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September 2017

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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November 2017

MILO – A Legendary Favourite

November 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - January 31, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Slim Dusty Centre - Nulla Nulla Gallery,
490 Macleay Valley, South Kempsey,

The Slim Dusty Centre is proud to announce the official launch on Friday, November 17th of a new exhibition “The story of MILO – a Legendary Favourite”. The exhibition was launched by the honourable Melinda Pavey MP. Nestle and the Slim Dusty Centre brings the story of MILO to life. Invented and developed in the early 1930’s by Thomas Mayne, MILO was officially launched at the Royal Easter Show in 1934. The exhibition unravels an 80 year history of MILO,…

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December 2017

The Art of Wool

December 1, 2017 - February 4, 2018
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Discover fashion and fine art in The Art of Wool exhibition which matches award-winning garments by International Woolmark Prize designers with inspirational paintings and artworks by leading Australian artists. The exhibition shows the significance of wool in the artistic and design imagination of Australia from the 19th century through to today. The exhibition features paintings drawn from the exquisite collections of the New England Regional Art Museum including the work of Sydney Long, Thomas Cooper, Blamire Young and Emily Kame…

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The Summer Show

December 2, 2017 - February 2, 2018
Artspace Urunga,
13 Bonville St, Urunga,

The Artspace Urunga is celebrating our extended tenure at the gallery with a bumper summer exhibition of over 30 talented local artists. The newly renovated gallery now houses an eclectic selection of works including glassware, sculpture, ceramics, drawings, watercolours and paintings with prices and sizes to suit everyone. The exhibition runs until the 2nd of February and is staffed by the exhibiting artists. The gallery is closed Mondays and between Christmas and New Year.

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Neon Summer

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - February 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

This exhibition explores how contemporary art can inspire our imagination and create a dazzling world through vivid colour, magnificent form and breathtaking fantasy. The exhibition features splendid work by internationally recognised contemporary artists Troy Emery, Reuben Paterson, Kate Rohde, Simone Rosenbauer and JP Willis. Troy Emery explores our complex relationship with animals in his colourful ‘fake taxidermy’ sculptures. On the surface Emery’s works may seem playful and mischievous – however there is a deeper side. Emery is profoundly interested in…

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Neon Local

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - February 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Neon Local celebrates the creative talent of the Mid North Coast in an exhibition of new work by Adam Murray, Claire Johnson, Ainslie Ivin-Smith and Sarah Mufford. As part of this exhibition each artist will be spending time in the exhibition space creating, and providing an opportunity to get a peek behind the scenes of their art practice. Sarah Mufford Sarah Mufford is a recently returned Mid North Coast artist whose work encompasses drawing, painting and printmaking. Trained at the…

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Destination Dorrigo: Painting the Dorrigo Plateau

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 31, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Waterfall Way Gallery,
57 Hickory Street, Dorrigo,

In 2017, eight artists living across the Waterfall Way region gathered in Dorrigo to plaint ‘en plein air’. By day, they explored the Dorrigo Plateau; by night, they shared a meal and critiqued each other’s works. The results are being exhibited at the Waterfall Way Gallery in Dorrigo until 31 January 2018. Enjoy this vigorous, inspiring collection of fresh, new artwork by some of the region’s best painters. Exhibiting artists are Brett Butler, Chris Hundt, Trevor Jamison, George Partos, Ray…

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Howln’ Norton Guitars

December 7, 2017 - January 21, 2018
Big Fig Arts - The Bellingen Brewery & Co.,
Up Church Street Lane, Bellingen,

Howlin’ Norton Guitars Big Fig Arts is hanging a unique collection of steampunk guitars at the brewery for Summer. Created by Greg Norton-Baker, the guitars are designed as art pieces as much as functioning instruments. “Howlin’ Norton Guitars” will open at 6pm on Thursday 7th December at The Bellingen Brewery & Co. up Church Street Lane, Bellingen and will show until Sunday 21st January.

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Still Salon Exhibition

December 9, 2017 - January 27, 2018
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

Now showing at the Sawtell Art Gallery cnr Lyons and Bayldon roads Sawtell. Gallery open 11am to 3pm Saturday to Thursday. Our members are also exhibiting some of their works. Well worth stopping by.

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Annual 30 x 30 Exhibition

December 14, 2017 - January 29, 2018
Visitor Information Centre South Kempsey,
Macleay Valley Way, South Kempsey, NSW Australia
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January 20182018

Ken Strong ‘Spectacle of the Harbour’

January 4 - 28
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

You are invited to join us for the opening of this truly spectacular exhibition at Gloucester Gallery , 25 Denison St Saturday 6th January 5.30 – 7.30pm – all welcome. The exhibition runs from Thursday 4th January until Sunday 28th January 2018. Ken was born in Brisbane in 1960 and is currently living in a beautiful rural setting at Hannam Vale on the North Coast of NSW. He has been painting for over 35 years and has a strong following…

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FUN DAMENTO

January 5 @ 10:00 am - February 13 @ 4:00 pm
Gallery 2453,
59 Hickory Street, Dorrigo,
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fire and earth ….. water and light

January 14 - February 9
Nexus Community Gallery,
Old Butter Factory, Bellingen 2454,

There must have been something in the water! In this special exhibition, Gloria and Stephen Malone have come together as sister and brother to show their recent ceramics and paintings, which express the shared history that has made them who they are. You are warmly invited to our exhibition opening. Grab a glass of wine, a few nibbles and join us in the Studio Gallery. Gloria and Stephen would love to talk about their new works. Their strong desire to…

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Garden Of Earth

January 14 - February 9
Nexus Gallery,
Bellingen Butter Factory, Bellingen, NSW 2454 Australia

Oil Painting Exhibition featuring Nancy Chapple at Nexus Gallery Bellingen. Celebration Opening Sunday 14th January 5pm. Exhibition open till 9th February 2018.

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JADA: Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award Exhibition

January 27 @ 10:00 am - March 3 @ 4:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Experience the richness and diversity of contemporary drawing in the 2016 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA), the flagship prize of the Grafton Regional Gallery. The exhibition features 47 finalists from across Australia, who take a range of approaches to this primary means of expression. While drawing has long been “disrupted” by a succession of new technologies, from printing and photography through to new digital media, this exhibition demonstrates that drawing retains its power to astound us.

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February 2018

“Caricatures You Have Known” Art Exhibition

February 2 - March 25
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,

Coffs Harbour’s Bunker Cartoon Gallery’s exhibition “Caricatures You Have Known” is especially selected from the Bunker’s own collection, where you can revisit some familiar faces and meet a few ones, running until 25 March, 2018. Entry is still only $5 for adults, children under 16 $3; Friends of the Gallery and under-5s free.

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‘The Way I See It’ Art Exhibition

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - February 28 @ 8:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

“The Way I See It”, an exhibition of paintings by the well-known local artist, Jim Tozer, showcasing his love of country in all its aspects. Proudly supported by the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group and on display until February 28 at the Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery Open 10 am to 3 pm, Monday to Saturday. Free entry. For more information, phone the Gallery on 02 6652 2545 or email CHCAG@icloud.com or visit the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group Facebook page.

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‘The Way I See It’ Art Exhibition Opening Night

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

“The Way I See It” is an exhibition of paintings by the well-known local artist, Jim Tozer, showcasing his love of country in all its aspects. The Opening Night & Exhibition is proudly supported by the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group.

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Entry is free. Drinks can be purchased at the bar.

Exhibition Opening – Heartfelt and What A Life!

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Exhibition Opening Exhibition Openings are a splendid way to learn more about the current exhibitions at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery. The Glasshouse Regional Gallery invites you and a guest to the opening of:- Heartfelt: Modern Homage to an Ancient Landscape & What A Life! Rock Photography By Tony Mott. Entry is free. Drinks can be purchased at the bar. Bookings essential. GALLERY CLOSED ON MONDAYS.

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Heartfelt: Modern Homage to an Ancient Landscape

February 10 @ 10:00 am - March 18 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Heartfelt: Modern Homage to an Ancient Landscape Four local artists Jill Cairns, Trish Clarke, Kim Madden and Jan Wilson spread their wings and travelled to Alice Springs to paint en plein air in the MacDonnell Ranges. Exploring the region together they painted and sketched in stunning locations across the East and West MacDonnells and Finke Gorge National Park. In the evenings they discussed the day’s work and shared a meal. Each artist was inspired not only by the powerful and…

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Lloyd Rees’ Original Lithographs

February 18 - March 2
Nexus Gallery,
Bellingen Butter Factory, Bellingen, NSW 2454 Australia

An exhibition of twenty-four lithographs by renowned Australian artist Lloyd Rees printed by master lithographer Fred Genis. These prints became one of Lloyd’s last projects spanning over nine years before he died at age ninety-three in 1988. They are a piece of Australian art history. This is a rare opportunity to acquire your own limited edition Lloyd prints.

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Artist Forum Heartfelt: Modern Homage to an Ancient Landscape

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Join the artists as they share how this exhibition came together, hear stories of how they painted and sketched in stunning locations across the East and West MacDonnells and Finke Gorge National Park. Gallery talks are free and provide a unique opportunity to meet the artists and learn more about the exhibitions in a fun and informal atmosphere. Free with a morning tea. Bookings essential, call 6581 8888 or book online. Heartfelt: Modern Homage to an Ancient Landscape On view…

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March 2018
FREE

Suzanne Archer: The Journey Woman Exhibition

March 9 @ 10:00 am - May 5 @ 4:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

The Journey Woman explores the actual journey of physical travel, and also the unavoidable course of one’s life journey as they intertwine, direct and inform each other. For Suzanne Archer, travel is an overwhelming and enriching source of new ideas and a visual expansion of her artistic vocabulary. This multi-media exhibition of travel sketch-books, artist’s books, drawings, paintings, sculptures and installation developed from the artist’s most recent journeys to China.

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May 2018

Group Exhibition: Kerry Johns, Frances Larder, Elizabeth Tinker, Timna Taylor & Glen Wilkinson

May 11 @ 10:00 am - July 7 @ 4:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

An Open Response features small landscape paintings, made en plein air by Kerry Johns in the forests around Canberra and on the NSW south coast. Elizabeth Tinker’s Cloudscapes series questions whether we take the time to properly look, experience and feel the power of nature. Glen Wilkinson and Timna Taylor present hand-made fibre and ceramic vessels and forms. Frances Larder’s multi-media project The Silent Past of the Buitenkampers explores the loss and trauma experienced by people of mixed Dutch and…

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