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Guest Presentation by Denise Duffy

The Hunter region’s leading artists, inspiring change through inclusion, will share a series of guest presentations and panel discussions at Maitland Regional Art Gallery in the early part of 2018. This Inclusion in the Arts series is an initiative of Octapod, the Lower Hunter Region’s key arts and cultural service organisation.

What’s coming up?

A free guest presentation called Creative Balance by Denise Duffy on Friday 27 April at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

Who is Denise Duffy?

Denise Duffy, a visual artist from Port Stephens, connects her lifelong love of the sea with her creative practice to explore the boundaries between human and nature. The local environment provides inspiration for her recent works with paper, with the sea as her creative collaborator. Denise was the recipient of the Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize 2017 for Works on Paper.

Also in 2017, Denise received news that she was successful with a grant from the Maitland City Council to create street art. In an interview with News of the Area, Denise said: “I was ecstatic when I found out I was one of the recipients for the Arts about Town grant with Maitland City Council, for their Creative Streets initiative.”

“A chance to share my art on a street level and to a wider audience is just so exciting to me as an artist.”

“I am honoured to have the opportunity Maitland City Council has offered to emerging artists like myself.”

What about access?

This venue is wheelchair accessible and the event will be Auslan interpreted.

Can I come along to this guest presentation?

Yes, absolutely! This free event is open the public. Please RSVP by email to Octapod or call 02 4021 1605.

Will there be similar opportunities in the future?

Yes, there will be a final event in the series called Social Media and Marketing – What Works for Who? This will take place on Friday 25 May at Maitland Regional Art Gallery. To read about the previous events in the series, visit here.

Photo credit: Justine Cogan

This page was first published on 22 April 2018.

When: 27/04/2018 10:00 am - noon
Where: Maitland Regional Art Gallery
230 High Street
Maitland, NSW 2320
Phone: 02 4021 1605
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