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May 2019

Accessible Art Tours in the Gallery

May 31 - November 29
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Accessible Art Tours are provided on the last Friday of the month. Tours for individuals or groups and their carers. Accessible Art Tours provide a welcoming relaxed environment, helping enhancing connection to the exhibitions on display, while encouraging self-expression. This relaxed tour will provide an opportunity for participants to share their opinions and experiences. This tour is replacing Art and Alzheimer’s and is now available to all patrons with accessibility needs. Occurs on the last Friday of the month. Patrons…

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July 2019

Elsewhere: Travels through Syria, Iran, Egypt, Morocco and Central Asia Exhibition

July 13 @ 10:00 am - September 29 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

WENDY SHARPE & BERNARD OLLIS On view 13 July – 29 September, 2019 This exhibition features new works created by the celebrated Australian artists Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis during their recent travels through Syria, Iran, Egypt, Morocco and Central Asia. Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis create art in response to humanity. During their extensive journeys, they created sketchbooks, drawings and paintings to record conversations and chance meetings with people from all walks of life. These works will introduce you…

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Artlink Visual Arts

July 22 @ 4:00 pm - September 23 @ 5:30 pm
The Stables,
Bellingen,

Artlink is a program linking youth from 14 years with mature age members of the community in playful, creative workshops and classes in visual and performing arts. Visual Arts is tutored by Marc Renshaw and promises a smorgasbord of art activities including painting, drawing, clay, printmaking. Classes are 1hr $10pp and 3hrs $20pp. Whole term $80. Concessions available. Visual Arts Contact: Julie Hutchinson 0487484479

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John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new

July 26 - September 22
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Official Opening July 26 (bookings essential) John Mawurndjul AM (born 1952, Kubukkan near Marrkolidjban, western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia) is celebrated for his mastery of rarrk (crosshatching) and his depiction of djang (sacred sites and totemic emblems), a tradition shared by generations of Kuninjku artists. The artist has led the development of this exhibition, which describes in Kuninjku (and English) his places of special cultural significance known as kunred, as well as the sacred places and spirits – or…

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August 2019

Sandra’s After School Art Classes: Crescent Head/ Kempsey

August 1 @ 3:00 pm - September 26 @ 6:00 pm
Crescent Head Public School and Kempsey Adventist School,
Crescent Head,

I will be running Group Art Classes for primary and high school students. These classes will include, visualisation, art history and a variety of art skills to enhance your child’s creativity. After school at Crescent Head Public School starting 7th August Primary School Students Wednesdays 2.55–4.30pm After school at Kempsey Adventist School starting 1st Aug Primary School Students Thursdays 3.10-4.40pm High School Students Thursdays 4.40-6.10pm Cost: $200 for 8-week course or only $100 if you use your voucher. ‘creative kids’…

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All Creatures Great & Small Art Exhibition

August 5 - September 25
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

From wasps to whales, the “All Creatures Great & Small” Art Exhibition at the Showground Gallery showcases the art of the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group members in a variety of disciplines: Acrylics, Calligraphy, Drawing, Fibre art, Oils, Origami, Pastels, Photography, Watercolours, and more. The Exhibition is on display until 25 September. The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm, with Free entry. All artwork is for sale.

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Shortcuts to Natural History Illustration workshop with Peter Schouten

August 17 - September 28
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Join us for a unique opportunity to be guided by Peter in a small class environment to learn the shortcuts he has established over 40 years of experience with natural history illustration and painting. This is a 6-week course delivered in 2 blocks of 3 consecutive Saturdays with a weekend break in between session blocks. Session Times are Saturdays 10am – 1pm Session Block 1 – Sat 17, 24, 31 August Session Block 2 – Sat 14, 21, 28 September…

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Herman’s Hermits – 6 O’Clock Hop

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - September 30 @ 8:00 pm
Manning Entertainment Centre,
Manning Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Herman’s Hermits – 6 O’Clock Hop The concept of the ‘6 O’Clock Hop’ first came to Australia in 2018 and was a smash hit success with over 15,000 people attending the tour dates. Promoter Layton Lillas of Showcase Entertainment Group explains ‘Our idea was to put the show on at the more convenient time in the winter months of August and September at 6pm, where audience members are encouraged to get an early dinner and enjoy a 2 hour show…

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September 2019

2020 Northern Exposure 6 – Call for Artists

September 1 - December 13
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

The biennial Mid North Coast showcase is back! Northern Exposure is a biennial exhibition open to all artists based on the Mid North Coast. Artists are invited to submit work which explores themes and subjects relevant to their current arts practice. All mediums are welcome. The final selections will be chosen by a panel of key arts professionals from across the Mid North Coast. Maximum of ONE submission per artist. Submission cost: $40 (applies to artists selected to exhibit in…

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Naked & Nude Art Prize 2019

September 7 - October 13
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Naked & Nude Art Prize’ is the only art award of its kind in Australia and will attract entries from across Australia from artists at all stages of their careers and working in all mediums. The theme ‘Naked & Nude’ is an evocative platform for creative inspiration, and artists delve into representations of the human form. With a history dating back to ancient times across many cultures, the exposed human figure is one the most enduring themes in the visual…

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31st Rotary Cartoon Awards

September 7 - November 17
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour,
1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour,

The Rotary Cartoon Awards are back at the National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour! The Exhibition runs daily from 10 am to 4 pm from 7 September until 17 November. Now in its 31st year and the backbone of the Gallery’s cartoon collection, this is your chance to see cartoonists’ original works from around Australia. Always fiercely competitive, with hundreds of entries in six categories, and this year’s Special Category: Under Construction. Will you agree with the judges’ decisions??…

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Gloucester Art Society Annual exhibition

September 10 - October 7
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

This years Gloucester Art Society annual exhibition September 10th to October 7th, will represent many of the 38 current members, who will be showing their latest artworks. While the majority are painters the Art Society has welcomed a number of new members in 2019, some of whose practice is in a range of media. You will find works in pastel,charcoal,pencil, oils, watercolours, collage and more. Workshops are presented throughout the year to expand the skills of all of the artists,…

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Still: National Still Life Award 2019

September 20 - November 30
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Still is a biennial, acquisitive award for artworks in the genre of still life, in all mediums. The award is open to artists at all stages of their careers. First Prize: $30,000. Still: National Still Life Award seeks to highlight the diversity and vitality of still life in Australian contemporary art practice, broadening the interpretation and meaning of this enduring genre. The Still exhibition opens on Friday 20th September 2019, with the official opening on Saturday 21st September, and runs…

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Sawtell Art Groups’ 32nd Annual Exhibition

September 21 - October 20
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

$5,750.00 prize money. 12 different sections. The entry form can be downloaded from our website.

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Evening Stars starring Jane Rutter and Peter Cousens

September 21 - 22
Jetty Theatre Coffs Harbour,
337 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour,

West End musical star Peter Cousens and legendary flutist Jane Rutter (Chevalière des Arts et Lettres) join forces to bring you an extraordinary night of musical romance, performing popular classical pieces and romantic songs by some of the world’s greatest popular composers: Gershwin, Cole Porter, Massenet, Offenbach, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ravel, Lehar, Lerner and Loewe, Bernstein and more… The two take you on a romantic journey, with best-loved songs from Peter’s starring roles in West Side Story, Camelot, Showboat, Aspects…

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STILL Panel: Still Relevant?

September 22
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Join us for coffee and crossaints while we ponder, why still life? Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and Museum Curator Joanna Besley hosts this Still: National Still Life Award event, with STILL finalists and special guests from the arts industry. Find out more about Still: National Still Life Award and its associated events. STILL 2019 FINALISTS Phil Alldis, Louise Allerton, Kelly Austin, Sue Bell, Stephen Bird, John Bokor, Sara Bowen, Janine Brody, Kelcie Bryant-Duguid, Fran Callen, Brett Canet-Gibson, Carol Christie, Christine…

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STILL Demonstration: Nicola Moss

September 22
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Join Still: National Still Life Award Finalist Nicola Moss in the gallery where she will demonstrate and discuss her paper cutting and layering techniques. Nicola Moss is a visual artist making fine art with paper. Driven by a burning question – What is sustainability? Moss engages people in considering the value of healthy environment, exploring possible futures where conservation and development find balance. Residencies in 2017 at Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo and ARNA, Sweden, initiated cross-cultural exchange and international engagement…

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STILL Workshop: Fran Callen

September 22
Coffs Harbour Library

Gather round the table, for a casual relaxed workshop with Still: National Still Life Award Finalist, Fran Callen. We will chat, draw, share drawing tips, techniques and ideas, trace round objects, overlap them, colour them in, mix media, spill stains on the table, wash into negative space. Parents and children are free to place anything on the table – such as toys, bottles, keys, bags, etc. These objects will form our ’still life’ set up, and tell the story of…

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STILL Exhibition: Guided Tour – noon

September 22
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Join the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and Museum Curator, Joanna Besley for a guided tour through Still: National Still Life Award. Some of the Still finalists will join us for the tour, and discuss their work. Find out more about Still: National Still Life Award and its associated events. STILL 2019 FINALISTS Phil Alldis, Louise Allerton, Kelly Austin, Sue Bell, Stephen Bird, John Bokor, Sara Bowen, Janine Brody, Kelcie Bryant-Duguid, Fran Callen, Brett Canet-Gibson, Carol Christie, Christine Courcier-Jones, Madeleine Cruise,…

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STILL Demonstration: Kelcie Bryant-Duguid

September 22
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Still: National Still Life Award Finalist, Kelcie Bryant-Duguid will demonstrate and discuss her machine stitch technique in the Gallery. Kelcie Bryant-Duguid is a visual artist living in the greater Sydney area of New South Wales, Australia. Her art practice is multi-disciplinary with her primary focus lying in the territories of encaustic mixed media and textiles. Kelcie’s work is a response to the environment, events and issues that resonate with her; with the themes of memory, family, relationships, place and belonging…

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STILL Exhibition: Guided Tour – 2pm

September 22
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Join the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and Museum Coordinator, Cath Fogarty for a guided tour through Still: National Still Life Award. Some of the Still finalists will join us for the tour, and discuss their work. Find out more about Still: National Still Life Award and its associated events. STILL 2019 FINALISTS Phil Alldis, Louise Allerton, Kelly Austin, Sue Bell, Stephen Bird, John Bokor, Sara Bowen, Janine Brody, Kelcie Bryant-Duguid, Fran Callen, Brett Canet-Gibson, Carol Christie, Christine Courcier-Jones, Madeleine Cruise,…

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Bellingen Fine Music Festival

September 26 - 29
Bellingen Memorial Hall and other venues,
Hyde Street, Bellingen,

2019 is the 10th anniversary of the popular Bellingen Fine Music Festival, which includes fine jazz, world and classical music. With growing audiences and an expanding program of ticketed concerts, workshops and other events around town, the Festival offers great musical experiences at prices city people can only dream of. Ticketed concerts for 2019 include David Helfgott, Ensemble Q, the Acacia Quartet, Joseph Tawadros with James Tawadros, Lachlan Wilkins with Suzanne Sherrington, Jazz Supergroup Wilson-Zwartz-Dewhurst-Stuart, Bellingen Youth Orchestra, and Coffs…

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ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING – FREE WORKSHOP in TAREE

September 26
Manning Valley Concert Band Room,
River Street (Next to St John's Anglican Church), Taree, NSW,

Ensemble Offspring is an Australian group of world class musicians who perform new music by new composers. They have chosen to hold theor next Regional “SIZZLE SESSION” in Taree on Thursday 26th September. This FREE 2 hour workshop is open to all musicians, all ages and all abilities and promises to be lots of fun.

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Opening Night – Paint Paper Print Canvas

September 27
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

Join us at the Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery for the Opening Night of our latest art exhibition–on show will be the artistic talent across a variety of media from the Coffs Harbour Creative Art Group’s members. Light refreshments & drinks–Gold Coin entry. All artworks will be for sale.

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