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January 2017
$5

Glasshouse Sprouts 2017

January 14 @ 11:00 am - December 9 @ 12:00 am
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

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 $5 per child –…

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$10

Craft Spots at the Glasshouse 2017

January 14 @ 1:30 pm - December 9 @ 3:30 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Are you inspired by art, craft and design? Is quirky craft your thing? Have you ever wonder 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…

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June 2017

Dead Flowers Society

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - November 29 @ 7:00 pm
Big Fig Arts - The Bellingen Brewery & Co.,
Up Church Street Lane, Bellingen,

‘Dead Flowers Society’ is a regular, sociable and inspiring drawing session hosted by Big Fig Arts. The relaxed drawing class focuses on a changing arrangement of resourceful and found subjects, dead flowers and other interesting bits and pieces. Sessions are suitable for all skill levels, including absolute beginner and you can choose to self direct or be guided. ‘Dead Flowers Society’ is held in the courtyard of The Bellingen Brewery & Co., up Church Street Lane, Bellingen, every Wednesday evening…

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August 2017
$5

From Hardwoods to Soft Cottons

August 24 - October 21
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum,
215 Harbour Drive (old Courthouse building), Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Rescheduled - 24 August – 21 October. Showcasing photographs and rich collections of objects from Coffs Harbour’s early timber industry alongside personal and household textiles created by women for their families, Hardwoods to Soft Cottons highlights the differing experiences of work for men and women in the early days of settlement. While timber was one of our foundation industries, the domestic work of women also built this city. Explore the contrast between the “hard yakka” of timber work and the delicacy…

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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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Shapeshifters

September 9 @ 10:00 am - November 12 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Shapeshifters is a playful exploration of 3D printing. It’s all about imagination, innovation and new methods of making. In it you’ll find a collection of fascinating objects that embody a sense of excitement with what’s happening in technology and design right now. And the best bit? 3D printing is made for sharing. Open source software and shared maker spaces mean anyone can try their hand at creating. Now mass production is replaced by mass customisation. Forget shopping. Why not download…

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Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future

September 9 @ 10:00 am - November 19 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Shapeshifters is a playful exploration of 3D printing. It’s all about imagination, innovation and new methods of making. In it you’ll find a collection of fascinating objects that embody a sense of excitement with what’s happening in technology and design right now. And the best bit? 3D printing is made for sharing. Open source software and shared maker spaces mean anyone can try their hand at creating. Now mass production is replaced by mass customisation. Forget shopping. Why not download…

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Sawtell Art Group’s 30th Annual Exhibition & Community Celebration

September 16 @ 10:00 am - November 5 @ 2:00 pm
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

This year we are embarking on Sawtell Art Gallery’s 30th Annual Exhibition and Community Celebration. It will be an extra special event and our opening will be held on Saturday 16th September beginning at 2 pm. The exhibition will close Sunday 5th November. We are looking forward to making this community celebration bigger and better and will be joining with the Sawtell Historical Society, the Forestry Commission, Sawtell Chamber of Commerce, the local community, schools and businesses to include the…

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Black Mist Burnt Country

September 16 @ 10:00 am - November 26 @ 5:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Black Mist Burnt Country is a national touring exhibition of artworks by over 30 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists commemorating the British atomic tests in Australia in the 1950s. Selected from public and private collections the exhibition features artworks from the past seven decades: Included is Albert Tucker, Arthur Boyd, Ian Howard, Pam Debenham, Toni Robertson, Rosemary Laing among Aboriginal artists such as Jonathan Kumintjarra Brown, Judy Watson, Hilda Moodoo, Yvonne Edwards and others. Presenting works across the mediums of painting,…

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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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‘Group Dynamics’ Art Exhibition Matilda St Gallery Macksville

September 23 - October 21
Matilda Street Gallery,
26 Matilda Street, Macksville, NSW 2447 Australia

Call in to the Matilda St Gallery in Macksville and view a dynamic array of sculptures, ceramics, textiles, paintings and collages by 5 talented artists from the local region. Showing from Sat 23 Sept to 21 Oct the exhibition ‘Group Dynamics’ promises to appeal to a variety of art lovers and buyers.  The Opening Celebration on Sat 30 Sept at 2pm will present an opportunity to meet the artists. The works reflect individual styles with Denise Delaney’s mastery of ceramics,…

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Noir et Blanc – The Art Factory Coffs Harbour

September 23 - October 20
The Art Factory,
2/151 Orlando Street, Coffs Harbour, NSW Australia

Noir et Blanc Exhibition brings together three artists Terri Butterworth, Heather McKinnon and Raymond Mather, in a collaboration interpreting and expanding the theme through their individual art practices. Each artist has moved out of their comfort zone to reveal works of contemporary abstraction through a variety of mediums including, oil on canvas, cinemagraphs, photography and music. The exhibition, Noir et Blanc opens 6pm, Saturday 23 September at The Art Factory 151 Orlando Street and continues until Friday 20 October.

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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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Deb Mansfield, Alex Riske, JP Willis

September 29 - November 18
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

The potential and limits of technology unite the work of artists JP Wills and Alex Riske. For several decades, both have pushed the boundaries of what digital design mediums make possible. In his new series Utopia, Willis presents idealised images of pastoral beauty and unspoilt landscapes – with an unnerving edge. Though these new works could be mistaken for photographs, don’t be fooled, this is pure painting sharing a common lineage with classical oil painting yet conceived with a pixel…

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October 2017

Momentum

October 3 @ 10:00 am - November 17 @ 4:00 pm
The Art Space,
13 Bonville St., Urunga,

MOMENTUM- A new Art Exhibition @ The Art Space, 13 Bonville st. Urunga. Opening Night 5 – 7pm Oct 3 Exhibition runs Oct 3 – Nov 17

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‘MInd Your Art’ Competition and Exhibition

October 5 - 31
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

headspace Port Macquarie presents ‘MIND YOUR ART’- an art competition and exhibition open to ages 12-25 years. headspace are encouraging young people of all capabilities to engage in the arts in support of Mental Health Month in October. The ‘Mind Your Art’ competition is accepting entries of 2 or 3 dimensional pieces, including (but not limited to) drawing, painting, photography, mosaic and digital design. This year’s Mental Health Month theme is ‘Share the Journey’. ‘Mind Your Art’ judges will favour…

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Marnie Yeates Nature Photographic Exhibition

October 6 @ 10:00 am - October 29 @ 4:00 pm
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,

The ever-popular Marnie Yeates Nature Photographic Exhibition is once again at The Bunker Cartoon Gallery. Local amateur photographers from the Coffs Coast have entered their images, been judged, and the winners announced. This is always a popular event and this year’s entries have surpassed expectations. Photographs were assessed by three nature judges: Ray Faggotter, Ken Sedgmen, and Kevin Ho. There will be a workshop Saturday, 7 October from 10 till 12 at the Gallery where the judges will critique the…

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$25

Writing Rendezvous

October 10 @ 10:00 am - November 7 @ 11:00 am
Port Macquarie Library,
Grant St, Port Macquarie, Australia

This Writing Workshop is hosted by Writing for Keeps. Join Wendy in a one-hour writing marathon. This event is staged over five weeks to help you get into the routine of writing. Drag that manuscript out of the drawer and finish it. This is for writers at any stage of writing journey. So come along, hit the keyboard once a week, and exercise your creativity and your fingers. Not working on anything at the moment? Wendy has the solution. Writing…

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The Old Oak Tree artworks by Wilma Brown

October 12 - November 5
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

‘The Old Oak Tree’ – from Thursday 12th October. Artworks on wood with historical timeline by Wilma Brown and book “Blood Revenge, Murder on the Hawkesbury 1799 ” by invited guest author Lyn Stewart. GLOUCESTER ART GALLERY Thursday 12th OCTOBER to Sunday 5th NOVEMBER 2017 Opening night Saturday 14th Oct, 6 – 8 pm all welcome The exhibition showcases 80 pieces of the oldest Oak tree planted in Australia c1793 – 1798 painted with scenes of Australia. Each piece is…

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In the Studio: Jo Braas – Stillness

October 13 - November 24
Jacaranda House Creative Hub,
39 Cameron St, Wauchope,

Jacaranda House Creative Hub presents ‘Stillness’, an exhibition of fine art by acclaimed local artist, Jo Braas. Jo’s home and studio are set among the rolling hills of Telegraph Point on the NSW Mid-North Coast. In these new paintings, Jo has brought life to her subject matter through evocative use of light and colour. An exhibition not to be missed! Meet the artist: 3pm on Friday, 13th October at Jacaranda House Creative Hub, 39 Cameron St, Wauchope.

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“Anything Goes” Art Exhibition

October 13 @ 10:00 am - November 30 @ 3:00 pm
Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

“Anything Goes” Art Exhibition at the Showground Gallery. Showcasing the art of the Coffs Harbour Arts Group members – Acrylics, Calligraphy, Drawing, Fibre Art, Oils, Pastels, Photography, Watercolours, and more – in an open category. Free Entry. All welcome. The Exhibition runs until November 30th., Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm. For further information visit our website http://www.coffsharbourartsgroup.com/ or email CHCAG@icloud.com, Facebook page, or phone the Gallery 6652 2545.

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Artist in Residence – Michaela Swan

October 16 @ 9:00 am - October 27 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

This October the Glasshouse welcomes fiber artist Michaela Swan to our Artist in Residency program. Michaela will work on a new series of work that will contribute to a future exhibition within the Gallery program in 2018. Swan is an interdisciplinary artist, predominantly centered in Fibres – Textiles with performance elements, and sculpture. Swan’s work explores how materials can be used for other purposes and applied to non-traditional objects to create juxtaposition/paradox between materials and concepts. Many of her works…

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Frugal Forest School Workshops at Sea Acres

October 17 - November 15
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, through until the end of January 2018, and Frugal Arts Inc are running a series of fantastic workshops alongside the exhibition. For teachers wanting curriculum links for these workshops please email chay@frugalarts.net

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$200 members $240 adults

ART CLASS WITH PAVEL LANKAS Term 4 – Experimental Portraiture

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - December 6 @ 8:30 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

“Face your creativity with portraiture”. Come and unleash your creative side using the face and head as a reference point with local artist Pavel Lankas. Participants will learn important observational skills and expressive gestural mark making with emphasis on the creative process. Using a variety of approaches, ranging from traditional to expressive and experimental, using mirrors, each other, masterworks, and own references, you will discover a new creative side to yourself. The workshop is open to all levels including complete…

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