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October 2018
$95 - $175

Royal Australian Historical Society Annual Conference

October 20 @ 9:00 am - October 21 @ 3:30 pm
Westport Club,
25 Buller St, Port Macquarie, NSW 2454 Australia

In 1818, Surveyor-General John Oxley led an expedition from Bathurst to explore the inland rivers of New South Wales. Travelling great distances, Oxley found the Hastings River and followed it to the coast, naming its entrance to the sea ‘Port Macquarie’ (after the Governor of NSW, Lachlan Macquarie). Two centuries later, the Royal Australian Historical Society will host its annual conference at Port Macquarie, where we will explore how historians survey the past by searching through records as part of…

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The Song Circle – Daytime women’s choir

October 19 @ 10:00 am
Innes Lake Community Centre,
166 The Ruins Way, Port Macquarie, New South Wales Australia
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In term 4 I am starting a new community choir. A non-auditioned, daytime women’s choir, rehearsing in Port Macquarie and bringing some more sing-y goodness to the world. ‘The Song Circle’ will sing uplifting and engaging acapella music, commencing in Port Macquarie on Friday October 19 this year. The vision for the choir is for it to be a warm, safe and welcoming space for people to explore their own voice and to revel in the joy that comes from…

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$85 Members, $100 non-Members

Revealing The Landscape – A One-Day Workshop

October 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

This workshop, with Angie Dunstan, will help you understand nature through light, shade, differing tones, and mark making. Angie encourages looking at the subject more than the canvas. The medium will be an under-drawing of charcoal, fixed to the canvas with Pastel Primer, and an oil over-painting on a canvas. There will be both studio instruction and an En Plein Air opportunity. Enrolments Are Now Open – Book Early To Avoid Disappointment

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Revealing The Landscape Workshop

October 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group,
Showground Gallery on Pacific Highway Coffs Harbour NSW, Coffs Harbour,

Revealing The Landscape with Angie Dunstan; A ONE DAY WORKSHOP at Coffs Harbour Creative Art Group in the Coffs Showground NSW. $85 members. $100 non members. “You will reveal the texture of the landscape, under a veil of ‘floating’ paint. The linseed and paint react pastel primer beneath and this creates texture, depth and crevices like nature”. The Aim of this Workshop is for you to gain confidence in under drawing and over painting. We will be using various techniques…

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$895

2018 Gladstone Creative Retreat

October 16 - 20
Various venues and studios across Gladstone NSW 2440,
Gladstone,

Join us in historic Gladstone (NSW) for a five day retreat to ignite your creativity, learn new skills and share a beautiful experience with like-minded people. The five day retreat is a fully immersive package including everything you need -except for transfers and accommodation. Meeting in Gladstone each morning, we will spoil you with barista coffee, as well as a fully catered lunch, afternoon tea and dinner PLUS all materials and tuition. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Each course you’ll attend…

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$85 Members, $100 non-Members

Revealing The Landscape Workshop

October 16
Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group,
Showground Gallery on Pacific Highway Coffs Harbour NSW, Coffs Harbour,

Revealing The Landscape with Angie Dunstan; A ONE DAY WORKSHOP at Coffs Harbour Creative Art Group in the Coffs Showground NSW. $85 members. $100 non members. “You will reveal the texture of the landscape as you draw, under a veil of ‘floating’ paint. The linseed and paint react pastel primer beneath and this creates texture, depth and crevices like nature”. The Aim of this Workshop is for you to gain confidence in under drawing and over painting. We will be…

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Mignon Parker Fresco Workshop

October 13 @ 9:30 am - October 14 @ 4:00 pm
Sawtell Scouts Hall,
Lyons Road (Next to the Gallery), SAWTELL,

Fresco painting is thousands of years old and is associated with the Romans and the Renaissance greats such as Michelangelo and Raphael. Mignon has created a modern and practical approach to preparing and painting Frescos on wood or tile panels. Using modern methods fresco painting becomes much easier. Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th October – 9.30am to 4.00pm (Please arrive 9am) Sawtell Scouts Hall (Next Door to the Gallery) Lyons Road Sawtell. Cost – $180 for the two days which…

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Child $5 Carer Free

Glasshouse sprouts Roadshow at Wauchope Library

October 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wauchope Library,
51 High St, Wauchope, Australia

The Glasshouse Sprouts program is on the move! Awesome Fun! The Glasshouse Sprouts program is on the move! Kids and their grownups will have fun creating art together! The artworks are inspired by Glasshouse Regional Gallery exhibitions and are a great way to learn creatively. Bring your kids and come along to one of our Glasshouse Sprouts Road Show activities these school holidays. Glasshouse ‘sprouts’ – helping them grow their creativity, learn new skills and make new friends! The activities…

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C.A.M.P Port Mac

October 8 @ 9:00 am - October 12 @ 3:00 pm
Scout Hall PMQ,
Hollingworth St, Port Macquarie,

Creative Art, Music & Performance school (CAMP) is a creative program for kids in years 1-6 offering workshops in visual art, drama, dance, drumming & singing. Come one or all days! 9-3pm daily. Bring lunch & water bottle, and get ready to think outside of the box! Kids will have fun and create meaningful relationships. Scout Hall, PMQ October 8-12th, 2018. To view program and daily workshops visit us at www.campportmac.wix.com/camp $35/day + $7 one off Scout Hall fee for…

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Child $5 Carer Free

Glasshouse Sprouts Roadshow at Laurieton Library

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Laurieton Library,
9 Laurie Street, Laurieton, NSW 2443,

The Glasshouse Sprouts program is on the move! Awesome Fun! The Glasshouse Sprouts program is on the move! Kids and their grownups will have fun creating art together! The artworks are inspired by Glasshouse Regional Gallery exhibitions and are a great way to learn creatively. Bring your kids and come along to one of our Glasshouse Sprouts Road Show activities these school holidays. Glasshouse ‘sprouts’ – helping them grow their creativity, learn new skills and make new friends! The activities…

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$85 Members, $100 non-Members

Acrylics And Mixed Media – A One-Day Workshop

October 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

This workshop will explore many possibilities to create an exciting artwork. It’s all about the mark, the colour and the composition. Touch on reality, ignore it altogether, or go anywhere in between. The prime consideration will be to capture the viewer’s attention and create a work that satisfies you. The emphasis will be on layering to achieve complexity. Working primarily with acrylics and introducing other media to suit the purpose. Enrolments Are Now Open – Book Early To Avoid Disappointment

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$20pp

School Holiday Cartoon Workshops

October 3 - 4
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,
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Paint pARTy at Seaview Tavern

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
seaview tavern,
51 river street, woolgoolga,

Paint in the pub! Seaview Tavern every 1st Tuesday of the month- Oct 2nd, 6-9pm. If you’re looking for something fun and new to do with your mates, we’ve got you covered. Beginners and those who ‘don’t have a creative bone’ are welcomed and encouraged to join- it’s fun art, not fine art! Arrive @ 5:45pm to get your seat, order a drink and get ready to have a good time. We’ll have paint, brushes, even an apron waiting for…

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$85 Members, $100 non-Members

Oriental Brush Painting – A One-Day Workshop

October 1 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

This one-day workshop with Riki Allsop will cover an introduction to the Oriental studio: brushes, ink, and rice paper. Students will learn basic brushstrokes, calligraphy and the classic subject of bamboo. Students will explore traditional techniques of Oriental Brush painting. Spontaneity, skill, joy and an appreciation of nature are all integrated in this expressive medium. All materials will be provided for this workshop at a cost of $5 per student, payable on the day.

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September 2018
Members $100 Non-members $125

Making your mark: drawing and painting on ceramics

September 15 - 16
Coffs Harbour TAFE Ceramics Studio,
Glenreagh Street, Coffs Harbour,

TANIA ROLLOND is a Sydney-based artist who has been refining her approach to drawing and painting on the ceramic surface for over two decades. She studied design at Curtin University and ceramics at the National Art School, before completing an MFA in drawing at UNSW. She has been exhibiting and teaching around Australia and overseas since 2001, is included in the collections of Bendigo and Shepparton Art Museums, and has featured in publications such as Ceramics Monthly, Clay (Thames and…

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Byron Writers Festival Presents: Opportunities in Bellingen

September 8
Bellingen Youth Hub,
2 William Street, Bellingen,

Editorial consultations in Bellingen A 30-minute, face-to-face editorial consultation can help you understand what is working well in your manuscript, and what may need further development in order to capture the curiosity and attention of a publisher/agent or general reader. Feedback is given on the first 4000 words of the manuscript and your synopsis, and the session provides an opportunity to discuss any questions you may have and to tease out the direction your work might take. Please note, if…

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$600 - Workshop. Accommodation varies

Paint the Rocks

September 3 - 6
BIG4 Sunshine Resort,
161 Phillip Drive, South West Rocks,

Relax, learn from the best, & paint some of the most beautiful areas of the NSW Coast in plein air & the studio. South West Rocks on the mid north coast of NSW offers a rich landscape of National Parks, Smokey Cape Light House and beautiful beaches. Choose from 4 internationally renowned artists for this workshop & sleep in luxury in the award winning Sunshine Resort (self contained villas & camp sites). Dates: Mon 3rd – Thurs 6th Sept 2018,…

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August 2018

Masterclass with John Ellison

August 11
Creek Cottage Farm,
85, Bobin,

Blue Mountains based artist John Ellison will teach people to work straight from the imagination in the way that Daumier and Picasso as part of a one-day masterclass in Bobin on 11th August 2018. The workshop will guide participants through easy methods to put people into paintings, without the need for models or photographic reference. John said the course will open up a new realm of subject matter for participants and will suit all level of artists. Amongst John’s notable…

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$65/pers

Abstract Ink with Sofie Dieu and Mixed Up Art

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bellingen Sustainability Centre,
The Stables, 6A Church St, Bellingen NSW 2454, Australia, Bellingen,

Join us for this action packed workshop! You will be introduced to the fundamentals in ink painting and will experiment with wet and dry techniques, texture effect, light and shadow rendering … and much more. As part of this workshop you will also learn about ink management, paper and brush quality. This workshop will also cover notions of gradation, layering, balance between detailed and quiet space. Using various reserve techniques and mark making methods, you will develop your own visual…

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$60 workshop

Drawing Into The Landscape

August 4
Sawtell ARt Group,
Cnr Lyons and Bayldon Rds, Sawtell,

Come and capture this! View of Bongil Bongil National Park. 4 August 10-4pm Drawing into the Landscape Workshop OR Thursday morning classes starting 26 July. Plein air sketching and studio ‘found objects’ drawing techniques. Gain confidence in drawing by understanding nature, through light, shade, differing tones and mark making. Enquiries to the art group ‭ Ph: 02 6658 6477‬ or Tutor Angie: sawtellartist@gmail.com Sawtell Art Group Inc School 1 Bayldon Rd Sawtell

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July 2018

Paint pARTy at Oasis

July 21 @ 12:00 pm
Oasis By The River,
613 Ocean Dr., North Haven,

Join us for a fun creative activity at Oasis By The River Saturday Jul 18th, 12-2:30pm. Arrive @ 11:45 to get your seat, order a drink and get ready to have a good time. Painting begins at 12pm. An artist will walk you through a step-by-step painting so no experience necessary. You get to relax, sip on your favourite cocktail while you get your paint on. There will be a desidnated 40min break to enjoy some lunch together. So grab…

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Well of Being: A Three-Part Workshop for Women Change-Makers

July 21 @ 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Casuarina Steiner School,
Gentle St, Coffs Harbour,

This three-part workshop invites you to dive into your Well of Being and access deep spiritual, creative resources you already have through Storytelling, Conversation, Music & Art. Nurture yourself through artistic activities that support you to take initiative, find new direction & foster your authentic, creative expression. Lets come closer to who we truly are so that we can contribute to transforming our communities!

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$80 $65 Concession

Big Sing by the Sea

July 21 - 22
Holy Name School Hall,
41 Lake St, Forster, NSW Australia
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Worimi Elders and Great Lakes Neighbourhood Services, on behalf of Better Learning, Better Communities (BLBC), invite you to share the second Big Sing by the Sea, a musical Worimi cultural experience where Aboriginal and non‐Aboriginal people sing and learn together. Guided by Rachel Hore, OAM, who founded the Big Sing in the Desert, we will sing familiar songs, learn new ones, including some in Worimi language, Gathang. All this fun, while we form a new singing community. DOWNLOAD FULL INFORMATION…

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C.A.M.P- Creative Art, Music & Performance workshops for kids

July 9 @ 9:00 am - July 13 @ 3:00 pm
Scout Hall,
Hollingworth Dr, Port Macquarie,

Creative Arts, Music and Performance School (CAMP) is a 5 day school holiday program aimed at giving students in years 1 to year 6 the opportunity to participate in workshops of visual arts, drama, dance music, and now yoga! Specialised tutors will guide children through the fine and performing arts in an encouraging environment, outside of the school setting. Students bring their food each day, but we provide the rest. 9am-3pm July 9-13th Port Macquarie. Come any or all days!

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