Art is flourishing in the Upper Hunter Country! Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre (picture above), with the attached Artiste Cafe, is a large public gallery open Tuesday to Sunday and is renowned for its yummy food. Michael Reid Murrurundi is a gallery and coffee shop which exhibits stunning works from local, national and international artists. Brook Gallery is part of Small Forest Winery in Denman and open on weekends, make sure to taste some of the local wines and maybe pick up a bottle or two. Open all week, David Mahony Art Gallery and Sculpture Park in Sandy Hollow is a great place to stretch your legs and enjoy a light meal. If you are in Scone, drop into Amanda Paradice's Jewellery & Interior Design Services in Liverpool St, Amanda's gallery is full of beautiful jewellery, local art and fabric swatches, open Thursday to Saturday. Also keep your eye out for exhibitions at the beautifully restored church which is home to the Scone Arts and Craft Centre.
Local Art Competitions: Each year the communities in the Upper Hunter host high quality Art Prizes with various categories.