1 Wetlands Place,

Shortland NSW 2307


Open 7 days

Mon - Sun  9am - 4pm

CLOSED Easter Friday, Easter Sunday, ANZAC Day


(02) 4951 6466

1 Wetlands Place

Shortland, NSW 2287

Current Exhibition

Inspired by the Wetlands 

Exhibition by 28 artists of the Society of Artists, Newcastle.

3 – 28 September 2019

This exhibition showcases the work of twenty eight members of the Society of Artists, inspired by the many facets of wetlands and their inhabitants.  Some paintings feature the wetlands of the Hunter Wetlands Centre, and the birds and wildlife found there, whilst others feature various wetlands or wildlife in the region. 

Official opening Saturday 7 September at 2.30pm. All welcome.

Arts Calendar


Society of Artists


Mark Kempton
‘It Ain’t Easy Being Green’


 Elsie Randall & Regina Honeysett
Indigenous Artists


Natural History illustrators Student Exhibition (continues until Wetlands closes for Christmas break)


Rob Spedding


Chinese Photography Group

About the arts

Art in the wetlands is alive and on display through the native fauna and flora that abounds. The Hunter Wetlands Centre offers a unique experience for artists, photographers, musicians – anyone with a creative spirit – to immerse themselves in this peaceful landscape.

Visitors can observe the birds in action around the various ponds; photographers, both professional and happy snappers find many aspects of wildlife to interpret through the lens. We encourage photographers to upload their images of the Wetlands to Instagram #hunterwetlands (tag Hunter Wetlands Centre, birds, waterbirds, wetlands)

Since the visitor centre upgrade in 2019, the HWCA is now a venue for community and university art groups conducting outdoor workshops and exhibitions. Art groups are invited to contact the Volunteer Arts Coordinator to discuss holding workshops on-site.

Creative Art School Excursions at Hunter Wetlands Centre.

Primary and Secondary schools are encouraged to utilize the wetlands facilities for excursions.

For further information contact
Mark Kempton
(Volunteer Arts Coordinator)