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September 2017

The Frugal Forest at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre

September 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - January 31, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Sea Acres National Park Rainforest Centre,
59 Pacific Drive, Port Macquarie,

“Imagine a twilit space. You walk along a path, your footfalls softened by leaf litter. Overhead trees, palms, and vines vanish into darkness, and around you grasses, ferns and fungi flourish. The space is filled with the sounds of creatures welcoming the dawn. But as you listen and look, you notice faces in the leaves, a hint of barcode in the bark. The soundscape slides into sounds that you almost recognize from city streets, and out again. Everything you see…

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Frugal Arts Crafternoons at Sea Acres

September 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - January 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Sea Acres National Park Rainforest Centre,
59 Pacific Drive, Port Macquarie,

Fresh from a season at the Sydney Opera House, the Hastings’ own Frugal Forest is coming home to the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre. The exhibition will be open every day from 9am to 4:30pm, for a gold coin donation, until February. Alongside the exhibition, Frugal Arts Inc is running a series of workshops – ‘Crafternoons’ where adults can learn practical re-use skills from Frugal craft-masters in friendly Saturday afternoon sessions over a cup of tea- 1pm start. More info can…

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Frugal Forest School Holiday Workshops – Spring & Summer

September 25, 2017 - January 16, 2018
Sea Acres National Park Rainforest Centre,
59 Pacific Drive, Port Macquarie,

Fresh from a season at the Sydney Opera House, the Hastings’ own Frugal Forest is coming home to the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre. The exhibition will be open every day from 9am to 4:30pm, and Frugal Arts Inc will be running a series of School Holiday workshops over both the Spring 2017 and Summer 2018 breaks. Bookings essential. For more info please contact chay@frugalarts.net or to book call Sea Acres on (02) 6582 3355.

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October 2017

Objects from Home

October 27, 2017 - January 13, 2018
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum,
215 Harbour Drive (old Courthouse building), Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Objects From Home showcases a rich tapestry of stories of refugee communities in Coffs Harbour through the objects they have brought with them. Share the memories and stories of refugees’ journeys to Australia and their new lives here, and learn why certain communities have relocated to Coffs Harbour. Told through the voices of ESL and refugee students from Orara High School​, Objects From Home explores the global issues and events that propel immigration through personal artefacts, photographs, storyboards and films.

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Spirit of Nature Art Exhibition

October 31 - December 31
Ultragrafik Fine Art Gallery,
25/27 Hay Street, Port Macquarie,

“Spirit of Nature” is the latest exhibition of imaginative artworks by Beric Henderson and now on display at Ultragrafik Fine Art Gallery in Port Macquarie. Several unique lightboxes, paintings and works on paper reveal a mysterious underlayer to nature and man’s connection with the natural world. One of the feature paintings, “Forest” 2017, will be featured on an upcoming debut vinyl record by US-based electronic group, Trees Speak. Entry free, all works for sale. Small works starting at $150. Visit…

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November 2017

Northern Exposure

November 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - February 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Northern Exposure is a biannual 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. Artwork application forms will be sent out once Expression of Interest form has been received.…

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November 11, 2017 - January 4, 2018
Gallery 2453,
59 Hickory Street, Dorrigo,
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Sat, Nov 11, 2017 10:00 AM Thu, Jan 4, 2018 4:00 PM 59 Hickory Street Dorrigo, NSW, 2453 Australia (map) Our November/December Exhibition at Gallery 2453 is titled “Summer”. Enjoy the wide variety of styles and creative ideas of our Plateau artists. The collection will include paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, jewellery, calligraphy, pottery, and more. We thank John Newstead who created the image for our Summer poster which really captures the essence of fun in the sun.

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MILO – A Legendary Favourite

November 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - January 31, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Slim Dusty Centre - Nulla Nulla Gallery,
490 Macleay Valley, South Kempsey,

The Slim Dusty Centre is proud to announce the official launch on Friday, November 17th of a new exhibition “The story of MILO – a Legendary Favourite”. The exhibition was launched by the honourable Melinda Pavey MP. Nestle and the Slim Dusty Centre brings the story of MILO to life. Invented and developed in the early 1930’s by Thomas Mayne, MILO was officially launched at the Royal Easter Show in 1934. The exhibition unravels an 80 year history of MILO,…

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Still: National Still Life Award Exhibition

November 23, 2017 - January 20, 2018
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Building on the ten year foundation of our still life painting award, Still is a newly biennial, acquisitive award for works in the genre of still life, in all mediums. Still is open to artists at all stages of their careers. The award offers $20,000 for the major award and $5,000 for the People’s Choice. Still: National Still Life Award seeks to highlight the diversity and vitality of still life in Australian contemporary art practice, broadening the interpretation of this…

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December 2017

The Art of Wool

December 1, 2017 - February 4, 2018
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Discover fashion and fine art in The Art of Wool exhibition which matches award-winning garments by International Woolmark Prize designers with inspirational paintings and artworks by leading Australian artists. The exhibition shows the significance of wool in the artistic and design imagination of Australia from the 19th century through to today. The exhibition features paintings drawn from the exquisite collections of the New England Regional Art Museum including the work of Sydney Long, Thomas Cooper, Blamire Young and Emily Kame…

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Christmas with Luna

December 1 - 23
Jacaranda House Creative Hub,
39 Cameron St, Wauchope,

Luna presents her Christmas exhibition. A selection of beautiful and unique decorations made entirely of recycled materials. Lots of decorative table top trees

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The Summer Show

December 2, 2017 - February 2, 2018
Artspace Urunga,
13 Bonville St, Urunga,

The Artspace Urunga is celebrating our extended tenure at the gallery with a bumper summer exhibition of over 30 talented local artists. The newly renovated gallery now houses an eclectic selection of works including glassware, sculpture, ceramics, drawings, watercolours and paintings with prices and sizes to suit everyone. The exhibition runs until the 2nd of February and is staffed by the exhibiting artists. The gallery is closed Mondays and between Christmas and New Year.

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Neon Summer

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - February 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

This exhibition explores how contemporary art can inspire our imagination and create a dazzling world through vivid colour, magnificent form and breathtaking fantasy. The exhibition features splendid work by internationally recognised contemporary artists Troy Emery, Reuben Paterson, Kate Rohde, Simone Rosenbauer and JP Willis. Troy Emery explores our complex relationship with animals in his colourful ‘fake taxidermy’ sculptures. On the surface Emery’s works may seem playful and mischievous – however there is a deeper side. Emery is profoundly interested in…

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Neon Local

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - February 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Neon Local celebrates the creative talent of the Mid North Coast in an exhibition of new work by Adam Murray, Claire Johnson, Ainslie Ivin-Smith and Sarah Mufford. As part of this exhibition each artist will be spending time in the exhibition space creating, and providing an opportunity to get a peek behind the scenes of their art practice. Sarah Mufford Sarah Mufford is a recently returned Mid North Coast artist whose work encompasses drawing, painting and printmaking. Trained at the…

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small [little] mini – Call For Entries

December 7, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Artists are invited to submit works for the small [little] mini exhibition for the Wall Project at Manning Regional Art Gallery –  7 December 2017 – 7 January 2018 TERMS & CONDITIONS Maximum 2 works per artist* Works must be no more than 20cm in any direction including the framing or mounting Original 2D and 3D works in any medium accepted, framed or unframed No entry fee Works deemed unsuitable, unsafe or offensive will not be exhibited All works MUST…

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Howln’ Norton Guitars

December 7, 2017 - January 21, 2018
Big Fig Arts - The Bellingen Brewery & Co.,
Up Church Street Lane, Bellingen,

Howlin’ Norton Guitars Big Fig Arts is hanging a unique collection of steampunk guitars at the brewery for Summer. Created by Greg Norton-Baker, the guitars are designed as art pieces as much as functioning instruments. “Howlin’ Norton Guitars” will open at 6pm on Thursday 7th December at The Bellingen Brewery & Co. up Church Street Lane, Bellingen and will show until Sunday 21st January.

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‘A Familiar Place- Adopt this art and make it your own’

December 7 - 31
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

At the Gallery, 25 Denison Street, Gloucester, NSW. Opening on Thursday, December 7th to Sunday, December 31st. The Kathleen Soper -’A familiar place’ an exhibition of mixed media artworks, plus workshops. Opening celebration 6.30 to 8.30pm Thursday, December 7th – all welcome. FREE ENTRY An Exhibition of prints on paper and cloth that explore Light and Shade within the local environment. Dyes from my garden, freestyle machine drawing, hand embroidery, 3-dimensional structures. WANDER IN WEEKEND WORKSHOPS Come in on a…

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Bellingen Youth Exhibition and Prize 2017

December 9 - 15
Nexus Gallery,
Bellingen Butter Factory, Bellingen, NSW 2454 Australia

Don’t forget this wonderful event celebrating the creative talent of our local youth and is happening soon so parents, grandparents, and relatives some important date to remember Details & Key Dates Friday 1 Dec – Entries Close Thursday 7 Dec – deliver artworks to gallery Saturday 9 Dec – gala opening 3 pm Friday 15 collect artworks For more information www.bcac.org.au www.belloyouthhub.net Encourage your kids to enter and see you there

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Biriimba – Embrace

December 9, 2017 - January 19, 2018
Wadjar Regional Indigenous Gallery,
Yarrawarra Cultural Centre, 69 Red Rock Road, Corindi Beach, New South Wales Australia
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Birriimba Exhibition which showcases works of 9 female artists of the mid north coast region. Mabel Ritchie from Dunghutti Gallery is showcasing a new body of work in this Exhibition. The Exhibition is on at the Wadjar Gallery, Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Corindi Beach. Starts on 1 Dec – 19th Jan.  With the Opening Night on 9th December.  

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December 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - January 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Matilda Street Art Gallery,
26 Matilda Street, Macksville,
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Matilda Street Gallery is hosting an “open to all artists” exhibition – Summer from Saturday 9th December 2017 to Saturday 10th of February 2018. Local artists were invited to submit up to two artworks completed in 2017 and a great selection of works with a variety of mediums will be on display. Opening night is a great chance to see artworks and chat with the Artist. This exhibition truly demonstrates the talent and variety we have in the Mid North…

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Annual 30 x 30 Exhibition

December 14, 2017 - January 29, 2018
Visitor Information Centre South Kempsey,
Macleay Valley Way, South Kempsey, NSW Australia
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Arts by the Beach

December 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Sawtell S..L.S.C,
Sawtell, — Parent Title — 2542 Australia
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The exhibition is by artists from Sawtell S.L.S.C. and will be at the surf club from Dec 16 through to Jan 12.

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Satire in the Time of War

December 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,

It’s hard to imagine finding the ‘amusing’ side of war, however acclaimed World War One cartoonist Hal Eyre did just that with his highly regarded satirical cartoons. This rarely seen view of the War is now on show at The Bunker Cartoon Gallery in a display of Eyre’s work, drawn from the State Library of NSW collection. The display features reproductions of 20 of his most comical cartoons which are both beautiful and enlightening illustrations of the debates and controversies…

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Mid North Coast Summer Showcase exhibition & Sale!

December 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Laurieton United Services Club,
Laurieton, NSW Australia
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Hastings Valley Fine Art Association are running their 12th annual Mid North Coast Summer Showcase art exhibition and sale at Laurieton United Services Club, Seymour St, Laurieton. 10.00am till 4.00pm daily from 29th December 2017 to 5th January 2018. Four categories include: Oil/Acrylic; Watercolour; Pastel/Dry Medium; and Mixed Media with total prize monies of $5,250.00 This year the entire competition is open to all residents of the Mid North Coast of NSW (bounded by the Great Lakes to Woolgoolga and…

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