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February 2018

BELLINGEN COMMUNITY MARKETS

February 17, 2018 - December 21, 2019
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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Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance Aboriginal Art Award

February 1 - March 29
Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance,
Innovation Hub, Coffs Harbour,

The Saltwater Freshwater Aboriginal Art Award (SWFWAAA) aims to promote Aboriginal art from the Saltwater Freshwater region of the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance (SWFW) invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who reside in the Worimi, Biripi, and Dhanggatti and Gumbaynggirr nations to enter this biennial award. Artists may enter up to two entries in any medium in two-dimensional format created in 2017 or 2018 for the award. The Award winner will be…

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

February 16 - April 21
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

The National Photographic Portrait Prize is an annual event intended to promote the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers. Now in its eleventh year, this annual exhibition draws from entries submitted by photographers across Australia. This year 43 photos were selected from an astounding 3,224 entries to form the exhibition. The National Portrait Gallery aims to increase the understanding of the Australian people – their identity, history, creativity and culture – through portraiture…

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From Somewhere: Todd Fuller

February 16 - April 21
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

From Somewhere, is an exhibition by Sydney based artist Todd Fuller. In this period Fuller reflected on his early memories to the area, holidaying with his family as a child. With the memories of the sea air and the sense of freedom it brings in his mind, Fuller went onto produce a body of work that would encapsulate this sense of nostalgia. This quest led to discovering the local story of Harry Thompson, the unofficial caretaker of Shelly Beach. To…

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Claire Johnson: Ode to a woman

February 16 @ 12:00 am - April 22 @ 11:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

On View: 16 February – 22 April 2019 Claire Johnson is a ceramic artist and painter currently based on the Mid North Coast of NSW. Claire completed a Bachelor of Fine Art majoring in ceramics at UNSW Art and Design in November 2014. Her work is a homage to lovers, the idea of the gesture, movement, personal experience and femininity. Claire has also worked on larger scale commercial projects which can be seen at Green Park Hotel Darlinghurst, Public House…

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“Paint,Cloth & Clay”

February 28 - March 24
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

Yvette and Peter Hugill are again exhibiting together, this time with Printmaker Ali Haigh. This exhibition ‘Paint Cloth & Clay” at Gloucester Gallery from 28th February to 24th March follows on from Peter and Yvette’s very successful collaboration at the Manning Regional Gallery late last year and an earlier collaborative between Yvette and Peter at Gloucester Gallery in 2015. Peter’s ceramics and Yvette’s paintings relate well to each other in colour, pattern and style. Yvette’s rural landscape inspired paintings are…

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March 2019

Peter Schouten – Into the Wild

March 7 - April 14
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

This exhibition explores works from three of Peter’s publications “A Gap in Nature”, “Astonishing Animals” and the most recent release “End of the Megafauna”, and includes some of the extraordinary large scale paintings depicting life-sized creatures. Peter Schouten is a Wildlife artist, author, natural history illustrator and paleontological illustrator who has been living and working in Bobin, Manning Valley for 16 years. Peter has an international reputation for his specialised area as a Paleontological Reconstructionist, which is the rebuilding of…

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Jenny Catt + Angela Tay – Paradise of Waters, Movements and Impermanence

March 7 - April 14
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Two artists have created complementary bodies of work exploring saltwater and freshwater spaces in the landscape and the intriguing relationship humans have with these environments. There are two themes explored in Jennifer Catt’s paintings. One is what Professor George Seddon referred to as “the dissonance between expressed perception of the environment in Australia and environmental behaviour”. Australians “love” the bush, and commonly call it fragile yet our desire to be in it and unravel its mysteries will destroy it. The…

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Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man – JamFactory Icon

March 8 - May 4
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Gerry Wedd enjoys a national reputation for his hand-built ceramics that brim with a dry wit, swinging from the humorous to darkly disturbing. From his beginnings at the kitchen table to his work with the iconoclastic surf-wear company Mambo, Wedd draws his craft from personal interests and experiences – surfing foremost among these. His ceramic pieces, both functional and sculptural, are vessels for storytelling about history, politics, music and popular culture. Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man – JamFactory Icon 2016 is…

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Ripped Off

March 8 - May 4
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Artist Gerry Wedd, who is also a dedicated surfer, has long used the images of pioneering surf photographer John Witzig on his ceramic objects. Witzig’s photographs of surfing in the 1960s and 70s now have the status of cultural icons, capturing surfing’s “golden era”. In this exhibition, four artists, who also happen to surf, have created new works in response to Witzig’s extraordinary archive. Featuring Jon Campbell, Robert Moore, Gerry Wedd and Ozzie Wright, plus new work by John Witzig.

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Bird’s Eye View Cartoon Art Exhibition

March 8 - April 28
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour,
1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour,

Where would the world be without women? In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March) the National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour is showcasing a special selection of cartoons, from a Bird’s Eye View: women cartoonists and their take on the world. The exhibition will run from 8 March until 28 April, 10 am to 4 pm daily (closed Good Friday). Entry is Adults $5; children u16 $3; Friends of the Gallery and kids u5 free.

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Still Life Exhibition

March 9 - April 6
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

There are 2 sections Modern & Traditional with a total of $1000 prize money. ($500 for the winner of each section). The entry fee is $20 for members and $25 for non-members per artwork. Exhibitors are limited to 4 entries each.The entry form can be downloaded from the “exhibition” page of our website.

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A New Leaf

March 12 - April 22
The Art Space Urunga,
13 Bonville Street, Urunga,

A New Leaf “A New Leaf”, the next exhibition at the Art Space Urunga, celebrates the softening of the season with a fresh array of new exhibitors. These will join with some familiar names to present an exhibition rich with variety and expertise. New artists include, Rudy Kristler, Nicole Crampton, Susan Romyn, Brenda Nunn, Katherine Ackland and Carol Walsh. Their work includes painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography and jewellery. These artists are joined by Sara Wade, Jeremy Barrett, Tracy Smithers, Helena Wall,…

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JAPANIZI – Julie Shea and Simon Mark

March 20 @ 10:30 am - March 31 @ 4:30 pm
Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery Gladstone,,
5 Kinchela Street, Gladstone,
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JAPANIZI Julie Shea and Simon Mark Wed 20-31st March at the Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery Afternoon Tea with the artists Saturday 23rd March at 2.30pm Julie and Mark will present an exhibition of paintings and drawings inspired by recent travel in Japan. Simon’s focus is on the isolation of men, his oil paintings imparting a sense of time moving while expressing disassociated lives. Julie’s interest is in animism, her explorations on paper reflecting control and submission interacting in Japanese…

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“Small in number, but large in heart”: 70 years of Royal Far West in Coffs Harbour

March 22 - May 11
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum,
215 Harbour Drive (old Courthouse building), Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

The 24th of March, 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the Royal Far West Children’s Health Scheme in Coffs Harbour. Over the years, the members of the Coffs Harbour branch have raised funds and worked with health practitioners to benefit thousands of local children, as well as contributing to the charitable works of the organisation across New South Wales. As an integral part of the provision of health care in Coffs Harbour, the history of Royal Far West highlights how…

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Sue Bell & Jann Kesby: Two Obsessions

March 23 - April 22
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Sue Bell & Jann Kesby Two Obsessions ON VIEW 23 March – 22 April Two Obsessions is a collaborative exhibition by artists Sue Bell and Jann Kesby each exploring and responding to their ‘obsessions’ with domestic and or much loved objects. Whether it is in the making or the collecting, these two artists, through their medium of choice explore how these objects can create a sense of place, and become a part of the tapestries of daily lives. Glasshouse Regional…

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Jackie Deane: Drift

March 23 - April 22
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

JACKIE DEANE DRIFT ON VIEW 23 March – 22 April Drift, is an exhibition from local artist Jackie Deane, with a lifelong connection to water, Drift will take you on a journey through the mountains and rivers to our local salt air seascapes. Jackie has been an artist and art tutor for over 30 years. During that time she has successfully exhibited, winning many awards throughout NSW with works in private collections both nationally and internationally. Gallery closed on Mondays.…

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Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber

March 23 - 24
Bowraville Theatre,
Bowraville, NSW 2454 Australia

The Bowraville Theatre Singers present “Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber” including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Special guest will be dancer Shelayna Boorer. There will be two shows on Saturday and Sunday 23rd and 24th March, 2.00 pm at the Bowraville Theatre. Tickets at the door $15.00. For group bookings of 10 or more, phone 65647279, for a reduced price.

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$45

BANJO – Coffs Harbour

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Jetty Theatre,
337 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour,
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An exhilarating ride of the music of COLDPLAY, the spoken word of A.B ‘Banjo’ Paterson and Contemporary Dance, . This production is like no other. “THE ENTIRE PERFORMANCE IS POETRY” – Joanna Silver BANJO brilliantly intertwines the life of Banjo Paterson through arrangements of COLDPLAY’s greatest hits and his very own verse. “WORLD CLASS. THE FUSION OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE, AUSTRALIAN ICONIC POETRY AND MODERN MUSIC IS A TRULY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE.” – Dale Carr Paterson’s beautiful verse – Clancy of the…

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Ceramic Tile Artwork with Claire Johnson

March 27
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Local Ladies who Move, Shake & Make Every Wednesday evening 6 March – 10 April 2019, 6pm – 8.30pm Be Creative in the Gallery! Each week a local artisan will take you through their creative process. Ceramic tile artwork: learn how to use everyday art materials to create your own set of decorative ceramic tiles. Claire Johnson is a locally-based ceramic artist and painter and in 2018 was the collaborating artist with Australian fashion label Gorman for their Autumn 2018…

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“Gone Painting” a retrospective exhibition of Jean Spokes art.

March 27 - April 22
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

Artist Jean Spokes passed away last October and a Retrospective of her recent artwork will be shown at the Gloucester Gallery from March 27th until April 22nd Jean Spokes was the youngest in the Sealy family of artists where art has always been a way of life. Since 1977 Jean studied under many Australian and overseas tutors in varying mediums. She then developed her own unique style and worked firstly in porcelain, glass, silk, and then branched out into watercolour,…

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$29.90

BANJO – Kempsey

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
The Bandbox Theatre,
Sea Street, Kempsey,
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An exhilarating ride of the music of COLDPLAY, the spoken word of A.B ‘Banjo’ Paterson and Contemporary Dance, . This production is like no other. “THE ENTIRE PERFORMANCE IS POETRY” – Joanna Silver BANJO brilliantly intertwines the life of Banjo Paterson through arrangements of COLDPLAY’s greatest hits and his very own verse. “WORLD CLASS. THE FUSION OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE, AUSTRALIAN ICONIC POETRY AND MODERN MUSIC IS A TRULY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE.” – Dale Carr Paterson’s beautiful verse – Clancy of the…

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$18

Showtune Sessions KIDS!

March 29 @ 11:00 am - March 31 @ 12:00 pm
Theatre Oz Port Macquarie,
Unit 15 - 10 Bellbowrie Street, Port Macquarie,

After 3 successful Showtune Session seasons in 2018, Theatre Oz Port Macquarie presents: SHOWTUNE SESSIONS KIDS! 2019 – March 29th – 31st The theme for March is KIDS! featuring showtunes from musicals that inspire children of all ages! The show features the cream of Port Mac’s music theatre talent aged 9-12 years! Seating is limited, and in tables of 4, so grab your friends, book a table, BYO drinks and nibbles and enjoy this unique and intimate performance experience. Profits…

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$25

Kavisha Mazzella at South West Rocks

March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Anglican Church South West Rocks,
15-19 McIntyre St, south west rocks , NSW 2431 Australia
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Kavisha Mazzella AM at SWR ARIA award winning singer songwriter Kavisha Mazzella will be performing at South West Rocks Anglican Hall on March 24.  Kavisha does not believe in ‘world music’ – it’s just music! Music unites us and Kavisha enjoys crossing musical boundaries and create community experiences in her shows.She first came to national attention with her appearance in the Franco Di Chiera documentary “Joys Of The Women” in 1993. Drawing on her rich Mediterranean heritage she creates contemporary songs…

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