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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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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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November 2017

Northern Exposure

November 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - February 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Northern Exposure is a biannual exhibition open to all artists based on the Mid North Coast. Artists are invited to submit work which explores themes and subjects relevant to their current arts practice. All mediums are welcome. The final selections will be chosen by a panel of key arts professionals from across the Mid North Coast. Maximum of ONE submission per artist. Submission cost: $40. Artwork application forms will be sent out once Expression of Interest form has been received.…

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MILO – A Legendary Favourite

November 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - January 31, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Slim Dusty Centre - Nulla Nulla Gallery,
490 Macleay Valley, South Kempsey,

The Slim Dusty Centre is proud to announce the official launch on Friday, November 17th of a new exhibition “The story of MILO – a Legendary Favourite”. The exhibition was launched by the honourable Melinda Pavey MP. Nestle and the Slim Dusty Centre brings the story of MILO to life. Invented and developed in the early 1930’s by Thomas Mayne, MILO was officially launched at the Royal Easter Show in 1934. The exhibition unravels an 80 year history of MILO,…

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Still: National Still Life Award Exhibition

November 23, 2017 - January 20, 2018
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Building on the ten year foundation of our still life painting award, Still is a newly biennial, acquisitive award for works in the genre of still life, in all mediums. Still is open to artists at all stages of their careers. The award offers $20,000 for the major award and $5,000 for the People’s Choice. Still: National Still Life Award seeks to highlight the diversity and vitality of still life in Australian contemporary art practice, broadening the interpretation of this…

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December 2017

The Art of Wool

December 1, 2017 - February 4, 2018
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Discover fashion and fine art in The Art of Wool exhibition which matches award-winning garments by International Woolmark Prize designers with inspirational paintings and artworks by leading Australian artists. The exhibition shows the significance of wool in the artistic and design imagination of Australia from the 19th century through to today. The exhibition features paintings drawn from the exquisite collections of the New England Regional Art Museum including the work of Sydney Long, Thomas Cooper, Blamire Young and Emily Kame…

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The Summer Show

December 2, 2017 - February 2, 2018
Artspace Urunga,
13 Bonville St, Urunga,

The Artspace Urunga is celebrating our extended tenure at the gallery with a bumper summer exhibition of over 30 talented local artists. The newly renovated gallery now houses an eclectic selection of works including glassware, sculpture, ceramics, drawings, watercolours and paintings with prices and sizes to suit everyone. The exhibition runs until the 2nd of February and is staffed by the exhibiting artists. The gallery is closed Mondays and between Christmas and New Year.

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Neon Summer

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - February 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

This exhibition explores how contemporary art can inspire our imagination and create a dazzling world through vivid colour, magnificent form and breathtaking fantasy. The exhibition features splendid work by internationally recognised contemporary artists Troy Emery, Reuben Paterson, Kate Rohde, Simone Rosenbauer and JP Willis. Troy Emery explores our complex relationship with animals in his colourful ‘fake taxidermy’ sculptures. On the surface Emery’s works may seem playful and mischievous – however there is a deeper side. Emery is profoundly interested in…

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Neon Local

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - February 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Neon Local celebrates the creative talent of the Mid North Coast in an exhibition of new work by Adam Murray, Claire Johnson, Ainslie Ivin-Smith and Sarah Mufford. As part of this exhibition each artist will be spending time in the exhibition space creating, and providing an opportunity to get a peek behind the scenes of their art practice. Sarah Mufford Sarah Mufford is a recently returned Mid North Coast artist whose work encompasses drawing, painting and printmaking. Trained at the…

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Destination Dorrigo: Painting the Dorrigo Plateau

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 31, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Waterfall Way Gallery,
57 Hickory Street, Dorrigo,

In 2017, eight artists living across the Waterfall Way region gathered in Dorrigo to plaint ‘en plein air’. By day, they explored the Dorrigo Plateau; by night, they shared a meal and critiqued each other’s works. The results are being exhibited at the Waterfall Way Gallery in Dorrigo until 31 January 2018. Enjoy this vigorous, inspiring collection of fresh, new artwork by some of the region’s best painters. Exhibiting artists are Brett Butler, Chris Hundt, Trevor Jamison, George Partos, Ray…

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Howln’ Norton Guitars

December 7, 2017 - January 21, 2018
Big Fig Arts - The Bellingen Brewery & Co.,
Up Church Street Lane, Bellingen,

Howlin’ Norton Guitars Big Fig Arts is hanging a unique collection of steampunk guitars at the brewery for Summer. Created by Greg Norton-Baker, the guitars are designed as art pieces as much as functioning instruments. “Howlin’ Norton Guitars” will open at 6pm on Thursday 7th December at The Bellingen Brewery & Co. up Church Street Lane, Bellingen and will show until Sunday 21st January.

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Biriimba – Embrace

December 9, 2017 - January 19, 2018
Wadjar Regional Indigenous Gallery,
Yarrawarra Cultural Centre, 69 Red Rock Road, Corindi Beach, New South Wales Australia
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Birriimba Exhibition which showcases works of 9 female artists of the mid north coast region. Mabel Ritchie from Dunghutti Gallery is showcasing a new body of work in this Exhibition. The Exhibition is on at the Wadjar Gallery, Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Corindi Beach. Starts on 1 Dec – 19th Jan.  With the Opening Night on 9th December.  

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Still Salon Exhibition

December 9, 2017 - January 27, 2018
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

Now showing at the Sawtell Art Gallery cnr Lyons and Bayldon roads Sawtell. Gallery open 11am to 3pm Saturday to Thursday. Our members are also exhibiting some of their works. Well worth stopping by.

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Annual 30 x 30 Exhibition

December 14, 2017 - January 29, 2018
Visitor Information Centre South Kempsey,
Macleay Valley Way, South Kempsey, NSW Australia
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January 20182018

Ken Strong ‘Spectacle of the Harbour’

January 4 - 28
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

You are invited to join us for the opening of this truly spectacular exhibition at Gloucester Gallery , 25 Denison St Saturday 6th January 5.30 – 7.30pm – all welcome. The exhibition runs from Thursday 4th January until Sunday 28th January 2018. Ken was born in Brisbane in 1960 and is currently living in a beautiful rural setting at Hannam Vale on the North Coast of NSW. He has been painting for over 35 years and has a strong following…

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FUN DAMENTO

January 5 @ 10:00 am - February 13 @ 4:00 pm
Gallery 2453,
59 Hickory Street, Dorrigo,
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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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fire and earth ….. water and light

January 14 - February 9
Nexus Community Gallery,
Old Butter Factory, Bellingen 2454,

There must have been something in the water! In this special exhibition, Gloria and Stephen Malone have come together as sister and brother to show their recent ceramics and paintings, which express the shared history that has made them who they are. You are warmly invited to our exhibition opening. Grab a glass of wine, a few nibbles and join us in the Studio Gallery. Gloria and Stephen would love to talk about their new works. Their strong desire to…

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Garden Of Earth

January 14 - February 9
Nexus Gallery,
Bellingen Butter Factory, Bellingen, NSW 2454 Australia

Oil Painting Exhibition featuring Nancy Chapple at Nexus Gallery Bellingen. Celebration Opening Sunday 14th January 5pm. Exhibition open till 9th February 2018.

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Adult $20 Member $18

Craft & Cocktails, Flower Crown Creation with Sarah Hudson

January 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Relax in the evening as we explore new crafts with local arts & craftspeople. Join local florist Sarah Hudson and learn how to create a flower crown.

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Adult $95 Member $85

Non Solvent Based Oil Painting with Peter Lankas

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

This workshop covers the process of totally non-solvent oil painting techniques, attributed to some Old Masters before the advent of solvents. It is a simple process, which gives complex, versatile and stunning results not possible with solvent based products. Some topics covered will be, organic primers, oiling out, thin under-painting, wet into wet over-painting, glazing, impasto paint and final varnishing, all done without a drop of solvents. The workshop will also cover the making of oil paint, giving artists the…

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$60

Loosen up your Landscapes – Sawtell Art Group Workshop

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sawtell ARt Group,
Cnr Lyons and Bayldon Rds, Sawtell,
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Ros Robertson Acrylics Workshop

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$75

Creative Photography workshop with Ronnie Grammatica

January 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,

Creative Photography Workshop – 21 January 2018 Presented by Ronnie Grammatica, winner of Pix from the Stix 2017, in collaboration with GACCI WHERE GACCI 25 Denison Street Gloucester (NSW) DURATION 9am – 4pm (1hr lunch) CLASS SIZE Up to 12 photographers EQUIPMENT REQUIRED DSLR or compact digital camera Laptop recommended INVESTMENT $79 A workshop designed for photographers who already have a basic appreciation of photography and are seeking to further develop their personal photographic style. WORKSHOP SUMMARY The aim of…

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Cartooning Workshops

January 22 @ 10:30 am - January 23 @ 5:00 pm
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,

Cartooning Workshops at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery with Tony Colley. Classes for ages 6-15, and 16+. Three workshops on Monday 22, two workshops on Tuesday 23, $15 per person 6-15 years, $20 per person 16 years+; family & Friends of the Gallery discounts apply. Phone the Bunker 6651 7343 for more information; bookings & payment need to be made by Friday 19 January 2018.

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