Arts and Culture

An emerging and evolving arts precinct

The Hunter Valley is home to a range of talented creative and cultural people whose skills have contributed to an emerging and evolving arts precinct. There is a range of sculpture, music, fine arts and crafts and performing arts to discover including sculpture parks, theatre, live music and artist studios.

Check our events section for all current exhibitions and performances.

There is also relics of our past with industrial and mining heritage, colonial architecture, Aboriginal markings and convict remains – all which invoke a sense of our history.

Hunter Valley art and culture

Heddon Greta Drive In


Enjoy the latest movie releases in the outdoor ambiance of Heddon Greta Drive In.

Location: Heddon Greta Drive In, Heddon Street, Heddon Greta NSW, AustraliaWebsite: 02 4936 2800
Cessnock Performing Arts Centre Open now

Cessnock Performing Arts Centre


The Cessnock Performing Arts Centre offers annual performance programs comprising drama, comedy, ballet and live music. We have a solid reputation for presenting high quality performances from both international and interstate touring companies. In addition to this, we have shown ourselves as a significant player in audience development and community engagement.

Location: 198 Vincent Street, Cessnock 2325Website: 02 4993 4266
Watershed Gallery Closes in 36 minutes

Watershed Gallery


Watershed Gallery is the culmination of our vision to create a space in the beautiful Hunter Valley

Location: 621 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin NSW, AustraliaWebsite: 02 8328 0380
Sacred Spaces Singleton Open now

Sacred Spaces Singleton


The Singleton Sisters of Mercy Convent is the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Mercy in the Hunter Valley. The 1892 Convent has become known as a beautiful and unique 'living heritage site', open for guided tours, concerts, weddings, workshops, room hire and other activities, under the name of 'Sacred Spaces'.

Location: Sacred Spaces Singleton, Queen Street, Singleton NSW, AustraliaWebsite: 02 6572 2398
Thirsty Palette Wines Closed nowOpens at 10:00:AM tomorrow

Thirsty Palette Wines


We are a family owned boutique vineyard where you will feel you have truly left the city behind. We are located on the high point of Wilderness Road in Lovedale with spectacular views over the Brokenback range. Our cellar door is warm friendly and eclectic.

Location: Thirsty Palette Wine, Wilderness Road, Rothbury NSW, AustraliaWebsite: 0417 009 912

Kurri Kurri Mural Towns


Kurri Kurri has over 50 outdoor public artworks on display. Residents and visitors have the opportunity to view a pictorial journey showcasing the history and heritage of this region through our guided Mural tours.

Location: Kurri Kurri NSW, AustraliaWebsite: 02 4936 1909

Wollombi Aboriginal Cultural Experiences


Immerse yourself in the oldest living culture on earth. Wollombi Aboriginal Cultural Experiences is owned and operated by Leanne King. Leanne is a Dhurug woman who has been learning Wollombi cultural lore for over 30 years.

Location: Cannot determine address at this location.Website: 0409 228 235
Handmade in the Hunter Markets Closed nowOpens at 09:00:AM tomorrow

Handmade in the Hunter Markets


The longest running, meet the maker markets in the vineyards.

Location: 5 halls rd, pokolbinWebsite: 0434 722 808