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January 2017

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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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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March 2017

Sawtell Family Markets

March 25 @ 8:00 am - September 23 @ 1:00 pm
CWA Hall,
21 Elizabeth Street, Sawtell,

The Sawtell Family Market is held on the 4th Saturday of each month from 8am to 1pm. The market is located at the CWA Hall at 21 Elizabeth Street, Sawtell. There are over 30 stalls inside and out selling a vast range of handmade cards, artworks, craft, candles, soap, incense, jewellery, plants, DVD’s/CD’s, homewares as well as delicious cakes, honey and eggs. Grab a bargain with pre-loved books, clothing and other treasures. Come and enjoy a BBQ breakfast and lunch…

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April 2017

‘Cool Breezes’ – Hastings Fine Art Gallery

April 24 - July 18
Hastings Fine Art Gallery,
2 William Street, Port Macquarie,

Now on display at Hastings Fine Art Gallery, an all new collection of original art works, in all styles and media, by members of the Hastings Fine Art Association. As well there are cards and small paintings which are ideal to take home as a memento of your visit to the lovely Mid North Coast.-all for sale at reasonable prices. Come in, chat to the friendly artists on duty and enjoy the light filled gallery overlooking Oxley Beach. Open Wed-Sun,…

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May 2017

@The Art Space

May 13 - June 30
The Art Space,
13 Bonville St., Urunga,

An exciting new exhibition ‘@ the ArtSpace’ will be opening at 5pm Saturday 13 May,13 Bonville St, Urunga. New works, New Artists and an enticing precursor to The Sculpture in the Park event on Sunday May 14. Looking forward to seeing you there.

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The Patient

May 18 - July 16
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

The Patient, curated by Bec Dean, addresses the embodied experience of the artist as medical patient, and the medical patient as living subject in contemporary art. It explores the ways in which artists engage with powerful human experiences in the fields of health, biological science and medicine, contributing to discourse on the representation of illness, disease, care, individual agency and what it is to be human. The Patient is touring Australia and is a must see exhibition! Artists Ingrid Bachmann…

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Anne Graham: Whispering and Rustling, the Susurrus of People, Places and Things

May 20 - July 2
The Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Corner of Clarence and Hay Streets, Port Macquarie,

Anne Graham is one of Australia’s most accomplished artists with a career spanning three decades and four continents. Whispering and Rustling surveys the artist’s recent work in installation, sculpture and portraiture as well as a new work with sound by Boris Hunt. “Whispering and Rustling, the Susurrus of People, Places and Things brings together elements of the various themes explored in my work over three decades; the historical, the habitation, and the portraits. I hope that they speak to each…

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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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Sawtell Art Group “Music Through Art” Open Exhibition

June 16 @ 12:00 am - July 23 @ 11:00 pm
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

Sawtell Art Group Inc. Call For Entries – Open Exhibition “Music Through Art” at Sawtell Art Gallery, Cnr. Lyons & Bayldon Rds., Sawtell (Opp. Sawtell Bowling Club). This exhibition gives you the opportunity to let your imagination soar. This could include representations of all things musical i.e. ballet, any musical genre, portraits of musicians or composers, scenery from stage and film, instruments or just turn on your favourite music – Moonlight Sonata, Bolero, Blue Suede Shoes, Pink and let your…

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Cartoon Recollections

June 16 - August 6
Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia

The Bunker has delved into the archives to bring you this exhibition of some of the best works collected over the past 28 years of the Rotary Cartoon Awards. We hold such a rich collection of cartoons that we decided to bring some of them out of hiding for the enjoyment of those who may not have seen them before. By some of Australia’s best known cartoonists including the likes of David Rowe, Tony Lopes, Mark Lynch, Jason Chatfield, Gary…

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Pix from the Stix Photo competition & exhibition

June 23 - July 16
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

PIX FROM THE STIX 2017 – Gloucester Galleries annual photography competition. WE’VE MADE SOME CHANGES FOR 2017 - Colour is back. We are expanding our horizons this year! It’s a radical change but we’re allowing the subject matter to be from further afield. Photographs in all but one of our categories can be taken from anywhere in the world, as long as they have been taken within the last two years and not have been exhibited in any other exhibition or…

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Winterfest Art Exhibition

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - August 30 @ 12:00 pm
Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

‘Winterfest’ Art Exhibition at the Showground Gallery. Showcasing the art of the Coffs Harbour Arts Group members – Acrylics, Calligraphy, Drawing, Fibre Art, Oils, Pastels, Photography, Watercolours, and more – in their second major exhibition for 2017. Opens 12noon on Saturday 24th June at the Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery. Join us for hot soup & crusty rolls. Free Entry. All welcome. The Exhibition runs until August 30th., Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm. For further information visit our…

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NAIDOC Children’s art exhibition: Our Languages Matter

June 29 - July 25
Jacaranda House Creative Hub,
39 Cameron St, Wauchope,

Jacaranda House Creative Fund invited children from the Hastings area to submit a concept for a NAIDOC week art competition. 30 finalists were selected to exhibit In the Studio at Jacaranda House in Wauchope. Six prizes are to be awarded. The exhibition opens at 5pm on Thursday, 29th June and runs through to the last week in July.

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From Hardwoods to Soft Cottons

June 30 - September 30
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum,
215 Harbour Drive (old Courthouse building), Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Showcasing photographs and rich collections of objects from Coffs Harbour’s early timber industry alongside personal and household textiles created by women for their families, Hardwoods to Soft Cottons highlights the differing experiences of work for men and women in the early days of settlement. While timber was one of our foundation industries, the domestic work of women also built this city. Explore the contrast between the “hard yakka” of timber work and the delicacy of hand-crafted textiles. ​​​

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Our culture, our connections, our stories

June 30 @ 12:00 am - July 30 @ 11:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Our culture, our connections, our stories This exhibition continues a special partnership between North Coast TAFE, the Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie and local Aboriginal artists. It will feature work by artists: Isabell Moran, Angela Roberts, Maria Ritchie, Verqelle Fisher, Lisa Travers, Patricia McInherny, Casey Roberts, Ashley Roberts, Natasha Chatfield and Leah Bale. Artists are all graduates of Aboriginal Cultural Arts courses at TAFE NSW Wauchope. For this exhibition, the artists come together to enhance their skills in exhibition practice…

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Exhibition Opening of Operation Art

June 30 @ 6:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

The Glasshouse Regional Gallery invites you to the exhibition opening of Operation Art Exhibition Openings are a splendid way to learn more about the current exhibitions at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery. Operation Art is an initiative of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in association with the New South Wales Department of Education. This program encourages students to create artworks for children in hospital. It is an important visual arts exhibition that focuses on creating a positive environment to aid the…

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July 2017

ACO Virtual – Australian Chamber Orchestra at the Slim Dusty Centre

July 1 - August 30
Slim Dusty Centre - Nulla Nulla Gallery,
490 Macleay Valley, South Kempsey,

ACO Virtual is the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s ground-breaking virtual orchestra. This interactive, immersive experience transports the visitor and audience into a world of sublime music by Bach, Grieg, Roger Smalley and Astor Piazolla. Imagine standing on stage surrounded by the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s virtuoso musicians, watching bows and fingers fly, feeling the bass line, or hearing the exquisite tones of Artistic Director Richard Tognetti’s Guarneri del Gesu violin up close. Visitors can stand among the thirteen projections of the musicians,…

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Operation Art – 2017 Touring Exhibition

July 1 - August 27
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Operation Art is an initiative of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in association with the New South Wales Department of Education. This program encourages students to create artworks for children in hospital. It is an important visual arts exhibition that focuses on creating a positive environment to aid the healing and recovery process of young patients. Over 800 artworks are submitted annually and they are all exhibited at the Armory Gallery, Sydney Olympic Park. A panel of judges selected these…

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Mysterious Landscapes Art Exhibition

July 1 @ 12:00 am - July 21 @ 11:00 pm
Ultragrafik Fine Art Gallery (Shop 4, Colonial Arcade),
25 Hay Street, Port Macquarie,

This is an imaginative exploration of the world around us. Mysterious Landscapes indeed – join five artists each with a unique vision and see the world through their eyes. The artists on show are Pauline Roods, Beric Henderson, David Brooker, Sumei Chew and Elva Henderson. Come along to the opening at 9.30am Saturday July 1st. The exhibition closes Friday 21st July. All works for sale.

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30cm x 30cm Exhibition – Self Expressionist Art Group

July 1 @ 8:00 am - July 15 @ 5:00 pm
Sunset Gallery,
2/11 Murray street, Port Macquarie,
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The Self Expressionists art group was formed by Port Macquarie artist Judy Jelsma. 17 members will be exhibiting in the 2017 show of 30cm x 30cm canvases. The venue is Sunset Gallery Port Macquarie and paintings will be on show and for sale from July 1 to July 15. Everyone is invited to Meet the Artists at the gallery on July 1 from 10am until 12.

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Flora Fantastica Two Day Workshop with Sarah Mufford

July 3 - 4
Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

“ Flora Fantastica: Working from glorious flowers, foliage, fruits, vegetables, dried pods or botanical specimens; come and spend two days painting a large scale seductive work on canvas or paper, using layering with washes, glazes, tissue and rice papers, meld elements of drawing with watercolour, acrylic and gouache.”

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Fun Art For Kids 6-12years

July 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sawtell ARt Group,
Cnr Lyons and Bayldon Rds, Sawtell,

This workshop is designed for kids aged between 6 years to 12 years to have fun and encourage creative activity in a friendly environment.

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Spencer Shakespeare

July 6 - August 6
Big Fig Arts - The Bellingen Brewery & Co.,
Up Church Street Lane, Bellingen,

Spencer Shakespeare is an internationally exhibiting artist based on the Gold Coast hinterland. His colourful and painterly works play on the edge of abstraction and explore grand themes of mythology, manifestation and primal connection, all paying homage to his greatest muse and inspiration, mother nature. Spencer’s recent and successful exhibition with the highly regarded The Design Files in Melbourne has only just finished. TDF curator Lucy Feagins described Spencer as “a character. With a spritely British accent (despite his 27…

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