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Congratulations to Stephen Jesic on another international accolade.  The Artists for Conservation Festival is Artists for Conservation’s (AFC) annual flagship exhibition and is pleased to announce that Stephen Jesic is a 2017 exhibiting artist and has been awarded an AFC Medal of Excellence for the painting “Cockatoo Canapes” which sold at Morpeth Gallery. AFC is Continue Reading

  Original article published on The Australian Jewish Press on 2nd November 2017: A copy of a painting depicting the charge of the Australian Light Horse into Beersheba 100 years ago this week was presented at Victoria’s Parliament House on the October 31 centenary date, with Jewish leaders and state MPs in attendance. The artwork portraying the Continue Reading

Ships and the sea are a big part of Australian marine Artist Ian Hansen’s life both on the canvas and in his everyday life.  His paintings have traveled the world and now he’s won his 7th award in a marine art exhibition in the United States. Ian’s ‘Ship Dreadnought’ (36in x 24in) won an Award Continue Reading

“What made Cooper extraordinary was his ability to combine scientific accuracy with great beauty.” Newcastle raised and one of Australia’s most beloved artists, William T Cooper has been described as the “world’s greatest living wildlife illustrator”. Thousands of the acclaimed birdman’s works are on display now at the State Library of NSW’s Amaze Gallery as Continue Reading

21st October – 22nd October 2017 at Morpeth Gallery 10am – 5pm 5 Green Street, Morpeth. 2321.  Admission free. Werner Filipich, James Hough, Ian Hansen, Max Mannix and Ramon Ward-Thompson will be showcasing their original paintings and creative talents at Morpeth Gallery, from Saturday 21st October until Sunday 22nd October 2017. Free entry. Originating in Continue Reading

Wildlife artist Garry Fleming in conjunction with Christian Paul Sydney are releasing a range of eye catching women’s watches featuring Garry’s artwork.  The watches will feature 3 designs that can be interchanged with different coloured leather and metal bands to create that unique look depending on your outfit. The watches are excellent quality with Japanese Continue Reading

Thursday 24th August to Sunday 27th August, Morpeth Art Gallery, l0am to 5pm daily, 5 Green Street Morpeth NSW 2321, admission free. Memories and experiences from time lived in Australia’s outback have inspired Australian artist Max Mannix throughout his career. Max’s artworks are based on iconic bush scenes of people, places and experiences he has Continue Reading

BY GORDON HANLEY My first oil painting materials were a 10th birthday present from my parents. It consisted of the three primary colours, some yellow ochre and a tube of black and white, along with a couple of hog hair brushes and two small 10” x 8” canvases stuck on a bit of cardboard.  I Continue Reading

Thursday 6th July to Sunday 9th July, Morpeth Art Gallery, l0am to 5pm daily, 5 Green Street Morpeth NSW 2321, admission free. Two of the world’s greatest artists will combine for a joint exhibition at Morpeth Art Gallery next month. The Two Masters Art Exhibition (July 6-9) will feature the works of Gordon Hanley and Continue Reading

The tax deduction has been extended for another year and the turnover threshold has been increased to $10 million. Get a 100% tax deduction this financial year, and next financial year. How you may ask? Well… OFFICIAL TAX ADVICE AS PREPARED BY AN INDEPENDENT, REGISTERED TAXATION CONSULTANT: TREASURER’S ANNOUNCEMENT The Treasurer, when delivering the 2015 Continue Reading

Saturday day 3rd June and Sunday 4th June at Morpeth Gallery 10am – 5pm for the World Environment Day Wildlife Art Exhibition, 5 Green Street, Morpeth NSW: admission free. For four days Morpeth Gallery will come alive for the World Environment Day Art Exhibition with some of Australia’s best, award winning and internationally acclaimed wildlife Continue Reading

A 6 kilometre charge of the Australian Light Horse, lead to the fall of Beersheba 100 years ago this year. The charge of the 4th Australian Light Horse at Beersheba late in the afternoon of 1917, is remembered as the last great cavalry charge. The assault on Beersheba began at dawn with the infantry divisions Continue Reading

  The Battle of Beersheba: the “Last Great Cavalry Charge in the world” Thursday 20th ‘til Sunday 23rd April at Morpeth Gallery 10am – 5pm, 5 Green Street, Morpeth: admission free. A six kilometre charge of the Australian Light Horse, lead to the fall of Beersheba 100 years ago this year. Morpeth Gallery will remember Continue Reading

Festival of Two Palettes Morpeth Gallery Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th March 2017 10am till 5pm 5 Green Street, Morpeth NSW 2321 It’s that time of the year when a dozen of Australia’s best landscape and wildlife artists will travel from around the country to descend on Morpeth Gallery for the Festival of Two Palettes. Continue Reading

It’s nearly March, and at Morpeth Gallery that means it is time for the Festival of Two Palettes! On Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March, a dozen artists will be spending the weekend at the gallery. John Vander, Werner Filipich, Ramon Ward-Thompson, John McCartin, John Bradley, Natalie Jane-Parker, James Hough, Garry Fleming and Ann Morton will be Continue Reading

Australian wildlife artist extraordinaire Stephen Jesic has won First Place in the 2016 12th International ARC (Art Renewal Centre) Salon Competition in the animal category for his stunning painting ‘Jewel of the Amazon’. Sold earlier this year at Morpeth Gallery, Stephen’s ‘Jewel of the Amazon’ painting was one of 3,196 entries in the competition, which Continue Reading

29th & 30th October and 5th & 6th November 2016 at Morpeth Gallery 10am – 5pm, 5 Green Street, Morpeth: admission free. The Small Works Art Exhibition at Morpeth Gallery is on each day from Thursday 27th October until Sunday 30th October, and again each day from Thursday 3rd November until Sunday 6th November.  In addition artists James Hough, Heidi Willis and John Bradley will be Continue Reading

3rd – 6th November 2016 at Morpeth Gallery 10am – 5pm, 5 Green Street, Morpeth: admission free. Hunter Valley based wildlife artist Natalie Jane Parker will be launching her latest children’s reference book Australia’s Endangered Animals at Morpeth Gallery 3rd – 6th November 2016 alongside a selection of her original paintings. Natalie will also be Continue Reading

Get those creative juices flowing once again because the Morpeth Tea Cosey challenge will be back 17th – 27th August next year alongside the Weird and Wonderful Morpeth Tea Party! Anyone can enter a tea cosey as many times as they like with creations made from any material. Tea cosies must be made by the Continue Reading

Grounds of Closebourne House 365 Morpeth Road, Morpeth NSW, 2321 Rev your engines, fill those tanks and polish those rims for a fantastic day of motor vehicles in all shapes, sizes and colours! The Rotary Club of East Maitland are proudly presenting the annual Morpeth Motorama Sunday 5th March 2017, on the picturesque grounds of Continue Reading

The Weird and Wonderful Morpeth Tea Party 18th August – 28th August 2016 at the Campbell’s Store complex 10am – 5pm, 175 Swan Street, Morpeth: admission free. Campbell’s Store in Morpeth is once again turning the practice of enjoying a cup of tea on its head, with thousands of weird teapots and the highlight, wonderful Continue Reading

Gordon Hanley’s life took a new twist with a Christmas present from his wife Shauna in 2006. It was a metalpoint pen and some formula. To most of us that would sit right up there with jocks from Nan, but to a renowned artist with a science background, it offered endless possibilities. Manna from heaven. ‘’I’d Continue Reading

The Romantics Art Exhibition Meet the five artists over the weekend who call themselves the Romantics. Werner Filipich, James Hough, Max Mannix, Ramon Ward-Thompson and Ian Hansen’s works will be on display at Morpeth Gallery from Thursday 7th July until Sunday 10th July 2016. Free entry. Originating in the late 18th century, romanticism is an artistic movement Continue Reading

Thursday 2nd June – Sunday 5th June 2016 Morpeth Gallery 5 Green Street Morpeth NSW 2321 The World Wildlife Art Exhibition brings together some of Australia’s most spectacular and award winning wildlife artists to Morpeth Gallery for the four day exhibition, Thursday 2nd June through until Sunday 5th June. Come in and meet Stephen Jesic, Continue Reading

WILLIAM T. COOPER AO, 1934 – 2015 THOSE who knew him, and knew his work, believe William T. Cooper should have been a household name. The internationally acclaimed ornithological artist, who was born and bred in Newcastle, died on May 10 at his home in Queensland’s Atherton Tablelands. He was 81. Legendary British wildlife filmmaker Continue Reading

  Thursday 4th – Monday 8th June, 2015. (June Long Weekend.) 10am – 5pm daily. Free Entry. Morpeth Gallery, 5 Green Street, Morpeth NSW 2321   In Australia we take our wildlife for granted. That is unless one of two things happen. You travel overseas or someone from overseas visits you! Throughout the UK & Continue Reading

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th June, 2015.  11am – 3pm. Free Entry. Morpeth Gallery, 5 Green Street, Morpeth NSW 2321 Your kids will love meeting A Bug Called Doug this World Wildlife Environment Week – he’s a super bug – a giant of the insect world – he’s a native Australian Giant Burrowing Cockroach!  Doug Continue Reading

  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!   LIVING MASTER VISITS MORPETH   Australian artist Gordon Hanley has recently been awarded the status of “Living Continue Reading

LIVING ARTIST HANLEY … NOW A LIVING MASTER     From humble beginnings sketching old barns and animals on his family’s Queensland property, artist Gordon Hanley is now trying to come to terms with his latest artistic feat which puts him at the forefront of the international art world. Hanley, whose works are sold in exclusively Continue Reading

You’re Invited to celebrate World Environment Day with us at Morpeth Gallery   Thursday 5th June until Monday 9th June.   Meet the artists and see them painting in the gallery over the weekend. Have your photo taken with them. Each artist has painted some special original artworks for this stunning exhibition of Wildlife Art. This exhibition Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

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, Continue Reading

       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 Continue Reading

                  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 Continue Reading

  MORPETH Gallery will present a unique Anzac Day Art exhibition which will bring together three of the nation’s most respected artists in what is believed to be an Australian first…paintings of “War Horses and War Birds”.   “Lest We Forget” will open on Anzac Day (April 25) 2013 and will feature stunning works of Continue Reading

‘FIRE UP!’ at Morpeth Fiery Food FeastSaturday 20th & Sunday 21st April 2013 Morpeth Ginger Beer Factory, 5 Green St, Morpeth It’s Free Entry. 10am – 5pm. Ph 02 4933 1407.           We love this weekend: it’s the only time of the year we are allowed to make our visitors cry! Continue Reading

Festival of Two Palettes Sat 9th & Sunday 10th March 2013. 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 Continue Reading

Gordon Hanley will be in residence at Morpeth Gallery between 10am and 5pm over the weekend of 16th and 17th 18th November 2012.         MORPETH Gallery will soon host an Australian artist who is taking the international art world by storm with his unique works, painstakingly drawn in 24 carat gold and Continue Reading

”Well, that’s no good,” Jennefer Doyle told The Sun-Herald, when informed she had vouched for at least one fraudulent work, Kites in Full Flight, after it was deemed a fake by a Sydney auction house last October. The widow of one of Australia’s most popular artists, d’Arcy Doyle, may have unwittingly authenticated dozens of fake paintings that Continue Reading

  Christmas Nativity Exhibition At Morpeth Gallery discover hundred’s 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.

  Saturday 13th October 2012.       An annual feast for the senses, returning for the fifteenth year.  Great wines, gourmet delights, spectacular views and the exhilaration of opera, with the cream of Australia’s finest opera singers.  Why not stay in Morpeth and hire a Morpeth owned limousine to chauffeur you out and back Continue Reading

  Thursday 27th September – Monday 1st October 2012. Morpeth Gallery, 5 Green St, Morpeth ph 02 4933 1407 Free Entry. Melbourne based Marine Artist Paul Garling will be in residence to demonstrate how he paints his stunning seascapes that feature marine vessels from masted vessels to the humble dinghy.  Other marine artworks by John Continue Reading

  Run over two weeks, every day, from Thurs 16th Aug till Sun 26th Aug 2012.  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 Continue Reading

Feature Jubilee Exhibition at Morpeth Gallery ‘60 Years A Queen’ Collectors of all things royal are in for a special treat this year, as the world celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.   Whether you are a royalist, monarchist or a republican, there is no denying that reigning 60 years on the throne Continue Reading

  Thurs 7th – Monday 11th June 2012. Morpeth Gallery, 5 Green St, Morpeth. FREE Admission Birds, animals and plants painted by Australia’s Leading  Wildlife Artists in a  spectacular display of investment art. World Environment Day celebrations continue at Morpeth Gallery over this long weekend where some spectacular Australian wildlife artworks will be on display. Continue Reading

  Friday 25th – Sunday 27th May, 2012 Maitland Showground – Ph 02 6769 4132 Three days of outdoor demonstrations and fun.

You’re invited to meet three of Australia’s most famous children’s book authors and have them sign your books. View their original artworks used in their books.  Meet the life-size character Grug.  Each author will have a ‘Gift with Purchase’ on multiple book sales over the weekend. Where: Morpeth Gallery, 5 Green Street, Morpeth NSW 2321 Continue Reading

Chapel Jazz Free at Morpeth Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May   Morpeth Jazz Festival features Traditional New Orleans Style ‘Toe Tappin’ Jazz, with Jazz bands playing in two historic main churches at either end of Morpeth village.  18th, 19th and 20th May 2012.   Throughout the village there is Gourmet Food shops cafes, tearooms, Continue Reading

                  In a backyard shed in Salt Ash, NSW amidst the sounds and colours of the Australian bush, an exciting new cottage industry is ‘firing up’.  Andrew Munden served over 30 years as a navigator flying on Hercules & PC Orion aircraft, and as an instructor on Continue Reading

  ‘FIRE UP!’ at Morpeth Fiery Food Feast Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th April 2012 Morpeth Ginger Beer Factory, 5 Green St, Morpeth It’s Free Entry. 10am – 5pm. Ph 02 4933 1407. Free Concert at Morpeth. City and Country band run by Rex Skinner who is a guitarist and composer, who has composed songs Continue Reading

Get ready to be amazed with the most exotic and spiciest delights! Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th April 2012 Morpeth Ginger Beer Factory, 5 Green St, Morpeth Free Entry. 10am – 5pm.   We love this weekend: it’s the only time of the year we are allowed to make our visitors cry!   The Continue Reading

Festival of Two Palettes A Palatable Weekend for Art, Wine & Food Enthusiasts at Morpeth 10th & 11th March 2012   Morpeth Gallery will again play host to The Hunter’s Ultimate Art event, Festival of Two Palettes, held Saturday 10th and Sunday 11 March 2012. Morpeth Gallery is on the banks of the Hunter River Continue Reading

Festival of Two Palettes A Palatable Weekend for Art, Wine & Food Enthusiasts at Morpeth 10th & 11th March 2012 Morpeth Gallery will again play host to The Hunter’s Ultimate Art event, Festival of Two Palettes, held Saturday 10th and Sunday 11 March 2012. Morpeth Gallery is on the banks of the Hunter River at Continue Reading

Festival of Two Palettes Sat 10th & Sunday 11th March 2012. Visit Morpeth Gallery, where you can chat to the artists who exhibit their works at the Morpeth Art Gallery in an informal relaxed environment. See them paint, watch their technique in action and spend a fabulous day in our historic village by the river. Continue Reading

If you were wondering what you could do when you visit the Village of Morpeth in the Hunter Valley of NSW, well… here is a guide of all the events, showcases, exhibitions, festivals and markets for 2012. Download it for free now! 

In order to provide you with all the great tools and features that the internet now offers, we are undergoing some renovation on our Morpeth Art Gallery Website. In our new site you will be able to search for your investment and decorative art by artist, Price and Genre. You will also have the option Continue Reading