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May 2018

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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Artist Talk with Tony Mott Rock Photographer

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

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 with a morning tea. Bookings essential, call 6581 8888 or book online. WHAT A LIFE! ROCK PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY MOTT Exhibition on view 10 February – 2 April 2018. Australia’s premier rock photographer, Tony Mott, has captured…

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January 2018

Neon Local Sneak Peek

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Neon Local artists will be working in the Gallery space on Sunday 14 January and on Sunday 21 January, 11am – 2pm. Come and have a sneak peek into their artistic practice. Neon Local Neon Local celebrates the creative talent of the Mid North Coast in an exhibition of new work by Adam Murray, Claire Johnson, Ainslie Ivin-Smith and Sarah Mufford. As part of this exhibition each artist will be spending time in the exhibition space creating, and providing an…

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December 20172017

Glass – Art & Reflection – Still Life Talk

December 14, 2017 @ 10:30 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Still life art can reveal the presence, beauty and history of everyday objects that surround us. John Bennett’s illustrated talks, Peeling the Lemon and Glass – Art & Reflection, will stimulate your appreciation of Still. In these illustrated talks, John gives an entertaining account of the multifaceted nature of the still life genre, from Elizabeth Cummings to Coorte, Morandi to Magritte, Andy Warhol to Zurbarán and the current show. Manet and Mattisse were mesmerised by the Dutch masters who developed…

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Peeling the Lemon – Still Life Talk

December 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Still life art can reveal the presence, beauty and history of everyday objects that surround us. John Bennett’s illustrated talks, Peeling the Lemon and Glass – Art & Reflection, will stimulate your appreciation of Still. In these illustrated talks, John gives an entertaining account of the multifaceted nature of the still life genre, from Elizabeth Cummings to Coorte, Morandi to Magritte, Andy Warhol to Zurbarán and the current show. Manet and Mattisse were mesmerised by the Dutch masters who developed…

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Glasshouse Regional Gallery Presents Neon Summer Artist Forum

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Neon Summer Artist Forum. Meet our Neon Summer artists in this informal and free session in the Neon Summer Gallery. Saturday 2 December, 10am. FREE. Bookings essential. Book now: online or call the box office on 0265 818888. Neon Summer. This January the Glasshouse will light up with Neon Summer, come and explore how contemporary art can inspire our imagination by creating a dazzling world through vivid colour, magnificent form and breathtaking fantasy. The Regional Gallery will be transformed into…

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November 2017

Guided Tour of Still: National Still Life Award 2017 Exhibition PM

November 26, 2017 @ 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Join Gallery and Museum Coordinator, Cath Fogarty, for a guided tour of the inaugural Still: National Still Life Award. Hear about the decision to open the award up to all mediums, the still life genre, more about the artists, and this year’s selection process.

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FREE

Theory vs Practice: The Value of Art Education

November 26, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Join Gallery Co-ordinator, Cath Fogarty, and Still: National Still Life Award finalists, Louise Allerton, Sassy Park, and Terri Butterworth, for an informal discussion about the benefits of art school. Louise Allerton and Sassy Park are both established artists who have returned to art school to undertake Postgraduate study at the National Art School. Find out how this return to art school has informed their practice, the value of theory in evolving your practice as both new and established artists. Terri…

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FREE

Watercolour Demonstration – Still Life for Beginners

November 26, 2017 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Join Still: National Still Life Award finalist, Tanya Baily for a demonstration on creating contemporary still life paintings with watercolour. Tanya Baily paints almost exclusively in Watercolour and across a range of subject matter. She has been a finalist in a number of National Art Prizes, exhibiting in private galleries in Sydney, in group and solo shows. Tanya is a devoted art educator, and runs regular classes and workshops in Watercolour painting and Portraiture at a number of Art Schools…

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Artist Talk with Still: National Still Life Award Judge Lisa Slade

November 26, 2017 @ 10:45 am - 11:30 am
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

STILL: National Still Life Award is the only art award of its kind in Australia and this year, attracted over 600 entries from across Australia from artists at all stages of their careers. Come along on Sunday and join the conversation with exhibition judge Lisa Slade and Still finalists, Merran Esson, Ronnie Grammatica, and Kiata Mason. Our guest judge Lisa Slade is the Assistant Director, Artistic Programmes, at the Art Gallery of South Australia. This year Lisa judged the Hadley’s…

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Guided Tour of Still: National Still Life Award 2017 Exhibition AM

November 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Join Gallery and Museum Curator, Jo Besley, for a guided tour of the inaugural Still: National Still Life Award. Hear about the decision to open the award up to all mediums, the still life genre, more about the artists, and this year’s selection process.

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Still Art Thou Contemporary? Demonstration with Laura E Kennedy

November 26, 2017 @ 1:45 am - 2:45 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Join Still: National Still Life Award finalist, Laura E Kennedy for a demonstration of her unique style of work. Emerging Artist Laura E. Kennedy creates realistic drawings using coloured pencils and other media on panel. Kennedy has developed a unique approach to using her regularly devalued medium of choice. This process allows her to build up layers of sheer colour using spray lacquer that also protects her surface without the need for glazing. This technique allows her drawings to forge…

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