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January 2017
$5

Glasshouse Sprouts 2017

January 14 @ 11:00 am - December 9 @ 12:00 am
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

We LOVE kids at the Glasshouse. While their bodies might still be growing, their imaginations are already gigantic. We are always amazed and inspired by their energy and enthusiasm for all things creative. Bring your kids and come along to one of our Glasshouse Sprouts activities. Glasshouse Sprouts provides art activities in the Regional Gallery for our Glasshouse ‘sprouts’ – helping them grow their creativity, learn new skills and make new friends! The activities are just $5 per child –…

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$10

Craft Spots at the Glasshouse 2017

January 14 @ 1:30 pm - December 9 @ 3:30 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Are you inspired by art, craft and design? Is quirky craft your thing? Have you ever wonder how artists create their work? This workshop is for you! Craft Spots are hands on creative workshops inspired by the current Gallery exhibitions. Each workshop will feature a technique, process or material that will inspire you to create your own creative projects. Workshops are designed for all skill levels and can be a great way to learn something new or brush up on…

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June 2017

Dead Flowers Society

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - November 29 @ 7:00 pm
Big Fig Arts - The Bellingen Brewery & Co.,
Up Church Street Lane, Bellingen,

‘Dead Flowers Society’ is a regular, sociable and inspiring drawing session hosted by Big Fig Arts. The relaxed drawing class focuses on a changing arrangement of resourceful and found subjects, dead flowers and other interesting bits and pieces. Sessions are suitable for all skill levels, including absolute beginner and you can choose to self direct or be guided. ‘Dead Flowers Society’ is held in the courtyard of The Bellingen Brewery & Co., up Church Street Lane, Bellingen, every Wednesday evening…

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August 2017

Experimental Printmaking – evening classes with Wendy Stokes

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - September 27 @ 8:30 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Get Creative Experimental Printmaking – evening classes with Wendy Stokes Join Wendy each Wednesday for eight weeks exploring a range of experimental printmaking techniques. I am both a participant and observer of the ocean and shoreline on a daily basis. What has brought me to making images are also experiences drawing from memory and the layered history of place. The printmaking process involves masking, scraping, layering, soaking and washing which parallel the fluid elements of place. I am also interested…

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September 2017

Shapeshifters

September 9 @ 10:00 am - November 12 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Shapeshifters is a playful exploration of 3D printing. It’s all about imagination, innovation and new methods of making. In it you’ll find a collection of fascinating objects that embody a sense of excitement with what’s happening in technology and design right now. And the best bit? 3D printing is made for sharing. Open source software and shared maker spaces mean anyone can try their hand at creating. Now mass production is replaced by mass customisation. Forget shopping. Why not download…

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Frugal Arts Crafternoons at Sea Acres

September 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - January 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Sea Acres National Park Rainforest Centre,
59 Pacific Drive, Port Macquarie,

Fresh from a season at the Sydney Opera House, the Hastings’ own Frugal Forest is coming home to the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre. The exhibition will be open every day from 9am to 4:30pm, for a gold coin donation, until February. Alongside the exhibition, Frugal Arts Inc is running a series of workshops – ‘Crafternoons’ where adults can learn practical re-use skills from Frugal craft-masters in friendly Saturday afternoon sessions over a cup of tea- 1pm start. More info can…

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Frugal Forest School Holiday Workshops – Spring & Summer

September 25, 2017 - January 16, 2018
Sea Acres National Park Rainforest Centre,
59 Pacific Drive, Port Macquarie,

Fresh from a season at the Sydney Opera House, the Hastings’ own Frugal Forest is coming home to the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre. The exhibition will be open every day from 9am to 4:30pm, and Frugal Arts Inc will be running a series of School Holiday workshops over both the Spring 2017 and Summer 2018 breaks. Bookings essential. For more info please contact chay@frugalarts.net or to book call Sea Acres on (02) 6582 3355.

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October 2017
$140 members $160 non members

PEN & WASH WORKSHOP with Helen Goldsmith

October 7 - 8
Sawtell ARt Group,
Cnr Lyons and Bayldon Rds, Sawtell,

A wonderful opportunity to meet with one of the best artists in Australia demonstrating her skills in this genre. Day 1 Helen will demonstrate creating small exciting pen and wash works of landscape and still lifes and assisting you to do the same. Day 2. Helen will take you outside in the gallery grounds to demonstrate various subjects weather permitting. This workshop is for persons will some experience who want to develop and improve their techniques. The cost for both…

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$25

Writing Rendezvous

October 10 @ 10:00 am - November 7 @ 11:00 am
Port Macquarie Library,
Grant St, Port Macquarie, Australia

This Writing Workshop is hosted by Writing for Keeps. Join Wendy in a one-hour writing marathon. This event is staged over five weeks to help you get into the routine of writing. Drag that manuscript out of the drawer and finish it. This is for writers at any stage of writing journey. So come along, hit the keyboard once a week, and exercise your creativity and your fingers. Not working on anything at the moment? Wendy has the solution. Writing…

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$60/$30 concession

Creative Upcycling Mosaics Workshop

October 14 @ 9:30 pm
The Bowerhouse Community Reuse Centre,
Short Cut Road, Raleigh, Australia

Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of turning waste materials and old, used or unwanted products into new materials or items of better use or quality. At the Creative Upcycling mosaic workshop local artist Fiona McAulay will teach participants indoor and outdoor mosaics techniques, working on a small project during the day and starting a quality take home project. There will be displays of great upcycling mosaic examples and the opportunity to share ideas as well as…

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Frugal Forest School Workshops at Sea Acres

October 17 - November 15
Sea Acres National Park Rainforest Centre,
59 Pacific Drive, Port Macquarie,

Fresh from a season at the Sydney Opera House, the Hastings’ own Frugal Forest is coming home to the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre. The exhibition will be open every day from 9am to 4:30pm, through until the end of January 2018, and Frugal Arts Inc are running a series of fantastic workshops alongside the exhibition. For teachers wanting curriculum links for these workshops please email chay@frugalarts.net

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$200 members $240 adults

ART CLASS WITH PAVEL LANKAS Term 4 – Experimental Portraiture

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - December 6 @ 8:30 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

“Face your creativity with portraiture”. Come and unleash your creative side using the face and head as a reference point with local artist Pavel Lankas. Participants will learn important observational skills and expressive gestural mark making with emphasis on the creative process. Using a variety of approaches, ranging from traditional to expressive and experimental, using mirrors, each other, masterworks, and own references, you will discover a new creative side to yourself. The workshop is open to all levels including complete…

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$60/$30 concession

Creative Upcycling Communal Sculpture Workshop

October 28 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Bowerhouse Community Reuse Centre,
Short Cut Road, Raleigh, Australia

At the Creative Upcycling Sculpture communal project workshop, participants, working with local sculptor Paul Miller, will learn how to work with found materials to create a combined group sculpture. Participants will learn how to use materials and tools, come up with a group design and create a combined artwork which can be displayed at The Bowerhouse.

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November 2017

HASTINGS CHORISTERS “SING-ALONG MESSIAH”

November 25 - 26
ST AGNES CHURCH,
HAY STREET, PORT MACQUARIE,

A Sing-Along Messiah will be held in Port Macquarie on the weekend of 25/26 November and registration for singers is now open.This will be an opportunity for singers to learn and perform the choruses of Handel’s Messiah over two days. Following the weekend workshops to polish and refine the songs, there will be an open concert on the afternoon of Sunday 26 November in St Agnes Church, Port Macquarie. The beautiful sounds of the church’s organ will accompany the massed…

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