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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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BELLINGEN COMMUNITY MARKETS

February 17 - December 15
Bellingen Markets,
Church St, Bellingen,

Bellingen Community Market is held the 3rd Saturday of every month. Discover over 260 diverse stalls with a focus on hand made/grown and recycling. MORE local artisans encouraged to apply. Taste a wide range of delicious multicultural hot and cold food and drinks and don’t miss the fantastic live music on stage from 10am along with spontaneous performers and talented buskers throughout park. It’s a busy, buzzing, dynamic, fun day of collaboration and celebration. Visitors welcome from 8am – 2.30pm…

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April 2018

Behind the Scenes Glasshouse Tour

April 18 @ 12:00 am - October 10 @ 11:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Behind the Scenes Glasshouse Tour Take a tour of the Glasshouse, explore the stage, dressing rooms and back of house areas and find out more about the magic of theatre. Delivered at a relaxed pace by specially trained guides, tours take approximately 1 hour. Wednesday 18 April Tuesday 24 April Wednesday 11 July Wednesday 18 July Wednesday 3 October Wednesday 10 October IMPORTANT – Due to safety, please wear enclosed footwear.

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$5

Glasshouse Sprouts 2018 art activities for kids!

April 18 @ 12:00 am - October 10 @ 12:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

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! 18 Apr 2018 11:00AM 21 Apr 2018 11:00AM…

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May 2018
$5 adults; children under 16 free

Submerged: Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks Exhibition

May 18 - July 28
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum,
215 Harbour Drive (old Courthouse building), Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Submerged – Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks is an exhibition from the Australian National Maritime Museum uncovering Australia’s rich shipwreck history. The exhibition is the result of a national project of workshops held across the country to source shipwreck stories. 68 stories were nominated by 46 museums from around Australia with 14 of the most compelling selected to feature in the exhibition. The exhibition will also include a local Coffs Harbour shipwreck: the collision of the Keilawarra and Helen Nicoll in…

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June 2018

PRIMAVERA AT 25: MCA COLLECTION

June 15 @ 10:00 am - August 19 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Primavera at 25: MCA Collection celebrates twenty-five years of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s Primavera exhibition. Exhibition on view 16 June – 19 August 2018. Primavera at 25: MCA Collection celebrates twenty-five years of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s Primavera exhibition. Taking this significant milestone as a departure point, Primavera at 25 brings together works by 19 artists and artist groups, who have previously exhibited in Primavera, that explore ideas of transformation, time and history. Established in 1992,…

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PRIMAVERA AT 25: MCA COLLECTION

June 16 @ 10:00 am - August 19 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Primavera at 25: MCA Collection celebrates twenty-five years of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s Primavera exhibition. Taking this significant milestone as a departure point, Primavera at 25 brings together works by 19 artists and artist groups, who have previously exhibited in Primavera, that explore ideas of transformation, time and history. Established in 1992, Primavera showcases the work of young Australia artists aged 35 years and under. One of the longest-running exhibitions series in the country, Primavera has become a…

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Winterfest Art Exhibition

June 23 @ 10:00 am - August 1 @ 3:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

The “Winterfest” Art Exhibition at the Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery showcases works from the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group’s members across various disciplines: calligraphy, fibre art, acrylics, pastels, watercolour, and more. Officially opening Saturday, 23 June at 12 noon, come & join us for hot soup & bread rolls. The Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm, with free entry, from23 June to 1 August. All artworks are for sale. For more information, visit the CHCAG’s…

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Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

June 28 - August 12
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Exhibition Dates: 28 June – 12 August 2018 Exhibition Opening 29 June 6pm $10 entry/$7 ‘Friends’ members For the past 29 years the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (DMNPP) has encouraged both excellence and creativity in contemporary Australian portraiture by asking artists to interpret the look and personality of a chosen sitter, either unknown or well known. Founded by Doug & Greta Moran and family in 1988, the DMNPP is an annual Australian portrait prize supporting Australian artists and the…

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Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize

June 28 - August 12
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Exhibition Dates: 28 June – 12 August 2018 Exhibition Opening: Friday 29 June 6 pm $10 entry/$7 ‘Friends’ members Established in 2007, the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (MCPP) is a national competition that awards and promotes Australian contemporary photography and excellence in all forms of still based artwork. The MCPP invites photographers to interpret ‘Contemporary Life in Australia’ with an emphasis on Australians going about their day-to-day life. We aim to encourage the production of photographs taken in Australia, by…

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July 2018

Materials, Making, Moulded by Fire

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - July 28 @ 8:00 pm
Makers Gallery,
53 Jackson st, Clayfield, Brisbane Queensland,

Geoff Crispin’s latest exhibition at Makers Gallery, Jackson St, Clayfield Brisbane. Wood fired porcelin and stoneware, utilising many local raw materials.

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Jason Wing Exhibition @ Glasshouse

July 9 @ 10:00 am - July 20 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Jason Wing is a Sydney-based artist who strongly identifies with his Chinese and Aboriginal heritage. Wing began as a street artist and has since expanded his practice to incorporate photomedia, installation and painting. Influenced by his bi-cultural upbringing, Wing explores the ongoing challenges that impact his wider community. Wing as an Artist in Residence at the Glasshouse from 25 June to 6 July. During this time Wing worked on new work which has formed part of his exhibition at the…

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Jason Wing – Artist In Residence

July 9 @ 10:00 am - July 20 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

During this time Wing will be working on new work which will form part of his exhibition at the Glasshouse in October. Artist In Residence Monday 9 July to Friday 20 July 2018. Jason Wing is a Sydney-based artist who strongly identifies with his Chinese and Aboriginal heritage. Wing began as a street artist and has since expanded his practice to incorporate photomedia, installation and painting. Influenced by his bi-cultural upbringing, Wing explores the ongoing challenges that impact his wider…

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“Eclectic”at Gladstone

July 10 - 22
Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery Gladstone,,
5 Kinchela Street, Gladstone,
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In this exhibition, a very diverse group of artists gather to celebrate their differences. Their work ranges from unique ceramics by Sally Hook, the contemporary, abstract paintings of Carol Knight and Sara Wade, to “Ships of the Way” by Sue Gorrell, made from found objects including those taken from musical instruments, with Gethin Coles’ beautiful photographs of the Far North Coast, sculpture and figurative art from Adrienne Hmelnitski and paintings and drawings from Pete Gailey and Chris Wilson. Please come…

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David Fairbairn Drawn to Print & Aleph Geddis hard/soft 2018 Exhibition

July 13 - September 8
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Line is the foundation of David Fairbairn’s art: from a density of line work, form emerges. In this exhibition of large scale portraiture, Fairbairn experiments with etching. From the etched line – then corroded and transformed by the printing process – the face and personality of each subject is revealed. The sculptural works of Aleph Geddis live at the intersection of traditional methods and modernist forms, informed by the stylised naturalism of Pacific Northwest carving and the essence of Platonic…

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Coffs Harbour Art Prize – CHAC

July 13 @ 7:00 am - August 5 @ 5:00 pm
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,
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The Coffs Coast Art Prize 2018 and Exhibition opens Friday 13th July at 6.30pm.  Join us to celebrate with the winners of the Major award, Youth Art Award and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award which will be announced at the end of the exhibition. Coffs Coast is blessed with many things and one of them is a large community of talented artists committed to their practice. The Coffs Coast Art Prize is a great opportunity to bring…

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Northern Exposure 5 ON VIEW

July 14 @ 10:00 am - September 9 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Now in its fifth year, Northern Exposure has become renowned for showcasing the vibrant creativity of the Mid North Coast. Northern Exposure 5 Exhibition viewing dates: 14 July – 9 September 2018 Northern Exposure is back! Bigger, brighter and more inspiring than ever before. Now in its fifth year, Northern Exposure has become renowned for showcasing the vibrant creativity of the Mid North Coast. The exhibition presents a cross section of artistic practice, including sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, mosaic…

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41st TAREE OPEN ART EXHIBITION 2018

July 15 - 22
Taree High School Hall,
Taree, NSW Australia

The largest Open Exhibition on the mid North Coast is back! Over 300 new drawings, artworks, sculptures – everything to delight your artistic feelings. FREE ADMISSION. 8 sections with $7000 in prizemoney and you can vote in the People’s Choice Award. FREE ADMISSION.

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My Art, Your Heart

July 19 - August 12
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

An exhibition of paintings by Fred Bullen at Gloucester Gallery, 25 Denison Street, Gloucester NSW Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm; and Sunday 10.00 am to 1.00pm 19 July to 12 August 2018. Artist Fred Bullen enjoys the challenge of painting a wide variety of subjects using an equally wide range of techniques, but his greatest pleasure comes from hearing that an artwork has unlocked a heartfelt memory for the viewer. You are invited to see…

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Child $5 Carer Free

Glasshouse Sprouts Road Show at Wauchope Library

July 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

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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Valley Performers present: “HOTBED HOTEL” by Michael Parker

July 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Nambucca Community & Arts Centre,
Ridge Street, Nambucca Heads,

Valley Performers present a hilarious farce by Michael Parker “HOTBED HOTEL”. SYNOPSIS: After 8 years, the Cody’s are desperate to sell their ‘One Star Hotel’ to the only man who has expressed interest in buying it. He’s not expected for weeks, so the Cody’s are caught off guard when they receive a phone call informing them he is arriving that afternoon. They have few guests, so they hurriedly hatch a plan to make the hotel appear busier and more prosperous…

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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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