Tag Archives: Adamstown Arts

Sharny Russell Jazz Singers Workshop

Barnes-Wilson Workshops present … Sharny Russell Jazz Singers Workshop.

Sharny has mentored singers to success, like DAMI IM & MEGAN WASHINGTON. Learn great jazz style singing from a superb professional! Sharny demonstrates her tips for great jazz style, including scat, in the first session of the workshop. The second session is where Sharny works with singers on improving their performance.

With 160 songs, four completed musicals, degrees in classical piano and jazz music studies, and known in the industry as a leading exponent of scat singing, Sharny’s versatility would appear to be her greatest asset – and one she has been happy to share with her students, who have included X-Factor winner and Eurovision jury award winner Dami Im, Aria winning indie-pop artist Megan Washington, and Montreux Jazz Award winner Kristin Berardi.

Sharny miraculously survived an horrific car accident early in her career. Sharny’s faith underpins her recovery and her boundless energy and contributions to Australian music. She has shared stages with James Morrison, George Golla, Emma Pask, The Idea of North, Darren Percival and Grace Knight. Sharny has received an APRA award, Australian Songwriting Competition Award and numerous recordings to her name including one on the ABC Jazz label.

Info and applications to: jenny.barnes@exemail.com.au
Cost $85 / $50 concession
Purchase at www.trybooking.com/TUHN

An umbrella event of Newcastle Music Festival www.newcastlemusicfestival.org.au 


Sharny Russell Singing Workshops flier

Lo-Fi 4.0

Lo-Fi @ The Dungeon Saturday 2 June.  Featuring: Lachlan X. Morris She’s My You Byren The Duke of Erlington Entry is $10 and doors open at 7pm. Bar and snacks available. Photo ID will be required for the purchase of alcohol. Tickets at the door or online at Trybooking. Lo-Fi began in July 2017, aiming to… Continue Reading

The Trout and Other Aquatic Tales

Lake Macquarie Music Society presents ‘The Trout and Other Aquatic Tales’. The Trout Quintet | Schubert James Ferguson | Violin Paul Groh | Viola David Robertson | Cello Glenn Scribner | Bass Mercia Buck | Piano Three Shanties For Wind Quintet | Malcolm Arnold Wind Quintet | Franz Danzi Jennifer St George | Flute Rachel… Continue Reading

Stranger Than Friends ALL AGES Single Launch

Stranger Than Friends are back! They’re launching their brand new single ‘Dungeon Master’ at the Dungeon on Saturday May 26th. With support from Milky Thred, Fungas and Bonza. Stranger than Friends are a three piece Indie rock outfit, tearing up the streets of Newcastle NSW. Presented by Boys Don’t Cry. Tickets $10 at the door.… Continue Reading

Expresso at Inspiracy

The first Expresso of 2018 will be part of the Inspiracy Festival, featuring a brilliant lineup of performers responding passionately to justice and climate change. Featuring Trish Watts vocalist and songwriter who will lead a pop up choir with acapella songs! Heather Price will rock the Dungeon with her lyrical voice and original songs. Roje… Continue Reading

Inspiracy Opening Night & Youth Film Comp Screening

The Inspiracy Social Justice Youth Film Competition is a collaborative project of the [Y] Project and Adamstown Arts. Premiere screening of the Film Competition Finalists and Award of Prizes will take place at the Inspiracy Festival opening night. From pollution to racism; gender inequality to homelessness; or mental health to refugees: young people have been… Continue Reading

Inspiracy 2 – A Climate for Change

A Festival of Imagination and Hope for the Common Good. Set in Newcastle, where post-industrial grunge meets the sea, this festival, now in its second year, will provide a unique conversation around justice, climate change, spirituality, music and art. This conversation seeks to find ways to work for the common good, where diverse communities reclaim… Continue Reading


Georg Büchner is one of the forefathers of modern theatre; his work foreshadowed both Naturalism and Expressionism. ‘Woyzeck’ is often considered to be the first modern play. It is the story of man’s descent into madness; the story of soldier driven mad by jealous frenzy and acute social deprivation – told in splintered dialogue and… Continue Reading

Lo-Fi @ The Dungeon 3.0

Lo-Fi @ The Dungeon Saturday 5 May.  FLIGHT TO DUBAI, MIDNIGHT MOVERS, DR DINGO AND THE SPACE CADETS, AND CHIX DIG SYNTH. Entry is $10 and doors open at 7pm. Bar and snacks available. Photo ID will be required for the purchase of alcohol. Lo-Fi began in July 2017, aiming to make a positive contribution,… Continue Reading

Dirt, Soil, Earth – Art Installation by Penny Dunstan

Penny Dunstan’s installation muses on our moral and ethical responses to dirt, soil and earth. Her work references Hunter area soils, some agricultural, some unfarmed, and some manufactured, to prompt us to question how we might care for our most precious resource, that which grows our food, recycles our waste and makes our air. Dr… Continue Reading

– Our church meets on the traditional lands of the Awabakal people, and we pay our respect to elders both past and present –