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May 2019

Accessible Art Tours in the Gallery

May 31 - November 29
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Accessible Art Tours are provided on the last Friday of the month. Tours for individuals or groups and their carers. Accessible Art Tours provide a welcoming relaxed environment, helping enhancing connection to the exhibitions on display, while encouraging self-expression. This relaxed tour will provide an opportunity for participants to share their opinions and experiences. This tour is replacing Art and Alzheimer’s and is now available to all patrons with accessibility needs. Occurs on the last Friday of the month. Patrons…

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September 2019

2020 Northern Exposure 6 – Call for Artists

September 1 - December 13
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

The biennial Mid North Coast showcase is back! Northern Exposure is a biennial exhibition open to all artists based on the Mid North Coast. Artists are invited to submit work which explores themes and subjects relevant to their current arts practice. All mediums are welcome. The final selections will be chosen by a panel of key arts professionals from across the Mid North Coast. Maximum of ONE submission per artist. Submission cost: $40 (applies to artists selected to exhibit in…

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31st Rotary Cartoon Awards

September 7 - November 17
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour,
1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour,

The Rotary Cartoon Awards are back at the National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour! The Exhibition runs daily from 10 am to 4 pm from 7 September until 17 November. Now in its 31st year and the backbone of the Gallery’s cartoon collection, this is your chance to see cartoonists’ original works from around Australia. Always fiercely competitive, with hundreds of entries in six categories, and this year’s Special Category: Under Construction. Will you agree with the judges’ decisions??…

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Still: National Still Life Award 2019

September 20 - November 30
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Still is a biennial, acquisitive award for artworks in the genre of still life, in all mediums. The award is open to artists at all stages of their careers. First Prize: $30,000. Still: National Still Life Award seeks to highlight the diversity and vitality of still life in Australian contemporary art practice, broadening the interpretation and meaning of this enduring genre. The Still exhibition opens on Friday 20th September 2019, with the official opening on Saturday 21st September, and runs…

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Sawtell Art Groups’ 32nd Annual Exhibition

September 21 - October 20
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

$5,750.00 prize money. 12 different sections. The entry form can be downloaded from our website.

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Art Exhibition – Paint Paper Print Canvas

September 27 - November 13
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

This art exhibition at the Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery showcases the Coffs Harbour Creative Art Group members’ artistic talent across a wide variety of media. On display until 13 November, the Gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10 am to 3 pm. Free entry. All artworks are for sale (cash facilities only).

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Free - $5

Obsessed: Compelled to make

September 28 - November 24
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

ADC ON TOUR: AN AUSTRALIAN DESIGN CENTRE NATIONAL TOURING EXHIBITION What compels a maker to create? Why this technique or material? Why that concept? How does the mind of a maker work? A major touring exhibition from the Australian Design Centre, Obsessed: Compelled to make explores the stories of 14 Australian artists – stories that are at the same time unique and yet contain the frustrations and highpoints of a life of creative work that all of us can relate…

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October 2019

For Country, for Nation

October 5 - November 17
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

An Australian War Memorial Touring Exhibition For Country, for Nation Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a long-standing tradition of fighting for Country, and continue to serve with honour among our military forces. They have also worked in ancillary, industry, and other home-front activities, and their communities have been thrust into the front line of theatres of war. The touring exhibition For Country, for Nation highlights these stories and explores themes of remembrance and tradition through family histories, objects,…

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Northern Ink

October 15 - 29
Macleay Valley Community Gallery,
Kinchela Street, Gladstone NSW,

Northern Ink is a new group of five printmakers who work in diverse mediums to express their love of their environment. They are Sophie Amelia, Simone Atkins, Beki Davies, Steven Giese and Jan Levy. Each artist draws on ecology in some way for inspiration in their creative practice. This exciting exhibition features new works on paper from five of the Northern Rivers’ most interesting printmakers. Northern Ink opens on Tuesday the 15th of October at the Gladstone Gallery and on…

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Taree Arts Council Presents Agatha Christies ‘A Murder is Announced’

October 17 - 20
Manning Entertainment Centre,
Manning Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Taree Arts Council Presents Agatha Christies ‘A Murder is Announced’ A murder is announced in the village of Chipping Cleghorne’s Gazette, stating a time, date, and location. Is it a joke? Unable to resist the temptation of finding out, locals arrive at the property, “Little Paddocks”, at the appointed time and… Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple has a crime to solve!”

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Agatha Christies’ The Mousetrap

October 17 - 27
Jetty Memorial Theatre,
Harbour Drive, Harbour Drive, NSW 2450 Australia

CHATS Productions Inc is very proud to present Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” at the Jetty Memorial Theatre from the 17th to the 27th of October this year. Tickets available online at https://www.jettytheatre.com/the-mousetrap/ or visit or phone the box office (6648 4930) from noon to 4pm Tuesday to Friday. Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap opened on West End on 25th November 1952 and hasn’t closed. It is the longest continually running play in history clocking up almost 67 years in production by…

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Cheek to Cheek

October 18
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

GLASSHOUSE PORT MACQUARIE PRESENTS A WINDING ROAD PRODUCTION A celebration of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Cheek to Cheek is an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of the romance, the glamour, the elegance of Hollywood’s most iconic song and dance partnerships – the immortal Astaire and Rogers. This stunning production features some of the most electric dance sequences ever conceived for film and is a rare chance to see the flair and skill of the two silver screen legends recreated live on…

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Wingham Akoostik Music Festival

October 18 - 20
Wingham Showground

The award-winning Wingham Akoostik Music Festival is three brilliant days of music; celebrating artistic expression, culture and community. From humble beginnings, the regional festival has experienced significant growth and undertaken strategic changes to now be recognised as one of the NSW Mid Coast’s most vibrant events; attracting over 4,800 people annually. The 13th annual Akoostik Festival has released the first taste of its bumper lineup for 2019 with headline act Diesel this October. The six-time ARIA award winner will treat…

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Live music with Matt Zarb and Mark Oats at the Citz

October 18
Gloucester Senior Citizens Centre,
30 Hume St,, Gloucester,

New to Gloucester – Live Music event – Local Taree muso’s Matt Zarb and Mark Oats Friday 18th October 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm) at the Citizens Centre, Hume St, Gloucester. Popular Taree musician and Akoostik Festival favourite, Matt is a unique singer and songwriter and multi instrumentalist, playing guitar, harmonica and tambourine and more, he will be playing in a duo with Mark Oats on violin at this event in Gloucester. Tickets available at Uptown Country 23 Denison St, Gloucester…

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Still Salon 2019 Exhibition

October 18 - November 2
Coffs Central,
Level 1, 35-61 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour,

The Still Salon 2019 Exhibition is part of the Still: National Still Life Award 2019 events program for a two-week period from 18 October – 2 November. Following on from the success of Still Salon 2017, this time-honoured tradition of a ‘salon’ exhibition is happening again in 2019. Local artist and former gallerist Nick Kachel along with Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery staff, Jo Besley and Cath Fogarty, made this year’s selection of 36 works from 100 local artists stretching from…

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Masterful Art Exhibition

October 18
Woolgoolga Art Gallery,
Turon Parade, Woolgoolga 2456,
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Looking for something to do Friday evening 18 October? Come along to the opening of the “Masterful Art” exhibition at Woolgoolga Gallery. Local artists from the Coffs Coast have copied the style of the masters and put their own spin on the art works. See the modern Picasso, Vermeer, Modigliani, Toulouse-lautrec and more….Check out the gallery’s other exhibits…all are for sale…. Enjoy the music of the masters performed by Nota Bene string ensemble (some Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Pachelbel, and more]…

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Garden Party Open Day at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard on Saturday 19th October

October 19
Douglas Vale Historic Hoemstead and Vineyard,
235 Oxley Highway, Port Macquarie,

This event is being held in conjunction with National Gardening Week 2019. It will be promoting the various facets of gardening in the area as well as providing an opportunity for visitors to sample and purchase unique wines, to delight in the history of the property, enjoy the talents of the all day entertainers, relish in the delicious foods available and enjoy the variety of market stalls. The emphasis for this year’s Gardening Week is on children. With this in…

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Rose and Mei in Concert

October 19
St John's Anglican Church,
2 McLean St, Coffs Harbour,

Come along for an hour of beautiful music performed by violinist Rose Light and pianist Mei Wei Lim. All are welcome. The concert will be at St John’s Anglican Church, 2 McLean Street, Coffs Harbour on Saturday 19th October at 2pm. Tickets at door: $15 Adult, $5 Child. Funds raised will support Rose’s violin masterclasses and workshops.

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Lucie Thorne @ Wauchope Arts hall

October 19
Wauchope Community Arts Hall,
oxley lane, Bain Park, Wauchope NSW 2446,

Painting landscapes with dream-soaked synths, irresistible beats, poetry and pathos, Lucie Thorne presents her extraordinary new art/pop concept album Kitty & Frank, which traces the stories of young frontier woman Kitty Walsh and her lover, the charismatic bushranger Frank Gardiner. Delivered with Lucie’s trademark storytelling warmth and charm, this album by one of Australia’s finest song-poets ventures to triumphant new ground. Lucie is touring far and wide throughout the spring to celebrate the album’s release – and for this Wauchope…

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Mandala Workshops

October 20
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

Join Stephanie June Ellis in art-making for the purpose of transcendence, mindfulness, and wellness. The mandala has been used traditionally as a meditation tool to search for the meaning of self. Explore the very nature of creating a mandala and its therapeutic use. Two workshops are on offer: Mandala Meditation $40 & Sacred Geometry $55. Sunday 20 October, attend one or attend both ($85, a $10 discount). Mandala Meditation from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm & Sacred Geometry from 1…

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Vanishing

October 20 - November 15
Nexus Community Gallery,
Old Butter Factory, Bellingen 2454,

The title of the latest Coastal Claymakers’exhibition is Vanishing. There has been much discussion about interpretations of that title. Does it speak about the environment? Does it speak about lost culture, lost or changed values? It is always wonderful to see how our members respond to a theme in so many ways. Much food for thought. And so it will be interesting to see our ceramic artists’ personal interpretation of that evocative word through their new cermaic work.

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Salon De Refuse

October 20 - November 15
Nexus Gallery,
Bellingen Butter Factory, Bellingen, NSW 2454 Australia

Four local artists, Julia Morell, Bronwyn Rodden, Chris Wilson and John Bennett exhibit paintings, photographs, 3D sculptures and a video. They offer unique examples of the Still Life genre in parallel with the region’s main visual art event of the year, Still: National Still Life Award at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery. These works didn’t make it into Still (which had over 700 entries), yet they celebrate the rich depth of the genre and include approaches which explore assemblage, the…

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OnScreen Film – Fleabag – National Theatre Live

October 22
Manning Entertainment Centre,
Manning Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to…

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Saltwater Freshwater Arts 2019

October 23 - December 1
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Aboriginal Art Award & Contemporary Cultural Objects The Saltwater Freshwater Aboriginal Art Award & Contemporary Cultural Objects 2019 is a touring exhibition showcasing Aboriginal artists living in the Saltwater Freshwater region. This exhibition is a celebration of Aboriginal art and culture from the Worimi, Biripi, Dhanggatti and Gumbaynggirr nations of the Mid North Coast. PLUS an accompanying public program of events including storytelling, weaving, language and for the first time featuring four short films from the Saltwater Freshwater project ‘Yarning…

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