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February 2018


February 17, 2018 - December 21, 2019
Bellingen Markets,
Church St, Bellingen,

Bellingen Community Market is held the 3rd Saturday of every month. Discover over 260 diverse stalls with a focus on hand made/grown and recycling. MORE local artisans encouraged to apply. Taste a wide range of delicious multicultural hot and cold food and drinks and don’t miss the fantastic live music on stage from 10am along with spontaneous performers and talented buskers throughout park. It’s a busy, buzzing, dynamic, fun day of collaboration and celebration. Visitors welcome from 8am – 2.30pm…

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November 2018

Open House: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial Exhibition

November 16, 2018 - January 25, 2019
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Open House: Tamworth Textile Triennial celebrates the open-ended nature of textile practice today. The participant artists are all linked with things outside of themselves and their studios. Many celebrate the sense of belonging that comes from working with other artists; while others take on wide-ranging issues, such as the landscape and the environment, and the artist’s place in a world beset by environmental, social and cultural upheaval. Through the process of creating, talking and exhibiting, the artists join together with…

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December 2018

Surf’s Up Exhibition

December 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,

Just in time for the holidays and summer is the Surf’s Up Exhibition at the National Cartoon Gallery @the Bunker, Coffs Harbour. Running from 7 December 2018 to 3 February 2019 and featuring a great collection of surfing-related cartoons, original artworks on loan from local artists, with children’s activities organised for our young visitors. To complement all this, there will be items of historical relevance on loan from the Coffs Harbour Surf Club and from members of the community for…

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Yes Yes Yes Yes: Graphics from 1960s and 1970s

December 8, 2018 - February 3, 2019
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

As another fabulous year comes to a close and we are swinging open the doors to our final exhibitions of 2018, and we invite you to come and celebrate with us! Plus we will be opening our final exhibitions of 2018! Discover the playful spirit, visual energy and political thrust of graphic art from the 1960s and 1970s at our exhibition opening for Yes Yes Yes Yes: Graphics from the 1960s and 1970s. An Art Gallery of New South Wales…

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Fiona Lowry

December 8, 2018 - February 10, 2019
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

The trees, they whisper… The bush as locus of myth lies deep in the Australian psyche, or at least in the heart of many of its painters. In Fiona Lowry’s dreamy renderings, the scrub pulses and hums with surface tension: a natural beauty unnaturally realised in a striking high-key palette. Lowry’s habitat is urban, but she is driven – gently haunted – by the trauma and secrets within the country. She intoxicates the viewer and lures us to a psychological…

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Tasma Theatre: Coffs Harbour’s Jewel

December 14, 2018 - March 16, 2019
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum,
215 Harbour Drive (old Courthouse building), Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Cinema has played an important role in the cultural life of Coffs Harbour, from the travelling shows played in the School of Arts and open air screenings at Fitzroy Stadium, to the saving of Sawtell Cinema and the Screenwave International Film Festival. In the Museum’s latest exhibition, The Tasma Theatre – Coffs Harbour’s Jewel, we take a look at the history of the Tasma Theatre, the dream of two of the most colourful figures in the story of cinema in…

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Bananas to Beautizone

December 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum,
215 Harbour Drive (old Courthouse building), Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia
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This exhibition explores how the experience of summer has changed in the Coffs Coast region. In the first half of the 20th century, summer was a time of hard work for many residents. Tropical fruit was one of the mainstays of the local economy and it ripened in the summer months. Growers, labourers and carriers laboured in the heat to get crops picked, packed and transported by rail to capital city markets. After the Second World War however, the local…

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Summerfest “Love Our Local Area” Art Exhibition

December 15, 2018 - February 6, 2019
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

Summerfest “Love Our Local Area” Art Exhibition at the Showground Gallery. Showcasing the art of the Coffs Harbour Arts Group members with works in Acrylics, Calligraphy, Drawing, Fibre Art, Oils, Porcelain, Printmaking, Pastels, Photography, Watercolours, and more for the final exhibition for 2018. All artworks on display are for sale. Opens 12noon on Saturday 15 December at the Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery. Free Entry, with drinks, light refreshments & raffles. All welcome. The Exhibition runs until 6 February 2019, Monday…

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Summer Show

December 19, 2018 - February 1, 2019
The Art Space Urunga,
13 Bonville Street, Urunga,

The Summer Show at The Art Space Urunga It’s that time of the year again! Everyone is flat out….. and so are we at the Art Space Urunga. The fact that we have survived and flourished is cause for celebration, and hence our second bumper Member’s Summer Show. Last year we struggled to hang and display over 30 artists. This year we have 52!! Included in this number are some local children. This is something close to our heart, as…

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The Tasma Theatre – Coffs Harbour’s Jewel

December 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - January 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Coffs Museum,
215A Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, 2450

The Museum’s latest exhibition looks at the history of the Tasma Theatre that opened in March 1937 on the corner of Castle Street and High Street, as Harbour Drive was then known. Come explore the exhibition and while in the comfort of the Tasma’s original seats you can see the original projector from the Tasma Theatre and get a front row viewing of Jack Gerard The Show Man. A fun, FREE activity to do with the kids over the holidays.…

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January 20192019

‘Paying Silent Homage’

January 3 - 27
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

‘Paying Silent Homage’ an exciting group exhibition at Gloucester Gallery from John Andrews, Kristine Lappan and guest sculptor Stuart Wellings. 3rd to 27th January. Opening event Friday 4th January from 6.30pm, all are welcome to attend. John Andrews has been painting for over 40 years and won the Camden Haven Bicentenary prize in 1980 and was highly commended by Lloyd Rees at the Festival of Fishers Ghost. He attended an abstraction workshop at University of New England in the 1980s…

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$25* adult, $20 Member. All 4 package: $90 adult.

Craft & Cocktails: with Rhiannon Simmonds

January 4 - 25
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Recycled Mexican Lanterns Friday 4 January, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Using recycled cardboard, various coloured paper, you will create a stunning bright Mexican inspired lantern. Lino Prints Friday 11 January, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Using some of the stencils provided make a custom print for stationary, wrapping paper, wall hangings or clothing. Eco Dye Friday 18 January, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Learn how to use food and garden scraps to transform fabrics. A canvas tote will be supplied for your creative dying endeavours.…

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Craft Spot 2019

January 5 - May 4
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

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 on your…

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Glasshouse Sprouts 2019

January 9 - 23
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

We LOVE kids at the Glasshouse. While their bodies might still be growing, their imaginations are already gigantic. We are always amazed and inspired by their energy and enthusiasm for all things creative. Bring your kids and come along to one of our Glasshouse Sprouts activities. Glasshouse Sprouts provides art activities in the Regional Gallery for our Glasshouse ‘sprouts’ – helping them grow their creativity, learn new skills and make new friends! The activities are just $7.50 per child –…

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Behind the Scenes Glasshouse Tour – January 9

January 9 @ 1:00 pm - January 23 @ 2:00 pm
The Glasshouse,
32/40 Clarence St, Port Macquarie, Australia

Take a tour of the Glasshouse, explore the stage, dressing rooms and back of house areas and find out more about the magic of theatre. Delivered at a relaxed pace by specially trained guides. 1.00pm. Tours take approximately 1 hour. $7.50 with places limited so book early to avoid disappointment. 02 6581 8888 or online at www.glasshouse.org.au

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Curious Creatures Craft Hallidays Point Library

January 10 @ 12:00 am - January 21 @ 12:00 am

Don’t limit your imagination! Create weird and wonderful creatures from our treasure chest of craft materials. Ages 5-12yrs. Supervised activity. 10th January Nabiac Library 21st January Hallidays Point Library Free event. Bookings essential. Contact. Mid Coast Libraries 6591 7256 library.events@midcoast.nsw.gov.au

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Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF)

January 10 - 25

This major film festival is not just for grownups with a number of family friendly and youth films showing in the 90 sessions in Coffs Harbour and Bellingen. There is a wide selection of films such as Call of the Surf. For full details of all films visit http://screenwave.com.au/swiff/films/

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2019 Music Theatre Holiday Workshops – Theatre Oz & Coastal Dance

January 14 - 24
Theatre Oz Port Macquarie,
Unit 15 - 10 Bellbowrie Street, Port Macquarie,

Spend your holidays with us learning fun and exciting routines and songs leading up to a showstopping performance at the end of the week! With mentors from collaborative schools, we aim to grow confidence give your child a feeling of accomplishment when performing a high energy singing and dancing show. Spots are limited! WEEK 1 Ages between: 7-12 years. (NOTE: If you’re older we have another workshop for 12-19 years om 20th-24th January.) Students must be available for all of…

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JADA – Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award

January 17 - March 3
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) promotes excellence in contemporary Australian drawing. JADA showcases the central importance of drawing as a practice in its own right and creates a platform for experimentation and innovation. Since 1998 the JADA exhibition has toured throughout the eastern seaboard of Australia, travelling to several regional and metropolitan galleries during the two years between awards. JADA is Grafton Regional Gallery’s flagship biennial art prize graciously sponsored by the Friends of Grafton Gallery. The 2018 JADA…

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Cool Summer Exhibition 2019

January 18 - 31
The Gallery,
81 Marine Drive (diagonally opposite Tea Gardens ferry wharf), Tea Gardens,

This year’s Cool Summer theme is ‘Gardens and Connected Landscapes’, which is expected to produce a wide variety of creative directions. With over 40 artists involved, there will be plenty to consider for your ‘People’s Choice’ vote! All works will be for sale. As well, a ‘super hamper’ raffle will be held throughout the month to raise funds for this not-for-profit art group. Set within lush gardens, The Gallery is the primary exhibition space of the renowned Galleries in the…

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Rock and Atmosphere

January 18 @ 12:00 am - February 28 @ 11:00 pm
Planet Art,
37a Little Street, Coffs Harbour,

A collection of paintings by artist Leonard Aitken.

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Sculptural Embroidery with Meredith Woolnough

January 19 - 20
Nesting Needles,
25 Gale Street, Coffs Harbour,

Inspired by embroidery and keen to learn a new technique? Join Meredith Woolnough for an artist tour of the Tamworth Triennial Textiles Exhibition at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery on Saturday morning from 10.30am – 11.30am. Meredith will then proceed to “Nesting Needles” at 25 Gale Street, Coramba where from 12.30pm – 4.30pm where she will introduce the students to the workshop techniques for “Sculptural Embroidery”. On Sunday Meredith will host a full-day workshop with students from 9.30am – 4.30pm to…

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Musical Theatre Teens Workshop

January 20 @ 8:00 am - January 24 @ 4:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Unit 15 - 10 Bellbowrie Street, Port Macquarie,

Teens 13 to 19 can spend their holidays learning fun and exciting routines and songs leading up to a show stopping performance at the end of the week! Learn from the best of music and dance teachers from Coastal Dance and Theatre OZ a chance to shine. Cost $165 plus booking fee.

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Cartooning Workshops

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour,
1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour,

Join us at the National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour for our first ever Virtual Cartooning Workshop. One of Australia’s best cartoonists and illustrators, Phil Judd, will be hosting a Virtual Cartooning Workshop on Monday 21 January! There will be lots of fun to be had while learning the art of cartooning with Phil, a fulltime cartoonist, illustrator, and animator from Comic Express Cartoon Pets 10 am to 11 am, Cartoon Monsters 12noon to 1 pm, and Cartoon Dragons…

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