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March 2017

Sawtell Family Markets

March 25, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
CWA Hall,
21 Elizabeth Street, Sawtell,

The Sawtell Family Market is held on the 4th Saturday of each month from 8am to 1pm. The market is located at the CWA Hall at 21 Elizabeth Street, Sawtell. There are over 30 stalls inside and out selling a vast range of handmade cards, artworks, craft, candles, soap, incense, jewellery, plants, DVD’s/CD’s, homewares as well as delicious cakes, honey and eggs. Grab a bargain with pre-loved books, clothing and other treasures. Come and enjoy a BBQ breakfast and lunch…

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Craft Spots at the Glasshouse 2018

January 13 @ 1:30 pm - December 1 @ 1:30 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Craft Spot Are you inspired by craft and design? Is quirky craft your thing? Have you ever wondered 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…

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February 2018

North Coast TAFE Visual Arts

February 5, 2018 - November 22, 2019
North Coast TAFE COFFS Harbour

Do you have a passion for art and would like to expand your potential or turn it into a career? North Coast TAFE’s Diploma of Visual Art or Certificate III Design Fundamentals could be the perfect course for you. These courses will equip you with a range of practical skills including painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, design, running a sustainable practice, exhibiting, and creating a body of work. The Diploma of Visual Art begins with orientation on Tuesday, February 6th…

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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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September 2018

TOTs Tours

September 7 @ 11:15 am - December 7 @ 11:15 pm
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

TOTS Tours – Exciting and fun art engagement for under 5′s with their parents or carers. Under 5′s will explore the current exhibition through song, dance and art making. First Friday of the month.

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Life Drawing Studio

September 9 @ 1:30 am - December 9 @ 1:30 pm
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Life Drawing Studio 2nd Sunday of the month for 2018. Bring your own materials and easel, relaxed atmosphere, untutored group, newcomers welcome. image credit: Julie Slavin

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October 2018

Cohesive

October 4 - November 25
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Yvette and Peter’s latest collaboraton sees them combine Yvette’s painting with Peter’s ceramics, producing works that relate in either colour, pattern or style. Yvette has been exhibiting regularly for the past 35 years and now enjoys the experience with Peter. Whilst the majority of Yvette’s paintings are based on the local landscape, she creates still life paintings that tie in with Peter’s patterned sgraffito ceramics. She is inspired by light, shadows and compositional patterns in the environment. Her work tends…

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Terror Australis

October 4 - November 25
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

What will we see when we look back on 2018 and beyond in Australia? How will history portray this country and its people? A lifelong fascination with museums and Australian culture has led Hosking to create her own artefacts for a museum of the future. With humour, a little irreverence and some outrage, Jane speculates what might be displayed in our museums in a hundred years.

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Brushes with Life

October 4 - November 25
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

‘Brushes with Life’. This annual art exhibition is a collection of work put together by people with a lived experience of mental illness. The exhibition aspires to break down the stigma of mental health issues and to enable full participation within a diverse and inclusive community. Opening evening to be confirmed

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Jason Wing The Presence of Absence Exhibition

October 13 @ 10:00 am - December 2 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

JASON WING The Presence of Absence Exhibition on view 13 October – 2 December 2018. The Presence of Absence is a new exhibition by Sydney-based artist Jason Wing, who strongly identifies with his Chinese and Aboriginal Biripi heritage. This exhibition was developed during his residency at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery in June. Wing has reinterpreted old and new work in response to his recent visit to Port Macquarie. Wing explored the Glasshouse’s heritage, archaeological displays and artefacts collection dating from…

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Nicole Welch Silence & Solitude: selected works from Eastern Interiors

October 13 @ 10:00 am - December 2 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Nicole Welch Silence & Solitude: selected works from Eastern Interiors Exhibition on view 13 October – 2 December 2018. Silence & Solitude: selected works from Eastern Interiors explores the Bicentennial year of the settlement of Bathurst (1815) and the subsequent opening of the eastern interior of Australia to exploration. Nicole followed the early pathways journeyed by European explorers, stopping at significant locations to enact installations in the landscape. The region as a whole is richly represented in Australian historical collections,…

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Inhabiting Space A contemporary jewellery exhibition

October 13 @ 10:00 am - December 9 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Inhabiting Space A contemporary jewellery exhibition curated by Dr Elizabeth Shaw Inhabiting Space features works from three contemporary jewellers, Rebecca Ward (Maleny, QLD), Clare Poppi (Marburg, QLD) and Helen Wyatt (Sydney, NSW) whose small precious works capture the imagination through their material and aesthetic choice. The exhibition looks at how contemporary jewellers are thinking about the environment and how this is reflected in what they make. Their works convey a narrative of nature and how it intersects with the built…

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Guura – Bloom

October 16 - November 16
The Art Space,
13 Bonville St., Urunga,
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The Art Space invites you to our upcoming group exhibition, Guura – Bloom. Opening Night Sat Oct 20th 5-7pm Exhibition runs Oct 16 – Nov 16  Along with the opening celebrations we are delighted to bring you a small performance on the night.  Juanella McKenzie (Adnyamathanha/ Luritja woman S.A.) will share the dreaming story for The Seven Sisters. She and her three girls (Ngarlaa, Ngayan and Ngintaka Donovan – Adnyamathanha/Luritja/Gumbaynggirr ) will be singing the dreaming song in Yura ngawrala (Adnyamathanha…

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Members $240 Adult $280

Contemporary Jewellery Workshop Evening classes with local artist Kristy Lomax

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - December 5 @ 8:30 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery Artlab,
Corner of Clarence and Hay Streets, Port Macquarie,

Find your inner motif… Eight week workshop with local artist Kristy Lomax Have you ever wanted to create your own personalised jewellery? Learn to make your own personalised contemporary jewellery with local artist Kristy Lomax. In this eight-week workshop you will learn a range of jewellery making skills and explore traditional and experimental jewellery techniques. This is an opportunity to cultivate your own creative practice, individual style and motif. You will take home your own gorgeous handmade jewellery. About Kristy…

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Lil’ Bits Art Exhibition

October 20 @ 10:00 am - December 12 @ 4:00 am
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

The “Lil’ Bits” Art Exhibition showcases works from the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group’s members across various disciplines: calligraphy, fibre art, acrylics, pastels, watercolour, and more. The unifying theme across all the works is their size: 20mm x 20mm. The exhibition runs from Saturday, 20 October until Wednesday, 12 December. The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm, with free entry. All artworks are for sale.

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Behind the Lines: The year’s best political cartoons

October 26 - December 2
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,
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Roll up, roll up, The Bunker Cartoon Gallery is hosting the travelling exhibition Behind the Lines 2017. Be sure to come along and marvel at the political cartooning spectacle: The Three-Ring Circus. Your chance to see the year’s best political cartoons, capturing a world where fact and fiction collide and ringmasters, jugglers and acrobats have all stepped into the political Big Top. With its many tumultuous events, 2017 was another rich year for our nation’s political cartoonists who continue to…

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The Writers Tool Box

October 30 @ 8:00 pm - December 4 @ 8:00 pm
Port Macquarie Community College,
77 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie,

The Writers Tool Box six-week course is jam-packed with writing tools to help bring your knowledge and practice of writing up a notch or two. This course is for you if you want to build your skills as a writer and understand the literary devices available and learn how to use them to enhance your writing and the reader’s experience. This is an interactive course with plenty of activities to hone each learned skill, so you get to put it…

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November 2018

Metamorphosis art exhibition

November 1 - 30
Ultragrafik Fine Art Gallery,
25/27 Hay Street, Port Macquarie,

“Metamorphosis” is a collaborative exhibition of visual art by Steven Durbach (Sydney) and Beric Henderson (Port Macquarie). Both artists were former research scientists and here they explore the creative aspects of evolution and transformation, as applied to mind, body and spirit. Be inspired by imaginative artworks, 3D sculptures and holographic paintings. All art is for sale and entry is free. Exhibition runs from 1-30 November. Come along to the official Opening from 5pm -`6.30pm Thursday 1st November and meet the…

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“Les Femmes Fatales”

November 4 - December 9
Federal Hotel,
Hyde Street, Bellingen, NSW 2454 Australia

This is a solo exhibition of the latest works of Liz Challis and focuses on the beautiful “femmes fatales” of the 1920s. Liz uses collage to show these ladies she has painted in acrylic and they are surrounded by vintage fabrics, antique lace and braid and tapestries and embroidery. These collages are very feminine, charming and appealing. There are also a number of framed water colours. Many of the paintings were done this year in France and Liz has recently…

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“Expressions of Interest – Six Artists”

November 8 - 30
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – SIX ARTISTS 8th – 30th November 2018 Kay McFarlane-Smith – Debra Ansell – Peter Erson-Smith - Clare Felton – Gwendolin Lewis – Judith Hill All six artists value the creative exercise of painting in the studio or en plein-air and in each other’s company. Kay McFarlane-Smith imparts a beautiful authenticity to her oil paintings which are mostly painted en plein-air. Debra Ansell draws and paints in oil. Her consistent theme is pursuing the representation and the perpetuity…

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Passage Art Exhibition

November 9 @ 10:00 am - November 22 @ 4:00 pm
The Art Factory,
2/151 Orlando Street, Coffs Harbour, NSW Australia

‘Passage’ is a collaboration by 13 TAFE students, graduating from the Advanced Diploma in Visual Arts, Coffs Harbour. The exhibition is being held at the Art Factory, 2/151 Orlando Street, Coffs Harbour. Viewing from 10am to 4pm 9th to 22nd of November Opening night function with the artists, 17th November 5.30 til 9pm. The students have been on a three year journey together, working individually and collaboratively. The exhibition includes painting, mixed media, printmaking and sculpture, interactive art, installations and…

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Made Deadly

November 10 @ 11:00 am - December 8 @ 11:00 am
Various

A search to unearth Deadly Music in the Saltwater Freshwater In the lead up to Saltwater Freshwater Festival 2019, communities from Coffs Harbour to Taree will host a series of open-mic sessions called Made Deadly. Saltwater Freshwater has partnered with Grow the Music, searching to unearth new and exciting musicians, encouraging all ages and all types of performers to apply. The Made Deadly open-mic sessions will be open to anyone who has a song or performance to share. We encourage…

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Alchemy

November 11 @ 10:00 am - November 20 @ 4:00 pm
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

Alchemy is a group exhibition showcasing the work of the current graduating class – North Coast TAFE – Diploma of Visual Art. Come and be inspired by the next generation of artists to emerge from one of the North Coasts most vibrant and dynamic art education programs.

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Artist In Residence Izabela Pluta

November 12 @ 10:00 am - November 18 @ 5:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Izabela Pluta – Artist In Residence Izabela Pluta is a Polish-born, Sydney-based artist working with photography as a way of interpreting and re-conceptualising the function that images have in the present. Negotiating the possibilities of how material forms come together, she draws largely on finding, fragmenting, translating and reconfiguring things that are both photographed and found. Izabela Pluta has exhibited widely in Australia. In 2012, she was commissioned to create Unset Typologies, a public artwork for the City of Melbourne.…

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