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January 2018

Craft Spots at the Glasshouse 2018

January 13 @ 1:30 pm - December 1 @ 1:30 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Craft Spot Are you inspired by craft and design? Is quirky craft your thing? Have you ever wondered 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…

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February 2018

North Coast TAFE Visual Arts

February 5, 2018 - November 22, 2019
North Coast TAFE COFFS Harbour

Do you have a passion for art and would like to expand your potential or turn it into a career? North Coast TAFE’s Diploma of Visual Art or Certificate III Design Fundamentals could be the perfect course for you. These courses will equip you with a range of practical skills including painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, design, running a sustainable practice, exhibiting, and creating a body of work. The Diploma of Visual Art begins with orientation on Tuesday, February 6th…

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September 2018

TOTs Tours

September 7 @ 11:15 am - December 7 @ 11:15 pm
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

TOTS Tours – Exciting and fun art engagement for under 5′s with their parents or carers. Under 5′s will explore the current exhibition through song, dance and art making. First Friday of the month.

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Life Drawing Studio

September 9 @ 1:30 am - December 9 @ 1:30 pm
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Life Drawing Studio 2nd Sunday of the month for 2018. Bring your own materials and easel, relaxed atmosphere, untutored group, newcomers welcome. image credit: Julie Slavin

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October 2018
Members $240 Adult $280

Contemporary Jewellery Workshop Evening classes with local artist Kristy Lomax

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - December 5 @ 8:30 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery Artlab,
Corner of Clarence and Hay Streets, Port Macquarie,

Find your inner motif… Eight week workshop with local artist Kristy Lomax Have you ever wanted to create your own personalised jewellery? Learn to make your own personalised contemporary jewellery with local artist Kristy Lomax. In this eight-week workshop you will learn a range of jewellery making skills and explore traditional and experimental jewellery techniques. This is an opportunity to cultivate your own creative practice, individual style and motif. You will take home your own gorgeous handmade jewellery. About Kristy…

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$240

The Writers Tool Box

October 30 @ 8:00 pm - December 4 @ 8:00 pm
Port Macquarie Community College,
77 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie,

The Writers Tool Box six-week course is jam-packed with writing tools to help bring your knowledge and practice of writing up a notch or two. This course is for you if you want to build your skills as a writer and understand the literary devices available and learn how to use them to enhance your writing and the reader’s experience. This is an interactive course with plenty of activities to hone each learned skill, so you get to put it…

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November 2018

Artist In Residence Izabela Pluta

November 12 @ 10:00 am - November 18 @ 5:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Izabela Pluta – Artist In Residence Izabela Pluta is a Polish-born, Sydney-based artist working with photography as a way of interpreting and re-conceptualising the function that images have in the present. Negotiating the possibilities of how material forms come together, she draws largely on finding, fragmenting, translating and reconfiguring things that are both photographed and found. Izabela Pluta has exhibited widely in Australia. In 2012, she was commissioned to create Unset Typologies, a public artwork for the City of Melbourne.…

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Embroider a Christmas decoration

November 17 - 18
Nesting Needles,
25 Gale Street, Coffs Harbour,

Come and join Jeanette for some festive fun in a workshop creating a Christmas decoration with Handanger Embroidery! The workshop will involve making a small Christmas decoration based on the Norwegian embroidery technique called Handanger. You will be introduced to this technique, develop your own design and then create your own embroidery to take home. Traditional Handanger embroidery uses white thread on white linen, where the pattern rather than colour creates the intrigue. This workshop is suitable for beginners, as…

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Bowra Regional Writers’ Expo

November 18
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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$150 members and $170 non members

Drawing Portraits Made Easier

November 24 - 25
Sawtell Art Group School and Gallery,
Cnr. Lyons & Bayldon Roads, Sawtell,
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George Partos Portraiture Workshop

November 24 - 25
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

This workshop is ideal for anyone wishing to improve their drawing skills in particular drawing portraits. We will be improving our observational skills by doing basic exercises to draw what we see not what we think we see and therefore move our minds into the creative right side of the brain. Each section will be demonstrated and individuality will be encouraged. Overall an enjoyable and constructive weekend is guaranteed. The cost is $150 members and $170 non-members for the 2…

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December 2018
$180 members; $200 non-members

2-day Art Workshop – Multimedia Landscape

December 1 @ 9:30 am - December 2 @ 11:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

Ignite your imagination!! Provoke new ways of experiencing creativity… This 2-day workshop with Angie Dunstan at the Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery will help you gain confidence with multimedia, using acrylic under-painting on canvas with a transparent overlay of voile fabric following the contours of an aerial landscape, with some overstitching in thread. A visit on Day 1 to the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and The Triennial Textile Open House Exhibition to learn from and gain inspiration for your own major…

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January 20192019

Sculptural Embroidery with Meredith Woolnough

January 19, 2019 - January 20, 2019
Nesting Needles,
25 Gale Street, Coffs Harbour,

Inspired by embroidery and keen to learn a new technique? Join Meredith Woolnough for an artist tour of the Tamworth Triennial Textiles Exhibition at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery on Saturday morning from 10.30am – 11.30am. Meredith will then proceed to “Nesting Needles” at 25 Gale Street, Coramba where from 12.30pm – 4.30pm where she will introduce the students to the workshop techniques for “Sculptural Embroidery”. On Sunday Meredith will host a full-day workshop with students from 9.30am – 4.30pm to…

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