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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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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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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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Free - $5

Obsessed: Compelled to make

September 28 - November 24
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

ADC ON TOUR: AN AUSTRALIAN DESIGN CENTRE NATIONAL TOURING EXHIBITION What compels a maker to create? Why this technique or material? Why that concept? How does the mind of a maker work? A major touring exhibition from the Australian Design Centre, Obsessed: Compelled to make explores the stories of 14 Australian artists – stories that are at the same time unique and yet contain the frustrations and highpoints of a life of creative work that all of us can relate…

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October 2019

Saltwater Freshwater Arts 2019

October 23 - December 1
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Aboriginal Art Award & Contemporary Cultural Objects The Saltwater Freshwater Aboriginal Art Award & Contemporary Cultural Objects 2019 is a touring exhibition showcasing Aboriginal artists living in the Saltwater Freshwater region. This exhibition is a celebration of Aboriginal art and culture from the Worimi, Biripi, Dhanggatti and Gumbaynggirr nations of the Mid North Coast. PLUS an accompanying public program of events including storytelling, weaving, language and for the first time featuring four short films from the Saltwater Freshwater project ‘Yarning…

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Trevor Dickinson Greetings from Taree

October 23 - December 1
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Trevor Dickinson presents a humorous and quirky approach to the highlights of Taree’s unique cultural heritage. This exhibition features beautiful black ink drawings often depicting the overlooked and everyday view points of a town.

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November 2019

SWFW – Weaving Collaboration – Every Saturday in November

November 2 - 30
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Aboriginal Art Award & Contemporary Cultural Objects The Saltwater Freshwater Aboriginal Art Award & Contemporary Cultural Objects 2019 is a touring exhibition showcasing Aboriginal artists living in the Saltwater Freshwater region. Each Saturday in November the gallery will run a series of casual drop in opportunities to collaborate on a concept driven weaving work that will travel with the exhibition to the Saltwater Freshwater nations to then become part of the Saltwater Freshwater Collection. Be a part of a growing…

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Seasons: Celebrating four generations of family creativity

November 2 - 21
The Art Space Urunga,
13 Bonville Street, Urunga,
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SEASONS : Celebrating four generations of family creativity ‘to everything there is a season….’ Some people have a family reunion – we got together and decided to hold an art exhibition – seventeen artists spanning four generations, the youngest of whom is seven years of age. We are all inspired by Alma Dew, who is not only a mother, grandmother and great grandmother but a motivating and energetic artist and role-model who has spent a lifetime creating and educating. Seasons…

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Write Tribe

November 5 - December 24
Sunset Framing & Gallery,
2/25 Central Rd, Port Macquarie,

An event that happens every week, it is set up for young people who have a passion for all things words It is a safe and creative space to get your word on with a “no judgement” policy, a space for young wordsmiths, it can be stories, poetry, songs or all of the above and more, what ever your word jam is this is the “write tribe” for you. Come along meet more of your tribe, share words, write words,…

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Valley Performers present “HOMECOMINGS” by Frank V Priore

November 8 - 24
Nambucca Community & Arts Centre,
Ridge Street, Nambucca Heads,

Valley Performers present ‘HOMECOMINGS’ a comedy by Frank V Priore. Meet Tony “Big Pop” Della Rosa, head of the powerful Della Rosa crime family – or is he? His wife Sophie is proud of her three children – especially Michael, the “Holy Priest of God” who she brags constantly about … mainly to her long-time friend Mrs Tucker. When Michael arrives home he has some powerful news. Theresa and Anthony Jr also arrive home, each with some news of their…

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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific

November 8 - December 1
Jetty Memorial Theatre,
Harbour Drive, Harbour Drive, NSW 2450 Australia

Coffs Harbour Musical Comedy Company’s is proud to present their second show of the year, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1949 musical South Pacific at the Jetty Memorial Theatre from the 08th November to the 01st December this year. Tickets are available online at https://www.jettytheatre.com/rodgers-hammersteins-south-pacific/ or visit or phone the box office (6648 4930) from noon to 4pm Tuesday to Friday. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1949 musical South Pacific is lighthearted musical with serious themes playing under the rhythms of some of the…

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Real Film Festival 2019

November 15 - December 5
Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland and Port Stephens

The Real Film Festival starts Summer 2019 with a bang, transforming spaces in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland and Port Stephens with bold films of real stories and cutting edge documentary’s about real issues. More than any other film festival in the region, the Real Film Festival defines the Hunter’s personality. For over seven years, we have presented films by independent international, national and local storytellers whose presence at the Festival creates a buzz and honesty; a world class event right…

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2019 GRADUATING TAFE STUDENTS TO EXHIBIT at COFFS CENTRAL THIS NOVEMBER in “UNBOXED”

November 16 - 24
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery Annex, Coffs Central,
Level 1, 35 – 61 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour,

Creative and Design Ideation, TAFE NSW Coffs Harbour is excited to announce that this year all our sections including Visual Arts, Furniture Design, Photography, Screen and Media, Music, Ceramics and Design will be collaborating to hold a collegiate Graduate Exhibition for 2019 in the heart of the Coffs CBD. “It is a great opportunity for us to show the local community what the creative and design sections at TAFE in Coffs Harbour has been doing throughout the year and to…

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OnScreen Film – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – National Theatre Live

November 19
Manning Entertainment Centre,
Manning Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.

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Opening Night – Aussie Legends

November 22
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour,
1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour,

Join us at the Aussie Legends opening night 6.30 pm 22 November, cash bar, raffles, light refreshments, gold coin entry. All your favourite Aussie heroes – or villains – as only cartoonists can portray them! Drawn from our vast collection of original works, The National Cartoon Gallery has compiled an exhibition featuring our Aussie Legends. From Sporting Stars to Politicians, caricatures to comic strips, you’re bound to see some of your favourite Aussies depicted in a comical light. The exhibition…

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Cartoon Art Exhibition – Aussie Legends

November 22, 2019 - January 27, 2020
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour,
1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour,

All your favourite Aussie heroes – or villains – as only cartoonists can portray them! Drawn from our vast collection of original works, The National Cartoon Gallery has compiled an exhibition featuring our Aussie Legends. From Sporting Stars to Politicians, caricatures to comic strips, you’re bound to see some of your favourite Aussies depicted in a comical light. The exhibition runs until 27 January 2020. General admission is Adults $6, Under 16 $4, Friends and U5s Free. Closed Christmas Day.

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Honk! Jr. – A Theatre Oz Production

November 22 - 24
The Players Theatre,
33A Lord Street, PORT MACQUARIE,

Theatre Oz Port Macquarie presents, HONK! JR. With a cast of 27 young local performers, ranging in age from 9 to 16 years, HONK! JR. is a fun musical comedy for the whole family and not to be missed! Based on the award-winning musical Honk! by George Stiles (composer) and Anthony Drewe (books and lyrics), HONK! JR is a witty and heartwarming show celebrating what makes each of us special. “Plucked” as the 2000 Olivier Award’s “Best New Musical,” HONK!…

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The Date Brothers and Heather Rose

November 22
No 5 Church St,
Church st, Bellingen,

World renowned guitarist Ian Date will be returning to Bellingen with his brother, Nigel Date in what is set to be a must see performance of The Date Brothers. Gypsy Jazz has always been embraced by the lovely Bellingen people and he is excited to be playing here on his 2019 Australian tour,after living and performing in Europe for the past 30 years.Joining them will be Heather Rose , Queen of Boogie Piano, ripping up the keys and singing soulful…

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Summerfest Art Exhibition

November 22, 2019 - January 8, 2020
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

Showcasing the art of the Coffs Harbour Arts Group members with works in acrylics, calligraphy, drawing, fibre art, porcelain, printmaking, pastels, photography, watercolours, and more for the final exhibition for 2019. All artworks on display are for sale. ‘Summerfest’ opens at 6 pm on Friday 22 November at the Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery. Join the artists, with drinks and light refreshments, Gold Coin Entry. All welcome. The Exhibition runs until 8 January 2020, Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 3…

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Harrison Craig Sings Elton John Love Songs

November 23
Manning Entertainment Centre,
Manning Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Harrison Craig Sings Elton John Love Songs Australia’s Prince of crooning and love ballads, Harrison Craig, returns in 2019 to embark on a national tour honouring the emotional, intimate and soulful love songs of the great, Sir Elton John. After an extensive tour that saw Harrison perform an impressive 54 shows in 2017/2018 supporting his Kings of Vegas album, Harrison has never been more ready to belt out the love songs that were made famous by Sir Elton John and…

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Symmetry of Nature: Beric Henderson

November 23, 2019 - January 12, 2020
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Art and Science: can they co-exist? Both can be argued to reflect human attempts to understand the world around us. With a background in both art and science, Beric Henderson presents Symmetry of Nature. An exhibition that explores the interconnectedness of man and the natural world. Symmetry of Nature relates to the delicate balance found in the natural world and how easily this can be disrupted by human intervention. The body of work investigates the beauty and complexity of the…

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Threaded Earth: Vana Ford & Kerry Wheeldon

November 23, 2019 - January 12, 2020
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Threaded Earth celebrates friendship and craftsmanship. Kerry Wheeldon and Vana Ford are creative souls with a love of nature. Inspired by their shared philosophies and awareness of their environment, they decided to weave their creative thoughts and techniques together and produce Threaded Earth. Glasshouse Regional Gallery supporting Community Arts.

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Sinfonia Celebrates Twenty Years

November 24
Manning Entertainment Centre,
Manning Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Sinfonia Mid North Coast is celebrating bringing glorious music to the region for twenty years by staging a grand concert at the MEC. Retired players and past scholarship winners will feature. We will donate $5 for each seat sold to drought relief, and create a special scholarship for a young local musician with the balance.

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Sinfonia Celebrates Twenty Years

November 24
Manning Entertainment Centre,
Manning Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Sinfonia Mid North Coast is celebrating bringing glorious music to the region for twenty years by staging a grand concert at the MEC. Retired players and past scholarship winners will feature. We will donate $5 for each seat sold to drought relief, and create a special scholarship for a young local musician with the balance.

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