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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

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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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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February 17 - December 15
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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April 2018

Behind the Scenes Glasshouse Tour

April 18 @ 12:00 am - October 10 @ 11:00 pm
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Behind the Scenes Glasshouse Tour 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, tours take approximately 1 hour. Wednesday 18 April Tuesday 24 April Wednesday 11 July Wednesday 18 July Wednesday 3 October Wednesday 10 October IMPORTANT – Due to safety, please wear enclosed footwear.

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Glasshouse Sprouts 2018 art activities for kids!

April 18 @ 12:00 am - October 10 @ 12:00 pm
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! 18 Apr 2018 11:00AM 21 Apr 2018 11:00AM…

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Migration Heritage Exhibition

April 18 - May 29
Kempsey Museum,
62 lachlan Street, South Kempsey,

The Macleay Valley has a rich migrant heritage and the Kempsey Museum has a national significant photographic collection that illustrates this heritage. In addition, the Museum has many oral and written stories to offer the public a rich and rewarding experience. Migration Heritage Exhibition The Macleay Valley has had migration and settlement from German, Indian, Lebanese, Syrian, Italian, Dutch, Greek, West Indian and Maltese families. Their stories include the internment of German families at Trial Bay in 1915 and the…

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Lynne Mak – From the Studio

April 20 - June 23
The Art Factory - Coffs Harbour,
84 Bayldon Road, Coffs Harbour,
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A love of the Australian bush and the Coastal environment in which she resides is the driving force behind Lynne’s passion for painting. From rich colourful abstract paintings to bold drawings in ink and wash Lynne paints with a confident flourish befitting an artist of her experience. We are delighted to have her work on exhibition here at the Art Factory and hope you will find the time to call by and enjoy this show. Gallery hours are 9.30am until 4.30pm…

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Sawtell Art Group’s 2018 Flora and Fauna Exhibition

April 28 - June 3
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

2018 Flora and Fauna Exhibition Opening Saturday 28th April – 3rd June 2018 Cnr Lyons and Bayldon Roads Sawtell. Entry Fee – Gold Coin Donation. Great chance to purchase Mothers’ Day Gifts. $100 Prize Money for both Flora and Fauna. Sculpture, Painting, Mixed Media, Photography, Printing and Art & Craft.

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Fetch me a Sketch – Matilda Street Gallery

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - May 31 @ 6:00 pm
Matilda St. Gallery,
26 Matilda St., Macksville N.S.W,
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“Fetch me a Sketch” by Noel Robertson Opening this Sat 28th April,4pm till 6pm. It is refreshing to see drawing from the simple form to complex landscapes. Works on paper ,pen and ink all done in Noels unique way.This is Noels first Solo Exhibition,with sixty recent works, there’s a whole lot to see and admire. He has also self-published several books which he will have at the opening .  Enjoy Noels art with Friends, music, nibbles and a drink .…

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Nexus Community Gallery May Exhibitions

April 29 - May 25
Nexus Community Gallery,
Old Butter Factory, Bellingen 2454,

Main Gallery A Sense of Place Howard Piggott and Louise Keogh Howard Piggott and Louise Keogh have worked together as art teachers for many years and now collaborate in exhibitions which vibrantly celebrate the Macleay Valley landscapes in which they both live. Their exhibition, A Sense of Place, consists of a diverse range of lively paintings and colourful prints which explore our interaction with the wild world around us. Studio Gallery Thinking Out Loud Sharon Corbett Sharon has an advanced…

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May 2018

And Another Thing

May 1 - June 1
The ArtSpace Urunga,
13 Bonville St, Urunga,

The Art Space Urunga invites all art lovers to the opening of our new exhibition, “And Another Thing”, on May the 5th at at 5-7.30pm. The exhibition showcases some of the extraordinary talent of the Mid North Coast, presented with the care to detail for which this gallery is known. Artists include Dean Beale, Christine Courcier-Jones, Stephie Clark, Chris Fahey, Ceri Frahm, Sally Hook, Juanella McKenzie, Paul Miller, Stuart Murphy, Isabel Ricketts, Len Stamford & May Southgate. Work shown will…

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The Stirring Circle

May 1 @ 10:00 am - December 4 @ 10:00 pm
Big Fig Arts - The Bellingen Brewery & Co.,
Up Church Street Lane, Bellingen,

The Stirring Circle – A new and dynamic creative class from Big Fig Arts. ‘The Stirring Circle’ offers a guided workshop environment that combines traditional and contemporary art techniques, ecology, art therapy and community. We encourage all to come along to play, explore and create. $15, all materials supplied. 10.00-11:30am every Tuesday at The Bellingen Brewery & Co., up Church Street Lane in Bellingen. No booking needed. For more info contact@bigfigarts.org.

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$20 - $26


May 4 @ 7:00 pm - May 27 @ 10:15 pm
Jetty Memorial Theatre,
Harbour Drive, Harbour Drive, NSW 2450 Australia

Coffs Harbour Musical Comedy Company is proud to present “Seussical The Musical” at the Jetty Memorial Theatre, Coffs Harbour from May 4 – 27. Seussical weaves together several of the beloved Dr Seuss books into an enchanting and magical show featuring Horton, Jojo, The Cat in the Hat and many more. Even the Grinch and The Lorax make an appearance! With the underlying message of sticking up for what you believe in, the shows follows Horton an elephant, who one…

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Group Exhibition: Kerry Johns, Frances Larder, Elizabeth Tinker, Timna Taylor & Glen Wilkinson

May 11 @ 10:00 am - July 7 @ 4:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

An Open Response features small landscape paintings, made en plein air by Kerry Johns in the forests around Canberra and on the NSW south coast. Elizabeth Tinker’s Cloudscapes series questions whether we take the time to properly look, experience and feel the power of nature. Glen Wilkinson and Timna Taylor present hand-made fibre and ceramic vessels and forms. Frances Larder’s multi-media project The Silent Past of the Buitenkampers explores the loss and trauma experienced by people of mixed Dutch and…

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May 12 @ 10:00 am - June 9 @ 4:00 pm
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

En Route is a meditation on time and life-lines, dancers aged 3-102 years, traverse abandoned railway lines of NSW. Originally commissioned by Transport for NSW – for the Wynscreen project at Wynyard train Station Sydney – this work has been re-configured for gallery spaces. About Sue Healey: Born in New Zealand in 1962, Sue Healey is a performer, choreographer, educator and dance-film maker. Healey’s practice extends beyond the traditional venues for dance with iterations of her projects staged in gallery…

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Exhibition: The Great Sea by Dr Wilma Tabacco

May 12 @ 10:00 am - June 10 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

The Great Sea is an exhibition of recent work by Melbourne based artist Dr Wilma Tabacco . The exhibition explores the Mediterranean Sea and aspects of towns – Herculaneum, history, civilisations and islands around the area – Cycladic. Tabacco’s painting explore echoes of her cultural past through the reading, experiencing ancient, modern and contemporary art. The artefacts produced by civilisations now long gone and marvelling at the propensity of art to retain its ‘voice’ – a distant past echo provide…

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Hastings Valley Fine Art Association: Gaolhouse to Glasshouse

May 12 @ 10:00 am - July 8 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Gaolhouse to Glasshouse is a celebration of the John Oxley Bicentenary by members of the Hastings Valley Fine Art Association (HVFAA). This exciting exhibition illustrates how artists from HVFAA interpret the last 200 years in our region while linking their work to some historical aspect of our past. Works range from the traditional to the modern in a variety of media and styles; reflecting as they do, an eclectic mix of individual artists. ABOUT HVFAA Hastings Valley Fine Art Association…

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8 x Classes: $280 Adults.

Experimental Printmaking: the next step. Evening Classes with Wendy Stokes

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - July 4 @ 8:30 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Get Creative Experimental Printmaking: the next step – evening classes with Wendy Stokes In this class students will learn a combination of traditional and alternative printmaking techniques to develop a body of work. The workshops will focus on the development and refinement of image and subject matter that will lead the students to create a series of experimental prints. Wednesdays, 6pm to 8.30pm 16, 23, 31 May, 6, 13, 20, 27 June and 4 July, 2018. Join Wendy each Wednesday…

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May 18 - June 24
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

ARTEXPRESS is an annual series of exhibitions that showcase outstanding works by Higher School Certificate Visual Arts students from schools in NSW. The ARTEXPRESS 2018: an exhibition of outstanding works by 2017 Higher School Certificate Visual Arts Students from schools in NSW. selected by Manning Regional Art Gallery focuses on regional students with works exploring culture, society, and the environment. It encompasses a broad range of approaches and expressive forms, including ceramics, collection of works, documented forms, drawing, graphic design,…

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$5 adults; children under 16 free

Submerged: Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks Exhibition

May 18 - July 28
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum,
215 Harbour Drive (old Courthouse building), Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Submerged – Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks is an exhibition from the Australian National Maritime Museum uncovering Australia’s rich shipwreck history. The exhibition is the result of a national project of workshops held across the country to source shipwreck stories. 68 stories were nominated by 46 museums from around Australia with 14 of the most compelling selected to feature in the exhibition. The exhibition will also include a local Coffs Harbour shipwreck: the collision of the Keilawarra and Helen Nicoll in…

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THE UPPER LANSDOWNE PLAYERS – 2 One-Act Comedies; 3 Locations

May 19 - June 16

2 One-Act Comedies by David Tristram THE UPPER LANSDOWNE PLAYERS Directed by Vivienne Scott. (By arrangement with Origin Theatrical) An evening of laughter with a three-course meal. Four members of a consistently unsuccessful village theatre group, in debt and under threat of closure, try desperately to keep going. These two one-act plays follow their hilarious adventures as they try to keep their theatre alive. 19 May – 26 May “Last Tango in Upper Lansdowne” & “Last Panto in Upper Lansdowne”…

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Preponderant Self – Artist Exhibition

May 20 @ 12:00 am - June 14 @ 11:00 pm
Artspace on 45,,
45 Gale Street,, Coramba,

Local Artist Tony Schaefer joins us at Artspace on 45 for his solo exhibition ‘ Preponderant Self’. This vibrant body of work is showing from the 20th of May until July 12th 2018.

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Sunday Drawing Sessions with Hastings Valley Fine Art Members

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - July 1 @ 3:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Join Hastings Valley Fine Arts members for an afternoon drawing session in the Gallery. Paper and basic drawing materials are provided, however, feel free to bring some of your own favourite materials to play with. All abilities welcome. Bookings Essential Sunday Drawing Sessions are held on the top floor of the Gallery.

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