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August 2018

Opening – All Creatures Great & Small Art Exhibition

August 4 @ 12:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

From bugs to elephants, come and join us or lunch at the opening of the “All Creatures Great & Small” Art Exhibition at the Showground Gallery, showcasing 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 opens 12noon, Saturday 4 August and is on display until 19 September. The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm,…

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InkScape Art Exhibition

August 1 - 18
A Little To the Left Studio & Gallery,
121-129 Victoria Street (upstairs), - Literary Institute Building, Taree,

Duo-Exposé with Kevin Griffiths and Ruth Brunner. InkScapes – one medium, two artists at A Little To The Left Studio & Gallery, Taree, from 1 – 18 August. The Opening is on Saturday 4 August at 2pm, by Ali Haigh

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July 2018

Movember in July

July 26 - August 5
Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery,
Kinchela Street, Gladstone,

Movember In July – Celebrating Men in Art After the resounding success of The International Women’s Art Exhibition Movember in July was created to celebrate the creative brilliance of our men. Men around the Mid North Coast have been busy painting, sculpting, potting, carving and furniture making to celebrate Men in Art. The Movember Foundation works to address some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. The Macleay Valley Community…

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Impressions – Prints and Paintings by Christine Courcier-Jones

July 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nexus Community Gallery,
Old Butter Factory, Bellingen 2454,

Christine Courcier-Jones is a Coffs Harbour print-maker and painter. She uses lino to make relief prints and also likes to experiment with collagraphs to make intaglio prints. Collagraphs are made by building a collage on a cardboard plate. The plate is then sealed, inked and run through an etching press to produce a print. Her paintings are generally acrylic on canvas and sometimes she uses wax to make encaustic paintings. Christine’s works in this exhibition are representational, sharing life moments…

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Vintage Fashion Parade and Variety Show

July 22 @ 2:00 pm
Bowraville Theatre,
Bowraville, NSW 2454 Australia

Beautiful Bowraville Theatre is hosting a Vintage Fashion Parade and Variety Show on Sunday 22 Junly at 2pm. As well as stunning fashions suppled and modelled by Velvet Rose Pinup Dressing Room, the afternoon will include performances by Bowraville Burlesque Society, a singer or two, and complimentary bubbles on arrival. Delicious coffee and cakes will be available from the Theatre Cafe. A great afternoon out for the ladies, young and old. Bring your Mum, bring your daughters.

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Child $5 Carer Free

Glasshouse Sprouts Road Show at Wauchope Library

July 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

The Glasshouse Sprouts program is on the move! Awesome Fun! The Glasshouse Sprouts program is on the move! Kids and their grownups will have fun creating art together! The artworks are inspired by Glasshouse Regional Gallery exhibitions and are a great way to learn creatively. Bring your kids and come along to one of our Glasshouse Sprouts Road Show activities these school holidays. Glasshouse ‘sprouts’ – helping them grow their creativity, learn new skills and make new friends! The activities…

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My Art, Your Heart

July 19 - August 12
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

An exhibition of paintings by Fred Bullen at Gloucester Gallery, 25 Denison Street, Gloucester NSW Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm; and Sunday 10.00 am to 1.00pm 19 July to 12 August 2018. Artist Fred Bullen enjoys the challenge of painting a wide variety of subjects using an equally wide range of techniques, but his greatest pleasure comes from hearing that an artwork has unlocked a heartfelt memory for the viewer. You are invited to see…

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41st TAREE OPEN ART EXHIBITION 2018

July 15 - 22
Taree High School Hall,
Taree, NSW Australia

The largest Open Exhibition on the mid North Coast is back! Over 300 new drawings, artworks, sculptures – everything to delight your artistic feelings. FREE ADMISSION. 8 sections with $7000 in prizemoney and you can vote in the People’s Choice Award. FREE ADMISSION.

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Northern Exposure 5 Exhibition Opening

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Now in its fifth year, Northern Exposure has become renowned for showcasing the vibrant creativity of the Mid North Coast. Northern Exposure 5 Exhibition Opening Exhibition openings are a great opportunity to mingle with friends, artists, curators and learn more about the latest exhibitions The Glasshouse Regional Gallery invites you and a guest to the opening of:- Northern Exposure 5 Entry is free. Drinks can be purchased at the bar. Bookings essential. Northern Exposure 5 Exhibition viewing dates: 14 July…

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Exhibition Opening – David Fairbairn and Aleph Geddis hard/soft 2018

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery,
Duke Street, Coffs Harbour,

In these large-scale, etched portraits, the face and personality of each sitter emerges from a density of line work: David Fairbairn’s exhibition is both a culmination of intense artistic investigation and a psychological journey. The sculptural works of Aleph Geddis live at the intersection of traditional methods and modernist forms, informed by woodworking and carving practices of the Pacific Northwest (USA) and Japan, and the essence of Platonic solids. All welcome, please join us for drinks and nibbles and lots…

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Coffs Harbour Art Prize – CHAC

July 13 @ 7:00 am - August 5 @ 5:00 pm
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,
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The Coffs Coast Art Prize 2018 and Exhibition opens Friday 13th July at 6.30pm.  Join us to celebrate with the winners of the Major award, Youth Art Award and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award which will be announced at the end of the exhibition. Coffs Coast is blessed with many things and one of them is a large community of talented artists committed to their practice. The Coffs Coast Art Prize is a great opportunity to bring…

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$5 per child - Carer free

Glasshouse sprouts Road Show at Laurieton Library

July 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

The Glasshouse Sprouts program is on the move! Awesome Fun! The Glasshouse Sprouts program is on the move! Kids and their grownups will have fun creating art together! The artworks are inspired by Glasshouse Regional Gallery exhibitions and are a great way to learn creatively. Bring your kids and come along to one of our Glasshouse Sprouts Road Show activities these school holidays. Glasshouse ‘sprouts’ – helping them grow their creativity, learn new skills and make new friends! The activities…

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“Eclectic”at Gladstone

July 10 - 22
Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery Gladstone,,
5 Kinchela Street, Gladstone,
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In this exhibition, a very diverse group of artists gather to celebrate their differences. Their work ranges from unique ceramics by Sally Hook, the contemporary, abstract paintings of Carol Knight and Sara Wade, to “Ships of the Way” by Sue Gorrell, made from found objects including those taken from musical instruments, with Gethin Coles’ beautiful photographs of the Far North Coast, sculpture and figurative art from Adrienne Hmelnitski and paintings and drawings from Pete Gailey and Chris Wilson. Please come…

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Jason Wing Exhibition @ Glasshouse

July 9 @ 10:00 am - July 20 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Jason Wing is a Sydney-based artist who strongly identifies with his Chinese and Aboriginal heritage. Wing began as a street artist and has since expanded his practice to incorporate photomedia, installation and painting. Influenced by his bi-cultural upbringing, Wing explores the ongoing challenges that impact his wider community. Wing as an Artist in Residence at the Glasshouse from 25 June to 6 July. During this time Wing worked on new work which has formed part of his exhibition at the…

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Jason Wing – Artist In Residence

July 9 @ 10:00 am - July 20 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

During this time Wing will be working on new work which will form part of his exhibition at the Glasshouse in October. Artist In Residence Monday 9 July to Friday 20 July 2018. Jason Wing is a Sydney-based artist who strongly identifies with his Chinese and Aboriginal heritage. Wing began as a street artist and has since expanded his practice to incorporate photomedia, installation and painting. Influenced by his bi-cultural upbringing, Wing explores the ongoing challenges that impact his wider…

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Materials, Making, Moulded by Fire

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - July 28 @ 8:00 pm
Makers Gallery,
53 Jackson st, Clayfield, Brisbane Queensland,

Geoff Crispin’s latest exhibition at Makers Gallery, Jackson St, Clayfield Brisbane. Wood fired porcelin and stoneware, utilising many local raw materials.

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June 2018

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

June 28 - August 12
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Exhibition Dates: 28 June – 12 August 2018 Exhibition Opening 29 June 6pm $10 entry/$7 ‘Friends’ members For the past 29 years the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (DMNPP) has encouraged both excellence and creativity in contemporary Australian portraiture by asking artists to interpret the look and personality of a chosen sitter, either unknown or well known. Founded by Doug & Greta Moran and family in 1988, the DMNPP is an annual Australian portrait prize supporting Australian artists and the…

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Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize

June 28 - August 12
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Exhibition Dates: 28 June – 12 August 2018 Exhibition Opening: Friday 29 June 6 pm $10 entry/$7 ‘Friends’ members Established in 2007, the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (MCPP) is a national competition that awards and promotes Australian contemporary photography and excellence in all forms of still based artwork. The MCPP invites photographers to interpret ‘Contemporary Life in Australia’ with an emphasis on Australians going about their day-to-day life. We aim to encourage the production of photographs taken in Australia, by…

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Winterfest Art Exhibition

June 23 @ 10:00 am - August 1 @ 3:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

The “Winterfest” Art Exhibition at the Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery showcases works from the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group’s members across various disciplines: calligraphy, fibre art, acrylics, pastels, watercolour, and more. Officially opening Saturday, 23 June at 12 noon, come & join us for hot soup & bread rolls. The Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm, with free entry, from23 June to 1 August. All artworks are for sale. For more information, visit the CHCAG’s…

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My Art, Your Heart

June 21 - July 2
Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery,
Kinchela Street, Gladstone,

An exhibition of paintings by Fred Bullen at Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery, 5 Kinchela Street, Gladstone NSW 2440 Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10.30am to 4.00pm 19 June to 2 July 2018 Artist Fred Bullen enjoys the challenge of painting a wide variety of subjects using an equally wide range of techniques, but his greatest pleasure comes from hearing that an artwork has unlocked a heartfelt memory for the viewer. You are invited to see how Fred has…

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Cut The Ties And Jump

June 19 - 25
Sunset Gallery,
2/11 Murray street, Port Macquarie,

“I’m not a consequence of what happened to me. I am what I choose to be” – Carl Jung Brazilian artist Kalina Juzwiak (“kaju”) sees her art as an extension of her lifestyle – one she chooses to live every day. “Cut the Ties and Jump” is an exhibition that reflects Kalina’s current stage in life. A time in which she is connecting to her inner self, through connecting to the nature that surrounds her. A focus on living, learning,…

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PRIMAVERA AT 25: MCA COLLECTION ARTIST TALK

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Primavera at 25: MCA Collection celebrates twenty-five years of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s Primavera exhibition. 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. Entry is free. Bookings essential. PRIMAVERA AT 25: MCA COLLECTION Exhibition on view 16 June – 19 August 2018 Primavera at 25: MCA Collection celebrates twenty-five years of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s Primavera exhibition. Taking this…

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PRIMAVERA AT 25: MCA COLLECTION

June 16 @ 10:00 am - August 19 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Primavera at 25: MCA Collection celebrates twenty-five years of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s Primavera exhibition. Taking this significant milestone as a departure point, Primavera at 25 brings together works by 19 artists and artist groups, who have previously exhibited in Primavera, that explore ideas of transformation, time and history. Established in 1992, Primavera showcases the work of young Australia artists aged 35 years and under. One of the longest-running exhibitions series in the country, Primavera has become a…

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Some Like It Hot

June 16 @ 12:00 am - July 15 @ 11:00 pm
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

Sawtell Art Gallery Inc latest exhibition is ” Some Like It Hot” , to coincide with the 2018 Sawtell Chillie Festival. Exhibiting artists have interpreted the theme, producing a variety of art work that explores the concept of what is “Hot” . Some artists have interpreted the theme playfully while others have explored the warmth of colour and texture .

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