Lifeline Hunter Annual Book Fair Saturday, 9am to 5pm, and Sunday, 9am to 4pm, Newcastle Showground Exhibition Centre, Broadmeadow.
Stroud Show Saturday, Stroud Showground.
Pixar Putt Saturday and Sunday, Wheeler Place, Newcastle.
Hunter Valley Gin & Jazz Festival Saturday and Sunday, Hope Estate, Pokolbin.
Morpeth Coin & Banknote Fair Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 3.30pm, St James Anglican Church Hall, Morpeth.
Roady4Roadies Sunday, 4.30pm Lambton Park followed by concert at Lizotte's.
Dungog Rodeo Sunday, 6pm to 9pm, Dungog Showground.
Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne Victory Saturday, 3pm, Hunter Stadium, Newcastle.
Pictures From The Past Sunday, 1pm to 4pm, Miss Porter's House Museum, Newcastle West.
Handmade in the Hunter Markets Saturday, 9am to 3pm, Sobels Wines, Pokolbin. Feast Fest Twilight Food Market Saturday, 4pm to 8pm, Blacksmiths. Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market Saturday, 7am to 1pm, Speers Point Park. Hunter Wine Country Markets Saturday, 9am to 2pm, De Bortoli Wines. Hunter Arts Network Art Bazaar Sunday, 10am to 3pm, Speers Point Park. Adamstown Markets Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Brunker Rd, Adamstown. Lake Macquarie Finders & Keepers Markets Sunday, 8am to 2pm, Quinn Park, Swansea. Plus Dogs in the Park Swansea. Newcastle Vegan Market Sunday, 9am to 3pm, The Station Newcastle. Newcastle City Farmers Market Sunday, 7am to 1pm, Newcastle Showground.
Art Briefs with Ahn Wells
Meet Lynda Stone at Art Systems Wickham during her first solo exhibition from Friday, April 9, to April 18, or join her on Saturday, April 10, for the opening at 2pm.
Porcelain Vessels aptly describes the type of ceramics presented by Stone. Wine, oil and sauce bottles have been mummified in white porcelain clay with little or no colour glazes; mushrooms, eggplants and garlic have been caught in time through carefully molded slip-casting.
Wheel-thrown lemon squeezers and vegetable strainers hang silently on the gallery wall. If this exhibition doesn't bring you "domestic bliss" nothing will.
40 Annie St, Wickham; Friday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm or by appointment email@example.com.
It's the last weekend to see UGLY FEELINGS at The Owens Collective. The warehouse location is the perfect setting to view Eila Vinwynn's large-scale hard-edge paintings. Vinwynn started this body of work while trying to understand Prime Minister Scott Morrison's attitude towards the Black Summer bushfires and the global pandemic. Bright orange plays a pivotal role in these works, a nod perhaps towards the volunteers and SES who helped communities. Text is layered with flat abstract forms in police-blue, white, yellow and ash-black; stencilling and graffiti techniques have been employed, influenced by travels to the gritty streets of New York City.
101 Maitland Rd, Islington; Friday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm.
During April, grab a coffee at Suspension, Islington to see the latest offerings from Leslie Fitzimmsons as she continues to master watercolours; visit Hunter Wetlands Centre, Shortland to see Gael Connop's photographic exhibition inspired by plants, insects and local animals and drop into Blackstone Gallery, Hunter Street before Mistress 2 ends.