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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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July 2019

Elsewhere: Travels through Syria, Iran, Egypt, Morocco and Central Asia Exhibition

July 13 @ 10:00 am - September 29 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

WENDY SHARPE & BERNARD OLLIS On view 13 July – 29 September, 2019 This exhibition features new works created by the celebrated Australian artists Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis during their recent travels through Syria, Iran, Egypt, Morocco and Central Asia. Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis create art in response to humanity. During their extensive journeys, they created sketchbooks, drawings and paintings to record conversations and chance meetings with people from all walks of life. These works will introduce you…

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Saltwater Freshwater Arts 2019

July 19 @ 10:00 am - September 14 @ 4:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

A celebration of Aboriginal arts and culture from the Mid North Coast: the Worimi, Biripi, Dunghutti and Gumbaynggirr nations that make up the Saltwater Freshwater region. The exhibition includes the Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance Aboriginal art award and a display of contemporary cultural objects. There will be public programs throughout the exhibition, including storytelling, weaving and language workshops. Guest curator and judge of the 2019 award: Amanda Hayman of BlakLash Projects.

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Stewart MacFarlane – The Real World

July 25 - September 1
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Stewart MacFarlane studied painting in Melbourne and New York. His pop-inspired paintings depict dark and often disturbing unfinished narratives. MacFarlane has exhibited extensively in Australia, Europe and the United States. His work is held by collections including The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Artbank, Sydney; regional and university collections and internationally in the United States. Stewart’s practice spans 4 decades and this exhibition will feature works from…

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Kate Dorrough – The Lyrical River

July 25 - September 1
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

The Manning River and its unique double delta, permanent multiple entrances, tidal sand flats, channels, inlets, lagoons and islands, are all sources of inspiration for Sydney artist Kate. This exhibition is a culmination of field research and exploratory investigation with a range of materials back in the studio, expanding and invigorating new approaches in her art practice and consists of paintings, ceramics, sculpture, video and fabric based installations.

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John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new

July 26 - September 22
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Official Opening July 26 (bookings essential) John Mawurndjul AM (born 1952, Kubukkan near Marrkolidjban, western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia) is celebrated for his mastery of rarrk (crosshatching) and his depiction of djang (sacred sites and totemic emblems), a tradition shared by generations of Kuninjku artists. The artist has led the development of this exhibition, which describes in Kuninjku (and English) his places of special cultural significance known as kunred, as well as the sacred places and spirits – or…

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August 2019

Sculpture in the Gaol

August 3 - 30
Trial Bay Gaol,
Arakoon, Australia

Sculpture in the Gaol is a public art exhibition in a location like no other. Hosted by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service at the historic Trial Bay Gaol in South West Rocks, the exhibition features around 100 works by professional and hobbyist sculptors from all over NSW and beyond. Artist applications close on Friday 14th June. For full details of the artistic programme, including the VIP fundraiser event, the Family Gala Day, Escapee Trail, exhibition dates, artist workshops and…

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All Creatures Great & Small Art Exhibition

August 5 - September 25
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

From wasps to whales, the “All Creatures Great & Small” Art Exhibition at the Showground Gallery showcases the art of the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group members in a variety of disciplines: Acrylics, Calligraphy, Drawing, Fibre art, Oils, Origami, Pastels, Photography, Watercolours, and more. The Exhibition is on display until 25 September. The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm, with Free entry. All artwork is for sale.

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STEPPENWOLF- Kade Valja.

August 8 - September 15
Flow Space Gallery,
6/46 Through st, South Grafton,

You are invited to the open night of Kade Valja Art.s next solo exhibition ‘STEPPENWOLF’ with very special guest performers: .Death By Carrot .Terry D With refreshing beverages from New England Brewing Company. ‘STEPPENWOLF‘ is Valja’s most experimental exhibition yet, being meters away from his studio the installation work featured will transform over the month of August (8th-25th) to be in final form for this special night.

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Bald Archy Prize Art Exhibition

August 9 @ 10:00 am - September 1 @ 5:00 pm
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour,
1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour,

We missed it last year, but now it’s back…the most talked about exhibition any year makes its return to the National Cartoon Gallery. The Bald Archy Prize was founded in 1994 in a small village outside Gundagai, by experienced arts administrator and successful theatre director, the late Peter Batey OAM, as part of an arts festival named the Coolac Festival of Fun, to avoid discrimination by those afraid of a cultural image. It has been regarded as something of an…

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Physical Limits

August 14 - September 1
MVCAG Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery,
5 Kinchela St Gladstone NSW 2440, Gladstone,

Artworks from artist Carly Marchment Supple will be on display at the Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery from 14th August- 1st September. Opening night will be on 16th August commencing at 5:30pm. All artworks will be for sale.

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Eungai Art Show

August 23 - 25
Eungai Community Hall,
main street, Eungai Creek,

Art and Community is the focus of an exhibition to showcase the works of local artists and craftspeople in the Nambucca- Macleay region. After 25 years our small rural community is bringing back this event and call for Artists to participate. The exhibition is to be held over three days from Friday 23rd August to Sunday 25th August, with an opening event on Friday 23rd – 6pm till late. This event is brought to you by the Eungai Community Hall…

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Conversations

August 25 - September 20
Nexus Gallery,
Bellingen Butter Factory, Bellingen, NSW 2454 Australia

Visual conversations that reflect the relationship between the artists and their coastal home.

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2019 Urunga Small Sculpture Prize

August 27 - September 20
The Art Space Urunga,
13 Bonville Street, Urunga,
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The Art Space Urunga is thrilled to present the 2019 ‘Small Sculpture Prize’, with a Prize pool of $2500. The theme for 2019 is: The Environment and/or recycled materials. Coinciding with the Small Sculpture Prize is the 12 x 12 Members Exhibition. Opening night and Awards August 25.  

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Recollections and Reflections

August 28 - September 8
Port Macquarie Museum,
22 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie,

Recollections and Reflections is an exhibition of original artworks including watercolour paintings and pencil drawings, photographs and objects depicting historic and contemporary landscapes across the Port Macquarie-Hastings region. The exhibition explores our relationship with the landscape and the creative depiction of the environment by local and visiting artists and photographers. How has memory influenced their work? Are the works based on recollections or reflections, on memory or imagination? All exhibited works and items are from the Port Macquarie Museum’s extensive…

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September 2019

Naked & Nude Art Prize 2019

September 7 - October 13
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Naked & Nude Art Prize’ is the only art award of its kind in Australia and will attract entries from across Australia from artists at all stages of their careers and working in all mediums. The theme ‘Naked & Nude’ is an evocative platform for creative inspiration, and artists delve into representations of the human form. With a history dating back to ancient times across many cultures, the exposed human figure is one the most enduring themes in the visual…

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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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Exhibition Opening – Naked & Nude Art Prize 2019

September 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Naked & Nude Art Prize is the only art award of its kind in Australia and attracts entries from across Australia from artists at all stages of their careers and working in all mediums. The theme ‘Naked & Nude’ is an evocative platform for creative inspiration, and artists delve into representations of the human form. With a history dating back to ancient times across many cultures, the exposed human figure is one of the most enduring themes in the visual arts…

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Opening Night – 31st Rotary Cartoon Awards

September 7 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour,
1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour,

Join us, with host Jan Lindrum, for the opening night of the 31st Rotary Cartoon Awards when the winners are announced, and prizes are awarded. Will you agree with the judges’ decisions?? Entries in the Rotary Awards form the backbone of the Gallery’s cartoon collection and 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. Saturday 7 September, 6.30 pm.…

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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 @ 12:00 am - October 20 @ 11:00 pm
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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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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Nambucca Valley Arts Council’s 2019 Biennial Art Exhibition

September 28 - October 6
Nambucca Valley Arts Council 2019 Biennial Art Exhibition,
Ridge St., Nambucca Heads,

The Nambucca Valley Arts Council 2019 Art Exhibition will be bigger and better than ever with prizes amounting to $7,450. There are two overall prizes, the Betty Crocker Foundation Grand Prize of $1,000 and the Nambucca Valley U3A over 55 prize of $500. There are 12 sections covering all mediums and styles and including photography, craft and a Youth prize.

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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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