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May 2018
$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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June 2018

PRIMAVERA AT 25: MCA COLLECTION

June 15 @ 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. Exhibition on view 16 June – 19 August 2018. 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,…

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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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Winterfest Art Exhibition

June 23 @ 10:00 am - August 1 @ 3:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

The “Winterfest” Art Exhibition at the Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery showcases works from the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group’s members across various disciplines: calligraphy, fibre art, acrylics, pastels, watercolour, and more. Officially opening Saturday, 23 June at 12 noon, come & join us for hot soup & bread rolls. The Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm, with free entry, from23 June to 1 August. All artworks are for sale. For more information, visit the CHCAG’s…

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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

Materials, Making, Moulded by Fire

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - July 28 @ 8:00 pm
Makers Gallery,
53 Jackson st, Clayfield, Brisbane Queensland,

Geoff Crispin’s latest exhibition at Makers Gallery, Jackson St, Clayfield Brisbane. Wood fired porcelin and stoneware, utilising many local raw materials.

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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,

During this time Wing will be working on new work which will form part of his exhibition at the Glasshouse in October. Artist In Residence Monday 9 July to Friday 20 July 2018. 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…

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“Eclectic”at Gladstone

July 10 - 22
Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery Gladstone,,
5 Kinchela Street, Gladstone,
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In this exhibition, a very diverse group of artists gather to celebrate their differences. Their work ranges from unique ceramics by Sally Hook, the contemporary, abstract paintings of Carol Knight and Sara Wade, to “Ships of the Way” by Sue Gorrell, made from found objects including those taken from musical instruments, with Gethin Coles’ beautiful photographs of the Far North Coast, sculpture and figurative art from Adrienne Hmelnitski and paintings and drawings from Pete Gailey and Chris Wilson. Please come…

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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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Coffs Harbour Art Prize – CHAC

July 13 @ 7:00 am - August 5 @ 5:00 pm
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,
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The Coffs Coast Art Prize 2018 and Exhibition opens Friday 13th July at 6.30pm.  Join us to celebrate with the winners of the Major award, Youth Art Award and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award which will be announced at the end of the exhibition. Coffs Coast is blessed with many things and one of them is a large community of talented artists committed to their practice. The Coffs Coast Art Prize is a great opportunity to bring…

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Northern Exposure 5 ON VIEW

July 14 @ 10:00 am - September 9 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Now in its fifth year, Northern Exposure has become renowned for showcasing the vibrant creativity of the Mid North Coast. Northern Exposure 5 Exhibition viewing dates: 14 July – 9 September 2018 Northern Exposure is back! Bigger, brighter and more inspiring than ever before. Now in its fifth year, Northern Exposure has become renowned for showcasing the vibrant creativity of the Mid North Coast. The exhibition presents a cross section of artistic practice, including sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, mosaic…

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41st TAREE OPEN ART EXHIBITION 2018

July 15 - 22
Taree High School Hall,
Taree, NSW Australia

The largest Open Exhibition on the mid North Coast is back! Over 300 new drawings, artworks, sculptures – everything to delight your artistic feelings. FREE ADMISSION. 8 sections with $7000 in prizemoney and you can vote in the People’s Choice Award. FREE ADMISSION.

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My Art, Your Heart

July 19 - August 12
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

An exhibition of paintings by Fred Bullen at Gloucester Gallery, 25 Denison Street, Gloucester NSW Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm; and Sunday 10.00 am to 1.00pm 19 July to 12 August 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…

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Vintage Fashion Parade and Variety Show

July 22 @ 2:00 pm
Bowraville Theatre,
Bowraville, NSW 2454 Australia

Beautiful Bowraville Theatre is hosting a Vintage Fashion Parade and Variety Show on Sunday 22 Junly at 2pm. As well as stunning fashions suppled and modelled by Velvet Rose Pinup Dressing Room, the afternoon will include performances by Bowraville Burlesque Society, a singer or two, and complimentary bubbles on arrival. Delicious coffee and cakes will be available from the Theatre Cafe. A great afternoon out for the ladies, young and old. Bring your Mum, bring your daughters.

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Impressions – Prints and Paintings by Christine Courcier-Jones

July 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nexus Community Gallery,
Old Butter Factory, Bellingen 2454,

Christine Courcier-Jones is a Coffs Harbour print-maker and painter. She uses lino to make relief prints and also likes to experiment with collagraphs to make intaglio prints. Collagraphs are made by building a collage on a cardboard plate. The plate is then sealed, inked and run through an etching press to produce a print. Her paintings are generally acrylic on canvas and sometimes she uses wax to make encaustic paintings. Christine’s works in this exhibition are representational, sharing life moments…

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Movember in July

July 26 - August 5
Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery,
Kinchela Street, Gladstone,

Movember In July – Celebrating Men in Art After the resounding success of The International Women’s Art Exhibition Movember in July was created to celebrate the creative brilliance of our men. Men around the Mid North Coast have been busy painting, sculpting, potting, carving and furniture making to celebrate Men in Art. The Movember Foundation works to address some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. The Macleay Valley Community…

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$5.00 for the opening $2.00 for visiting

Sawtell Art Group’s “Distracted” Exhibition

July 28 @ 11:00 am - August 26 @ 3:00 pm
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

Showcasing Contemporary and Abstract Artworks – Any Medium

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August 2018

Sculpture in the Gaol – Community Sculpture Project

August 5 - September 1
Trial Bay Gaol,
Arakoon, Australia

A community sculpture project, destined for display at this year’s Sculpture in the Gaol exhibition, has been co-created by youngsters from West Kempsey’s Dalaigur Pre-school with families and community. The project is facilitated by Dunghutti Elder Uncle John Kelly together with art therapist Rena Shein working with Gunawirra, a not-for-profit organisation. The primary inspiration is a Dreamtime story called King of the Birds which was chosen by Uncle John. “The children have been learning the story in language, while enjoying…

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Sculpture in the Gaol

August 5 @ 9:00 am - September 1 @ 4:30 pm
Trial Bay Gaol,
Arakoon, Australia

Don’t miss this highly popular annual sculpture exhibition at Trial Bay Gaol in Arakoon National Park, near South West Rocks. This year there’ll be an official opening and over 60 works in the show. This popular sculpture exhibition attracts over 5000 visitors to Trial Bay Gaol each year. It’s a fantastic opportunity for artists to reach a broad audience. Winning sculptures in each category are selected by People’s Choice. The event opens on Sunday 5 August 2018 with a gala,…

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2018 Marnie Yeates Nature Photographic Competition and Exhibition

August 10 - 26
Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia

The C.ex Coffs Camera Club is proud to announce the 2018 Marnie Yeates Nature Photography Competition. This has been an annual event for almost 16 years and is open to all amateur photographers in our region. (Red Rock to Scotts Head and west to Dorrigo and Glenreagh). All images must comply with the FIAP Nature Photography Definition and the entrant must have photographed each entry. ENTRY FEE: $15 per photographer for TWO entries only, (students $10 for two entries) After…

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single $25 Member $20 Under 12 Free

2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

See the most talked-about exhibition before anyone else! Exhibition Openings are a great opportunity to mingle with friends, artists, curators and learn more about the latest exhibitions. The Glasshouse Regional Gallery invites you and a guest to the opening of the 2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour. Bookings essential. Nibbles & complimentary drink on arrival. Drinks can be purchased at the bar. 2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour Exhibition on view 25 August – 7 October 2018. The annual Archibald Prize is…

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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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