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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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November 2019

Cartoon Art Exhibition – Aussie Legends

November 22, 2019 - January 27, 2020
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour,
1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour,

All your favourite Aussie heroes – or villains – as only cartoonists can portray them! Drawn from our vast collection of original works, The National Cartoon Gallery has compiled an exhibition featuring our Aussie Legends. From Sporting Stars to Politicians, caricatures to comic strips, you’re bound to see some of your favourite Aussies depicted in a comical light. The exhibition runs until 27 January 2020. General admission is Adults $6, Under 16 $4, Friends and U5s Free. Closed Christmas Day.

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Summerfest Art Exhibition

November 22, 2019 - January 8, 2020
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

Showcasing the art of the Coffs Harbour Arts Group members with works in acrylics, calligraphy, drawing, fibre art, porcelain, printmaking, pastels, photography, watercolours, and more for the final exhibition for 2019. All artworks on display are for sale. ‘Summerfest’ opens at 6 pm on Friday 22 November at the Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery. Join the artists, with drinks and light refreshments, Gold Coin Entry. All welcome. The Exhibition runs until 8 January 2020, Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 3…

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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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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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December 2019

The Summer Show

December 3, 2019 - January 19, 2020
The Art Space Urunga,
13 Bonville Street, Urunga,

The Art Space Urunga is once more rounding off a fantastic year with a bumper Members’ Summer Show. Come and enjoy a richly varied exhibition of painting, ceramics, sculpture, photographs and everything in between. A true showcase of the talent in this part of the Mid North Coast. As usual, we’ll have a friendly and inspiring opening celebration which will be held at 13 Bonville St Urunga on Saturday 14th December at 5-7pm. The exhibition will be open Tuesday to…

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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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“For the Love of Country”

December 5 - 29
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

You are invited to our opening event on Saturday 7th December at 2pm of an exhibition of artworks by members of The Makers Studio Central Coast Inc. The exhibition runs from December 5th to 29th. Gloucester Gallery hours are 10am to 4pm Wednesday to Saturday and 10am to 1pm Sunday. The Makers Studio Central Coast Inc. is a community based organisations made up of artisans from many disciplines such as printmakers, sculptors, ceramics, painters, architects, jewellery, fashion and graphic designers.…

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The Overwintering Project exhibition

December 6, 2019 - February 8, 2020
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Migratory shorebirds connect the world; their annual migration journeys bind sky, land and sea into a meaningful whole. Yet, migratory shorebirds are the most endangered but possibly least known group of birds. The Overwintering Project is a multidisciplinary, environmental art project that brings together artists, local high school students, scientists, birders and poets to address environmental impacts on migratory shorebirds and their habitats, including special places here on the Coffs Coast. The Overwintering Project exhibition features printmaking, artists’ books and…

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Woolgoolga Art Group Members Summer Exhibition

December 7, 2019 - January 24, 2020
Woolgoolga Art Gallery,
Turon Parade, Woolgoolga 2456,

Woolgoolga Art Group Members display their amazing and varied talent in their Summer Exhibition. Art works, fibrecrafts, ceramics, woodwork, photography, greetings cards and lots more interesting goodies are to be found at affordable and realistic prices! Great for unique gift ideas.

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January 20202020

Valla Expressions

January 4, 2020 - January 12, 2020
Valla Beach Community Hall (near preschool),
Valla Beach Road, Valla Beach,

Take a piece of Valla Beach home with you from Valla Expressions This is the third year these artists have come together to present their works and there should be something there to suit everyone from paintings, photo art and pottery to glass, jewellery and wood/furniture art. The show opens 4January 2020 with an opening morning tea at 11.00am and runs through the week till Sunday 12th January. After your visit to the art exhibition, you could spend the morning…

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Valla Expressions

January 4, 2020 - January 12, 2020
Valla Beach Community Hall,
Valla Beach Road, Valla Beach,

Take a piece of Valla Beach home with you from Valla Expressions This is the third year these artists have come together to present their works and there should be something there to suit everyone from paintings, photo art and pottery to glass, jewellery and wood/furniture art. The show opens 4 January 2020 with an opening morning tea at 11.00am and runs through the week till Sunday 12th January. After your visit to the art exhibition, you could spend the…

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Cool Summer Art Exhibition 2020 at The Gallery

January 11, 2020 - January 31, 2020
The Gallery,
81 Marine Drive (diagonally opposite Tea Gardens ferry wharf), Tea Gardens,

‘In The Wild’ is the evocative theme for the up-coming Cool Summer 2020 Exhibition by Galleries in the Gardens (GIG) artists, and there’s no doubt the array of artworks produced to this topic will be widely varied and fascinating. You are invited to the opening reception for this exciting exhibition, 5pm on Friday 10 January at The Gallery, Tea Gardens. Do vote in the People’s Choice award, mingle with the artists and locals, and a fabulous raffle will raise much-needed…

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Exhibition Opening: Reality in Flames & Clay Intersections

January 17, 2020
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Exhibition Openings are a great opportunity to mingle with friends, artists, curators and learn more about the latest exhibitions. The Glasshouse Regional Gallery are opening the doors to two new exhibitions in January, and we invite you to come and join us! Clay Intersections – An Australian Design Centre national touring exhibition and Reality in Flames an Australian War Memorial Memorial touring exhibition. Entry is free, drinks can be purchased at the bar. Bookings essential.

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February 2020

Gloucester Portrait Prize “Faces you may know”

February 4, 2020 - February 23, 2020
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

The inaugural Gloucester Portrait Prize. Artists from the Barrington coast are invited to select a local resident from the 2422 postcode and present their portrait for an unveiling. We aim to create an element of fun and surprise at the opening and unveiling of the entries so keep your chosen sitter a secret until then. All enquiries and for an entry form please contact Tracey or Jean from Gloucester Art Society, see picture for contact details.

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Terri Butterworth: An Artist’s Garden

February 14, 2020 - April 18, 2020
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

An Artist’s Garden presents work by two of the Coffs Coast’s most established and respected painters: one abstract, one figurative. Terri Butterworth and Guy Gilmour have been painting the people and places of the Orara Valley for decades. Strongly connected to place, these artists interpret the Valley’s landscapes through two distinct lenses. Terri Butterworth’s pure, abstract paintings immerse us in a layered experience of place, including her Glenreagh garden. Spanning the past 20 years of his practice, Guy Gilmour’s sensitive…

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Terri Butterworth: An Artist’s Garden

February 14, 2020 - April 18, 2020
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

An Artist’s Garden presents work by two of the Coffs Coast’s most established and respected painters: one abstract, one figurative. Terri Butterworth and Guy Gilmour have been painting the people and places of the Orara Valley for decades. Strongly connected to place, these artists interpret the Valley’s landscapes through two distinct lenses. Terri Butterworth’s pure, abstract paintings immerse us in a layered experience of place, including her Glenreagh garden. Spanning the past 20 years of his practice, Guy Gilmour’s sensitive…

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Guy Gilmour: An Artist’s Garden

February 14, 2020 - April 18, 2020
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

An Artist’s Garden presents work by two of the Coffs Coast’s most established and respected painters: one abstract, one figurative. Guy Gilmour and Terri Butterworth have been painting the people and places of the Orara Valley for decades. Strongly connected to place, these artists interpret the Valley’s landscapes through two distinct lenses. Spanning the past 20 years of his practice, Guy Gilmour’s sensitive and intimate observations suggest imagined narratives and prompt nostalgic memories. Terri Butterworth’s pure, abstract paintings immerse us…

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March 2020

Exhibition Opening – Northern Exposure Six

March 6, 2020
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Exhibition Openings are a great opportunity to mingle with friends, artists, curators and learn more about the latest exhibitions. Now in its sixth 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 and mixed media artworks. The final selections will be chosen by a panel of key arts professionals from across the Mid North Coast. The Glasshouse…

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April 2020

Dorrigo Easter Arts Exhibition

April 9, 2020 - April 18, 2020
Dorrigo Community Hall,
Hickory Street, Dorrigo, Australia

Founded in 1990, the DEAE celebrates our area’s wonderful artistic talent in an exhibition open to everyone living on The Dorrigo Plateau. The Plateau is a large area and includes the village communities of Maynard’s Plains at Mountain Top through Dorrigo township, Fernbrook and Deer Vale to Ebor in the west; Cascade and Megan to the north-east, North Dorrigo, Paddy’s Plains, Bostobrick, Hernani, and Dundurrabin to the north-west. The DEAE brings together all these communities on the Dorrigo Plateau. Since…

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Guy Gilmour: An Artist’s Garden

April 24, 2020 - June 27, 2020
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

An Artist’s Garden presents work by two of the Coffs Coast’s most established and respected painters: one abstract, one figurative. Guy Gilmour and Terri Butterworth have been painting the people and places of the Orara Valley for decades. Strongly connected to place, these artists interpret the Valley’s landscapes through two distinct lenses. Spanning the past 20 years of his practice, Guy Gilmour’s sensitive and intimate observations suggest imagined narratives and prompt nostalgic memories. Terri Butterworth’s pure, abstract paintings immerse us…

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Robert Hunter Collection

April 24, 2020 - June 27, 2020
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Local art collector Robert Hunter donated his collection of Aboriginal art to Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery in 2018. Featuring the work of 27 artists from Central Australia, the Kimberley and Arnhem Land, these paintings explore the rich concepts that bind Aboriginal artists, communities and land together. Including paintings by Stan Brumby, Sade Budbarria, Christopher Churchill, Churchill Cann, Tommy Carroll, and many others.

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Brentyn Lugnan: Tradigital

April 24, 2020 - June 27, 2020
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

A solo exhibition by leading Gumbaynggirr artist Brentyn Lugnan. Strikingly contemporary, Lugnan’s work remains deeply grounded in Gumbaynggirr culture, embedded with traditional symbolism and spirituality while taking it firmly into the future. Brentyn creates paintings that are inspired by the land his family originates from and its stories, drawing on the traditional knowledge of elders, together with his distinctive style and technique.

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