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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: 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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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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October 2017

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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Ali Haigh: Pattern to Print

October 19 - November 26
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Opening on Friday 20th of October Ali Haigh’s exhibition Pattern to Print is not to be missed. A keen collaborator with both people and place, Ali Haigh spent 2016 engaging with her environment to create an ephemeral artwork every day for 365 days. Pattern to Print is the next chapter in Ali’s artistic practice as these curious contemplations now become the inspiration for a greater body of print works. Rutile patterns in the sand and petite petals find their way…

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The Australian Quilt

October 19 - November 26
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

While there always seems to be a divide between art and craft, the status of quiltmaking has risen in the past 30 or so years to be a regular star in the gallery scene. From the early 1980s, many quiltmakers began pushing the boundaries with techniques and materials, sometimes horrifying the traditionalists. Australian quiltmakers set their work apart from others by their use of colour and symbolism. Modern quilt artists often reject the traditional design elements of pattern and repeat…

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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

Jo Ernst – New works

November 8 - December 3
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

An exhibition of new works by Jo Ernst with two workshop days, one in life drawing and one in portraiture. See poster for how to book. Jo Ernst is a professional artist formerly from the Blue Mountains, where she is represented at the Lost Bear Gallery in Katoomba. Now based in the Manning Valley Jo has been invited to have her latest exhibition at the Gloucester Gallery. Jo has been involved in the arts all of her working life. In…

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Grass Roots People

November 9 - December 3
Dunghutti Aboriginal Art Gallery,
Macleay Valley Way, Kempsey,

DNAAG is proud to exhibit new works from Graduates of Aboriginal Cultural Arts Course TAFE NSW, Wauchope Campus. The artists included in this exhibition are Isabell Moran, Lisa Travers, Verqelle Fisher, Angela Roberts and Natasha Chatfield. All artists have been involved in creating artworks strongly influenced by their history and culture. Many of these artists exhibited at the Gallery in 2016 and whose works were well received. I would encourage all who have an interest in Aboriginal Art to come…

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‘INNER’ Exhibition

November 11 @ 12:00 am - November 30 @ 11:00 pm
Bellingen Gallery & Framing Studio,
44 Hyde St, Bellingen,

‘Inner’ –  11 – 30 November  As part of the Open up to Art (OUTA) event, seven artists at the Bellingen Framing Gallery have created works for this exhibition around the theme ‘Inner’. The machinations of the creative process can be challenging and unexpected and this exhibition departs from the norm, it invites the viewer to participate and interpret art in a different way Featuring photography by Jack Meagher, ceramics by Gloria Malone, John Tuckwell and Kathy Taylor, painting and…

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The Space Between

November 11 - 25
The Art Factory,
2/151 Orlando Street, Coffs Harbour, NSW Australia

“THE SPACE BETWEEN” : A THOUGHT PROVOKING JOURNEY THROUGH ARTWORK EXPLORING THE HUMAN CONDITION A visual feast of artwork displaying the works of 27 emerging artists who have been studying the Diploma of Visual Arts for two years at TAFE NSW, Coffs Harbour Campus, opens next month in Coffs Harbour. The graduating students now invite the public to help celebrate their journey and launch of their artistic careers. This group consists of diverse eclectic individuals aged between 19 and 78,…

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November 12 - December 7
Nexus Gallery,
Bellingen Butter Factory, Bellingen, NSW 2454 Australia

“Corporeal” is the latest series of paintings by Lisa Zanderigo, an exhibiting artist of 30 years with a Masters of Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts. Previous exhibitions at Stills Gallery, Australian Centre for Photography, First Draft West and Roslyn Oxley9 have been reviewed in Photofile, Art Monthly, Artlink & Art + Text, with work bought by private and public collections including the AGNSW and Waverly Public Library. Having worked with photography, installation and mixed media in the…

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Gordon Rossiter’s ‘Spring Exhibition’

November 15 @ 8:00 am - November 26 @ 5:00 pm
The Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery,
5 Kinchela St,, Gladstone, NSW,
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Wed 15th Nov-Sun 26th Nov. Paintings from the Tasmanian wilderness and Macleay Valley will feature in this year’s annual exhibition by Crescent Head artist Gordon Rossiter. Rossiter is a multi-award winning impressionist landscape artist who uses oil paints on canvas as medium of choice. There will also be a selection of fine art reproductions on display.

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A Big Catch!

November 15 @ 9:00 am - November 21 @ 5:00 pm
Matilda St. Gallery,
26 Matilda St., Macksville N.S.W,
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A variety of fish Inspired work. Art Exhibition by Open Arms Care Artists

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The Dorrigo Show Art Competition

November 22 @ 7:30 pm
Dorrigo Showground,
Waterfall Way, Dorrigo,
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Attached is an invitation to the preview from 7.30pm on Wednesday 22nd November of the Art Competition associated with the Dorrigo Show. Many of you will have put entries in and I’m sure will enjoy hearing the comments of the Judge, Jude McBean.

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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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Jann Kesby Annual Open Studio Weekend

December 2 @ 12:00 am - December 3 @ 11:00 pm
Jann Kesby Woodfired Ceramics,
Lily Lane, Kempsey,

Its that time of year again! I have been busy making and firing both my bourry box and anagama kilns throughout the year. There are plenty of new works for you to view so come along bring a friend and enjoy the weekend. Instagram: @mudibird

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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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January 20182018

New Popup Exhibition for Valla

January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - January 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Valla Expressions,
Vallaach Road, Valla Beach,

Valla Expressions A display by local artists is to be held from 6th to 12th January at the Valla Beach Preschool hall on Valla Beach Road. This exhibition has come into being for local artists to display their work to the wider community during the Summer holidays. We have received much positive feedback from Valla Beach Community Associations as well as the wider community. Paintings, ceramics, wood furniture and sculpture, photography, jewellery and wood furniture by the eleven artists will…

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