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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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April 20192019

Object Therapy – ADC On Tour: An Australian Design Centre National Touring Exhibition

April 24 - June 2
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Why do we hold onto objects? How do objects and memories connect? What happens when a treasured object breaks and how can we repair it? 30 broken objects have undergone therapy – treated and ‘creatively’ repaired by a designer or artist. Object Therapy encourages us to re-think our consumption patterns and re-evaluate the broken objects that surround us. It explores the role of repair in our society and its possibilities. In 2016 members of the public were invited to submit…

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Billy James Crellin – Yank, Squeeze, Bow

April 24 - June 2
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Presenting a selection of work from his past two years practising at South Australia’s contemporary craft and design institution, The JamFactory, Billy Crellin will show new experimental sculptures and functional wares boasting colour, form and material mimicry. Using the bubble as a starting point, he has played on this balloon-likeness to depict mash ups materialised in glass. His developed mixed media approach makes use of enamels, effect paints, poscas, decals and neon light. An idea central to these recent works…

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May 2019

Coastal Colour

May 3 - 30
Woolgoolga Art Galelry,
73 Turon Parade, Woolgoolga,

“Coastal Colour” by Renita King will be opening this Friday 3rd May at 6.00pm. Renita is one of Woolgoolga Art Group’s super-talented members who works in all kinds of mediums. Look out for her Crab Collection and beautiful ocean paintings not to mention some lovely hand woven items. This will be a “WOW” exhibition and you are sure to love what you see Entry to the Opening $5 or $10 non-members which includes drinks and finger food.

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Behind the Lines 2018 – Best Political Cartoons Exhibition

May 3 @ 10:00 am - July 7 @ 6:00 pm
National Cartoon Gallery,
1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour,

Venture down the rabbit hole to Behind the Lines 2018, the perennially popular exhibition of the year’s best political cartoons… After a topsy-turvy 2018, the theme this year is Curiouser & Curiouser, inspired by the surreal charm of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Did the political landscape of the last 12 months have you thinking you’d stepped through the looking glass to a world where nothing is as it seems? You’re not alone! Australia’s best political cartoonists worked tirelessly…

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Shrek the Musical

May 4 - 26
Jetty Memorial Theatre,
Harbour Drive, Harbour Drive, NSW 2450 Australia

Coffs Harbour Musical Comedy Company presents “Shrek the Musical”…”Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily,…

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OUTA – ‘Mixed Messages Exhibition

May 4 @ 12:00 am - May 23 @ 11:00 pm
Bellingen Gallery and Framing Studio,
3/44 Hyde Street, Bellingen,

As part of the Bellingen Open Up To Art event. (OUTA) ‘Mixed Messages’ is funky, provocative and off-beat. It redefines, redirects and remixes aesthetic metaphors and demands you to engage with the works. A must see exhibition Opening 5.30 pm on Saturday May 4. All welcome

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Clay Stories: Contemporary Indigenous Ceramics from Remote Australia

May 10 - July 13
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Clay Stories is a significant survey exhibition of contemporary artworks in ceramics created by established and emerging Indigenous artists in remote parts of regional Australia. The exhibition presents pieces that are both sculptural and vessel-based, with each body of work a strong medium for storytelling, representative of the artist’s connection to Country. This touring exhibition is an independent curatorial project developed by Sabbia Gallery, its exhibition curator Anna Grigson, five Indigenous art centres and the Remote Communities Ceramic Network. OPENING…

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Stories to Freedom

May 17 - June 29
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum,
215 Harbour Drive (old Courthouse building), Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Stories to Freedom, an exhibition that gives us insight into the past, present and future lives of refugee and migrant women living and working in our community. The exhibition shares the work of Anglicare’s 3Es Program through photography and film, as well as featuring handmade textile artworks created by women who participate in the program. Traversing the memories of childhood, migration and settling in a new home, this exhibition highlights the joys and trepidations of learning new skills and sharing…

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Izabela Pluta: Reversal

May 18 - July 21
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Reversal is a photographically-based installation that draws on Rose Macaulay’s 1953 book, Pleasure of Ruins, which articulates a relationship between the disappearance of buildings and the limitations of words used to describe them. Pluta’s exhibition materially translates, fragments and reconfigures Macaulay’s ideas to explore the mutability of things and the impermanence of places. Izabela Pluta has exhibited widely in Australia and in 2018 was shortlisted for the MAMA Foundation National Photographic Award. In 2019 Pluta will be presenting new work…

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Angelica Mesiti – Relay League

May 18 @ 12:00 am - July 21 @ 11:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Angelica Mesiti – Relay League On view 18 May – 21 July Calling all. This is our last cry before our eternal silence. This message sent by Morse code in 1997 was the poetic starting point for artist Angelica Mesiti as she embarked on creating her exciting new work: Relay League. The message was not, as one may assume, a desperate transmission sent from a sinking ship, but rather, the final message signalling the end of the use of Morse…

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A World of Water

May 18 - June 16
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

Waterfalls, Oceans, Rivers, Lakes…anything associated with water will be brought to life in the Sawtell Art Gallery’s newest show opening next month. Entries due Saturday 4 May – entries cost $20 for members and $25 for non-members.   When: Opening Saturday 18 May Where: Sawtell Art Gallery, Cnr Bayldon and Lyons Roads, Sawtell Time: 4pm Cost: FREE entry to view the exhibition For more information visit the Sawtell Art Gallery website: http://www.sawtellartgroup.com.au/whats-coming-next.html

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Wendy Stokes Within and Between – Walking in the space of Landscape

May 18 @ 9:00 am - July 21 @ 6:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

On view 18 May – 21 July 2019 at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie  Walking in the space of Landscape merges experiences of connection and process, both being key to engaging, knowing and understanding a site. Whilst attending an International Cite des Arts residency in Paris in 2014, Stokes spent time exploring Claude Monet sites of the coast and the Giverny Garden. Exploring parallels between these and Stokes’ Australian locations the exhibition explores drawing as a vehicle to interweave…

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Through Two Sets Of Eyes

May 23 - June 2
Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery,
Kinchela Street, Gladstone,

Two Macleay Valley artists, Marilyn Urban & Leigh Carnsew are holding a joint exhibition – Through Two Sets of Eyes at the Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery. Both artists work with acrylics and mixed media in both abstract and contemporary styles. They each take their inspiration from different places, but all works come from their minds. Come and meet the artists on Saturday 25 May, 1pm – 3pm and share a glass of wine and some nibbles.

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Movie Night – Casablanca

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour,
1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour,

Casablanca, the 1942 classic with two unforgettable and iconic movie stars at the helm: Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. This Best Picture Academy Award winner tells the story of a cynical American expatriate’s struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco. Join us at the National Cartoon Gallery @the Bunker, Coffs Harbour on Thursday 23 May and enjoy the movie all over again, or maybe for the first time.…

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TEDxSydneyLive – Satellite Event

May 24
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

GLASSHOUSE PORT MACQUARIE PRESENTS. TEDxSydney is the leading platform for the propagation of Australian ideas, creativity and innovation to the rest of the world. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less) and covers almost all topics from science to business to global issues. TEDxSydney is obsessed with ideas and loves to celebrate them. They see ideas as a powerful common currency and hence the catalyst for their…

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John Tuckwell Talk

May 24 @ 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

Members AND guests all most welcome! In a prelude to the weekend workshop ‘Colour and Light’, John is giving a talk at the Sawtell Art Gallery. John will talk about his current work practice and the twists and turns it’s taken to get there. And not to be missed, there will also be a small demo. This will be quite interactive as John loves to hear stories and questions from everyone. And hecklers! There will be coffee and cake with…

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Izabela Pluta, Angelica Mesiti, Wendy Stokes & Saltwater Freshwater Exhibition Opening

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

The Glasshouse Regional Gallery are opening the doors to four new exhibitions in May, and we invite you to come and join us! Exhibition Openings are a great opportunity to mingle with friends, artists, curators and learn more about the latest exhibitions. We invite you to come and join us for exhibition openings of: Izabela Pluta – Reversal Reversal is a photographically-based installation that draws on Rose Macaulay’s 1953 book, Pleasure of Ruins, which articulates a relationship between the disappearance…

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Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance

May 25 - July 7
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

The Saltwater Freshwater Aboriginal Art Prize 2019, is a touring exhibition showcasing Aboriginal artists living in the Saltwater Freshwater region. The exhibition will open at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery in Port Macquarie, then to the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and the Manning Regional Gallery, finishing at the Wadjar Regional Aboriginal Art Gallery. Keep your eye out for expressions of interest for community project opportunities. Student Tours – Monday Your students can enjoy an exclusive tour on Mondays. The Gallery is…

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Saltwater Freshwater Arts 2019: Aboriginal Art Award and Contemporary Cultural Objects

May 25 - July 7
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

A celebration of Aboriginal arts and culture from the Mid North Coast of NSW with the Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance Aboriginal Art Award and exhibition of contemporary cultural objects, with accompanying public programs including storytelling, weaving and language workshops. Guest Curator and art award judge: Amanda Hayman. Art Award winner to be announced opening night at the Glasshouse, Friday 24 May 2019. The exhibition will open at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery in Port Macquarie, then onto the Coffs Harbour Regional…

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Masterclass with Wendy Stokes Within and Between – Walking in the space of Landscape

May 25 @ 10:00 am - May 26 @ 12:00 am
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

This two day workshop aims to interweave a variety of drawing processes and materials encouraging each participant to embrace and investigate a range of approaches to seeing and interpreting landscape in order to find their own meaning. Fee inclusive of both days. Basic materials will be supplied. BYO specialised equipment. Bookings essential. Walking in the space of Landscape merges experiences of connection and process, both being key to engaging, knowing and understanding a site. Whilst attending an International Cite des…

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Sound Bath & Mandala Weaving Workshop – Bellingen

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Bello Youth Hub,
2 William Street, Bellingen,

Hi, I am Adriana Join me on a “heART” and soul nourishing day We will begin the day with a delightful sound bath using high frequency instruments together with my voice to drop any mental activity, to relax and deeply connect with our heart centre. Once body, mind and heart are in a more harmonious state you will begin to learn and weave your God’s eye Mandala. These are symbol of guidance and protection in Native Communities from Central and…

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Junior Legatee Book Launch “Funny the Fish”

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park,
Orlando Street, Coffs Harbour,

Two of our Legacy children have written and illustrated a book called Funny the Fish. What makes this remarkable is that the boys are only 10 and 11 and the author is on the Autism Spectrum. With support from Dolphin Marine Conservation Park and Autism Spectrum Australia, we will be launching the book at 10am on Saturday 25 May at the Park. We hope to raise awareness of both autism and the work of Legacy in our local community. For…

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Unseamly: Fashion Parade & Exhibition

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - June 1 @ 5:00 pm
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia
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Artists are invited to contribute works to: Unseamly: Fashion Parade & Exhibition Where trashion becomes fashion …………………… Fashion Parade To be held at Manning Regional Art Gallery Macquarie Street Taree Saturday 25 May 2019 at 2pm Limit of 5 pieces per artist. All artists to find their own model. Contact Helen Bryan 0448261095 or helenbryan54@gmail.com if you wish to exhibit in fashion parade. Helen MUST be advised of all items & models for fashion parade by 11th May. …………………… Exhibition to be…

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