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August 2018

All Creatures Great & Small Art Exhibition

August 6 @ 10:00 am - September 19 @ 3:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

From bugs to elephants, the “All Creatures Great & Small” Art Exhibition at the Showground Gallery showcases the art of the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group members in a variety of disciplines: Acrylics, Calligraphy, Drawing, Fibre art, Oils, Origami, Pastels, Photography, Watercolours, and more. The Exhibition opens 12noon – come & join us for lunch – Saturday 4 August and is on display until 19 September. The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm, with Free…

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Gathering Threads

August 16 - September 30
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Faye Collier + Pat Davidson + Pat Land + Jana Pearceova + Kath Soper + Hadley Westwood Gathering Threads is an exploration of how we as artists interpret our own personal responses to the symbolic potential of fibres and textiles. The exhibition brings together a broad range of creative and innovative approaches from each artist in the form of installations, wall pieces, constructed textiles, sculptural objects and mixed media works. Fibre has the power to hold memories, evoke past experiences…

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$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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Member $5 Single $7.50 Under 12 $5

2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour Glasshouse Members Only Tours

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - October 1 @ 3:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

This touring exhibition is an opportunity to see all the finalists in the Archibald Prize 2017. 2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour Glasshouse Members Only Tours Glasshouse Members Only Tours provide Members and their guest with exclusive access to the Gallery with a tour guide to view the 2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour. Bookings essential. Tickets for these tours are only available for sale at the Glasshouse and or by telephone. 2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour Exhibition on view 25 August…

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September 2018
Admission is adults $5; children u16 $3; Friends of the Bunker and kids u5 Free.

30th Rotary Cartoon Awards Exhibition

September 1 @ 10:00 am - October 21 @ 4:00 pm
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,

The Rotary Cartoon Awards are back at Coffs Harbour’s Bunker Cartoon Gallery! The Exhibition runs daily from 10 am to 4 pm from 1 September until 21 October. Now in its 30th year and the backbone of the Bunker Cartoon Gallery’s cartoon collection, this is your chance to see the cartoonists’ original works from around Australia and overseas. Come and cast your eyes over the best of Australian, international, and school-age cartoonists’ original works in all their glory. Always fiercely…

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Gloucester Art Society Annual Spring Exhibition

September 12 - October 7
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

Gloucester Art Society is holding it’s annual Spring Exhibition at the Gloucester Gallery, Denison St Gloucester, from Wed 12th September to Sun 7th October 2018. Open 7 days. Hours Mon to Sat 10am to 4pm, Sun 10am to 1pm. Opening night 6.30pm Friday 14th September. All Welcome. Drop in and have a look at the work of 20 local artists.

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Gloucester Art Society Spring 2018 exhibition

September 12 - October 7
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

12th September to 7th October at Gloucester Gallery . All friends and visitors are welcome to the opening event which will be on Friday September 14th at 6.30pm. Please come along for an evening of art and entertainment with live music by Ron Woods. The Gloucester Art Society continues to grow in numbers and a variety of work in different media from approximately 20 members will be displayed and available for purchase during the month long exhibition.

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Clay Intersections – ADC On Tour: An Australian Design Centre national touring exhibition

September 14 - November 10
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Clay Intersections is an ADC On Tour national touring exhibition, first presented by Australian Design Centre in 2016. Curated by Gallery Co-ordinator Cath Fogarty, the exhibition highlights the work of eight contemporary makers selected for their diverse approaches to their ceramic practice: Kenji Uranishi, Tania Rollond, Bridget Bodenham, Helen Earl, Ulrica Trulsson, Natalie Rosin and Cone 11’s Colin Hopkins and Ilona Topolcsanyi.

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ARTEXPRESS 2018

September 15 @ 10:00 am - November 4 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

ARTEXPRESS is a series of exhibitions of exemplary bodies of work developed by NSW Visual Arts students for the Higher School Certificate. The exhibitions are a high quality teaching and learning resource representing best practice in visual arts education. ARTEXPRESS includes a broad range of approaches and expressive forms including ceramics, collection of works, documented forms, drawing, graphic design, painting, photomedia, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and fibre and time-based forms. ARTEXPRESS has grown to become a much anticipated event in the…

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Artexpress 2018

September 15 @ 10:00 am - November 4 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

ARTEXPRESS is a series of exhibitions of exemplary bodies of work developed by NSW Visual Arts students for the Higher School Certificate. ARTEXPRESS is a series of exhibitions of exemplary bodies of work developed by NSW Visual Arts students for the Higher School Certificate. The exhibitions are a high quality teaching and learning resource representing best practice in visual arts education. ARTEXPRESS includes a broad range of approaches and expressive forms including ceramics, collection of works, documented forms, drawing, graphic…

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Sawtell Art Group’s 31st Annual Exhibition

September 22 - October 21
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

Once again the Sawtell Art Group is holding its Annual Exhibition. Opening on Saturday 22nd September at 6 pm until Sunday 21st October. There is $5,350.00 in prize money to be won with 15 different sections to enter.  Entry fee for the opening night is $10.00 for adults with U18s and exhibitors free. Drinks and nibbles will be served. Entries forms can be downloaded from our website and are due at the gallery before 1st September. Drop off for artworks…

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Artists Floor Talk – Pat Land and Jana Pearceova

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Come along for a special insight into the work of Pat Land and Jana Pearceova in the latest Gallery exhibition ‘Gathering Threads’. Learn about the passion behind their work, techniques used and processes developed, with this informative floor talk and tour of the works. Artists Floor Talk – Pat Land and Jana Pearceova, Image Jana Pearceova

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Off The Wall

September 29 - October 26
Bellingen Gallery and Framing Studio,
3/44 Hyde Street, Bellingen,

With a combined wealth of experience spanning several decades, local artists the Shard Sisters, have combined their shared passion for all things ceramic to bring together this eclectic exhibition. This exhibition will showcase their many and varied talents, featuring a display of beautiful and unique ceramic works, either wheel thrown or hand built forms, individual to each of the featured artists. The exhibition will encompass many aspects of ceramic work; functional ware, wall pieces and sculptural. The Shard Sisters consist…

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Artists Floor Talk – Faye Collier and Kath Soper

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Come along for a special insight into the work of Faye Collier and Kath Soper in the latest Gallery exhibition ‘Gathering Threads’. Learn about the passion behind their work, techniques used and processes developed, with this informative floor talk and tour of the works. Artists Floor Talk – Faye Collier and Kath Soper, Image Jana Pearceova

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October 2018

Imploded

October 6 @ 12:00 am - October 31 @ 11:00 pm
The Naked Bean,
34 Skinner St,, Grafton S NSW 2460,

“IMPLODED” : A THOUGHT PROVOKING JOURNEY THROUGH ARTWORK EXPLORING THE HUMAN CONDITION A visual feast of artwork displaying the works of a 20 year old emerging artist Chelsea Adams, who has been studying the Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts for three years at TAFE NSW, Coffs Harbour Campus, opens next month in Grafton. This graduating student invites the public to help celebrate her journey, and launch of her artistic career. The exhibition will take the audience on a thought provoking…

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Art Fugue & Two Musicians in a Fugue State

October 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium,
Bray St Complex, Cnr Bray St & Pacific Hwy, Coffs Harbour,

Art Fugue is a unique exhibition exploring the fugue in works for cello and piano by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. The fifth and final concert for the 2018 series is a spectacular show of art in more than one form. Daniel de Borah and Umberto Clerici are combining to present Two Musicians in Fugue State. Daniel and Umberto are collaborating with local synaesthete artist, Tanja Ackerman. Tanja will be creating artworks based on the concert program.This stunning display of talent…

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Dust off The Brushes

October 12 - November 4
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

Dust off the Brushes is a solo exhibtion by Warren Goodrick.   The Exhibition opens Friday 12th October from 6:30pm. Warren is a multi-disciplinary artist. With recent works being predominately in plain air traditional oil paintings – covering subjects ranging from landscapes, seascapes, street-scapes, harbour views, buildings and mountain vistas. His exhibition also includes pen and ink drawings. Warren’s artworks are represented in commercial building displays, government institutes, private and overseas collections. Warren and his wife intend to travel throughout Australia…

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The Presence of Absence, Silence & Solitude and Inhabiting Space Exhibition Opening

October 12 @ 6:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Exhibition Openings are a great opportunity to mingle with friends, artists, curators and learn more about the latest exhibitions. Be the first to see these three outstanding exhibitions opening in one night: Jason Wing The Presence of Absence Nicole Welch Silence & Solitude: selected works from Eastern Interiors Inhabiting Space A contemporary jewellery exhibition curated by Dr Elizabeth Shaw Free event, drinks available for purchase from the bar. Bookings essential, call 6581 8888 or book online.

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Jason Wing The Presence of Absence Exhibition

October 13 @ 10:00 am - December 2 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

JASON WING The Presence of Absence Exhibition on view 13 October – 2 December 2018. The Presence of Absence is a new exhibition by Sydney-based artist Jason Wing, who strongly identifies with his Chinese and Aboriginal Biripi heritage. This exhibition was developed during his residency at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery in June. Wing has reinterpreted old and new work in response to his recent visit to Port Macquarie. Wing explored the Glasshouse’s heritage, archaeological displays and artefacts collection dating from…

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Nicole Welch Silence & Solitude: selected works from Eastern Interiors

October 13 @ 10:00 am - December 2 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Nicole Welch Silence & Solitude: selected works from Eastern Interiors Exhibition on view 13 October – 2 December 2018. Silence & Solitude: selected works from Eastern Interiors explores the Bicentennial year of the settlement of Bathurst (1815) and the subsequent opening of the eastern interior of Australia to exploration. Nicole followed the early pathways journeyed by European explorers, stopping at significant locations to enact installations in the landscape. The region as a whole is richly represented in Australian historical collections,…

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Inhabiting Space A contemporary jewellery exhibition

October 13 @ 10:00 am - December 9 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Inhabiting Space A contemporary jewellery exhibition curated by Dr Elizabeth Shaw Inhabiting Space features works from three contemporary jewellers, Rebecca Ward (Maleny, QLD), Clare Poppi (Marburg, QLD) and Helen Wyatt (Sydney, NSW) whose small precious works capture the imagination through their material and aesthetic choice. The exhibition looks at how contemporary jewellers are thinking about the environment and how this is reflected in what they make. Their works convey a narrative of nature and how it intersects with the built…

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Opening Night – Lil’ Bits Art Exhibition

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

Come and join us at 6 pm for the opening night of the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group’s latest exhibition: Lil’ Bits at the Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery. The “Lil’ Bits” Art Exhibition showcases works from the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group’s members across various disciplines: calligraphy, fibre art, acrylics, pastels, watercolour, and more. The unifying theme across all the works is their size: 20mm x 20mm. The exhibition opens at 6 pm Friday, 19 October – join us for…

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Lil’ Bits Art Exhibition

October 20 @ 10:00 am
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

The “Lil’ Bits” Art Exhibition showcases works from the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group’s members across various disciplines: calligraphy, fibre art, acrylics, pastels, watercolour, and more. The unifying theme across all the works is their size: 20mm x 20mm. The exhibition runs from Saturday, 20 October until Wednesday, 12 December. The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm, with free entry. All artworks are for sale.

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Behind the Lines: The year’s best political cartoons

October 26 - December 2
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,
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Roll up, roll up, The Bunker Cartoon Gallery is hosting the travelling exhibition Behind the Lines 2017. Be sure to come along and marvel at the political cartooning spectacle: The Three-Ring Circus. Your chance to see the year’s best political cartoons, capturing a world where fact and fiction collide and ringmasters, jugglers and acrobats have all stepped into the political Big Top. With its many tumultuous events, 2017 was another rich year for our nation’s political cartoonists who continue to…

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