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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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July 2019

Art Tours in the Gallery

July 6 - August 31
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

As part of the Glasshouse’s 10th birthday celebrations we are providing an insightful free tour with our trained Gallery guides. Come and explore the current exhibitions on display. Free Art Tours are provided every Saturday during July and August. Bookings essential. The Glasshouse Regional Gallery supporting arts within our community. Please note: the Glasshouse Regional Gallery is closed on Mondays.

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Elsewhere: Travels through Syria, Iran, Egypt, Morocco and Central Asia Exhibition

July 13 @ 10:00 am - September 29 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

WENDY SHARPE & BERNARD OLLIS On view 13 July – 29 September, 2019 This exhibition features new works created by the celebrated Australian artists Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis during their recent travels through Syria, Iran, Egypt, Morocco and Central Asia. Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis create art in response to humanity. During their extensive journeys, they created sketchbooks, drawings and paintings to record conversations and chance meetings with people from all walks of life. These works will introduce you…

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Saltwater Freshwater Arts 2019

July 19 @ 10:00 am - September 14 @ 4:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

A celebration of Aboriginal arts and culture from the Mid North Coast: the Worimi, Biripi, Dunghutti and Gumbaynggirr nations that make up the Saltwater Freshwater region. The exhibition includes the Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance Aboriginal art award and a display of contemporary cultural objects. There will be public programs throughout the exhibition, including storytelling, weaving and language workshops. Guest curator and judge of the 2019 award: Amanda Hayman of BlakLash Projects.

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Artlink Visual Arts

July 22 @ 4:00 pm - September 23 @ 5:30 pm
The Stables,

Artlink is a program linking youth from 14 years with mature age members of the community in playful, creative workshops and classes in visual and performing arts. Visual Arts is tutored by Marc Renshaw and promises a smorgasbord of art activities including painting, drawing, clay, printmaking. Classes are 1hr $10pp and 3hrs $20pp. Whole term $80. Concessions available. Visual Arts Contact: Julie Hutchinson 0487484479

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Stewart MacFarlane – The Real World

July 25 - September 1
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Stewart MacFarlane studied painting in Melbourne and New York. His pop-inspired paintings depict dark and often disturbing unfinished narratives. MacFarlane has exhibited extensively in Australia, Europe and the United States. His work is held by collections including The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Artbank, Sydney; regional and university collections and internationally in the United States. Stewart’s practice spans 4 decades and this exhibition will feature works from…

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Kate Dorrough – The Lyrical River

July 25 - September 1
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

The Manning River and its unique double delta, permanent multiple entrances, tidal sand flats, channels, inlets, lagoons and islands, are all sources of inspiration for Sydney artist Kate. This exhibition is a culmination of field research and exploratory investigation with a range of materials back in the studio, expanding and invigorating new approaches in her art practice and consists of paintings, ceramics, sculpture, video and fabric based installations.

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John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new

July 26 - September 22
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Official Opening July 26 (bookings essential) John Mawurndjul AM (born 1952, Kubukkan near Marrkolidjban, western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia) is celebrated for his mastery of rarrk (crosshatching) and his depiction of djang (sacred sites and totemic emblems), a tradition shared by generations of Kuninjku artists. The artist has led the development of this exhibition, which describes in Kuninjku (and English) his places of special cultural significance known as kunred, as well as the sacred places and spirits – or…

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August 2019

Sandra’s After School Art Classes: Crescent Head/ Kempsey

August 1 @ 3:00 pm - September 26 @ 6:00 pm
Crescent Head Public School and Kempsey Adventist School,
Crescent Head,

I will be running Group Art Classes for primary and high school students. These classes will include, visualisation, art history and a variety of art skills to enhance your child’s creativity. After school at Crescent Head Public School starting 7th August Primary School Students Wednesdays 2.55–4.30pm After school at Kempsey Adventist School starting 1st Aug Primary School Students Thursdays 3.10-4.40pm High School Students Thursdays 4.40-6.10pm Cost: $200 for 8-week course or only $100 if you use your voucher. ‘creative kids’…

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Sculpture in the Gaol

August 3 - 30
Trial Bay Gaol,
Arakoon, Australia

Sculpture in the Gaol is a public art exhibition in a location like no other. Hosted by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service at the historic Trial Bay Gaol in South West Rocks, the exhibition features around 100 works by professional and hobbyist sculptors from all over NSW and beyond. Artist applications close on Friday 14th June. For full details of the artistic programme, including the VIP fundraiser event, the Family Gala Day, Escapee Trail, exhibition dates, artist workshops and…

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Drawing fundamentals with Jill Cairns – four week course.

August 3 - 24
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Why learn to draw? Drawing is the most basic way to access ideas, feelings and beliefs about the world we live in. In this four week course you will be taken through a series of practical exercises using a range of basic drawing mediums, graphite, charcoal and ink. These classes are ideal for complete beginners to experienced artists wishing to refresh their drawing skills. “Free up, relax that tight left hand brain, focus and allow the self to dance in…

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All Creatures Great & Small Art Exhibition

August 5 - September 25
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

From wasps to whales, the “All Creatures Great & Small” Art Exhibition at the Showground Gallery showcases the art of the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group members in a variety of disciplines: Acrylics, Calligraphy, Drawing, Fibre art, Oils, Origami, Pastels, Photography, Watercolours, and more. The Exhibition is on display until 25 September. The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm, with Free entry. All artwork is for sale.

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August 8 - September 15
Flow Space Gallery,
6/46 Through st, South Grafton,

You are invited to the open night of Kade Valja Art.s next solo exhibition ‘STEPPENWOLF’ with very special guest performers: .Death By Carrot .Terry D With refreshing beverages from New England Brewing Company. ‘STEPPENWOLF‘ is Valja’s most experimental exhibition yet, being meters away from his studio the installation work featured will transform over the month of August (8th-25th) to be in final form for this special night.

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Bald Archy Prize Art Exhibition

August 9 @ 10:00 am - September 1 @ 5:00 pm
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour,
1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour,

We missed it last year, but now it’s back…the most talked about exhibition any year makes its return to the National Cartoon Gallery. The Bald Archy Prize was founded in 1994 in a small village outside Gundagai, by experienced arts administrator and successful theatre director, the late Peter Batey OAM, as part of an arts festival named the Coolac Festival of Fun, to avoid discrimination by those afraid of a cultural image. It has been regarded as something of an…

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Physical Limits

August 14 - September 1
MVCAG Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery,
5 Kinchela St Gladstone NSW 2440, Gladstone,

Artworks from artist Carly Marchment Supple will be on display at the Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery from 14th August- 1st September. Opening night will be on 16th August commencing at 5:30pm. All artworks will be for sale.

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Shortcuts to Natural History Illustration workshop with Peter Schouten

August 17 - September 28
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Join us for a unique opportunity to be guided by Peter in a small class environment to learn the shortcuts he has established over 40 years of experience with natural history illustration and painting. This is a 6-week course delivered in 2 blocks of 3 consecutive Saturdays with a weekend break in between session blocks. Session Times are Saturdays 10am – 1pm Session Block 1 – Sat 17, 24, 31 August Session Block 2 – Sat 14, 21, 28 September…

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Eungai Art Show

August 23 - 25
Eungai Community Hall,
main street, Eungai Creek,

Art and Community is the focus of an exhibition to showcase the works of local artists and craftspeople in the Nambucca- Macleay region. After 25 years our small rural community is bringing back this event and call for Artists to participate. The exhibition is to be held over three days from Friday 23rd August to Sunday 25th August, with an opening event on Friday 23rd – 6pm till late. This event is brought to you by the Eungai Community Hall…

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Made with Love Markets

August 25
Lvl 1 Carpark, Park Beach Plaza,
253 Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

Looking forward to Spring? We are too! Celebrate with an AWESOME day out visiting our local handmade market with loads of new stallholders and old favourites. An amazing mix of gorgeous handmade and locally made items. Everything from soap to artwork, clothes to greeting cards, cupcakes to dreamcatchers and MORE!

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August 25 - September 20
Nexus Gallery,
Bellingen Butter Factory, Bellingen, NSW 2454 Australia

Visual conversations that reflect the relationship between the artists and their coastal home.

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Art Bazaar Lambton Park

August 25
Lambton Park,
Howe St, Lambton NSW 2299,

Hunter Arts Network, known as HAN, the group behind Art Bazaar, is bringing Art Bazaar to Lambton Park on Sunday 25 August 2019 from 10am – 3pm. Lambton Park has become a very popular venue for the event since it’s first Lambton market in 2015. The highlight of the event will be the 60 HAN members whose stalls will be surrounded by the beautiful parklands & scenery at Lambton Park. Every stallholder is a local from the Hunter – purchase…

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2019 Urunga Small Sculpture Prize

August 27 - September 20
The Art Space Urunga,
13 Bonville Street, Urunga,
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The Art Space Urunga is thrilled to present the 2019 ‘Small Sculpture Prize’, with a Prize pool of $2500. The theme for 2019 is: The Environment and/or recycled materials. Coinciding with the Small Sculpture Prize is the 12 x 12 Members Exhibition. Opening night and Awards August 25.  

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Herman’s Hermits – 6 O’Clock Hop

August 28
Manning Entertainment Centre,
Manning Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

When the 1960’s British Invasion hit worldwide, Herman’s Hermits were one of the biggest groups out of the UK. Their Australian No. 1 hits, ‘Mrs. Brown you’ve got a lovely daughter’ and ‘No milk today’ made the group one of the most popular groups of the day here in Australia. The No. 1’s were followed up by 8 more Top 10 hits including I’m Henry VIII, There’s a kind of hush, A must to avoid, Silhouettes and many more songs…

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Recollections and Reflections

August 28 - September 8
Port Macquarie Museum,
22 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie,

Recollections and Reflections is an exhibition of original artworks including watercolour paintings and pencil drawings, photographs and objects depicting historic and contemporary landscapes across the Port Macquarie-Hastings region. The exhibition explores our relationship with the landscape and the creative depiction of the environment by local and visiting artists and photographers. How has memory influenced their work? Are the works based on recollections or reflections, on memory or imagination? All exhibited works and items are from the Port Macquarie Museum’s extensive…

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Sea Turtle two-day Watercolour Workshop

August 29 - September 6
Butcherbird Studio,
Studio 2/19 Kinchela Street, Gladstone NSW 2440,

Join me for an informative and fun two-day workshop painting a gracious Sea Turtle. Day 1: Fri 30 Aug, a day of field studies at Trial Bay Here we’ll sketch, take reference photos and complete colour charts to inform our final painting. Day 2: Fri 6 Sept, a day in my Gladstone studio This is where we’ll refine our composition and get to work painting our own original artworks. Two consecutive Fridays, including all tuition, materials, lunch and afternoon tea,…

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