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February 2019

Claire Johnson: Ode to a woman

February 16 @ 12:00 am - April 22 @ 11:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

On View: 16 February – 22 April 2019 Claire Johnson is a ceramic artist and painter currently based on the Mid North Coast of NSW. Claire completed a Bachelor of Fine Art majoring in ceramics at UNSW Art and Design in November 2014. Her work is a homage to lovers, the idea of the gesture, movement, personal experience and femininity. Claire has also worked on larger scale commercial projects which can be seen at Green Park Hotel Darlinghurst, Public House…

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March 2019

Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man – JamFactory Icon

March 8 - May 4
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Gerry Wedd enjoys a national reputation for his hand-built ceramics that brim with a dry wit, swinging from the humorous to darkly disturbing. From his beginnings at the kitchen table to his work with the iconoclastic surf-wear company Mambo, Wedd draws his craft from personal interests and experiences – surfing foremost among these. His ceramic pieces, both functional and sculptural, are vessels for storytelling about history, politics, music and popular culture. Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man – JamFactory Icon 2016 is…

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Ripped Off

March 8 - May 4
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Artist Gerry Wedd, who is also a dedicated surfer, has long used the images of pioneering surf photographer John Witzig on his ceramic objects. Witzig’s photographs of surfing in the 1960s and 70s now have the status of cultural icons, capturing surfing’s “golden era”. In this exhibition, four artists, who also happen to surf, have created new works in response to Witzig’s extraordinary archive. Featuring Jon Campbell, Robert Moore, Gerry Wedd and Ozzie Wright, plus new work by John Witzig.

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Bird’s Eye View Cartoon Art Exhibition

March 8 - April 28
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour,
1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour,

Where would the world be without women? In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March) the National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour is showcasing a special selection of cartoons, from a Bird’s Eye View: women cartoonists and their take on the world. The exhibition will run from 8 March until 28 April, 10 am to 4 pm daily (closed Good Friday). Entry is Adults $5; children u16 $3; Friends of the Gallery and kids u5 free.

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A New Leaf

March 12 - April 22
The Art Space Urunga,
13 Bonville Street, Urunga,

A New Leaf “A New Leaf”, the next exhibition at the Art Space Urunga, celebrates the softening of the season with a fresh array of new exhibitors. These will join with some familiar names to present an exhibition rich with variety and expertise. New artists include, Rudy Kristler, Nicole Crampton, Susan Romyn, Brenda Nunn, Katherine Ackland and Carol Walsh. Their work includes painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography and jewellery. These artists are joined by Sara Wade, Jeremy Barrett, Tracy Smithers, Helena Wall,…

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“Small in number, but large in heart”: 70 years of Royal Far West in Coffs Harbour

March 22 - May 11
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum,
215 Harbour Drive (old Courthouse building), Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

The 24th of March, 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the Royal Far West Children’s Health Scheme in Coffs Harbour. Over the years, the members of the Coffs Harbour branch have raised funds and worked with health practitioners to benefit thousands of local children, as well as contributing to the charitable works of the organisation across New South Wales. As an integral part of the provision of health care in Coffs Harbour, the history of Royal Far West highlights how…

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Sue Bell & Jann Kesby: Two Obsessions

March 23 - April 22
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Sue Bell & Jann Kesby Two Obsessions ON VIEW 23 March – 22 April Two Obsessions is a collaborative exhibition by artists Sue Bell and Jann Kesby each exploring and responding to their ‘obsessions’ with domestic and or much loved objects. Whether it is in the making or the collecting, these two artists, through their medium of choice explore how these objects can create a sense of place, and become a part of the tapestries of daily lives. Glasshouse Regional…

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Jackie Deane: Drift

March 23 - April 22
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

JACKIE DEANE DRIFT ON VIEW 23 March – 22 April Drift, is an exhibition from local artist Jackie Deane, with a lifelong connection to water, Drift will take you on a journey through the mountains and rivers to our local salt air seascapes. Jackie has been an artist and art tutor for over 30 years. During that time she has successfully exhibited, winning many awards throughout NSW with works in private collections both nationally and internationally. Gallery closed on Mondays.…

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“Gone Painting” a retrospective exhibition of Jean Spokes art.

March 27 - April 22
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

Artist Jean Spokes passed away last October and a Retrospective of her recent artwork will be shown at the Gloucester Gallery from March 27th until April 22nd Jean Spokes was the youngest in the Sealy family of artists where art has always been a way of life. Since 1977 Jean studied under many Australian and overseas tutors in varying mediums. She then developed her own unique style and worked firstly in porcelain, glass, silk, and then branched out into watercolour,…

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April 2019

Interpretations Art Exhibition

April 3 - 30
INTERPRETATIONS ART EXHIBITION,
LONG POINT VINEYARD 8 Cooinda Place, Lake Cathie NSW,

“INTERPRETATIONS” 3 April- 30 May 2019 A joint art exhibition by three local multi award winning artists – Myffie Coady, Kim Staples and Cathy Nance, showcasing a wide variety of subjects painted by each artist in their own unique style! Their diverse range of colourful contemporary artworks includes Australian landscapes, animals, abstracts and people. Original artworks, prints and cards will be for sale. Come along, enjoy the exhibition and taste the wonderful Long Point range of wines. Open Tuesday to…

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” Ocean Deep”

April 10 - 28
Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery,
Kinchela Street, Gladstone,

Solo Art Exhibition by Robyn Jackson Silk Artist After finding a big, dead sea turtle washed up at Crescent Head Beach (probably killed by plastic ingestion) as well as watching the “War on Waste “documentaries and reading articles from our local mag Coastbeat, I started to ask myself questions.” How we can help preserve our beautiful beaches and sea creatures from the plastic pollution that has affected so many of our sea animals and birds.” My upcoming exhibition ”Ocean Deep”…

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A Trio Of Perspectives

April 13 - 26
Sunset Framing & Gallery,
2/25 Central Rd, Port Macquarie,

An exhibition by three local photographers, all ladies with a creative passion for photography. Each one has a style and story of their own. Brenda Sarno Photographing my family, recording our history and making albums has been the initiation into my world of photography. I have photographed school functions, weddings, sports and landscapes for decades. In recent years I joined the Panthers Photographic club and have been introduced to many different forms of art in photography and also various programs…

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Great Lakes Open Art Exhibition

April 14 - 28
Lake Street Gallery,
34 lake Street, FORSTER,

April is the time when the Great Lakes Open Exhibition is held. From 14 to 28 April you will be treated to over 300 new paintings and sculptures, submitted by artists from far and wide in the hope of sharing the $6000 in prizemoney. Judged by Vicki White and Eric Lobbecke, renowned artists in their own right, you will be visually entertained. Entry is free at the Lake Street Gallery, 34 Lake St. Forster, and the exhibition is open from…

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Bonny Hills Artists @ the Surf Club

April 21 - 28
Wauchope Bonny Hills Lifesaving Club,
Beach Street, Bonny Hills,

Bonny Hills Artists @ the Surf Club 21st-28th April 2019 Official Opening Sunday 21st April 3pm-7pm Light refreshments, Live Music, Club Bar open, All welcome. The exhibition is an annual event held at Easter time at the Wauchope /Bonny Hills Surf Lifesaving Club. Twelve Local Bonny Hills Artists donate 20% of sales to the Surf Club, last year they raised $1,550 and to date have donated $4000 towards Lifesaving equipment. Artists are: Caroline Baker, Terri Maddock, Kim Madden Lyn Thomas,…

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Object Therapy – ADC On Tour: An Australian Design Centre National Touring Exhibition

April 24 - June 2
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Why do we hold onto objects? How do objects and memories connect? What happens when a treasured object breaks and how can we repair it? 30 broken objects have undergone therapy – treated and ‘creatively’ repaired by a designer or artist. Object Therapy encourages us to re-think our consumption patterns and re-evaluate the broken objects that surround us. It explores the role of repair in our society and its possibilities. In 2016 members of the public were invited to submit…

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Billy James Crellin – Yank, Squeeze, Bow

April 24 - June 2
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Presenting a selection of work from his past two years practising at South Australia’s contemporary craft and design institution, The JamFactory, Billy Crellin will show new experimental sculptures and functional wares boasting colour, form and material mimicry. Using the bubble as a starting point, he has played on this balloon-likeness to depict mash ups materialised in glass. His developed mixed media approach makes use of enamels, effect paints, poscas, decals and neon light. An idea central to these recent works…

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VINES, VISTA & VIBES

April 25 @ 10:00 am - May 19 @ 4:00 pm
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

A joint exhibition of works featuring contemporary basketry by Lyn Bemet & mixed media paintings by Joy Cooksey . As the title of the exhibition suggests, “VINES,VISTA & VIBES” both artists have demonstrated their connection with our natural environment using different mediums. VINES, Lyn uses in her weaving, VISTA is displayed in Joys landscape paintings & VIBES the feelings evoked.

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Exhibition opening: Object Therapy – ADC On Tour: An Australian Design Centre National Touring Exhibition

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Join us for the opening of this touring exhibition from the Australian Design Centre. Object Therapy is an exhibition and project that explores creative transformation and notions of value and repair. Object Therapy encourages us to re-think our consumption patterns and re-evaluate the broken objects that surround us. In May 2016, 29 broken objects were submitted by members of the public to a team of repair researchers in Canberra before undergoing ‘therapy’. Items of furniture, ceramics, household appliances, textiles, jewellery, sentimental objects…

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Exhibition Opening – Billy James Crellin – Yank, Squeeze, Bow

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Join us for the opening of this exhibition presenting a selection of work from Billy’s past two years practising at South Australia’s contemporary craft and design institution, The JamFactory, Billy Crellin will show new experimental sculptures and functional wares boasting colour, form and material mimicry.

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Art Exhibition “What Have We Been Up To?”

April 28 @ 12:00 am - May 15 @ 11:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

Ever wondered what kind of art the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group members create? Want to start creating your own art or update your skills? The “What Have We Been Up To?” exhibition is your chance to check us out and see what’s on offer by way of classes, workshops, and courses. On display Monday to Saturday 10 am to 3 pm at the Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery, from 28 April to 15 May. Entry is free.

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May 2019

OPEN UP TO ART (OUTA)

May 3 @ 10:00 am - May 5 @ 9:00 pm
Bellingen town precint and Urunga Art Space,
Bellingen town precinct, Bellingen NSW 2545,

OUTA is a 3 day art festival in Urunga Arts Space and the Bellingen town precinct. It includes the opening of 6 art exhibitions, art and music workshops, performance and street art, singing and music. Sunday you can ‘Meet the Artist’ at all the various venues and participate in ‘ Y ART?’ Q&A Expect something different and funky. We encourage everyone to come and participate in the event and support this showcase of local talent. To book for the Big…

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Behind the Lines 2018 – Best Political Cartoons Exhibition

May 3 @ 10:00 am - July 7 @ 6:00 pm
National Cartoon Gallery,
1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour,

Venture down the rabbit hole to Behind the Lines 2018, the perennially popular exhibition of the year’s best political cartoons… After a topsy-turvy 2018, the theme this year is Curiouser & Curiouser, inspired by the surreal charm of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Did the political landscape of the last 12 months have you thinking you’d stepped through the looking glass to a world where nothing is as it seems? You’re not alone! Australia’s best political cartoonists worked tirelessly…

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OUTA – ‘Mixed Messages Exhibition

May 4 @ 12:00 am - May 23 @ 11:00 pm
Bellingen Gallery and Framing Studio,
3/44 Hyde Street, Bellingen,

As part of the Bellingen Open Up To Art event. (OUTA) ‘Mixed Messages’ is funky, provocative and off-beat. It redefines, redirects and remixes aesthetic metaphors and demands you to engage with the works. A must see exhibition Opening 5.30 pm on Saturday May 4. All welcome

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Clay Stories: Contemporary Indigenous Ceramics from Remote Australia

May 10
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Clay Stories is a significant survey exhibition of contemporary artworks in ceramics created by established and emerging Indigenous artists in remote parts of regional Australia. The exhibition presents pieces that are both sculptural and vessel-based, with each body of work a strong medium for storytelling, representative of the artist’s connection to Country. This touring exhibition is an independent curatorial project developed by Sabbia Gallery, its exhibition curator Anna Grigson, five Indigenous art centres and the Remote Communities Ceramic Network.

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