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January 2018

Craft Spots at the Glasshouse 2018

January 13 @ 1:30 pm - December 1 @ 1:30 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Craft Spot Are you inspired by craft and design? Is quirky craft your thing? Have you ever wondered how artists create their work? This workshop is for you! Craft Spots are hands on creative workshops inspired by the current Gallery exhibitions. Each workshop will feature a technique, process or material that will inspire you to create your own creative projects. Workshops are designed for all skill levels and can be a great way to learn something new or brush up…

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February 2018

“Caricatures You Have Known” Art Exhibition

February 2 - March 25
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,

Coffs Harbour’s Bunker Cartoon Gallery’s exhibition “Caricatures You Have Known” is especially selected from the Bunker’s own collection, where you can revisit some familiar faces and meet a few ones, running until 25 March, 2018. Entry is still only $5 for adults, children under 16 $3; Friends of the Gallery and under-5s free.

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Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group – TERM 1 Class Timetable

February 5 - April 11
Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,
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North Coast TAFE Visual Arts

February 5, 2018 - November 22, 2019
North Coast TAFE COFFS Harbour

Do you have a passion for art and would like to expand your potential or turn it into a career? North Coast TAFE’s Diploma of Visual Art or Certificate III Design Fundamentals could be the perfect course for you. These courses will equip you with a range of practical skills including painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, design, running a sustainable practice, exhibiting, and creating a body of work. The Diploma of Visual Art begins with orientation on Tuesday, February 6th…

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

February 6 - March 31
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum,
215 Harbour Drive (old Courthouse building), Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is an exhibition of paintings by Sawtell artist Geoff Mould, inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s epic poem. Geoff was engrossed by Coleridge’s poem when he first heard it in his Year 9 English class. Decades later he has created a collection of art in tribute to that poem. The collection tells the tale of the ancient mariner and his crew’s journey through stormy waters and their meeting with the famed albatross. Sections of the…

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8 sessions Adult $280

Drawing 101 with pavel Lankas

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - March 28 @ 8:30 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Start drawing now! Come along to our Drawing 101 workshops and draw upon your creativity. You will be introduced to the basic elements of drawing and composition with a variety of basic drawing materials that do not need to be costly yet bring about bountiful rewards. About the tutor: pavel Lankas is a well-respected teacher with a passion for making students realise their creative potential, something he believes we all have. All basic materials for the workshop will be provided,…

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JO ERNST – Not just a nude…… life models of the Manning

February 10 - March 25
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia
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Jo explores body and spirit through the medium of the human figure , focusing on local models who have been an important part of her working and teaching practice for the last 11 years in the Manning Valley. Come along to the opening and meet Jo on Saturday, 10 February at 2pm. Entry is free

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JOCELYN MAUGHAN – Black Head to Patonga

February 10 - March 25
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia
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You are invited to the opening of our new exhibition featuring a retrospective of the work of Jocelyn Maughan. With sketchbook in hand, her studio could be a beach, train, building site, concert or local jetty, as she passionately observes humanity. Two of her favourite environments have been Black Head and Patonga on the Central Coast. Come along to the opening and meet Jocelyn on Saturday, 10 February at 2pm. Entry is free

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February 10 @ 10:00 am - April 2 @ 4:00 pm
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Australia’s premier rock photographer, Tony Mott, has captured all aspects of the rock’n’roll lifestyle through his camera lens. An untrained photographer, he got his break with a photograph of Chrissy Amphlett, lead singer of Divinyls. Mott went on to have over 30,000 photographs published in 20 countries and his images have appeared on 400 posters and the covers of 500 CDs and more than 900 magazines. Mott was the photographer bands asked for and his portfolio features everyone from the…

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Sawtello Gospel Choir

February 15 @ 5:00 am - May 25 @ 7:30 pm
CWA Hall Sawtell,
Elizabeth Street, Sawtell, New South Wales Australia
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Come and join the fun. Four-part harmonies with no musical instruments No auditions and no experience needed All you need is enthusiasm and joy !!! Every Thursday at 5:00 for a 5:30 start. Sawtell CWA Hall, Elizabeth St Sawtell See ya there !!!!

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Aboriginal Art

February 24 - March 24
Nambucca Community Arts Centre,
Ridge Street, Nambucca Heads 2448,

The Nambucca Valley Arts Council is proud to present an exhibition of Aboriginal Art in the Nambucca Community and Arts Centre from February 24 to March 24. Featuring the work of Michael Donovan, Francine Edwards, Lee Freestone, Brentyn Lugnan, Nelly McKenzie, Christina Moran Opening Feb 24 from 11 am. Bush tucker, free entry.

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March 2018

‘Coalescence’ – An exhibition of works by four artists from along the Bucketts Way from Gloucester to Taree.

March 1 - 25
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

Thurs 1st March to Sunday 25th March 2018 ‘Coalesence’ to grow together; to unite into a whole : fuse; to unite for a common end : join forces. An exhibition of works by four artists from along the Bucketts Way from Gloucester to Taree Kevin Griffiths, Phillip Bourke, Gemma Stylz and Jacqui Keith. In this joint exhibition four artists not previously known to each other but who live between Gloucester & Taree ‘coalesce’ their work into one exquisite exhibition to showcase their quite unique…

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Buzz Art

March 7 @ 10:00 am - April 28 @ 4:00 pm
A Little to the Left Studio & Gallery,
Literary Institute Building, 121-129 Victoria St, Taree,

Art exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Jenni Katt and Photography by Carol Saul, celebrating the importance and beauty of Bees. The exhibition will be opened by Fine Art Illustrator Peter Schouten on Saturday 17th March, with lots of Bee-related merchandise and of course Honey available.

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Suzanne Archer: The Journey Woman Exhibition

March 9 @ 10:00 am - May 5 @ 4:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

The Journey Woman explores the actual journey of physical travel, and also the unavoidable course of one’s life journey as they intertwine, direct and inform each other. For Suzanne Archer, travel is an overwhelming and enriching source of new ideas and a visual expansion of her artistic vocabulary. This multi-media exhibition of travel sketch-books, artist’s books, drawings, paintings, sculptures and installation developed from the artist’s most recent journeys to China.

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Helen Goldsmith – Retrospective

March 17 - April 15
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia
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Full Circle

March 19 - April 27
Full Circle,
13 Bonville St, Urunga,

This exhibition celebrates one year of operating for the Art Space Urunga. Including some new artists, the exhibition shows work from the original group who claimed the space one year ago. We have loved putting the work of over 80 artists together in this time, with over 8000 visitors to the space, and we are proud of the quality we have achieved. Please come and celebrate with us in this sparkling exhibition of new work. Opening event Saturday 24th March.…

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March 23 - April 22
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

David Griggs explores the darker undercurrents of human existence. His work, predominately portraiture, focuses on the human condition; drawing on political imagery, underground media, local histories and personal experience. Famous for his bold anarchistic approach, Griggs takes the everyday and flips it to expose the cracks, exhuming the raw undercurrent of a society. He documents intimate chance moments and the deliberate actions of his friends, and strangers, within an unidentifiable Manila. His work is often collaborative, engaging directly with communities…

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Michaela Swan: Whatever keeps you warm at night

March 23 @ 10:00 am - April 22 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Whatever keeps you warm at night is a new exhibition by Newcastle based fibre artist Michaela Swan. The exhibition was developed during her residency at the Glasshouse in October 2017. Swan was raised in Laurieton on the Mid North Coast. During the residency Swan reconnected with childhood memories of her Father’s business in Earth Moving Machinery. In this exhibition Swan creates a conversation between the found textile and the tradition of printmaking through the creation of large scale mono prints…

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Showtune Sessions 2018

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - March 25 @ 9:00 pm
Theatre Oz Port Macquarie,
Unit 15 - 10 Bellbowrie Street, Port Macquarie,

After 3 successful Broadway Downstairs in 2016 & 2017, Theatre Oz Port Macquarie will be hosting the new cabaret style season called Showtune Sessions in 2018. There are scheduled 3 for 2018 each with 3 shows. Showtune Sessions will be held at Theatre Oz Port Macquarie. Patrons will be allowed to bring their own food and drinks for the show. Making the experience more affordable for patrons attending, and hosting a more community feel event than a live show. 3…

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$25; $20 members

Flats & Sharps at Wauchope Arts

March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Wauchope Community Arts Hall,
oxley lane, Bain Park, Wauchope NSW 2446,

Hailing from Cornwall (UK), Flats and Sharps blur the lines between Bluegrass, Folk, Country and Pop, performing their own highly original songs as well as their renditions of Bluegrass classics. These five incredible young musicians, Kirk Bowman (banjo), Mikey Ponsford (mandolin), Josh Warner (guitar), Danny Hart (fiddle) and Liam Fitzharris (double bass), honed their skills in hundreds of live performances over the past six years, charming and wowing audiences along the way. They’ve come a long way, from their humble…

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Artist Talk with David Griggs

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Join artist David Griggs as he shares how Between Nature and Sin exhibition came together. BETWEEN NATURE AND SIN brings together key works produced during this time and is the first major Australian survey of this leading artist’s practice. Developed by Campbelltown Arts Centre and presented nationally by Museums & Galleries of NSW.

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Sawtell – Flickerfest International Short Film Festival Australian Tour

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Majestic Cinema First Avenue Sawtell,
First Avenue, Sawtell,

Celebrating 27 years in 2018 Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Academy® Accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival, ensuring that we continue to present A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world. Flickerfest is excited to be bringing the National Tour to Sawtell on Saturday 24th March at the Majestic Cinemas, showcasing the Short Laughs Comedy programme! Enjoy an evening of clever comedy & chortle you way through a selection of off-kilter funny shorts from Australia and across…

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The Vampires

March 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jetty Memorial Theatre,
Harbour Drive, Harbour Drive, NSW 2450 Australia

Celebrated world-roots-jazz band The Vampires celebrate their newest release The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke marking 10 years of performing together and collaborating with one of the world’s most talked about guitarists. Featuring four of Australia’s most awarded instrumentalists including saxophonist Jeremy Rose, trumpeter Nick Garbett, Thelonious Monk Institute alumnus bassist Alex Boneham, and drummer Alex Masso, the band has released five albums and toured relentlessly around Australia, the UK and Europe. Combining risk-taking improvisation and sophisticated compositions the band has…

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2018 Great Lakes 36th Open Art Exhibition

March 25 - April 8
Lake Street Gallery,
34 lake Street, FORSTER,

With $6000 in prizemoney, this art exhibition has attracted artists from near and far. There are works on canvas and paper, drawings, abstract and 3D art. Judged by Niomi Sands from the Glasshouse Port Macquarie, the variety of subjects, techniques and beauty has presented her with some real challenges. Come and see for yourself what local artists have created for your enjoyment.

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