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May 2019

Accessible Art Tours in the Gallery

May 31 - November 29
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Accessible Art Tours are provided on the last Friday of the month. Tours for individuals or groups and their carers. Accessible Art Tours provide a welcoming relaxed environment, helping enhancing connection to the exhibitions on display, while encouraging self-expression. This relaxed tour will provide an opportunity for participants to share their opinions and experiences. This tour is replacing Art and Alzheimer’s and is now available to all patrons with accessibility needs. Occurs on the last Friday of the month. Patrons…

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September 2019

2020 Northern Exposure 6 – Call for Artists

September 1 - December 13
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

The biennial Mid North Coast showcase is back! Northern Exposure is a biennial exhibition open to all artists based on the Mid North Coast. Artists are invited to submit work which explores themes and subjects relevant to their current arts practice. All mediums are welcome. The final selections will be chosen by a panel of key arts professionals from across the Mid North Coast. Maximum of ONE submission per artist. Submission cost: $40 (applies to artists selected to exhibit in…

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31st Rotary Cartoon Awards

September 7 - November 17
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour,
1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour,

The Rotary Cartoon Awards are back at the National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour! The Exhibition runs daily from 10 am to 4 pm from 7 September until 17 November. Now in its 31st year and the backbone of the Gallery’s cartoon collection, this is your chance to see cartoonists’ original works from around Australia. Always fiercely competitive, with hundreds of entries in six categories, and this year’s Special Category: Under Construction. Will you agree with the judges’ decisions??…

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Still: National Still Life Award 2019

September 20 - November 30
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Still is a biennial, acquisitive award for artworks in the genre of still life, in all mediums. The award is open to artists at all stages of their careers. First Prize: $30,000. Still: National Still Life Award seeks to highlight the diversity and vitality of still life in Australian contemporary art practice, broadening the interpretation and meaning of this enduring genre. The Still exhibition opens on Friday 20th September 2019, with the official opening on Saturday 21st September, and runs…

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Sawtell Art Groups’ 32nd Annual Exhibition

September 21 - October 20
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

$5,750.00 prize money. 12 different sections. The entry form can be downloaded from our website.

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Art Exhibition – Paint Paper Print Canvas

September 27 - November 13
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

This art exhibition at the Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery showcases the Coffs Harbour Creative Art Group members’ artistic talent across a wide variety of media. On display until 13 November, the Gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10 am to 3 pm. Free entry. All artworks are for sale (cash facilities only).

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Free - $5

Obsessed: Compelled to make

September 28 - November 24
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

ADC ON TOUR: AN AUSTRALIAN DESIGN CENTRE NATIONAL TOURING EXHIBITION What compels a maker to create? Why this technique or material? Why that concept? How does the mind of a maker work? A major touring exhibition from the Australian Design Centre, Obsessed: Compelled to make explores the stories of 14 Australian artists – stories that are at the same time unique and yet contain the frustrations and highpoints of a life of creative work that all of us can relate…

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October 2019

For Country, for Nation

October 5 - November 17
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

An Australian War Memorial Touring Exhibition For Country, for Nation Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a long-standing tradition of fighting for Country, and continue to serve with honour among our military forces. They have also worked in ancillary, industry, and other home-front activities, and their communities have been thrust into the front line of theatres of war. The touring exhibition For Country, for Nation highlights these stories and explores themes of remembrance and tradition through family histories, objects,…

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Northern Ink

October 15 - 29
Macleay Valley Community Gallery,
Kinchela Street, Gladstone NSW,

Northern Ink is a new group of five printmakers who work in diverse mediums to express their love of their environment. They are Sophie Amelia, Simone Atkins, Beki Davies, Steven Giese and Jan Levy. Each artist draws on ecology in some way for inspiration in their creative practice. This exciting exhibition features new works on paper from five of the Northern Rivers’ most interesting printmakers. Northern Ink opens on Tuesday the 15th of October at the Gladstone Gallery and on…

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Still Salon 2019 Exhibition

October 18 - November 2
Coffs Central,
Level 1, 35-61 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour,

The Still Salon 2019 Exhibition is part of the Still: National Still Life Award 2019 events program for a two-week period from 18 October – 2 November. Following on from the success of Still Salon 2017, this time-honoured tradition of a ‘salon’ exhibition is happening again in 2019. Local artist and former gallerist Nick Kachel along with Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery staff, Jo Besley and Cath Fogarty, made this year’s selection of 36 works from 100 local artists stretching from…

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Masterful Art Exhibition

October 18
Woolgoolga Art Gallery,
Turon Parade, Woolgoolga 2456,
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Looking for something to do Friday evening 18 October? Come along to the opening of the “Masterful Art” exhibition at Woolgoolga Gallery. Local artists from the Coffs Coast have copied the style of the masters and put their own spin on the art works. See the modern Picasso, Vermeer, Modigliani, Toulouse-lautrec and more….Check out the gallery’s other exhibits…all are for sale…. Enjoy the music of the masters performed by Nota Bene string ensemble (some Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Pachelbel, and more]…

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Vanishing

October 20 - November 15
Nexus Community Gallery,
Old Butter Factory, Bellingen 2454,

The title of the latest Coastal Claymakers’exhibition is Vanishing. There has been much discussion about interpretations of that title. Does it speak about the environment? Does it speak about lost culture, lost or changed values? It is always wonderful to see how our members respond to a theme in so many ways. Much food for thought. And so it will be interesting to see our ceramic artists’ personal interpretation of that evocative word through their new cermaic work.

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Salon De Refuse

October 20 - November 15
Nexus Gallery,
Bellingen Butter Factory, Bellingen, NSW 2454 Australia

Four local artists, Julia Morell, Bronwyn Rodden, Chris Wilson and John Bennett exhibit paintings, photographs, 3D sculptures and a video. They offer unique examples of the Still Life genre in parallel with the region’s main visual art event of the year, Still: National Still Life Award at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery. These works didn’t make it into Still (which had over 700 entries), yet they celebrate the rich depth of the genre and include approaches which explore assemblage, the…

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Saltwater Freshwater Arts 2019

October 23 - December 1
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Aboriginal Art Award & Contemporary Cultural Objects The Saltwater Freshwater Aboriginal Art Award & Contemporary Cultural Objects 2019 is a touring exhibition showcasing Aboriginal artists living in the Saltwater Freshwater region. This exhibition is a celebration of Aboriginal art and culture from the Worimi, Biripi, Dhanggatti and Gumbaynggirr nations of the Mid North Coast. PLUS an accompanying public program of events including storytelling, weaving, language and for the first time featuring four short films from the Saltwater Freshwater project ‘Yarning…

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Trevor Dickinson Greetings from Taree

October 23 - December 1
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Trevor Dickinson presents a humorous and quirky approach to the highlights of Taree’s unique cultural heritage. This exhibition features beautiful black ink drawings often depicting the overlooked and everyday view points of a town.

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Exhibition Opening – Saltwater Freshwater Arts 2019

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Aboriginal Art Award & Contemporary Cultural Objects The Saltwater Freshwater Aboriginal Art Award & Contemporary Cultural Objects 2019 is a touring exhibition showcasing Aboriginal artists living in the Saltwater Freshwater region. This exhibition is a celebration of Aboriginal art and culture from the Worimi, Biripi, Dhanggatti and Gumbaynggirr nations of the Mid North Coast. PLUS an accompanying public program of events including storytelling, weaving, language and for the first time featuring four short films from the Saltwater Freshwater project ‘Yarning…

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SWFW Curator Talk @ Manning Regional Art Gallery

October 27
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Aboriginal Art Award & Contemporary Cultural Objects The Saltwater Freshwater Aboriginal Art Award & Contemporary Cultural Objects 2019 is a touring exhibition showcasing Aboriginal artists living in the Saltwater Freshwater region. This exhibition is a celebration of Aboriginal art and culture from the Worimi, Biripi, Dhanggatti and Gumbaynggirr nations of the Mid North Coast. PLUS an accompanying public program of events including storytelling, weaving, language and for the first time featuring four short films from the Saltwater Freshwater project ‘Yarning…

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November 2019

Symmetry of Nature: Beric Henderson

November 23, 2019 - January 12, 2020
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Art and Science: can they co-exist? Both can be argued to reflect human attempts to understand the world around us. With a background in both art and science, Beric Henderson presents Symmetry of Nature. An exhibition that explores the interconnectedness of man and the natural world. Symmetry of Nature relates to the delicate balance found in the natural world and how easily this can be disrupted by human intervention. The body of work investigates the beauty and complexity of the…

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Threaded Earth: Vana Ford & Kerry Wheeldon

November 23, 2019 - January 12, 2020
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Threaded Earth celebrates friendship and craftsmanship. Kerry Wheeldon and Vana Ford are creative souls with a love of nature. Inspired by their shared philosophies and awareness of their environment, they decided to weave their creative thoughts and techniques together and produce Threaded Earth. Glasshouse Regional Gallery supporting Community Arts.

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Symmetry of Nature, Threaded Earth & Olsen & Ormandy Exhibition Opening

November 29
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

The Glasshouse Regional Gallery are opening the doors to three new exhibitions in November, and we invite you to come and join us! Exhibition Openings are a great opportunity to mingle with friends, artists, curators and learn more about the latest exhibitions. We invite you to come and join us for exhibition openings of: Symmetry of Nature: Beric Henderson Art and Science: can they co-exist? Both can be argued to reflect human attempts to understand the world around us. With…

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Olsen & Ormandy

November 30, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Olsen & Ormandy is an exhibition from artists Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, featuring a series of paintings, sculptures and tapestry that celebrate the pair’s creative partnership and evolving artistic practice which has existed for over 30 years. The exhibition showcases individual works of art from each artist alongside pieces made in collaboration, drawing on Olsen and Ormandy’s substantial archive, but also incorporating new paintings and large-scale sculptural installations made especially for this exhibition.

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Artist Talk: Olsen & Ormandy

November 30
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Meet artists behind the brand Dinosaur Designs. This dynamic duo will walk you into their practice, the exhibition and their business success. ‘I have a fascination with balance and the relationship between being bold and the sensitivity of the delicate. I’m constantly inspired by nature; there is a something beautiful about the time things takes to evolve and perfect in the natural world. Resin, one of the materials we have worked with in this exhibition has a wonderful viscous fluidity…

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December 2019

un:Seen – Using fibre as the allegory of the invisible hidden within

December 5, 2019 - January 19, 2020
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Using fibre as the allegory of the invisible hidden within, un:Seen is the new and innovative exhibition by untethered fibre artists – a talented and highly skilled group working predominantly with fibre. The essence, the core, of group exhibiting is human interaction, imparting a message and sharing a passion. The projected concept of a fibre exhibition sets its self apart from the traditional – with the unconventional intermixing and intermingling of ideas, through the connectivity of the theme un:Seen; utilizing,…

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Exhibition Opening – un:Seen – Using fibre as the allegory of the invisible hidden within

December 6 @ 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Using fibre as the allegory of the invisible hidden within, un:Seen is the new and innovative exhibition by untethered fibre artists – a talented and highly skilled group working predominantly with fibre. The essence, the core, of group exhibiting is human interaction, imparting a message and sharing a passion. The projected concept of a fibre exhibition sets its self apart from the traditional – with the unconventional intermixing and intermingling of ideas, through the connectivity of the theme un:Seen; utilizing,…

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