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October 2018

Sunday Bites October 2018

October 21 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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September 2018

Artist tour with Helen Earl and Tania Rollond

September 15 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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

Behind the Scenes Glasshouse Tour

April 18 @ 12:00 am - October 10 @ 11:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Behind the Scenes Glasshouse Tour Take a tour of the Glasshouse, explore the stage, dressing rooms and back of house areas and find out more about the magic of theatre. Delivered at a relaxed pace by specially trained guides, tours take approximately 1 hour. Wednesday 18 April Tuesday 24 April Wednesday 11 July Wednesday 18 July Wednesday 10 October IMPORTANT – Due to safety, please wear enclosed footwear.

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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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