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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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May 2017

Workshops at the Gloucester Gallery

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - September 15 @ 6:00 pm
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,
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Thursday evening art group sessions. The untutored sessions are open to anyone to come along and share their passion. $10per session for GACCI members. $15 for non members. You can join in at any time, just come along with your enthusiasm. Enquiries: 0425 203 877 or see Judy in the Gallery each Thursday.

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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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July 2017

LYN DIEFENBACH WORKSHOP – OILS & PASTELS – URUNGA

July 28 - August 2
Island Art Shop & Studio,
75 Newry Island Drive, URUNGA,

6 DAY WORKSHOP – Friday 28th July to Wednesday 2nd August 2017 Lyn’s workshop will run as 3 days in portraiture and 3 days in florals. Students may use pastel or oils for all 6 days, however Lyn’s main focus will be 3 days of portraiture in pastel, and 3 days of florals in oil. For further information, please contact Island Art Shop & Studio on 6655 6822, gail@islandartshop.com.au, or Gail direct on 0407 940 007

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$35

Wild Impressions

July 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Big Fig Arts - The Bellingen Brewery & Co.,
Up Church Street Lane, Bellingen,

A monotype printmaking workshop hosted by Big Fig Arts. Explore an expressive and simple method of making unique state prints inspired by plants and foliage. All levels of experience welcome. Sunday 30th July 9.30am – 12.00 noon The Bellingen Brewery & Co., up Church Street Lane, Bellingen. Stay for lunch with the bar opening at midday. $35 includes all materials. Places are limited. Pre-pay to book at www.bigfigarts.org

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August 2017
$5

Mixed Up Art Second Semster 2017

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
sustainability centre,
Off Church Street behind the Ambulance Station, Bellingen,

Mixed Up Art presents weekly visual arts workshops for only $5 a session. We are a non profit social art group in Bellingen, NSW. We welcome everyone who wishes to connect with other creative people to drop in at 10 am and explore a variety of print making mediums from August til December 2017 at the Bellingen Sustainability Center

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Lyn Dieffenbach Oil Portrait Workshop

August 4 - 6
Great Lakes Art Society,
34 Lake St, Forster,

Oil portrait workshop

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Craft Mentoring with Grandma’s

August 4 @ 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunset Gallery,
2/11 Murray street, Port Macquarie,

Come along for a casual creating morning with a few local Nan’s, Nonna & Grandma’s learn a traditional crafting skill to pass on to your children from those who have been crafting for years and at the same time hear stories and advice that comes with years of wisdom, love and learning. Sit and chat in a beautiful relaxed environment BYO cup of coffee or get one from one of four outlets nearby, bring a plate to share if you like. You get to learn a…

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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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Bellingen Fine Music Festival – Music-by-Youth Workshop

September 21 @ 1:10 pm - 3:10 pm
Bellingen Public School Hall,
Waterfall Way, Bellingen,

WORKSHOPS Music-By-Youth String Instruments Workshop 1 with the Acacia Quartet A workshop by the Acacia Quartet for primary school music students. Participation is arranged by local primary schools, however, out of area primary school students can attend if they Contact Us at least one month in advance to book in and get details. Music-By-Youth Workshop sponsored by Camp Creative in memory of Peter Nance http://www.bellingenmusicfestival.com.au Free for participants

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Bellingen Fine Music Festival – Music By Youth String Instrument Workshop 2

September 22 @ 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Bellingen Memorial Hall,
Hyde St, Bellingen 2454,

Music-By-Youth String Instruments Workshop 2 with the Acacia Quartet Get a backstage view of orchestra performance by sitting in on a workshop by the Acacia Quartet for string players in the Bellingen Youth Orchestra. For music lovers, whether you play an instrument or not, this will be a rare opportunity to see how string ensembles work towards performance and will enhance your concert experience. Free for participants and observers. Music-By-Youth Workshop sponsored by Camp Creative in memory of Peter Nance…

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$25 & $10

Bellingen Fine Music Festival – Piano Master Class

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Bellingen Memorial Hall,
Hyde St, Bellingen 2454,

Piano Master Class with Tamara-Anna Cislowska Tamara-Anna Cislowska has graced the great concert halls of the world, shared her innate sensitivity and interpretive powers with the finest orchestras and received critical acclaim for her numerous musical recordings. She is one of Australia’s foremost pianists, winner of many awards both here and overseas including the 2015 ARIA Award for ‘Best Classical Album’. Her recent recording of Peter Sculthorpe’s complete piano works which earned 5 star reviews in BBC Music Magazine, and…

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$20 & $10

Bellingen Fine Music Festival – Instrumental Workshop with Zoë Black

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
St Andrews,
Hyde St, Bellingen,

Instrumental Workshop with Zoë Black Zoë Black is known for her beautiful sound and natural virtuosity. She is currently a part-time violinist with the ACO and devotes her considerable gifts to her part-time role in the ACO and her duo with pianist/composer Joe Chindamo. Zoë Black and Joe Chindamo are the new kids on the classical block and are routinely described as edgy and a welcome new and unique voice to Australian Chamber music. Their commitment to new music displays…

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$20 & $10

Bellingen Fine Music Festival – Composition Workshop

September 23 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Bellingen Memorial Hall,
Hyde St, Bellingen 2454,

Composition Workshop with Elena Kats-Chernin Soviet-born Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin is perhaps best known for her ballet Wild Swans, which contains the popular vocal number for wordless soprano and orchestra, “Eliza Aria”. She is widely acknowledged and awarded around the world as one of Australia’s foremost contemporary composers, attracting commissions from the world’s leading opera, ballet, and theatre companies including Komische Oper Berlin, Nederlands Dans Theater and the San Francisco Ballet. For further information please go to our website www.bellingenmusicfestival.com.au

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