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April 2018

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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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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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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ARTEXPRESS 2018

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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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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$5 Adult, $3 under 16; Friends & under 5s Free.

Grin Bin Cartoon Exhibition – Bunker Cartoon Gallery

May 25 @ 10:00 am - July 8 @ 4:00 pm
Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia

Back by popular demand, the ever-popular and comically creative, Mark Lynch returns to Coffs Harbour’s Bunker Cartoon Gallery, with an all-new selection of the ‘Grin Bin’ cartoons. Daily from 25 May to 8 July, 10 am to 4 pm, entry $5 Adult, $3 under 16; Friends & under 5s Free.

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Grin Bin Cartoon Exhibition – Opening Night

May 25 @ 8:30 pm - 9:35 pm
Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia

Come along & meet the man behind the “Grin Bin”, Mark Lynch. View his latest collection of works on display, enjoy a drink (cash bar) and nibbles, all for a Gold Coin donation.

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June 2018

‘The Diary of an Artist”

June 2
Sunset Gallery,
2/11 Murray street, Port Macquarie,

My fifth solo exhibition explores my life as an artist.” Painting is like breathing to me.” I need to document the experiences around me through my connections with the landscape and what inspires me. The beach “my solace, my joy, my meditation, my direction”; my garden” a continuing source of delight”; my travels and a brilliant colour palette of dye on silk.These inspirations feature in my work. I will also be demonstrating the art of painting on silk for those…

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‘ONE SIZE FITS ALL’ – The Gallery Winter Warmer Exhibition 2018

June 8 @ 10:00 am - June 11 @ 4:00 pm
The Gallery,
81 Marine Drive (diagonally opposite Tea Gardens ferry wharf), Tea Gardens,

ONE SIZE FITS ALL Have you dropped into Tea Garden’s art gallery yet? The Gallery is home to our local Galleries in the Gardens (GIG) not-for-profit art group. On Friday 8 June at 5pm our One Size Fits All art exhibition opens and you are invited to attend, meet the artists and view their latest works. There’s also an opportunity to vote for your favourite artwork, and be in the running to win a raffle prize. The Winter Warmer exhibition…

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PRIMAVERA AT 25: MCA COLLECTION

June 16 @ 10:00 am - August 19 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Primavera at 25: MCA Collection celebrates twenty-five years of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s Primavera exhibition. Taking this significant milestone as a departure point, Primavera at 25 brings together works by 19 artists and artist groups, who have previously exhibited in Primavera, that explore ideas of transformation, time and history. Established in 1992, Primavera showcases the work of young Australia artists aged 35 years and under. One of the longest-running exhibitions series in the country, Primavera has become a…

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My Art, Your Heart

June 19 - July 2
Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery,
Kinchela Street, Gladstone,

An exhibition of paintings by Fred Bullen at Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery, 5 Kinchela Street, Gladstone NSW 2440 Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10.30am to 4.00pm 19 June to 2 July 2018 Artist Fred Bullen enjoys the challenge of painting a wide variety of subjects using an equally wide range of techniques, but his greatest pleasure comes from hearing that an artwork has unlocked a heartfelt memory for the viewer. You are invited to see how Fred has…

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Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

June 28 - August 12
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Exhibition Dates: 28 June – 12 August 2018 Exhibition Opening 29 June 6pm $10 entry/$7 ‘Friends’ members For the past 29 years the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (DMNPP) has encouraged both excellence and creativity in contemporary Australian portraiture by asking artists to interpret the look and personality of a chosen sitter, either unknown or well known. Founded by Doug & Greta Moran and family in 1988, the DMNPP is an annual Australian portrait prize supporting Australian artists and the…

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Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize

June 28 - August 12
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Exhibition Dates: 28 June – 12 August 2018 Exhibition Opening: Friday 29 June 6 pm $10 entry/$7 ‘Friends’ members Established in 2007, the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (MCPP) is a national competition that awards and promotes Australian contemporary photography and excellence in all forms of still based artwork. The MCPP invites photographers to interpret ‘Contemporary Life in Australia’ with an emphasis on Australians going about their day-to-day life. We aim to encourage the production of photographs taken in Australia, by…

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July 2018

Jason Wing Exhibition @ Glasshouse

July 9 @ 10:00 am - July 20 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Jason Wing is a Sydney-based artist who strongly identifies with his Chinese and Aboriginal heritage. Wing began as a street artist and has since expanded his practice to incorporate photomedia, installation and painting. Influenced by his bi-cultural upbringing, Wing explores the ongoing challenges that impact his wider community. Wing as an Artist in Residence at the Glasshouse from 25 June to 6 July. During this time Wing worked on new work which has formed part of his exhibition at the…

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Jason Wing – Artist In Residence

July 9 @ 10:00 am - July 20 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Jason Wing is a Sydney-based artist who strongly identifies with his Chinese and Aboriginal heritage. Wing began as a street artist and has since expanded his practice to incorporate photomedia, installation and painting. Influenced by his bi-cultural upbringing, Wing explores the ongoing challenges that impact his wider community. Wing will be Artist in Residence at the Glasshouse from 25 June to 6 July. During this time Wing will be working on new work which will form part of his exhibition…

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David Fairbairn Drawn to Print & Aleph Geddis hard/soft 2018 Exhibition

July 13 - September 8
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Line is the foundation of David Fairbairn’s art: from a density of line work, form emerges. In this exhibition of large scale portraiture, Fairbairn experiments with etching. From the etched line – then corroded and transformed by the printing process – the face and personality of each subject is revealed. The sculptural works of Aleph Geddis live at the intersection of traditional methods and modernist forms, informed by the stylised naturalism of Pacific Northwest carving and the essence of Platonic…

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August 2018
$15 per student

Archibald Prize 2017 Regional Tour

August 25 @ 10:00 am - October 7 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

The annual Archibald Prize is eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike. Prestigious and controversial, the Archibald Prize is Australia’s foremost portraiture prize. Over the years it has become a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists. First awarded in 1921, it judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW and awarded to the best portrait painting. The Archibald Prize awards $100,000 prize money for the winning artist. This touring exhibition…

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