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June 2017

Sawtell Art Group “Music Through Art” Open Exhibition

June 16 @ 12:00 am - July 23 @ 11:00 pm
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

Sawtell Art Group Inc. Call For Entries – Open Exhibition “Music Through Art” at Sawtell Art Gallery, Cnr. Lyons & Bayldon Rds., Sawtell (Opp. Sawtell Bowling Club). This exhibition gives you the opportunity to let your imagination soar. This could include representations of all things musical i.e. ballet, any musical genre, portraits of musicians or composers, scenery from stage and film, instruments or just turn on your favourite music – Moonlight Sonata, Bolero, Blue Suede Shoes, Pink and let your…

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Cartoon Recollections

June 16 - August 6
Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia

The Bunker has delved into the archives to bring you this exhibition of some of the best works collected over the past 28 years of the Rotary Cartoon Awards. We hold such a rich collection of cartoons that we decided to bring some of them out of hiding for the enjoyment of those who may not have seen them before. By some of Australia’s best known cartoonists including the likes of David Rowe, Tony Lopes, Mark Lynch, Jason Chatfield, Gary…

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Winterfest Art Exhibition

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - August 30 @ 12:00 pm
Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

‘Winterfest’ 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 their second major exhibition for 2017. Opens 12noon on Saturday 24th June at the Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery. Join us for hot soup & crusty rolls. Free Entry. All welcome. The Exhibition runs until August 30th., Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm. For further information visit our…

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NAIDOC Children’s art exhibition: Our Languages Matter

June 29 - July 25
Jacaranda House Creative Hub,
39 Cameron St, Wauchope,

Jacaranda House Creative Fund invited children from the Hastings area to submit a concept for a NAIDOC week art competition. 30 finalists were selected to exhibit In the Studio at Jacaranda House in Wauchope. Six prizes are to be awarded. The exhibition opens at 5pm on Thursday, 29th June and runs through to the last week in July.

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Our culture, our connections, our stories

June 30 @ 12:00 am - July 30 @ 11:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Our culture, our connections, our stories This exhibition continues a special partnership between North Coast TAFE, the Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie and local Aboriginal artists. It will feature work by artists: Isabell Moran, Angela Roberts, Maria Ritchie, Verqelle Fisher, Lisa Travers, Patricia McInherny, Casey Roberts, Ashley Roberts, Natasha Chatfield and Leah Bale. Artists are all graduates of Aboriginal Cultural Arts courses at TAFE NSW Wauchope. For this exhibition, the artists come together to enhance their skills in exhibition practice…

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July 2017

ACO Virtual – Australian Chamber Orchestra at the Slim Dusty Centre

July 1 - August 30
Slim Dusty Centre - Nulla Nulla Gallery,
490 Macleay Valley, South Kempsey,

ACO Virtual is the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s ground-breaking virtual orchestra. This interactive, immersive experience transports the visitor and audience into a world of sublime music by Bach, Grieg, Roger Smalley and Astor Piazolla. Imagine standing on stage surrounded by the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s virtuoso musicians, watching bows and fingers fly, feeling the bass line, or hearing the exquisite tones of Artistic Director Richard Tognetti’s Guarneri del Gesu violin up close. Visitors can stand among the thirteen projections of the musicians,…

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Operation Art – 2017 Touring Exhibition

July 1 - August 27
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Operation Art is an initiative of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in association with the New South Wales Department of Education. This program encourages students to create artworks for children in hospital. It is an important visual arts exhibition that focuses on creating a positive environment to aid the healing and recovery process of young patients. Over 800 artworks are submitted annually and they are all exhibited at the Armory Gallery, Sydney Olympic Park. A panel of judges selected these…

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Mysterious Landscapes Art Exhibition

July 1 @ 12:00 am - July 21 @ 11:00 pm
Ultragrafik Fine Art Gallery (Shop 4, Colonial Arcade),
25 Hay Street, Port Macquarie,

This is an imaginative exploration of the world around us. Mysterious Landscapes indeed – join five artists each with a unique vision and see the world through their eyes. The artists on show are Pauline Roods, Beric Henderson, David Brooker, Sumei Chew and Elva Henderson. Come along to the opening at 9.30am Saturday July 1st. The exhibition closes Friday 21st July. All works for sale.

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The Art of Ageing Photography Exhibition

July 1 - 31
Port Macquarie Library,
Grant St, Port Macquarie, Australia
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Port Macquarie Library 30 June to 31 July. By 2031, one in three people in NSW will be aged 50 or over. But older people aren’t all the same. Like the rest of the community, they live diverse lives. How they experience ageing, and how they want to age is unique. This exhibition documents the diverse lives of older people in NSW. The 14 images celebrate the value, experience and contribution older people bring, and challenge out-dated perceptions of ageing.…

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Spencer Shakespeare

July 6 - August 6
Big Fig Arts - The Bellingen Brewery & Co.,
Up Church Street Lane, Bellingen,

Spencer Shakespeare is an internationally exhibiting artist based on the Gold Coast hinterland. His colourful and painterly works play on the edge of abstraction and explore grand themes of mythology, manifestation and primal connection, all paying homage to his greatest muse and inspiration, mother nature. Spencer’s recent and successful exhibition with the highly regarded The Design Files in Melbourne has only just finished. TDF curator Lucy Feagins described Spencer as “a character. With a spritely British accent (despite his 27…

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Manning Art Prize: Naked and Nude

July 7 - October 15
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Entries are now invited for the 13th Biennial Manning Art Prize 2017 with a major acquisitive prize of $16,000. Conditions of entry and entry form can be found online at www.friendsmanningvalley.com.au. Close of entries is 7 July 2017. Gala opening and announcement of winners 2 September 2017. For more information call the Manning Regional Gallery on 6592 5455 or email info@friendsmanningvalley.com.au.

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John Bennett, Jenni Catt & Angela Tay

July 7 - August 12
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Three artists who each experiment with process and technique to explore our connections with nature. For poet and photographer John Bennett, the focus is Eos, the half-hour before sunrise when light starts to overwhelm the gaps between the stars and gives us some sense of our ancestors’ experiences and aesthetic joy. For Angela Tay, it is the way ebbing tides surge and retreat, creating ever-changing dramas. Experimenting with ink and watercolours on tissue-thin paper, along with video and paper sculpture,…

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Being Tiwi

July 8 - September 3
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Being Tiwi brings together prints and paintings by nine artists from Australia’s Tiwi Islands. Located to the north of Darwin in the Northern Territory at the juncture of the Arafura and Timor Seas, Bathurst and Melville Islands are home to the Tiwi people – the fiercely independent, culturally unique, traditional owners of the land. ‘Tiwi’ loosely translates as ‘one people’, and island culture is characterised by a shared belief in the need to keep Tiwi customs alive. The artworks in…

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Gallery 2453: July-August Exhibition

July 8 @ 10:00 am - August 30 @ 2:00 pm
Gallery 2453,
59 Hickory Street, Dorrigo,

Enjoy a fresh, vibrant exhibition of artwork by Dorrigo Plateau artists and artisans. The July-August Exhibition includes paintings, pastels, and prints by Chris Hundt, Colleen FitzGerald, Di Clark, Connie Crane, Warren Brisley, Louise Stanton, Caroline Allshorn, and John Newstead. There are beatiful scarves and beanies by local spinner-weavers Anita Williams and Raga Brown, beautiful glassware by Helen Holt, and hand-made jewellery by Stephen Viola and Katiuska Cruz. Plus, a selection of cards by local artists, including displays of pressed wildflowers…

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‘Filaments’ @ Gloucester Gallery

July 20 - August 13
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

‘Filaments’ Michael Kolbe – metalwork sculptures, Donna Cavanough – Ink on paper and Helene Leane – Monotype Prints Filaments, a fine thread from nature connects these three artists work. Exhibition Opening 2pm Saturday 22nd July Gloucester Gallery. Michael creates characterful wildlife forms from scrap metal in his home built forge at Old Bar. Donna, an artist and yoga teacher draws inspiration from her rural surroundings near Gresford for her works on paper and Helene also brings her love of nature…

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August 2017

Meredith Woolnough – Foliate

August 4 - September 10
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Foliate In March 2017 textile artist Meredith Woolnough was the Glasshouse Artist in Residence. Meredith Woolnough’s elegant embroidered traceries capture the delicate beauty of nature in knotted embroidery threads. Through a delicate system of tiny stitches she creates intricate and complex openwork compositions that are then carefully pinned in shadowboxes, just like preserved specimens. Inspired by the patterns, structures and shapes found in the autumn leaves Meredith collected during her stay here in Port Macquarie. Woolnough’s embroideries represent both the…

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Sculpture in the Gaol Exhibition

August 6 - September 2
Trial Bay Gaol,
Arakoon, Australia

The annual Sculpture in the Gaol exhibition, now in its 9th year, will once again be transformed into a dramatic artistic landscape with sculptures displayed throughout the Gaol site. The exhibition is on from Sunday 6th August to Saturday 2nd September 2017 and is held at Trial Bay Gaol, South West Rocks. This year NPWS is partnering with the SWR Chamber of Commerce to present this popular exhibition. This is a fantastic opportunity for artists to reach a broad audience…

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Feather Fur and Other Things – In the Studio Jacaranda House Creative Hub

August 11 - 31
Jacaranda House Creative Hub,
39 Cameron St, Wauchope,

Feather, Fur and Other Things: Colleen Werner Colleen is a local artist living at Birdwood, in the Upper Hastings. She had exhibited for many years throughout Australia and internationally. Watercolour is Colleen’s preferred medium. Her inspiration is mainly sourced from nature. She is an elected member of The Australian Watercolour Institute. As well as a member of The Wildlife Art Society of Australasia, The Queensland Wildlife Art Society, The Botanical Art Society of Australia and The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney…

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Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery Collection, Jonathan Crowther, Jane Wilson

August 18 - September 23
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Be surprised by the gems to be found in the gallery’s own collection and see new work by artists Jonathan Crowther and Jane Wilson. Recent works by 2015 EMSLA winner Jonathan Crowther investigate the relationship between the digital image and painting, and the way we relate to objects around us through the intermediary of the screen. Using texture and layers of tone and colour, Jane Wilson explores the figurative subject. How our experiences of joy, confusion and loss are often…

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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

Lillipilli Art and Craft Exhibition

September 9 - October 16
Woolgoolga Art Gallery,
Turon Parade, Woolgoolga 2456,

The Woolgoolga Art Group will be opening its 2017 Lillipilli Art and Craft Exhibition at 6pm on Friday September 8th at the Woolgoolga Art Gallery. Artists and crafts people can download the entry form from our website www.woolgooolgagallery.com.au. Entries close 11th August and all artworks to be delivered to the Woolgoolga Art Gallery on Sunday 3rd September.

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Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future

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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Heart&Soul Spiritual Art Prize & Exhibition

September 22 - October 1
Bellingen Uniting Church,
Cnr Hyde & Ford Streets, Bellingen,

Heart&Soul Spiritual Art Prize & Exhibition 2017 features the work of artists of all ages responding to the theme ‘Rhythms of Life’. Coinciding with the Bellingen Fine Music Festival, the show opens with the announcement of prizes on Friday 22 September, 5.00-7.00pm and the exhibition will then be open from 23 September to 1 October 2017, 10am-3.00pm daily. Hosted by Bellingen Uniting, $2,000 will be awarded to artists in three categories – primary, secondary and adult entrants. Rev Dona Spencer…

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Nambucca Valley 2017 Art Exhibition

September 24 - October 1
Nambucca Community Arts Centre,
Ridge Street, Nambucca Heads 2448,

Nambucca Valley 2017 Art Exhibition, Sunday 24th September to Sunday 1st October. $6,000 worth of prizes. Open to all artists. Entry forms available at www.nambucca.com.au/arts/. Entries received no later than 25th August.

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