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October 2019

Special Tutored Life Drawing with James Pearson

October 13
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Never been to a life drawing class? Want to brush up on some old skills? James Pearson will lead you through the fundamentals of life drawing in this special tutored life drawing session. Spaces are limited to 12 people so bookings are essential.

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Life Drawing Studio @ Manning Regional Art Gallery

October 13
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Life Drawing Studio 2nd Sunday of the month for 2019. Bring your own materials and easel, relaxed atmosphere, untutored group, newcomers welcome.

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Meet the Artist: Andy Snelgar – For Country, For Nation

October 12 - 13
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Meet the Artist: Andrew Snelgar Join Andy Snelgar in the Gallery space as he demonstrates techniques used throughout his practice. Andy Snelgar is a Ngemba carver based on the New South Wales north coast. Andy first started carving, some 25 years ago, under the instruction of his uncle (Paul Gordon) a very well recognised and respected elder of the Ngemba – Gurru-Gillu tribal association. Andy works with both hardwoods and softwoods to create his works. Carving shields, mirru, clubs, and…

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Elvis – An American Trilogy

October 11
Manning Entertainment Centre,
Manning Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

ELVIS: AN AMERICAN TRILOGY “The Complete Story” Direct from the United States. Starring Vic Trevino Jnr, Ben Thompson and Justin Shandor Due to overwhelming demand, Elvis an American Trilogy, the show that embodies the essence of The King, is back in Australia this September. Three of the world’s leading Elvis performers will take the audience on a spellbinding journey through the many eras of The King, a 20th century icon and one of the world’s most recognisable figures. The show…

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Sprouts Roadshow 2019 at Wauchope Library

October 10
Wauchope Library,
51 High St, Wauchope, Australia

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 Roadshow activities these school holidays. Wauchope Library Thursday 10 October, 11am Glasshouse Sprouts Roadshow will be inspired by the current exhibition Obsessed: Compelled to make and the artist Kate Rohde, and her ornate…

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Glasshouse Sprouts 2019 – art activities for kids!

October 9
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Sprouts children’s art sessions never fail to delight our budding young artists! 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…

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Cartoons in Motion

October 9
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour,
1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour,

Cartoons in Motion: Create your own flipbook–make your drawings more engaging and interesting by learning how to add movement and character. We will also look at the basic principles behind animation drawing, with Meg English. Suitable for 10-year-olds and over, all materials supplied. Call into the Gallery or phone 6651 7343 to book & pay. Open daily 10 am to 4 pm.

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Budding Artists Festival BAF

October 8 - 10
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

Young artists 7-12 years will experience an exciting and engaging three days of creative workshops in performance, drama, dance, and the visual arts at the 2019 Budding Artists Festival or BAF. This three-day festival aims to engage and inspire with a ‘taste platter’ of visual, creative, and performing arts workshops, all in one central location. Over the first two days, every participant rotates through the six different workshops: Three Visual Art Workshops and three Performance Workshops, all topped off with…

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Kawaii Characters Cartooning

October 8
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour,
1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour,

A fun cartooning workshop learning how to draw super-cute Kawaii characters. Presented by Meg English from BlueBerry Beetle, for children from 6 to 16 years, with all materials supplied.

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Colourful Characters Cartooning

October 8
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour,
1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour,

Colourful characters…have fun with Posca pens. For children aged 6 to 16 years, lead by Jimmy Wags. All equipment supplied. Sure to be a winner for your young ‘uns…call in to the Gallery or phone 6651 7343 and book now!

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Live music at the Gazebo

October 6
Live music at the Gazebo,
Coomba Aquatic Club Gardens, Coomba Park,

Live music event at Coomba Aquatic Club to raise funds for disabled and junior sailing. Coverering Jazz, Rock, Pop, Motown, Country. Set in Coomba Park at the edge of beautiful Lake Wallis, with ample free parking, and shade. Bring your rug chair basket and enjoy music from the region. A sausage sizzle is service available. Come by car or moor your boat on the new jetties.

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Arrebato Ensemble

October 6
Jetty Memorial Theatre,
Harbour Drive, Harbour Drive, NSW 2450 Australia

The Passion & Sadness of Flamenco Arrebato Ensemble features dynamic and emotive instrumental music based in contemporary flamenco, with a spectacular visual aspect added by virtuosic dancer Chachy Peñalver. Arrebato Ensemble is Greg Alfonzetti, Damian de Boos-Smith and Byron Mark, three passionate musicians who write with all aspects of their heart, creating a mesmerising and highly dynamic journey for their audience. The group’s music is primarily contemporary flamenco, with elements of classical, jazz, film soundtrack and folk music. Arrebato Ensemble…

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Arrebato Ensemble

October 6
Jetty Memorial Theatre,
Harbour Drive, Harbour Drive, NSW 2450 Australia

The Passion & Sadness of Flamenco Arrebato Ensemble features dynamic and emotive instrumental music based in contemporary flamenco, with a spectacular visual aspect added by virtuosic dancer Chachy Peñalver. Arrebato Ensemble is Greg Alfonzetti, Damian de Boos-Smith and Byron Mark, three passionate musicians who write with all aspects of their heart, creating a mesmerising and highly dynamic journey for their audience. The group’s music is primarily contemporary flamenco, with elements of classical, jazz, film soundtrack and folk music. Arrebato Ensemble…

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Manhattan Short Film Festival

October 5
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

GLASSHOUSE PORT MACQUARIE PRESENTS Audiences in over 300 cities spanning six continents unite for one reason… to judge the Finalists in the 22nd Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival! The finalists hail from countries across the globe and will represent the best short films in the world – testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short film festivals. Best Film and Best Actor awards will be determined by ballots cast by the audiences. By virtue of their selection by MANHATTAN…

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OBSESSED: COMPELLED TO MAKE CURATOR TALK

October 5
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Lisa Cahill – CEO and Artistic Director of Australian Design Centre. As CEO and Artistic Director of Australian Design Centre (ADC) since 2016, Lisa Cahill has produced close to 50 exhibitions, over 300 events and touring and festival programs with the ADC team and their collaborators. Join Lisa as she shares her insights into the world of the exhibiting artists.

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Craft Spot 2019 – quirky crafts for adults

October 5
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. Craft Spot this September will be inspired by artist Bernard Ollis, you will be learning colour theory and terminology, and…

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Three C’s Craftshop

October 5
Sunset Framing and Gallery,
2/11 Murray Street, Port Macquarie,

Get your three c’s on ..and by three c’s we mean creativity, cuppas and a good old chinwag. The October Craftshop will be making woven Bookmarks. A great activity to share with the kids during the holidays, get some time out for yourself first then teach the kids how to make their own. A great gift for friends and grandparents. On the first Saturday of the month there will be a new craft to try or learn or if its…

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Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

October 4
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

GLASSHOUSE PORT MACQUARIE PRESENTS The Festival’s funniest in one hilarious night! The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the seventh year in a row to bring the crème de la crème of the 2019 Festival to Port Macquarie! Expertly curated and lovingly presented the showcase will feature some of the Festival’s hottest acts live on stage for an incredible two hours of hard hitting laughter. Boasting a line-up of veteran favourites, international stars…

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Hussy Hicks @ Wauchope Arts hall

October 4
Wauchope Community Arts Hall,
oxley lane, Bain Park, Wauchope NSW 2446,

If you haven’t discovered Australian duo Hussy Hicks yet, then it’s about time you did. Julz Parker and Leesa Gentz have become audience favourites at Woodford, Port Fairy Folk Festival and Bluesfest in Byron Bay. Their unique and harmonious blues, folk and roots sound is positively contageous. Last time the Wauchope Arts crowd were blown away by their energy, quality of music and their instant connection to the audience, and they are excited to welcome the girlsback. Julz is widely…

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Sprouts Roadshow 2019 at Laurieton Library

October 3
Laurieton Library,
9 Laurie Street, Laurieton, NSW 2443,

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. Without fail, our Sprouts children’s art sessions never fail to delight our budding young artists! Glasshouse ‘sprouts’ – helping them grow their creativity, learn new skills and make new friends! Glasshouse Sprouts Roadshow will be inspired by the current exhibition Obsessed: Compelled to make and…

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Glasshouse Sprouts 2019 – art activities for kids!

October 2
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Sprouts children’s art sessions never fail to delight our budding young artists! 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…

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Young Movers & Shakers

October 1 - 3
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Join Laura Morton as she takes you through a creative journey of design and problem solving with a series of projects, working with coding, creative thinking, animation and design. Bring your own lunch, snacks and water. Perfect for kids aged 8-14 years. The activities are just $35 per child – places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. We want to ensure every child has a great day. Please let our staff know if your child has any special…

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September 2019

Much Ado About Nothing

September 30 - October 1
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

GLASSHOUSE PORT MACQUARIE PRESENTS BELL SHAKESPEARE’S BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE DIRECTOR JAMES EVANS Claudio and Hero are deeply in love. Beatrice and Benedick would rather swap sassy insults than sweet nothings. Much Ado About Nothing is a saucy and razor-sharp battle of wits between the bickering Beatrice and Benedick, who wield words as weapons, their banter betraying their love for each other. Claudio however is quickly consumed by envy and his idyllic world threatens to come tumbling down as he humiliates…

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Nambucca Valley Arts Council’s 2019 Biennial Art Exhibition

September 29 - October 6
Nambucca Valley Arts Council 2019 Biennial Art Exhibition,
Ridge St., Nambucca Heads,

The Nambucca Valley Arts Council will holding the Opening of its Biennial Art Show on Saturday 28th September from 7 pm in the NCAC, Ridge St. This year the show has attracted over 400 art and craft items. Entries have been received from as far away as Queensland, country NSW, Port Macquarie and our local area. There are 12 sections which include traditional as well as contemporary work in all mediums. There is also a photographic section, drawing, youth art…

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