1 Wetlands Place,

Shortland NSW 2307

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Open 7 days

Mon - Sun  9am - 4pm

CLOSED Easter Friday, Easter Sunday, ANZAC Day

Phone

(02) 4951 6466

1 Wetlands Place

Shortland, NSW 2287

What's On

RIVERSONG – EXHIBITION 

Textile artist Jan Clark uses a variety of techniques and mediums to express her spiritual connection to nature. The vibrant habitat of the Wetlands will form the ideal backdrop for experiencing Clark’s diverse work. Her RIVERSONG works evoke the extraordinary beauty of tiny details observed during her frequent forays into the natural world.

The artist’s images of flora and fauna have been developed in a range of styles from scientific illustration to painterly marks on textiles. The surfaces of the textiles are then layered up with imagery and translucent fabrics to convey the essence of the natural world.

Clark uses a range of techniques and media to convey the tangled abundance of forest floors and river banks. They include printing, painting, drawing with water soluble media, fabric collage, dry felting, dyeing and free motion machine sewing.

 Exhibition runs 1 – 31 August (9am – 4pm daily)

Opening Saturday 10 August 4pm – 5.30pm

 This exhibition is held in conjunction with Timeless Textiles.

For information about the artist and Evil Flowers: a 2 day workshop with Jan Clark click here.

Art Space Bookings 2019

Art Exhibition Calendar 2019

August

Jan Clark Textile Artist
(in conjunction with Timeless Textiles)

September

Society of Artists
(group)

October

 Elsie Randall – Indigenous Artist

November week 1 & 2

Mystery artist

NOVEMBER WEEK 3 & 4

University of Newcastle Natural History Illustrators students, final year Exhibition 

December

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

October Holiday FuN!

If you go down to the Wetlands
on Tuesday 1 October or Friday 11 October
you’re sure of a big surprise
cause they’re the days
the Teddy Bears have their picnics!

Bring your teddy and a picnic and join in the teddy bear games, craft, dip-netting and more. At 12 o’clock all the teddies (and owners) will gather for a teddy parade around the pond. 

MAGPIE GEESE FEEDING

Daily at 10.30am the Magpie Geese are fed on the artificial grass mat on the edge of BHP Pond near the dip-net jetty.

Come along and watch (and listen to) the free for all at feeding time.

Other pond birds like the Pacific Black Duck, Eurasian Coots and Purple Swamp Hens join in too.

The number of birds being fed varies with the seasons.

They are fed a mixture of grains – Sorghum, layer pellets and wheat.

They are never fed bread as it is like junk food to birds.

THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO DO AT THE WETLANDS

From birdwatching to picnicking, from canoeing to bike trails, the Hunter Wetlands Centre has it all!