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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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September 2019

STILL Panel: Still Relevant?

September 22
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Join us for coffee and crossaints while we ponder, why still life? Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and Museum Curator Joanna Besley hosts this Still: National Still Life Award event, with STILL finalists and special guests from the arts industry. Find out more about Still: National Still Life Award and its associated events. STILL 2019 FINALISTS Phil Alldis, Louise Allerton, Kelly Austin, Sue Bell, Stephen Bird, John Bokor, Sara Bowen, Janine Brody, Kelcie Bryant-Duguid, Fran Callen, Brett Canet-Gibson, Carol Christie, Christine…

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October 2019

OBSESSED: COMPELLED TO MAKE CURATOR TALK

October 5
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Lisa Cahill – CEO and Artistic Director of Australian Design Centre. As CEO and Artistic Director of Australian Design Centre (ADC) since 2016, Lisa Cahill has produced close to 50 exhibitions, over 300 events and touring and festival programs with the ADC team and their collaborators. Join Lisa as she shares her insights into the world of the exhibiting artists.

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Meet the Artist: Andy Snelgar – For Country, For Nation

October 12 - 13
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Meet the Artist: Andrew Snelgar Join Andy Snelgar in the Gallery space as he demonstrates techniques used throughout his practice. Andy Snelgar is a Ngemba carver based on the New South Wales north coast. Andy first started carving, some 25 years ago, under the instruction of his uncle (Paul Gordon) a very well recognised and respected elder of the Ngemba – Gurru-Gillu tribal association. Andy works with both hardwoods and softwoods to create his works. Carving shields, mirru, clubs, and…

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Ben Quilty: Why Art Matters

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Surf Club Restaurant & Bar,
23 Surf Club Rd, Coffs Harbour,

Archibald-winning painter, war artist and activist, Ben Quilty, will be guest speaker at the Friends’ gala fundraising dinner. Not afraid to speak his mind, Ben will share his thoughts on art; why it matters and the potential to enrich communities. Don’t miss this rare chance to see the brave, creative force that is Ben Quilty. Ben Quilty: Believing in art’s capacity to drive change, Ben is a socially engaged artist whose work often responds to issues including human rights. Ben’s…

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Australian Festival Industry Conference

October 24
Opal Cove Resort,
Opal Blvd, Coffs Harbour,

The Australian Festival Industry Conference (AFIC) is a brand new nationally focused event. AFIC is the only conference in Australia dedicated exclusively to festival industry professionals. When: Thursday 24th October, 2019 Where: Opal Cove Resort. Coffs Harbour, NSW Event Program: Full day conference, followed by an evening cocktail party celebration AFIC defines the Australian festival industry as encompassing five main categories: 1. Music festivals 2. Arts & cultural festivals: including comedy, film, writing, photography, visual art, performing arts, multi-cultural, etc.…

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