Hunter Valley art galleries and art lessons.
Hunter Valley is not only filled with renowned vineyards, national parks, and stunning scenery, but this popular New South Wales gateway also contains plenty of Hunter Valley Art Galleries for visitors to enjoy. One of the most famous Hunter Valley Art Galleries is the Ogishi Craft Centre, named after the resident artist who has created countless glass masterpieces during the past two decades.
Canberra's Parliament House is just one among many buildings where the Ogishi Craft Centre's creations are on display. This remains the only Hunter Valley glassblowing studio open to the public. Visitors can even enjoy handmade chocolate, hot beverages, and even glassblowing lessons from the owner.
The vineyards of Nulkaba are mere minutes away from the Australian Woodwork Gallery, home to some of the finest products created from the country's timber. Another art gallery in the Hunter Valley filled with original creations is the Butterflies Gallery, where everything on display is made in Australia.
Visitors looking for art lessons and a place to stay should check out Lovedale's Wilderness Art Studio, whose artist in residence offers workshops suitable for both beginners and professionals. These workshops can be booked alongside Claremont Cottage rooms.
Those who prefer to sample some of the Hunter Valley's famous wines should head to Wollombi's Undercliff Winery and Gallery. This former mixed farm is now home to a small winery, bed and breakfast establishment, and art gallery filled with watercolour and oil paintings.
More than 2,800 masterpieces are on display at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery, which is conveniently situated near the Maitland Visitor Information Centre and Hunter Valley Vineyards 30 minutes west of Newcastle.