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April 2017
5 per adult

Not So Solitary

April 18 - June 24
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum,
215 Harbour Drive (old Courthouse building), Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Poetry, music and linocuts inspired by memories of the place now known as the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Together with historical photographs and artefacts, this exhibition draws on an extensive oral history project by the NSW Department of Primary Industries with Aboriginal knowledge holders, commercial and recreational fishers, tourism operators, divers, marine scientists, surfers and more. Explore the rich heritage of this special place where warm tropical waters meet and mix with cooler currents from the south, bringing species, people…

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‘Cool Breezes’ – Hastings Fine Art Gallery

April 24 - July 18
Hastings Fine Art Gallery,
2 William Street, Port Macquarie,

Now on display at Hastings Fine Art Gallery, an all new collection of original art works, in all styles and media, by members of the Hastings Fine Art Association. As well there are cards and small paintings which are ideal to take home as a memento of your visit to the lovely Mid North Coast.-all for sale at reasonable prices. Come in, chat to the friendly artists on duty and enjoy the light filled gallery overlooking Oxley Beach. Open Wed-Sun,…

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East Coast Encounter

April 28 - June 17
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

East Coast Encounter is a multi-arts initiative involving Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, writers and songwriters to re-imagine the encounter by Lt James Cook and his crew with Aboriginal people in 1770. This project has been developed by the University of the Sunshine Coast and assisted by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts ‘Visions of Australia program’. The exhibition is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum collection.

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May 2017

@The Art Space

May 13 - June 30
The Art Space,
13 Bonville St., Urunga,

An exciting new exhibition ‘@ the ArtSpace’ will be opening at 5pm Saturday 13 May,13 Bonville St, Urunga. New works, New Artists and an enticing precursor to The Sculpture in the Park event on Sunday May 14. Looking forward to seeing you there.

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Art Exhibition – 1770 Encounter

May 19 @ 10:00 am - June 20 @ 3:00 pm
Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

This is the Showground Gallery’s next major Exhibition, reflecting and complementing the ‘EAST COAST ENCOUNTER’ Exhibition coming to the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery. The Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group members’ work will depict the attitudes and the impact the coming of Captain James Cook and the following colonisation of the land known as Terra Australis. Opening night is Friday, 19th May, 6 pm. The exhibition will run from 19th May to 20th June at the Showground Gallery, Coffs Harbour. Open…

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5 $3 for children

2017 Bald Archy Prize @ The Bunker Cartoon Gallery

May 19 @ 10:00 am - June 11 @ 4:00 pm
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,
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One of the most popular exhibitions of each year! Created in 1994 as a spoof of that more serious competition, the Bald Archy Prize provides artists of all styles and standards with a genuine opportunity, ranging from the hilarious to the bizarrely vulgar, to create portrait paintings of humour, dark satire, light comedy or caricature. Winner will be announced in Sydney in July, 2017. Friday 19 May – Sunday 11 June $5 adults; $3 children; under 5 FREE

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Bare: Degrees Of Undress

May 20 - June 25
The Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Corner of Clarence and Hay Streets, Port Macquarie,

Bare: Degrees of undress celebrates the candid, contrived, natural, sexy, ironic, beautiful, and fascinating in Australian portraiture that shows a bit of skin. Bare selects and remixes portraits from our collection around elements of nakedness. Fun and forthright, the exhibition will interrogate our instinctive, embedded and complex reactions to the bare. Surprising relationships appear, including portraits of Australia’s greatest sportspeople and our foremost creative achievers. Portraits of Billy Slater, Germaine Greer, Dame Edna Everage, Matthew Mitcham, David Gulpilil, Megan Gale and many others are on display. It is…

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Wendy Stavrianos: Silent Rooms and Portals to Uncertain Shores

May 20 - June 25
The Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Corner of Clarence and Hay Streets, Port Macquarie,

Born in Melbourne and studying at RMIT, Wendy Stavrianos has an extensive exhibition history across Australia and overseas. Stavrianos has been a Sulman finalist four times and her works are in major public, regional art galleries and private collections throughout Australia including the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Art Collection. “This exhibition is a distilled statement of Stavrianos’ philosophy of life and art making, it is a statement about the oneness of our being with a warning that we, as a civilisation,…

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Anne Graham: Whispering and Rustling, the Susurrus of People, Places and Things

May 20 - July 2
The Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Corner of Clarence and Hay Streets, Port Macquarie,

Anne Graham is one of Australia’s most accomplished artists with a career spanning three decades and four continents. Whispering and Rustling surveys the artist’s recent work in installation, sculpture and portraiture as well as a new work with sound by Boris Hunt. “Whispering and Rustling, the Susurrus of People, Places and Things brings together elements of the various themes explored in my work over three decades; the historical, the habitation, and the portraits. I hope that they speak to each…

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The 2017 Bucketts Way Group of Primary Schools Exhibition

May 25 - June 18
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,
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June 2017

Human Rights Art Exhibition, Woolgoolga

June 2 - 28
Woolgoolga Art Gallery,
Turon Parade, Woolgoolga 2456,

Woolgoolga Art Gallery and Coffs Coast Amnesty International have partnered to hold a special art exhibition and competition from 2nd June – 28th June, 2017. The exhibition and competition of arts and crafts is based on Amnesty International themes “OUR WORK” – Refugees, Indigenous rights, Women in Afghanistan, Weapons and human rights, Countries in Crisis, Individuals at risk, Demand dignity, Stop violence against women, End the death penalty, Torture and Human rights education.

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Art & Nature @theArtFactory

June 3
The Art Factory - Coffs Harbour,
84 Bayldon Road, Coffs Harbour,
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Sawtell Art Group “Music Through Art” Open Exhibition

June 16 @ 12:00 am - July 23 @ 11:00 pm
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

Sawtell Art Group Inc. Call For Entries – Open Exhibition “Music Through Art” at Sawtell Art Gallery, Cnr. Lyons & Bayldon Rds., Sawtell (Opp. Sawtell Bowling Club). This exhibition gives you the opportunity to let your imagination soar. This could include representations of all things musical i.e. ballet, any musical genre, portraits of musicians or composers, scenery from stage and film, instruments or just turn on your favourite music – Moonlight Sonata, Bolero, Blue Suede Shoes, Pink and let your…

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Pix from the Stix Photo competition & exhibition

June 23 - July 16
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

PIX FROM THE STIX 2017 – Gloucester Galleries annual photography competition. WE’VE MADE SOME CHANGES FOR 2017 - Colour is back. We are expanding our horizons this year! It’s a radical change but we’re allowing the subject matter to be from further afield. Photographs in all but one of our categories can be taken from anywhere in the world, as long as they have been taken within the last two years and not have been exhibited in any other exhibition or…

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From Hardwoods to Soft Cottons

June 30 - September 30
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum,
215 Harbour Drive (old Courthouse building), Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

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 of hand-crafted textiles. ​​​

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July 2017

ACO Virtual – Australian Chamber Orchestra at the Slim Dusty Centre

July 1 - August 30
Slim Dusty Centre - Nulla Nulla Gallery,
490 Macleay Valley, South Kempsey,

ACO Virtual is the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s ground-breaking virtual orchestra. This interactive, immersive experience transports the visitor and audience into a world of sublime music by Bach, Grieg, Roger Smalley and Astor Piazolla. Imagine standing on stage surrounded by the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s virtuoso musicians, watching bows and fingers fly, feeling the bass line, or hearing the exquisite tones of Artistic Director Richard Tognetti’s Guarneri del Gesu violin up close. Visitors can stand among the thirteen projections of the musicians,…

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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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John Bennett, Jenni Catt & Angela Tay

July 7 - August 12
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Three artists who each experiment with process and technique to explore our connections with nature. For poet and photographer John Bennett, the focus is Eos, the half-hour before sunrise when light starts to overwhelm the gaps between the stars and gives us some sense of our ancestors’ experiences and aesthetic joy. For Angela Tay, it is the way ebbing tides surge and retreat, creating ever-changing dramas. Experimenting with ink and watercolours on tissue-thin paper, along with video and paper sculpture,…

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August 2017

Sculpture in the Gaol Exhibition

August 6 - September 2
Trial Bay Gaol,
Arakoon, Australia

The annual Sculpture in the Gaol exhibition, now in its 9th year, will once again be transformed into a dramatic artistic landscape with sculptures displayed throughout the Gaol site. The exhibition is on from Sunday 6th August to Saturday 2nd September 2017 and is held at Trial Bay Gaol, South West Rocks. This year NPWS is partnering with the SWR Chamber of Commerce to present this popular exhibition. This is a fantastic opportunity for artists to reach a broad audience…

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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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September 2017

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/. Entries received no later than 25th August.

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Deb Mansfield, Alex Riske, JP Willis

September 29 - November 18
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

The potential and limits of technology unite the work of artists JP Wills and Alex Riske. For several decades, both have pushed the boundaries of what digital design mediums make possible. In his new series Utopia, Willis presents idealised images of pastoral beauty and unspoilt landscapes – with an unnerving edge. Though these new works could be mistaken for photographs, don’t be fooled, this is pure painting sharing a common lineage with classical oil painting yet conceived with a pixel…

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October 2017
5 per adult

Remember Me: The Lost Diggers of Vignacourt

October 6 - December 2
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum,
215 Harbour Drive (old Courthouse building), Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

A touring exhibition of photographs from the Australian War Memorial. The small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines. For much of the First World War it was a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme. Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt tells the story of how one enterprising photographer took the opportunity of this passing traffic to…

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November 2017

STILL – National Still Life Award 2017

November 24, 2017 - January 20, 2018
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia
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Painters, film makers, sculptors, performance artists, get your entries in – all creative mediums welcome – just make it Still! Entries are open for Still: National Still Life Award. Enter on line at our website www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/still Entries Close – Friday 18th August 2017 Exhibition: 24th Nov 17 – 20th Jan 18

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