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April 2018
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Bowerbird Quilts Quilt Show

April 20 @ 9:00 am - April 21 @ 4:00 pm
Boambee East Community Hall,
Bruce King Drive, Boambee East,

Bowerbird quilts are holding a quilt show at the Boambee East Community Hall Friday 20-Saturday 21 April-9am-4pm. Over 100 Quilts and Textile Art on Display. Also includes Quilt Shows, Demonstrations, Quilts for sale and Morning and Afternoon Tea. All funds to support the Boambee East Community Hall.

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Cartoon Symphony

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,

Opening Night Saturday 7th April, 2018. All proceeds donated to Joyland Carers Retreat, Coffs Harbour. Cartoons and their music are buried deep in our psyche. Many of us share the experience of a special cartoon character, be it heroic, inspirational or comical. They have the power to transport us back to that time of childhood and those wonderful memories. Tanja is a Synaesthete Artist who has the gift of Seeing Sound. In this exhibition you will experience cartoon imagery and…

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Creative Arts Open Day

April 7 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

It’s Open Day time again with the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group. Come along to the Showground Gallery and watch art demonstrations, talk with the tutors, and see what classes are on offer. Saturday, April 7, from 10.30 am to 3 pm. Join us for a cuppa and get arty!

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March 2018

FANTASY EGGS AT TEA GARDENS FOR EASTER

March 30 @ 10:00 am - April 2 @ 4:00 pm
The Gallery,
81 Marine Drive (diagonally opposite Tea Gardens ferry wharf), Tea Gardens,

Feast your eyes on a fabulous fantasy world of Faberge-inspired eggs at The Gallery in Tea Gardens this Easter. These extraordinarily detailed, jewelled and painted eggs are created by Tea Gardens local Sandy Needham, and highlight her high level of craftsmanship (and patience!). As well, The Gallery displays the latest artworks by Myall Coast members of the non-profit community art group Galleries in the Gardens; plus a fund-raising raffle offers a big basket of Easter eggs and an original painting…

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Dorrigo Creative Mountain Arts Exhibition

March 29 @ 10:00 am - April 8 @ 4:00 pm
Dorrigo Community Hall,
Hickory Street, Dorrigo, Australia

The theme for the 2018 Creative Mountain Arts Exhibition is Fabric of Life, and the exhibition’s convenor, Liz Hutchison, has put the spotlight on fabric and textile art. There will be four different sections to explore. On the hall’s stage, expert weavers and spinners will demonstrate various equipment and techniques. The main exhibition includes painting, drawing, etching, photography, jewellery, ceramics, woodwork, and sculpture by Plateau artists and artisans. Fitting the theme, ‘Fabric of Life’, there will be feature displays of…

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Paintings by Jean Buettel

March 29 - April 22
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

New paintings by Jean Buettel.

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2018 Great Lakes 36th Open Art Exhibition

March 25 - April 8
Lake Street Gallery,
34 lake Street, FORSTER,

With $6000 in prizemoney, this art exhibition has attracted artists from near and far. There are works on canvas and paper, drawings, abstract and 3D art. Judged by Niomi Sands from the Glasshouse Port Macquarie, the variety of subjects, techniques and beauty has presented her with some real challenges. Come and see for yourself what local artists have created for your enjoyment.

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‘Whimsey’ at Dorrigo Gallery 2453

March 25
Gallery 2453,
59 Hickory Street, Dorrigo,
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‘It’s all so very whimsical this time in Dorrigo. Strange things have appeared on the walls, on plinths and in the cabinets. A wonderful collection of artworks, both 2D and 3D from the very talented Dorrigo Plateau artists will be on display from Friday 16th February until the 25th March. Do call in and have a whimsical look at some fabulous Dorrigo Art.’

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Exhibition Opening David Griggs: Between Nature and Sin, Michaela Swan: Whatever keeps you warm at night.

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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 invites you and a guest to the opening of:- MICHAELA SWAN: Whatever keeps you warm at night. DAVID GRIGGS: BETWEEN NATURE AND SIN. Entry is free. Drinks can be purchased at the bar. Bookings essential. BETWEEN NATURE AND SIN brings together key works by leading Australian artist David Griggs for the first major survey of his work.…

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Michaela Swan: Whatever keeps you warm at night

March 23 @ 10:00 am - April 22 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Whatever keeps you warm at night is a new exhibition by Newcastle based fibre artist Michaela Swan. The exhibition was developed during her residency at the Glasshouse in October 2017. Swan was raised in Laurieton on the Mid North Coast. During the residency Swan reconnected with childhood memories of her Father’s business in Earth Moving Machinery. In this exhibition Swan creates a conversation between the found textile and the tradition of printmaking through the creation of large scale mono prints…

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DAVID GRIGGS: BETWEEN NATURE AND SIN.

March 23 - April 22
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

David Griggs explores the darker undercurrents of human existence. His work, predominately portraiture, focuses on the human condition; drawing on political imagery, underground media, local histories and personal experience. Famous for his bold anarchistic approach, Griggs takes the everyday and flips it to expose the cracks, exhuming the raw undercurrent of a society. He documents intimate chance moments and the deliberate actions of his friends, and strangers, within an unidentifiable Manila. His work is often collaborative, engaging directly with communities…

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Helen Goldsmith – Retrospective

March 17 - April 15
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia
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SHARING A LIFETIME OF WORK

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Exhibition by Kim Greenwood

March 3
Sunset Gallery,
2/11 Murray street, Port Macquarie,

Kim will be doing meet the artist talks, dates yet to be confirmed. All works are for sale. Kim is a Port Macquarie based artist, she has been painting all her life, painting is a passion of hers. Kim works in the mediums of watercolour and gouache in all her pieces, for a number of years Kim has incorporated collage in her paintings, but now she solely paints. Kim likes to challenge nature; to distort & stylize what she sees,…

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2018 International Women’s Day Art Exhibition

March 1 - 11
Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery,
Kinchela Street, Gladstone,

The Macleay Valley community Art Gallery committee will be celebrating International Women’s Day 2018 with an Art Exhibition in the Gallery, at 5 Kinchela Street, Gladstone. Running from Thurs 1st March to Sunday 11th March, 2018.  Gallery Open Thurs-Sunday, 10.30-4 pm The gallery committee want to celebrate how awesome women are as artists. We invite women to submit art work in any medium e.g. textiles, painting, sculpture, floral arrangements, wood or metal work, quilting, ceramics etc. for the exhibition. www.mvcartgallery.org Opening…

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‘Coalescence’ – An exhibition of works by four artists from along the Bucketts Way from Gloucester to Taree.

March 1 - 25
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

Thurs 1st March to Sunday 25th March 2018 ‘Coalesence’ to grow together; to unite into a whole : fuse; to unite for a common end : join forces. An exhibition of works by four artists from along the Bucketts Way from Gloucester to Taree Kevin Griffiths, Phillip Bourke, Gemma Stylz and Jacqui Keith. In this joint exhibition four artists not previously known to each other but who live between Gloucester & Taree ‘coalesce’ their work into one exquisite exhibition to showcase their quite unique…

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February 2018

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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Aboriginal Art

February 24 - March 24
Nambucca Community Arts Centre,
Ridge Street, Nambucca Heads 2448,

The Nambucca Valley Arts Council is proud to present an exhibition of Aboriginal Art in the Nambucca Community and Arts Centre from February 24 to March 24. Featuring the work of Michael Donovan, Francine Edwards, Lee Freestone, Brentyn Lugnan, Nelly McKenzie, Christina Moran Opening Feb 24 from 11 am. Bush tucker, free entry.

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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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Norman Lindsay Exhibition ~ Private Collection

February 17 @ 9:30 am - March 1 @ 4:00 pm
Sunset Gallery,
2/11 Murray street, Port Macquarie,

A collection of 65 limited edition facsimile etchings, including sold out editions. One of the largest private collections on the Mid North Coast. Running from the 17th of February till the 1st of March. If you cant make it to the Blue Mountains then this would be your best chance to see such a number of works by Norman Lindsay. All artworks are for sale.

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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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Land to Sea: Landscape Works Exhibition

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

Water and landscape are close to our heart in this region. Glimpses of water and the sounds of crashing waves or rushing rivers is an undercurrent of everyday life. A fascination with the raw beauty of where the water meets the land are embedded within our consciousness. Land to Sea presents a selection of artworks from the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Art Collection that have been inspired by water and landscape. The Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Art Collection comprises over 200 donated…

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JO ERNST – Not just a nude…… life models of the Manning

February 10 - March 25
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia
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Jo explores body and spirit through the medium of the human figure , focusing on local models who have been an important part of her working and teaching practice for the last 11 years in the Manning Valley. Come along to the opening and meet Jo on Saturday, 10 February at 2pm. Entry is free

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JOCELYN MAUGHAN – Black Head to Patonga

February 10 - March 25
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia
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You are invited to the opening of our new exhibition featuring a retrospective of the work of Jocelyn Maughan. With sketchbook in hand, her studio could be a beach, train, building site, concert or local jetty, as she passionately observes humanity. Two of her favourite environments have been Black Head and Patonga on the Central Coast. Come along to the opening and meet Jocelyn on Saturday, 10 February at 2pm. Entry is free

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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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