight a broad range of contemporary visual arts practice. In association with exhibitions, CRAG runs public and educational programs for school students, local community groups and tourists visiting our region. Ent...

OPENING HOURS: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm

16 Vincent St, Cessnock

Emma's Cottage Vineyard

Award winning wines in cellar door, self contained cottages and an art gallery.

OPENING HOURS: Cellar Door - Friday 12 midday to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 5 pm & Sunday 10am to 4pm Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day

438 Wilderness Road, Lovedale

Heddon Greta Drive In

Enjoy the latest movie releases in the outdoor ambiance of Heddon Greta Drive In.

Off Heddon Street, Heddon Greta

Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village

Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village features a variety of boutique specialty shops, restaurants and cafes, General Store, Chemist plus many attractions such as Aqua Golf, a pristine wedding chapel and so much more.

2090 Broke Road, Pokolbin

Kurri Kurri Mural Towns

Kurri Kurri has over 50 outdoor public artworks on display.
Residents and visitors have the opportunity to view a pictorial journey showcasing the history and heritage of this region through our guided Mural tours.

Kurri Kurri

Sacred Spaces Singleton

The Singleton Sisters of Mercy Convent is the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Mercy in the Hunter Valley. The 1892 Convent has become known as a beautiful and unique 'living heritage site', open for guided tours, concerts, weddings, workshops, room hire and other activities, under the name of 'Sacred Spaces'.

30 Queen Street, Singleton

Thirsty Palette Wines

We are a family owned boutique vineyard where you will feel you have truly left the city behind. We are located on the high point of Wilderness Road in Lovedale with spectacular views over the Brokenback range. Our cellar door is warm friendly and eclectic.

OPENING HOURS: Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm

247 Wilderness Road, Lovedale

Coalfields Heritage Group

Corner of Deakin & Greta Streets, Kurri Kurri. PH: 02 4937 4418.

Handmade in the Hunter Markets

Kevin Sobels Wines, 5 Halls Road, Pokolbin. PH: 0434 722 808.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery

230 High Street, Maitland. PH: 02 4934 9859.

Marthaville Arts & Cultural Centre

200 Wollombi Road, Cessnock . PH: 02 4991 7018.

Ogishi Craft Centre

540 Wilderness Road, Rothbury. PH: 02 4998 7979.

Peter Sesselmann Artist Gallery

245 Frame Drive, Sawyers Gully. PH: 0408 722 092.

Undercliff Winery & Gallery

152 Yango Creek Road, Wollombi. PH: 02 4998 3322.

Wine Glass Gallery

Shop 3, Hunter Valley Gardens, Broke Road,Pokolbin. PH: 02 4998 6888.