Neighbourhoods x Long Jetty


Check out the activity program for Neighbourhoods x Long Jetty art trail...

Neighbourhoods x Long Jetty is a project that will ignite conversations as people explore art within and around our community. This is the first edition of Neighbourhoods and it will feature the bustling town of centre of Long Jetty, a vibrant creative hub on the Central Coast with an attractive balance of pretty versus gritty. Located on a peninsula between the waters of Tuggerah Lake and Toowoon Bay, the area has experienced a positive transformation over the last decade thanks to its ever-growing creative community and the many entrepreneurs choosing to move here and start a business.

Taking place over 3 days, between 17 and 19 June 2021, this celebration of the arts will be brought to you by community-minded local businesses and creatives including Against the Tide (Tattoo Artistry), Grace Picot (Photographer), Coastal Incidental (Photographer/ Documentarian), Danielle Higgins (Artist & Art Therapist), Reed Plummer (Photographer), Sharon Aldrick (Photographer), Tim Freer (Photographer & Paramedic), Kaye Harrison (Documentary Filmmaker), Xanthe Highfield (Interior Designer), Luke Shadbolt (Photographer), and Morgan McGlone (Chef & Entrepreneur)... to name just a few.

Neighbourhoods x Long Jetty will launch with a discussion on creative practice at The Savoy followed by an exhibition celebrating local faces at Mowgli Studios. The weekend will kick off with a huge day of creative expression thanks to local businesses The Glass Onion, Modern Organic, Plain Janes, Bert the Food Truck, Kainos Seafood, The Bang and many more.

Neighbourhoods x Long Jetty will also feature a collection of original artworks such as 'Creation in Isolation' exhibited at the Grant Molony Gallery (inside Lucky Surf and Supply) and the Coastal Incidental project, which will be on display at the Long Jetty Hotel.

Explore all activities and ticketing details:

THURSDAY 17.06.21 – 19.07.21: Creation in Isolation photographic exhibition @ Grant Molony’s Gallery
Local photographers were commissioned to deliver visual essays about isolation, resilience and the enduring power of Anzac Day on the Coast. Shot during uncertain times, this exhibition is a chance to experience reflect on a modern-day time capsule.
THURSDAY 17.6.21: Live forum 6PM @ The Savoy (Free ticketed event - tickets available via The Savoy)
Live panel hosted by Will Small feat. some of the Central Coast's most impressive creatives who will sit down to talk about how the concept of 'Place' has influenced their work and all the success and failure that comes with the pursuit of their passion.
FRIDAY 18.6.21: Changing Faces exhibition 6PM @ Mowgli Plant Store
The changing face of Long Jetty will feature 9 stories from a cross section of locals who call it home. These are firsthand accounts about the history of this unique suburb from people who lived through the cultural evolution or seized its opportunities.
SATURDAY 19.6.21: Live radio broadcast by ‘Homebrewed’ 9AM @ The Glass Onion
Local radio favourites Eamonn and Cameron will bring their local music show to the couches of the Glass Onion Society. They will have live guests and play some of the best music the Central Coast has to offer. (Broadcast 9-1pm)
SATURDAY 19.6.21: 9AM - Ceramics workshop @ Mowgli Studio (Bookings essential via
Mowgli Clay will be hosting a ceramics workshop for all those willing to get their hands dirty. You will learn how to create a planter, a coffee cup or just a good looking vessel, all while working with local Central Coast clay.
SATURDAY 19.6.21: 10AM-12PM - Live ‘Art Talks’ @ Modern Organic
The live art talks will be an intimate and casual conversation with our guests over a cup of a coffee in the beautiful, zen garden at Modern Organic. Bring a friend, grab a coffee and come listen to conversations about art and what it takes to create it.
SATURDAY 19.6.21: 10AM-3PM Backyard Flea Market & Cheap Tattoos @ Plain Janes backyard
Love shopping for pre-loved clothes? Love tattoos? Food trucks? All will be present in the Plain Janes courtyard with a special weekend-only tattoo flash sheet by Against the Tide and live music from 1pm.
SATURDAY 19.6.21: from 1130AM - Surfboard swap meet
Buy. Swell. Swap and talk surfboards with other surf nerds. Boards from local shapers, collectors and general board hoarders. In the carpark behind THE BANG and KAINOS SEAFOOD.
SATURDAY 19.6.21: 12PM - Coastal Incidental walking tour
Chantel, the photographer behind the work of Coastal Incidental, will be taking a walking tour leaving from the Long Jetty Hotel at midday. Chantel will walk and talk with you about her favourite buildings in Long Jetty and their historical significance.
SATURDAY 19.6.21: 3-5PM Pop-up book launch @ Glenn Mckimmin Gallery
The newly opened Glenn Mckimmin Gallery hosts the pop-up photography exhibition + book launch of Luke Shadbolt’s new book, 'Maelstrom'. Drop by for a drink, large scale prints, and pick up your signed copy of Luke's book.