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January 2017
$5

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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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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September 2017

The Frugal Forest at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre

September 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - January 31, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Sea Acres National Park Rainforest Centre,
59 Pacific Drive, Port Macquarie,

“Imagine a twilit space. You walk along a path, your footfalls softened by leaf litter. Overhead trees, palms, and vines vanish into darkness, and around you grasses, ferns and fungi flourish. The space is filled with the sounds of creatures welcoming the dawn. But as you listen and look, you notice faces in the leaves, a hint of barcode in the bark. The soundscape slides into sounds that you almost recognize from city streets, and out again. Everything you see…

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Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future

September 9 @ 10:00 am - November 19 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Shapeshifters is a playful exploration of 3D printing. It’s all about imagination, innovation and new methods of making. In it you’ll find a collection of fascinating objects that embody a sense of excitement with what’s happening in technology and design right now. And the best bit? 3D printing is made for sharing. Open source software and shared maker spaces mean anyone can try their hand at creating. Now mass production is replaced by mass customisation. Forget shopping. Why not download…

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Black Mist Burnt Country

September 16 @ 10:00 am - November 26 @ 5:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Black Mist Burnt Country is a national touring exhibition of artworks by over 30 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists commemorating the British atomic tests in Australia in the 1950s. Selected from public and private collections the exhibition features artworks from the past seven decades: Included is Albert Tucker, Arthur Boyd, Ian Howard, Pam Debenham, Toni Robertson, Rosemary Laing among Aboriginal artists such as Jonathan Kumintjarra Brown, Judy Watson, Hilda Moodoo, Yvonne Edwards and others. Presenting works across the mediums of painting,…

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Frugal Arts Crafternoons at Sea Acres

September 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - January 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Sea Acres National Park Rainforest Centre,
59 Pacific Drive, Port Macquarie,

Fresh from a season at the Sydney Opera House, the Hastings’ own Frugal Forest is coming home to the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre. The exhibition will be open every day from 9am to 4:30pm, for a gold coin donation, until February. Alongside the exhibition, Frugal Arts Inc is running a series of workshops – ‘Crafternoons’ where adults can learn practical re-use skills from Frugal craft-masters in friendly Saturday afternoon sessions over a cup of tea- 1pm start. More info can…

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Frugal Forest School Holiday Workshops – Spring & Summer

September 25, 2017 - January 16, 2018
Sea Acres National Park Rainforest Centre,
59 Pacific Drive, Port Macquarie,

Fresh from a season at the Sydney Opera House, the Hastings’ own Frugal Forest is coming home to the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre. The exhibition will be open every day from 9am to 4:30pm, and Frugal Arts Inc will be running a series of School Holiday workshops over both the Spring 2017 and Summer 2018 breaks. Bookings essential. For more info please contact chay@frugalarts.net or to book call Sea Acres on (02) 6582 3355.

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Deb Mansfield, Alex Riske, JP Willis

September 29 - November 18
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

The potential and limits of technology unite the work of artists JP Wills and Alex Riske. For several decades, both have pushed the boundaries of what digital design mediums make possible. In his new series Utopia, Willis presents idealised images of pastoral beauty and unspoilt landscapes – with an unnerving edge. Though these new works could be mistaken for photographs, don’t be fooled, this is pure painting sharing a common lineage with classical oil painting yet conceived with a pixel…

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October 2017

In the Studio: Jo Braas – Stillness

October 13 - November 24
Jacaranda House Creative Hub,
39 Cameron St, Wauchope,

Jacaranda House Creative Hub presents ‘Stillness’, an exhibition of fine art by acclaimed local artist, Jo Braas. Jo’s home and studio are set among the rolling hills of Telegraph Point on the NSW Mid-North Coast. In these new paintings, Jo has brought life to her subject matter through evocative use of light and colour. An exhibition not to be missed! Meet the artist: 3pm on Friday, 13th October at Jacaranda House Creative Hub, 39 Cameron St, Wauchope.

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“Anything Goes” Art Exhibition

October 13 @ 10:00 am - November 30 @ 3:00 pm
Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

“Anything Goes” 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 an open category. Free Entry. All welcome. The Exhibition runs until November 30th., Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm. For further information visit our website http://www.coffsharbourartsgroup.com/ or email CHCAG@icloud.com, Facebook page, or phone the Gallery 6652 2545.

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$200 members $240 adults

ART CLASS WITH PAVEL LANKAS Term 4 – Experimental Portraiture

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - December 6 @ 8:30 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

“Face your creativity with portraiture”. Come and unleash your creative side using the face and head as a reference point with local artist Pavel Lankas. Participants will learn important observational skills and expressive gestural mark making with emphasis on the creative process. Using a variety of approaches, ranging from traditional to expressive and experimental, using mirrors, each other, masterworks, and own references, you will discover a new creative side to yourself. The workshop is open to all levels including complete…

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Ali Haigh: Pattern to Print

October 19 - November 26
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Opening on Friday 20th of October Ali Haigh’s exhibition Pattern to Print is not to be missed. A keen collaborator with both people and place, Ali Haigh spent 2016 engaging with her environment to create an ephemeral artwork every day for 365 days. Pattern to Print is the next chapter in Ali’s artistic practice as these curious contemplations now become the inspiration for a greater body of print works. Rutile patterns in the sand and petite petals find their way…

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The Australian Quilt

October 19 - November 26
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

While there always seems to be a divide between art and craft, the status of quiltmaking has risen in the past 30 or so years to be a regular star in the gallery scene. From the early 1980s, many quiltmakers began pushing the boundaries with techniques and materials, sometimes horrifying the traditionalists. Australian quiltmakers set their work apart from others by their use of colour and symbolism. Modern quilt artists often reject the traditional design elements of pattern and repeat…

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Objects from Home

October 27, 2017 - January 13, 2018
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum,
215 Harbour Drive (old Courthouse building), Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Objects From Home showcases a rich tapestry of stories of refugee communities in Coffs Harbour through the objects they have brought with them. Share the memories and stories of refugees’ journeys to Australia and their new lives here, and learn why certain communities have relocated to Coffs Harbour. Told through the voices of ESL and refugee students from Orara High School​, Objects From Home explores the global issues and events that propel immigration through personal artefacts, photographs, storyboards and films.

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Spirit of Nature Art Exhibition

October 31 - December 31
Ultragrafik Fine Art Gallery,
25/27 Hay Street, Port Macquarie,

“Spirit of Nature” is the latest exhibition of imaginative artworks by Beric Henderson and now on display at Ultragrafik Fine Art Gallery in Port Macquarie. Several unique lightboxes, paintings and works on paper reveal a mysterious underlayer to nature and man’s connection with the natural world. One of the feature paintings, “Forest” 2017, will be featured on an upcoming debut vinyl record by US-based electronic group, Trees Speak. Entry free, all works for sale. Small works starting at $150. Visit…

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November 2017

Jo Ernst – New works

November 8 - December 3
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

An exhibition of new works by Jo Ernst with two workshop days, one in life drawing and one in portraiture. See poster for how to book. Jo Ernst is a professional artist formerly from the Blue Mountains, where she is represented at the Lost Bear Gallery in Katoomba. Now based in the Manning Valley Jo has been invited to have her latest exhibition at the Gloucester Gallery. Jo has been involved in the arts all of her working life. In…

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Grass Roots People

November 9 - December 3
Dunghutti Aboriginal Art Gallery,
Macleay Valley Way, Kempsey,

DNAAG is proud to exhibit new works from Graduates of Aboriginal Cultural Arts Course TAFE NSW, Wauchope Campus. The artists included in this exhibition are Isabell Moran, Lisa Travers, Verqelle Fisher, Angela Roberts and Natasha Chatfield. All artists have been involved in creating artworks strongly influenced by their history and culture. Many of these artists exhibited at the Gallery in 2016 and whose works were well received. I would encourage all who have an interest in Aboriginal Art to come…

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‘INNER’ Exhibition

November 11 @ 12:00 am - November 30 @ 11:00 pm
Bellingen Gallery & Framing Studio,
44 Hyde St, Bellingen,

‘Inner’ –  11 – 30 November  As part of the Open up to Art (OUTA) event, seven artists at the Bellingen Framing Gallery have created works for this exhibition around the theme ‘Inner’. The machinations of the creative process can be challenging and unexpected and this exhibition departs from the norm, it invites the viewer to participate and interpret art in a different way Featuring photography by Jack Meagher, ceramics by Gloria Malone, John Tuckwell and Kathy Taylor, painting and…

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The Space Between

November 11 - 25
The Art Factory,
2/151 Orlando Street, Coffs Harbour, NSW Australia

“THE SPACE BETWEEN” : A THOUGHT PROVOKING JOURNEY THROUGH ARTWORK EXPLORING THE HUMAN CONDITION A visual feast of artwork displaying the works of 27 emerging artists who have been studying the Diploma of Visual Arts for two years at TAFE NSW, Coffs Harbour Campus, opens next month in Coffs Harbour. The graduating students now invite the public to help celebrate their journey and launch of their artistic careers. This group consists of diverse eclectic individuals aged between 19 and 78,…

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Corporeal

November 12 - December 7
Nexus Gallery,
Bellingen Butter Factory, Bellingen, NSW 2454 Australia

“Corporeal” is the latest series of paintings by Lisa Zanderigo, an exhibiting artist of 30 years with a Masters of Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts. Previous exhibitions at Stills Gallery, Australian Centre for Photography, First Draft West and Roslyn Oxley9 have been reviewed in Photofile, Art Monthly, Artlink & Art + Text, with work bought by private and public collections including the AGNSW and Waverly Public Library. Having worked with photography, installation and mixed media in the…

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Gordon Rossiter’s ‘Spring Exhibition’

November 15 @ 8:00 am - November 26 @ 5:00 pm
The Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery,
5 Kinchela St,, Gladstone, NSW,
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Wed 15th Nov-Sun 26th Nov. Paintings from the Tasmanian wilderness and Macleay Valley will feature in this year’s annual exhibition by Crescent Head artist Gordon Rossiter. Rossiter is a multi-award winning impressionist landscape artist who uses oil paints on canvas as medium of choice. There will also be a selection of fine art reproductions on display.

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A Big Catch!

November 15 @ 9:00 am - November 21 @ 5:00 pm
Matilda St. Gallery,
26 Matilda St., Macksville N.S.W,
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A variety of fish Inspired work. Art Exhibition by Open Arms Care Artists

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Your Health Link National Photographic Competition and National Exhibition

November 17 - 18
The Glass House Port Macquarie,
Corner Clarence + Hay Street, Port Macquarie,
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Your Health Link National Photographic Competition and Exhibition is a program developed by the Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) and is endorsed by the NSW Health Centre for Population Health, NSW Office of Preventive Health and the Healthy Kids Association. The Competition’s focus is to increase health literacy through the exciting medium of photography, where community members are given a topic Healthy Life | Healthy You to actively participate in creating images that represent the subject matter. The…

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