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September 2017

Artist Talk: Blak Douglas – Black Mist Burnt Country

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Glasshouse Port Macquarie,
Corner of Clarence & Hay Street, Port Macquarie,

Join artist Blak Douglas as he talks about his arts practice and his response to atomic testing and his involvement in the development of the exhibition Black Mist Burnt Country: Testing the Bomb, Maralinga and Australian Art. Black Mist Burnt Country is a national touring exhibition of artworks by over 30 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists commemorating the British atomic tests in Australia in the 1950s. Selected from public and private collections the exhibition features artworks from the past seven decades:…

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Artist Talk – Deb Mansfield, Alex Riske and JP Willis

September 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Join Coffs Harbour Regional Museum and Gallery Curator, Jo Besley, and exhibiting artists, Deb Mansfield, Alex Riske & JP Willis for an informal talk and Q&A panel session. Bring your questions for this relaxed, informative session. Explore the visions of these three artists whose work blur the boundaries between the digital and the handmade in unexpected ways. Paintings appear like photographs; patterns and images we expect to be computer-generated are instead hand-drawn; and found images are transformed into photo tapestries,…

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October 2017
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2017 Venice Biennale Slide Night with Gallery Curator Niomi Sands

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

The 57thVenice Biennale exhibition Viva Arte Viva features 120 invited artists, 103 of these are participating for the first time, 86 National Participations, Special Projects, and 23 Collateral Events exhibited in the historic Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the city centre of Venice. The Exhibition offers a route that unfolds over the course of nine chapters or families of artists, beginning with two introductory realms in the Central Pavilion in the Giardini, followed by seven more…

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SUNDAY BITES – Dr John Bennett

October 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Nexus Community Arts Gallery,
1 Doepel St, Bellingen,

Sunday 22 October Dr. John Bennett ‘Ruins – Strange Attractors’ Ruins may be anonymous or icons marketed as cultural treasures, yet ruins fascinate us, why? John has explored ruins from Palmyra to Karnak, Krak des Chevaliers to Montezuma Castle, Skara Brae to Uxmál, Great Zimbabwe to Petra, Persepolis, the Great Wall of China and the leaning Bello cowshed. His illustrated talk suggests that what Henry James called a ‘heartless passion’ can furnish nostalgia, post-apocalyptic warning, trigger amazement and adventure, or…

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