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February 2019

Meet the Artist: Todd Fuller

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

Todd Fuller was an Artist in Residence in October 2018 and during this time created the hand-painted film called To see the ocean for the first time – Harry’s Home. The exhibition titled From Somewhere, includes the drawings and paintings produced to make the animation. Join Todd whilst he talks about his residency and his arts practice. Todd Fuller graduated from Sydney National Art School in 2010, since then he has established himself as an influential artist, curator and educator.

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December 20182018

Artist Talk – Fiona Lowry

December 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Come and meet Fiona Lowry as she discusses her exhibition and shares some insights into her artistic practice. This is a free and informative relaxed talk in the Gallery and you will be amongst the first to experience our latest exhibition by this Australian artist. The trees, they whisper … The bush lies deep in the Australian psyche – and in the heart of many of its painters. In Fiona Lowry’s dreamy renderings, the scrub pulses and hums with surface…

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In conversation with Jenn J McLeod and Annie Seaton

December 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nambucca Heads Library,
Ridge Street, Nambucca Heads,

Best selling Australian authors Jenn J McLeod and Annie Seaton are talking to readers about finding inspiration in the landscape, creating multi-generational stories, and championing Australian-made fiction

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November 2018

Sunday Bites November 2018

November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nexus Art Gallery,
The Old Butter Factory, Doepel St., Bellingen,

The Bellingen Community Arts Council presents a free, one hour, monthly cultural event at the Nexus Gallery, the Old Butter Factory Bellingen. Sunday Bites for November will be a talk by Elizabeth Routledge, Justin Brow & Victoria Rowland called ‘Tight Shorts & Other Things’. What sort of world do we want to live in? We create the world by the stories we tell about ourselves. How can we support each other to keep our own unique stories alive? How can…

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Bowra Regional Writers’ Expo

November 18, 2018
Pioneer Community Centre,
70 High Street, BOWRAVILLE,

More than a festival, this event is a market of authors, showcasing local and regional authors and their books, songs, poems, a play and more. Workshops, a panel: How to start writing a book, meet local authors and have your books signed. A second hand book sale. Raffles and refreshments – fundraising for the Bowraville Pioneer Community Centre, 70 High Street Bowraville.

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World War I Poetry night

November 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Harry Bailey Memorial Library,
Crn Coff and Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia

Help us mark 100 years since the end of the Great War, Friday 9 November The 11th of November is the Armistice Day centenary. Please join us for an evening of World War I poetry to honour and remember the fallen who died for our freedom. John Bennett will begin the evening with a short introduction to World War I poetry and a few classic poems. The audience will then be invited to come up and share a favourite poem…

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October 2018

Sunday Bites October 2018

October 21, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Nexus Art Gallery,
The Old Butter Factory, Doepel St., Bellingen,

The Bellingen Community Arts Council presents a free, one hour, monthly cultural event at the Nexus Gallery, the Old Butter Factory Bellingen. On Sunday 21st October 2018, 3.30 to 4.30pm, Lisa Milner and Leonie Henschke in conversation: “Out of the Garret: Writers’ Groups”

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Author talk with Kim Hodges

October 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harry Bailey Memorial Library,
Crn Coff and Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia

Kim’s second memoir, ‘Girl Over the Edge’, provides a powerful and stirring insight into what it’s like to live – and succeed in life – with a mental illness. Kim’s battles to understand, and then work to overcome, bipolar disorder are an inspiration to us all. In a world where mental illness is still so frequently misunderstood, here is a dramatic, evocative and insightful work that everyone should read. Join us for a perceptive talk from Kim Hodges as she…

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Artist Talk with Jason Wing and Nicole Welch

October 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

An inadvertent but fortuitous piece of gallery programming synchronicity means we are fortunate to have two artists and exhibitions reflecting upon the colonial settlement of Australia this spring. Come and meet Nicole Welch and Jason Wing as they discuss their exhibitions and share some insights into their artistic practice.

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Clay Intersections Gallery tours with Cath Fogarty

October 13, 2018 @ 10:30 am - November 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Every Saturday from the 13th October to the 3rd November from 10.30am – 11.15am come join Cath for an insightful and descriptive talk about the artists, their backgrounds and the inspiration behind their creations. Clay Intersections is an ADC On Tour national touring exhibition, first presented by Australian Design Centre in 2016. Curated by Gallery Co-ordinator Cath Fogarty, the exhibition highlights the work of eight contemporary makers selected for their diverse approaches to their ceramic practice. It presents the work…

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September 2018

Artist tour with Helen Earl and Tania Rollond

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery,
Duke Street, Coffs Harbour,

Come and join us for a tour of Clay Intersections with featured artists Tania Rollond and Helen Earl led by exhibition curator and CH Gallery Coordinator Cath Fogarty. In her practice Helen Earl explores natural materials and/or the found object in conjunction with clay forms and components as a means of exploring connections between the domestic space and the surrounding natural environment. Tania makes visual puzzles. Her drawings collapse elements from the physical, remembered, and imagined worlds into one another –…

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Sunday Bites September 2018

September 9, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Nexus Art Gallery,
The Old Butter Factory, Doepel St., Bellingen,

The Bellingen Community Arts Council presents a free, one hour, monthly cultural event at the Nexus Gallery, the Old Butter Factory Bellingen. Our September event, is at 3.30pm on Sunday 9th September 2018. SJOERD VAN DER MEULEN presents “Orpheus and the girl from hell.” Why did Orpheus, with his divine powers of music, fail to retrieve his beloved Eurydice from the underworld? Why did the gods impose such weird condition? And why has this ancient Greek myth wrenched the most…

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$145 members; $130 non-members incl dinner & drinks

MONA COMES TO COFFS

September 7, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Surf Club Restaurant & Bar,
23 Surf Club Rd, Coffs Harbour,

Leigh Carmichael, the creative mind behind the Mona effect, shares his secrets at this gala fundraising dinner. Enjoy an evening of creative inspiration, cool jazz and fine dining presented by the Friends of Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery. Be inspired by Leigh Carmichael, the original Creative Director at Hobart’s world-class Museum of Old and New Art and the current Creative Director of Mona’s DarkLab, including Dark Mofo. Leigh reveals the imagination behind “the Mona effect” that has seen Hobart’s tourism soar…

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Museum admission fees apply

Curator’s Talk

September 6, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Port Macquarie Museum,
22 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie,

Join us for an in depth talk about the christening, wedding and mourning fashions, keepsakes and photographs in the Comings and Goings exhibition and an opportunity to view up close other treasures from the Port Macquarie Museum’s collection.

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August 2018

Author talk with Mike Rubbo

August 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Harry Bailey Memorial Library,
Crn Coff and Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia

Join us for an interesting talk and PowerPoint presentation by Mike Rubbo author of “Travels with my art” and Emmy award winner for his documentary “Vincent and me” It was the late 1980’s and Mike’s film career as a prize winning documentary filmmaker was going well. Deciding to try fiction, he writes a story about a young girl travelling back in the past to meet Vincent Van Gogh. As a prelude to this creative work Mike decided to paint the…

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Single $5

2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour – Meet the Artist

August 25, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

This touring exhibition is an opportunity to see all the finalists in the Archibald Prize 2017. 2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour – Meet the Artist See the most talked-about exhibition! Meet the artist and learn more about the 2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour exhibition in a fun and informal atmosphere. Bookings essential. Talk includes one entry into the exhibition. 2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour Exhibition on view 25 August – 7 October 2018. The annual Archibald Prize is eagerly anticipated…

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Single $5

Artist Talk with artist Jonathan Dalton

August 25, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour – Meet the Artist See the most talked-about exhibition! Meet the artist Jonathan Dalton and learn more about the 2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour exhibition in a fun and informal atmosphere. Dalton was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1977, where he got his art degree. In 2009, he won the prestigious portrait award from the Royal Hibernian Academy. He moved to Australia in 2013 from Barcelona, Spain, where he had lived for four years. This…

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Sunday Bites August 2018

August 12, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Nexus Art Gallery,
The Old Butter Factory, Doepel St., Bellingen,

The Bellingen Community Arts Council presents a free, one hour, monthly cultural event at the Nexus Gallery, the Old Butter Factory Bellingen. Sunday 12th August – 2018: 3.30 to 4.30pm ROSS MACLEAY: “Why Write Essays? And Why Write about Bellingen?” This talk is about Bellingen — the good, the bad and the whatever — and about the essay as a literary form for making sense of the place. Ross has lived in Bellingen for several years, and has written a…

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July 2018
Adult $56.90

AFTERNOONS TONIGHT! WITH JAMES VALENTINE

July 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Forever Glasshouse. Season 2018. AFTERNOONS TONIGHT! WITH JAMES VALENTINE presented by Glasshouse Port Macquarie & Live Ideas Direct from sell out seasons in Sydney, including Sydney Opera House, James Valentine tours his wildly funny stage show to the Glasshouse! Experience all the hilarity of James Valentine’s afternoons radio program from ABC Radio Sydney. But after dark… and in a theatre! James Valentine shares his best, worst and most intriguing callers from talk back radio. You’ll laugh, you’ll crack up and…

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Gallery Artist talk with David Fairbairn

July 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery,
Duke Street, Coffs Harbour,

David Fairbairn is one of Australia’s leading artists. Born in Zambia, he moved to Australia in 1981. Since then, he has won over 40 awards and prizes and exhibited widely. He has won the prestigious Dobell Drawing Prize, the Doug Moran Portrait Prize and has been an Archibald Prize finalist seven times. He begins his art process with sketches and photographs before transforming them to print-making using techniques such as dry-point, copper etching and monotypes using oil sticks and inks. The prints are then overlaid with drawing…

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Sunday Bites

July 8, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Nexus Gallery,
Bellingen Butter Factory, Bellingen, NSW 2454 Australia

SUNDAY BITES 8th JULY 2018 Nexus Gallery Bellingen 3.30 – 4.30pm SIMON PORTUS – Writer and Director ‘Short Films That Stand Out’ How do you make a short film (or online content) that stands out? Simon will explore the key elements of creating a successful short including story development, scriptwriting, casting, directing, editing and online versus festival exposure. He will also talk about the changing film and television landscape and how to make a short work towards a career in…

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Single $7.50

Art Chat in the Gallery

July 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Come and enjoy a fun, informal and friendly morning in the Gallery. Spend some time hearing about the current exhibitions and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat afterwards. The Glasshouse Regional Gallery supporting arts within our community. Please note: the Glasshouse Regional Gallery is closed on Mondays.

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June 2018

Refugee Week Artist Talk

June 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Frances Larder’s multimedia project “Landscape of the Soul” explores the loss and trauma experienced by people of mixed Dutch and Asian descent who were forced to flee their homes due to war, occupation and the Indonesian National Revolution.

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Sunday Bites

June 17, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Nexus Gallery,
Bellingen Butter Factory, Bellingen, NSW 2454 Australia

SUNDAY BITES – 17 JUNE 2018 Nexus Gallery Bellingen 3.30 – 4.30 TIM CADMAN “Between creativity and the mundane: using the everyday as artistic inspiration” “Tim is an academic, and an author of science fiction, and will talk about how his research into combatting climate change inspires his writing – with illustrations, and readings from his latest book.”

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