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August 2018

Sunday Bites August 2018

August 12 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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JM Donellan@the Library

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harry Bailey Memorial Library,
Crn Coff and Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia

Coffs Harbour Libraries are excited to be hosting writer, musician, slam poet, radio DJ and teacher JM Donellan as part of the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival. JM (Josh) will perform some of his work and talk about what goes into his writing and performances. He believes the measure and cadence of language is important and has been known to replace a word because the rhythm is not quite right. Encouraging other young writers and performers to get their work…

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Single $7.50

Art Chat in the Glasshouse Regional Gallery

June 1 @ 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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May 2018

Billie Crawford Inaugural Lecture

May 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Mates Room, Slim Dusty Centre,
Macleay VAlley Way, Kempsey,

The Macleay River Historical Society is proud to announce the inaugural Billie Crawford lecture to honour Billie’s significant contribution to history and heritage on the Macleay. Refreshments will be provided after the lecture so come along and join in our celebration of Billie Crawford. Presenter: Dr Julie McIntyre, University of Newcastle Topic: ‘Re-making the Macleay: A migration history’ Billie Crawford supported, among many other causes, Reconciliation for Aboriginal Women, migrant heritage, extension of the Dalaigur Preschool, and played a major…

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Jenn J McLeod’s hometown launch of A Place to Remember

May 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Book Warehouse,
26 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour,

No matter where Australia’s nomadic novelist roams, Coffs Harbour will always be home to Jenn J McLeod. She has launched all four novels in Coffs, at The Book Warehouse, and she’s taking a detour from her travels – turning around the 25 ft fifth wheeler she now calls home so she can pay Coffs a visit and talk about book #5 – A Place to Remember. The one-time Sawtell café owner and Bonville B&B operator has been on the road…

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SUNDAY BITES

May 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Nexus Gallery,
Bellingen Butter Factory, Bellingen, NSW 2454 Australia

SUNDAY BITES Susan Milne and Greg Stonehouse ‘Public Art: What do you want the Art to do?’ Greg and Susan will start a conversation about Art in Public space; what is good Public Art and how do we get good Public Art in Bellingen? Susan Milne and Greg Stonehouse whose projects have won numerous awards, work as artists in the public domain, the natural environment and galleries. Their art practice spanning over twenty years has reached diverse audiences and communities…

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April 2018

Farewell Morning Tea for Gallery Curator, Niomi Sands

April 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

After ten years as Gallery Curator at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Niomi Sands is heading north to take up the position of Gallery Director at Grafton Regional Gallery. Come and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and some morning tea as we say farewell to Niomi and thank her for her contribution.

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SUNDAY BITES

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

SUNDAY BITES Sunday 8th April – 2018 3.30 to 4.30pm, Nexus Gallery Fran Trefry Egyptian Art Part 2 How did the Egyptians view their world and how was this expressed in their art? Part 1 of this talk focussed on Egyptian mythology and explored how this was manifested in painting and sculpture. Part 2 looks further afield and investigates the how, what and why of Egyptian art making.

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Single $7.50

Art Chat in the Gallery

April 6 @ 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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Sensational debut Australian author, Holly Ringland visits the library

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Harry Bailey Memorial Library,
Crn Coff and Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia

Debut Australian author Holly Ringland talks about her first novel, The lost flowers of Alice Hart, published 19 March 2018. Holly Ringland grew up wild and barefoot in her mother’s tropical garden. When she was nine years old,her family lived in a camper van for two years, travelling accross the national parks in North America, an experience that sparked Holly’s lifelong interest in cultures and stories. Set between the sugar cane fields of northern Queensland, a native Australian wildflower farm…

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March 2018

Artist Talk with David Griggs

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Join artist David Griggs as he shares how Between Nature and Sin exhibition came together. BETWEEN NATURE AND SIN brings together key works produced during this time and is the first major Australian survey of this leading artist’s practice. Developed by Campbelltown Arts Centre and presented nationally by Museums & Galleries of NSW.

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Celebrating World Poetry Day with a Rime and an Open Poetic Mic

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum,
215 Harbour Drive (old Courthouse building), Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

‘A picture is a poem without words’ – Horace Join us in celebrating World Poetry Day at your Regional Museum with a short conversation and an entertaining session of sea themed poems on an Open Mic. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, written in 1797–98 and published in 1798 in the first edition of Lyrical Ballads. It relates the experiences of a sailor who has returned from a…

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Artist Talk with Tony Mott

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Tony Mott – Back By Popular Demand! Artist Talk Join rock photographer Tony Mott as he shares aspects of the rock’n’roll lifestyle through his camera lens. 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. Bookings essential, call 6581 8888 or book online. WHAT A LIFE! ROCK PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY MOTT Exhibition on view until 2 April 2018. Australia’s premier rock photographer, Tony…

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SUNDAY BITES

March 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Nexus Gallery,
Bellingen Butter Factory, Bellingen, NSW 2454 Australia

CHRIS JOHNSTONE ‘100 Forests’ The National Arboretum Canberra A talk by Chris Johnstone – Project Landscape Architect, gives insight into the original design process and of bringing such a unique, distinctive and important public park into existence. The National Arboretum in Canberra offers the unique opportunity to redefine the meaning of public gardens in the 21st century. It grows out of the very real issues of sustainability, biodiversity and public environmental concern. As it develops into the future, 100 forests…

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$25

Bush Poetry at the Saleyards 2018

March 10 @ 6:00 pm
Gloucester Cattle Saleyards,
cnr The Bucketts Way and Cemetery Rd., Gloucester, NSW Australia
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Add this uniquely entertaining event to your Bucketts List! Hear local poet legends Wyatt Hall, Gabby Colquhoun & Claire Reynolds plus fabulous music by the Bowden Brothers. Hosted by Gloucester Rotary Club, tickets $25 from the Visitor Information Centre, Bowe & Lid-bury & Gloucester Health Foods.

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All About Women Satellite

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
harbour drive, coffs harbour,

You don’t need to be at the Sydney Opera House on 4 March to experience the main stage action of All About Women. We’re excited to be streaming live up to three headline sessions and an exclusive backstage interview, direct from the Sydney Opera House. Program 1:00- 2:00 pm Grabbing back: Women in the Age of Trump PANEL- Fran Lebowitz, Tarana Burke, and others ‘I think putting a wife to work is a dangerous thing,’ Trump said in a 1994…

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February 2018

JADA Artist Panel Discussion

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Get inside the minds of our leading contemporary artists, while surrounded by the stunning backdrop of the renowned Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA), at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery on Friday 23rd February. The JADA Artist Panel is a special opportunity to hear from three JADA finalists, all celebrated artists who call our region home with unique insights into all things drawn. The panel trio of Chris Hundt, Michael Langley and JP Willis promises a lively conversation when they open up…

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Hungarian Residential by John Tuckwell

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

Last year John Tuckwell, Ceramic Artist, spent two months at the International Ceramic Studios, Kecskemet, Hungary. John’s talk will cover his life and work over those two months. We will be jealous to hear of his large studio, all to himself, friendly technical assistants and every type of kiln you can imagine at your disposal. The studio is a pleasant walk from the centre of a lively, arty town. Hear about the food markets, Museum Nights, Galleries – and every…

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