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Morpeth Motorama

Sunday 2nd March, 2014

Sponsored by Shannon’s & Closebourne Village, all types of motor vehicles from veteran to new will be on display in a huge ‘show ‘n’ shine.  Cars, trucks, motorcycles, food, music and amenities will be available on the grounds of Closebourne Village, opposite Campbell’s Store at Morpeth. Free Entry.  For more info or to participate: Alex Clements


M: 0411 118 673

Ph 02 4933 1407



Festival of Two Palettes

Sat 8th & Sunday 9th March 2014.

Visit Morpeth Gallery, where you can chat to Australia’s 12 best traditional artists. See their works at the Gallery in an informal relaxed environment.  Hunter Wine & Fine Food will be available for tastings & sale.  It’s a Festival of Two Palettes!  Activities in Main street too!

Ph 02 4933 1407


Australian Red Cross Turns 100

March to July 2014.

In the Cabinets of CuriositiesA tribute to Australian Red Cross with memorabilia from 1914-2014 – through WW1, WW2 to modern times.  FREE entry.

Ph 02 4933 1407




Hunter Valley Steamfest  

Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th April, 2014

Dedicated solely to steam, Ride on a Steam Train.  See steam traction engines.  Enjoy the Farmers Markets and Fine Food.  For train tickets Ph:02 4931 2800. www.maitlandhuntervalley.com.au


Parade of The Light Horse

Sat 19th  April 2014

Morpeth Gourmet Foods,

The 16th Light Horse Troop will conduct a re-enactment parade along the main street of Morpeth on Saturday morning at 11am on 19th April 2014 they will be supported by the pipes and drums.  This parade will launch the “Lest We Forget” art exhibition depicting the light horse regiments in the Boer War, World WWI and World WWII.  MUST SEE



‘Lest We Forget’ Art Exhibition

Thurs 17th – 20th April 2014

& Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th April

Morpeth Gallery

 See stunning paintings of Light Horse, aeroplanes from 1st & 2nd world wars and Vietnam war, as a tribute to our veterans. Both original paintings and reproductions of the originals available for sale. FREE ENTRY


Morpeth Fiery Food Feast

Sat 26th – Sun 27th April 2014

Morpeth Gourmet Foods,

Restaurants in Morpeth will feature all things hot and spicy.  Fancy a Devonshire tea with sweet chilli jam?  Admission FREE.Fire up your tastebuds and get ready for an endorphin rush as Morpeth bursts with the flavours of all things hot and spicy.  Taste chilli salsas, sauces, mustards, nuts, cordial, fudge, biscuits and oils.



Tocal Field Days

Friday 2nd May – Sunday 4th May, 2014

Tocal College, Paterson Road, Tocal

Visit these massive field days just north of Morpeth to see how hobby farming is conducted.  Yabbies, Olives, Emu, Deer, Cattle, Goats and Horses to name a few along with craft and food.  www.tocal.com


Mother’s Day at Morpeth

Sunday 11th May, 2014

Campbell’s Store Craft Centre, Morpeth

Pamper your mum with a day out in Morpeth.  Take mum

shopping for that special gift.  Soak up the relaxed atmosphere of Morpeth with a traditional Devonshire Tea with real jam and cream at Servant’s Quarter’s Tearoom.  Open for breakfast from 9am.



Chapel Jazz

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th May 2014.

Held in the three churches, shops, restaurants and pubs at Morpeth.

New Orleans and Traditional Jazz returns to Morpeth.

Jazz bands playing in and around the churches.



Wildlife Art Exhibition. (FREE Admission)

Thurs 5th – Monday 9th June 2014.

Morpeth Gallery, 5 Green St, Morpeth.

Ph 02 4933 1407


Birds, animals and plants painted by Australia’s Leading Wildlife Artists in a spectacular display of investment art.


Greet Grug at Morpeth

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th June, 2014.

 Morpeth Gallery, 5 Green St

After you’ve said hello to Grug in the courtyard, visit the Gallery to meet Grug author & illustrator Ted Prior.  Have your Grug books signed from 11am-1pm & 2pm-3pm.  Purchase four Grug books from Morpeth Gallery & receive one free! It’s Free Entry.


Kevin Best & d’Arcy Doyle

Retrospective Art Exhibition.

Thurs 3rd – Sunday 6th July 2014.

Morpeth Gallery, 5 Green St, Morpeth.

Ph 02 4933 1407 (FREE ADMISSION)

Kevin Best passed away in 2012 aged 80.  D’Arcy passed away in 2001.  These artists remain two of Australia’s most popular – their bush & nostalgia scenes adorning one in four Australian homes.   Their typical Australian country scenes will delight.  Original & reproductions will be available for viewing and for sale.


Morpeth Weird and Wonderful

‘Morpeth Tea Party’

Run over two weeks, every day, from Thurs 21st Aug till Sun 31st Aug 2014.  Morpeth Gallery, 5 Green St

Two weeks of visual extravaganza featuring the amazing creativity of teapot makers from all over Australia and around the world…And the best part is….

it’s all-FREE.  A staggering 3,847 teapots are on their way from every state in Australia & overseas.

All teapots are for sale.  Novelty Tea Cosy Competition – entry forms on www.campbellsstoremorpeth.com

or phone and we’ll post one out.


Metalpoint Art Exhibition by Gordon Hanley

Thurs 9th & Sunday 12th October 2014.

Morpeth Gallery, 5 Green St, Morpeth.

These images are extraordinary, Gordon uses pure silver and gold in a nod to 15th century Renaissance masters Arcimboldo, da Vinci & Michelangelo to create modern masterpieces, wildlife, portraits & still life – anything is possible.


Christmas Nativity Exhibition

 1st November – 28th December 2014.

At Morpeth Gallery discover hundreds of nativities in all shapes & sizes, made from all manner of materials – glass, wood, resin, tin, ceramic, pottery. Light ups, musicals, modern & traditional.  Every one for sale.


Maitland Fair Markets

The first Sunday of every month (not January)  plus 19th Oct, 16th Nov, 14th Dec.  Maitland Showground 8am-2pm. Phone 02 4962 5522

Over 600 sites display the best made, grown and crafted goods.  Next stop… Morpeth, for Fine Food & Craft, FREE Ginger Beer, Fudge & Honey Tasting and afternoon tea!  www.maitlandmarkets.com.au


Stay in Morpeth:





For Information on any of these events

Contact: Campbell’s Store Craft Centre

175 Swan Street Morpeth NSW 2321.

Open Thursday – Sunday 10am – 5pm.

Ph 02 4933 1407  Fax 02 4934 2107

Email: info@morpethgallery.com

Website:  www.morpethgallery.com

Website: www.morpethteddybears.com

Website:  www.campbellsstoremorpeth.com

All of the above events cater for children.

Disabled facilities including toilets are available

Campbell’s Store MORPETH is just 2 hours north of Sydney, in the Hunter Valley,  5 minutes off the New England Highway at East Maitland and 15 minutes off the Pacific Highway at Raymond Terrace.


Face Jug 2

MORPETH’S Weird and Wonderful Novelty Teapot Exhibition is back, this year with an “electrifying” twist.


The exhibition, which kicks off on Thursday, August 22 and runs until Sunday September 1 at Morpeth Gallery, will feature a quirky display of electric jugs.

Art Deco urn-style jugs, jugs with Bakelite lids, scissor lids and sliding lids, are just a few of the “retro” designs that will be on view.

Hecla was a brand name synonymous with electrical appliances and the company’s Grecian urn style was a favourite in many Aussie kitchens dating back to the 1920s.

One Hundred and Seven electric jugs with a total value of more than $17,000 will be on display during the two weeks of the exhibition.

Trevor Richards from Morpeth Gallery said the jug display will be a nostalgic journey for many who view it.

“The jug display came about by accident when we were offered an almost complete collection from a deceased estate,” Mr Richards said.

“We took that on and then my wife Shirley picked up a rare face jug from a doll fair in Liverpool. This is valued at $1500.”

He said the face jugs could not be bought but were given as prizes by the manufacturer for competitions.

Aussies pioneered the use of electric jugs in the 1920s, quickly followed by New Zealanders.

The United States and European countries thought it too dangerous to mix electricity and water in a domestic situation.

This year marks the 21st birthday of the Morpeth teapot exhibition.

Mr Richards said there will be almost 3800 teapots on display worth a total value of $163,000

While the exhibition was planned to be axed next year, Mr Richards quickly changed his mind after a survey at a trade fair in Sydney revealed overwhelming support to keep it running.

Trevor Richards

5 Green Street Morpeth NSW 2321

Telephone: 0249331407, fax 0249331407

Email info@morpethgallery.com, www.morpethgallery.com





Royal Baby Gift




 Victorians choose unique Royal gift for the Prince 

Premier of Victoria Denis Napthine today announced, with 3AW host Neil Mitchell, the six Australian children’s books chosen by the Victorian community to be presented to the young Prince.

“I want to thank Victorians for their enthusiastic response to choosing Australian and Victorian children’s books for the Royal baby boy,” Dr Napthine said.

“I would like to give particular thanks to Neil Mitchell and his listeners for their great suggestions.

“We are sure these books will give the young Prince as deep a love and affinity with Australia and the State of Victoria as do other members of the Royal Family.

“Both Peggy and I have loved reading many of these books to our children and I am sure they will be enjoyed for years to come by the Prince.”

The six selected books are:

Animalia – Graeme Base;

Blinky Bill – Dorothy Wall;

Bollygum – Garry Fleming;

Edward the Emu – Sheena Knowles;

Snugglepot & Cuddlepie – May Gibbs; and

Wombat Stew – Marcia Vaughan.


Bollygum has a very special connection to the Black Saturday bushfire recovery efforts, in which Prince William took part during his visit to bushfire effected communities in 2010. The book provided the inspiration for a bushland park to be constructed in Kinglake in the wake of the Black Saturday bushfires.

The Premier will also be sending a Geelong Football Club Kitty Cat membership to the Prince.

“I hope that the Prince, when he is older, will go along to a Geelong match and enjoy our great national game,” Dr Napthine said.

The books and the membership will be sent to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the coming days.


67 x 100cm Golden Delight










2011′s BEST PAINTING IN THE WORLD Winner John McCartin Art Exhibition

Thurs 4th – Sunday 7th July 2013.
10am till 5pm daily (FREE ADMISSION)


In 2011 John won International Artist Magazine ‘Best Painting in the World’ and his brilliant paintings just keep getting better.

See his latest investment art in a solo exhibition, featuring originals of the Cotswolds, UK.

John traveled there as part of his first prize award.

His signature cows and Australian country scenes will delight.




For more information, contact us:

email info@morpethgallery.com
Web: www.morpethgallery.com

Morpeth Gallery, 5 Green St, Morpeth.
Ph 02 4933 1407


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