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Exhibition at John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle, from Friday 10th- Sunday 26th June, 2011. 

Exhibition at Cox Rayner Gallery, Artspace Mackay, from Friday 29th July- Friday 28th October, 2011. 

John Paynter Gallery program of events

Saturday 11th June: 

11am: Anne-Maree Hunter book-making workshop for kids, $5 materials fee, limited places (education room upstairs from the John Paynter Gallery)

12pm: Exhibition formally opened by Dr Caroline Webb at midday, John Paynter Gallery. 

12.30pm: Tallulah Cunningham illuminated manuscript workshop, $10 materials fee, limited places (education room upstairs from the John Paynter Gallery)

1pm: Noelle Janaczewska, The Lock Up's writer in residence, monologue in John Paynter Gallery

2pm: Anne-Maree Hunter book-making workshop for adults, $10 materials fee, limited places (education room upstairs from the John Paynter Gallery)

3pm: Pamela Poulson coptic binding workshop, details tbc (education room upstairs from the John Paynter Gallery)

Sunday 19th June: 

Join us in the John Paynter Gallery on Sunday 19th for a day of tea, cakes and cultural ephemera! Please note that all Sunday's events are free, although we would ask you to make a gold coin donation to our host: The Lock Up. 

For more information, email Caelli or Helen on happilyeverafter11 (at) gmail.com

10am: Pamela See papercutting demonstration, John Paynter Gallery

The highly skilled Pamela See will demonstrate her exquisite paper cutting technique and afterwards you can have a go too. 

11am: Eleanor Jane Robinson, artist talk, John Paynter Gallery

Elanor will discuss her Alfred Lord Tennyson inspired work and collaboration with sister Stephanie Kaul. 

12 midday: Stephanie Kaul writer's talk, John Paynter Gallery (tbc)

12.30pm Niomi Sands' artist's talk, John Paynter Gallery 

Come along and find out how Niomi creates her intricate, strange and beautiful soap carvings. 

1pm: Gillean Shaw artist's talk, John Paynter Gallery 

Gillean will discuss her installation 'The alternate destinies of Miss Lucy Lea' and her discovery of a romantic letter which inspired the artwork. 

1.30pm Linda Swinfield artist's talk, John Paynter Gallery

Linda will talk about her artwork 'Too Kind' and its connection to Susan Hampton's epic poem 'The Kindly Ones'. 

2pm: Caelli Jo Booker and Helen Hopcroft curators' talk, John Paynter Gallery 

Caelli and Helen will do their best to unpick the creative (and evolving) rationale underpinning Happily Ever After. 

10am-4pm: Mark Nolasco 'Human Book' performance (exact times tbc)

For many people, fairy tales are their first childhood exposure to literature, and a crucial plank in developing life long literacy. Come along and enjoy the lost pleasure of being read to: Mark will read extracts from any book in the exhibition on request, so sit down with a cuppa, put your feet up, and experience the retelling of traditional tales. 

10am-4pm: David Hampton 'The Drawing Machine' will create drawings in a live performance throughout the day (exact times tbc) 

Illustrator David Hampton will create drawings throughout the day. Feel free to watch David at work, ask questions about his drawing style or technique, or simply request an image and see it unfold. 

Sunday 26th June:

various times: Hunter Writers Centre writer in residence, the poet, writer and performer Talya Rubin will read extracts from her poetry.