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July 2017

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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August 2017

29th Rotary Cartoon Awards at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery

August 11 @ 10:00 am - October 1 @ 4:00 pm
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,

Once again, The Bunker Cartoon Gallery is proud to be hosting the upcoming 29th Rotary Cartoon Awards. Always fiercely competitive, this year with more than 360 entrants in six categories, the judges’ decisions were difficult but the outcome is sure to please. Come and join us on Awards Night, 12th August, when we announce the category winners, and of course the Cartoonist of the Year. If you can’t make opening night, be sure to come along to the Gallery any…

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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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Paper is Alive: The untold potential of paper

August 26 - September 29
Sunset Gallery,
2/11 Murray street, Port Macquarie,

Paper is Alive: The untold potential of paper This exhibition will be one of the most amazing to date this year. With 3d artwork and imaginative framing it wont be like anything we have exhibited so far and it will amaze your visual senses and delight your imagination. Truly not an exhibition to be missed. Charlotte has a story to tell about herself and how she got to be creating art as she does, we are here to help her…

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Seaside Rendezvous

August 26 @ 10:00 am - September 29 @ 4:00 pm
The Art Space,
13 Bonville St., Urunga,

Proudly presenting our 4th exhibition @ The Art Space, Urunga. 13 Bonville St. The exhibition seeks to celebrate the richness of local art, with a focus on the seaside.  We are fortunate to have a talented and diverse group of artists for this exhibition, with works ranging from sculpture and ceramics to mixed media, photography, painting, and drawing. We look forward to welcoming everyone at the official opening at 5 pm, August 26 at the Art Space, 13 Bonville Rd…

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September 2017

Manning Art Prize 2017 ‘Naked and Nude’

September 2 - October 15
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Exhibition dates: 2 September to 15 October 2017 The Biennial Manning Art Prize commenced in 1990, with entries open to Australasian artists. The Art Prize highlights the partnership between the Friends of the Manning Regional Art Gallery, which funds the Art Prize through the Friends Art Fund Trust, and the Manning Regional Art Gallery. After 27 years, the Manning Art Prize has become a prestigious national event on the Australian Arts calendar and is open to artists in a variety…

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Glenreagh Mountain Railway Arts Exhibition

September 2 @ 10:00 am - October 11 @ 3:00 pm
Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

The Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group’s next exciting exhibition at the Showground Gallery is the ‘Glenreagh Mountain Railway Art Exhibition’ opening Saturday, September 2. Come along & enjoy finger food, drinks, members’ paintings, drawings, and fibre art, as well as railway memorabilia & GMR information. All for a gold coin donation! The exhibition runs until October 11, with free entry. Open Monday to Saturday 10 am to 3 pm. For more information, contact the Gallery 0417 650 447 or 0448…

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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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The Frugal Forest at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre

September 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - January 31, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Sea Acres National Park Rainforest Centre,
59 Pacific Drive, Port Macquarie,

“Imagine a twilit space. You walk along a path, your footfalls softened by leaf litter. Overhead trees, palms, and vines vanish into darkness, and around you grasses, ferns and fungi flourish. The space is filled with the sounds of creatures welcoming the dawn. But as you listen and look, you notice faces in the leaves, a hint of barcode in the bark. The soundscape slides into sounds that you almost recognize from city streets, and out again. Everything you see…

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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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In the Studio: Kim Staples – Asian Harmony

September 13 - October 12
Jacaranda House Creative Hub,
39 Cameron St, Wauchope,

Jacaranda House Creative Hub is proud to host local artist, Kim Staples. Kim is an Australian artist who takes inspiration from the colours and beauty of her natural surroundings. Splashes of colour, shapes and lines depict her diverse style of work. Kim has exhibited widely in the local area. Born in Paddington, NSW, Kim grew up mainly in Sydney’s northern beaches. A background in drafting, interior decorating, training and facilitation are the foundation stones that she has used to build…

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Gloucester Art Society Spring Exhibition

September 13 - October 9
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

Gloucester Art Society is holding it’s Annual Spring Exhibition. All are very welcome to attend the opening night on 15th September, 6.30pm at the Gloucester Gallery, Denison St, Gloucester. If you can’t make it then, please drop in during the course of the exhibition and have a look at the work we have been doing over the past two years. It is quite an eclectic mix.

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Field of Dreams art exhibition

September 14 - October 14
Ultragrafik Fine Art Gallery,
25/27 Hay Street, Port Macquarie,

Field of Dreams explores the tenuous nature of dreams and memory through visionary art. The exhibition features highly imaginative and detailed original drawings by artists Beric Henderson, Steven Durbach and David Brooker. Some of the artworks took up to 2 months to complete, and several were displayed previously at The Glasshouse Regional Gallery in Port Macquarie. This is a unique opportunity to view these detailed works up close and to purchase the originals or prints at reasonable prices. Free entry.…

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Sawtell Art Group’s 30th Annual Exhibition & Community Celebration

September 16 @ 10:00 am - November 5 @ 2:00 pm
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

This year we are embarking on Sawtell Art Gallery’s 30th Annual Exhibition and Community Celebration. It will be an extra special event and our opening will be held on Saturday 16th September beginning at 2 pm. The exhibition will close Sunday 5th November. We are looking forward to making this community celebration bigger and better and will be joining with the Sawtell Historical Society, the Forestry Commission, Sawtell Chamber of Commerce, the local community, schools and businesses to include the…

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Black Mist Burnt Country

September 16 @ 10:00 am - November 26 @ 5:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Black Mist Burnt Country is a national touring exhibition of artworks by over 30 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists commemorating the British atomic tests in Australia in the 1950s. Selected from public and private collections the exhibition features artworks from the past seven decades: Included is Albert Tucker, Arthur Boyd, Ian Howard, Pam Debenham, Toni Robertson, Rosemary Laing among Aboriginal artists such as Jonathan Kumintjarra Brown, Judy Watson, Hilda Moodoo, Yvonne Edwards and others. Presenting works across the mediums of painting,…

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September 16 @ 5:00 pm - September 23 @ 5:00 pm
Sunset Gallery,
2/11 Murray street, Port Macquarie,

Proudly presented by Sunset Gallery in Port Macquarie “BLISS” celebrates the art of seeing happy, while also raising money for the Fred Hollows Foundation. The brainchild of artist Kerry Frost, who paints with only 10% vision, together with Deborah Broughton and David Straney, the exhibition will showcase a variety of mediums and styles all exploring “BLISS” and how it can be found in the smallest moments. The exhibition runs from 16th – 23 Sept 2017. Opening Night is 16th Sept…

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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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Great Lakes Festival of Photography

September 23 - October 8
Great Lakes Art Society - Lake Street Gallery,
34 Lakes St, Forster,

The Festival of Photography is held biennially in conjunction with Great Lakes Art Society’s Annual Members’ Exhibition. It is open to all and aims to encourage amateur photographers throughout the Mid North Coast region

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‘Group Dynamics’ Art Exhibition Matilda St Gallery Macksville

September 23 - October 21
Matilda Street Gallery,
26 Matilda Street, Macksville, NSW 2447 Australia

Call in to the Matilda St Gallery in Macksville and view a dynamic array of sculptures, ceramics, textiles, paintings and collages by 5 talented artists from the local region. Showing from Sat 23 Sept to 21 Oct the exhibition ‘Group Dynamics’ promises to appeal to a variety of art lovers and buyers.  The Opening Celebration on Sat 30 Sept at 2pm will present an opportunity to meet the artists. The works reflect individual styles with Denise Delaney’s mastery of ceramics,…

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Great Lakes Art Society Members’ Exhibition

September 23 - October 8
Lake Street Gallery,
34 lake Street, FORSTER,

Opening on Saturday 23rd September, the members of Great Lakes Art Society will exhibit their latest works for the enjoyment of all. In addition, there will be a photographic competition and a sculpture exhibition, both open to all-comers. Entry is free to The Lake Street Gallery, 34 Lake Street Forster which is open every day 10 – 4 until Sunday 8 October.

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Noir et Blanc – The Art Factory Coffs Harbour

September 23 - October 20
The Art Factory,
2/151 Orlando Street, Coffs Harbour, NSW Australia

Noir et Blanc Exhibition brings together three artists Terri Butterworth, Heather McKinnon and Raymond Mather, in a collaboration interpreting and expanding the theme through their individual art practices. Each artist has moved out of their comfort zone to reveal works of contemporary abstraction through a variety of mediums including, oil on canvas, cinemagraphs, photography and music. The exhibition, Noir et Blanc opens 6pm, Saturday 23 September at The Art Factory 151 Orlando Street and continues until Friday 20 October.

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Artist Talk: Merilyn Fairskye

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Glasshouse Port Macquarie,
Corner of Clarence & Hay Street, Port Macquarie,

Join artist Merilyn Fairskye as she talks about her involvement in the development of Black Mist Burnt Country: Testing the Bomb, Maralinga and Australian Art and her arts practice. Black Mist Burnt Country is a national touring exhibition of artworks by over 30 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists commemorating the British atomic tests in Australia in the 1950s. Selected from public and private collections the exhibition features artworks from the past seven decades: Included are Albert Tucker, Arthur Boyd, Ian Howard,…

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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/.  Completed entry forms must be received by the event organisers no later than August 25.  

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