Arts Showcase is our pick of the news, events and activities that are Must Read or Must do.


Manning Art Prize 2017 ‘Naked and Nude’

Exhibition dates: 2 September to 15 October 2017 The Biennial Manning Art Prize commenced in 1990, with entries open to Australasian artists. The Art Prize highlights the partnership between the…

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Robin The Hood

STUARTS POINT PLAYERS presents This enormously popular play follows the zany exploits of Robin the Hood and his band of motley men as they bumble through Sherwood Forest. You’ll be…

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Sawtell Art Group’s 30th Annual Exhibition & Community Celebration

This year we are embarking on Sawtell Art Gallery’s 30th Annual Exhibition and Community Celebration. It will be an extra special event and our opening will be held on Saturday…

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Bellingen Fine Music Festival 2017

Presents a distinctive blend of classical music from many traditions The fabulous 2017 program is now complete for the 8th Bellingen (Fine) Music Festival on 22-24 September. This major annual…

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Nicholas Daunt. Painter

To celebrate his 80th birthday Nicholas has a new exhibition, Four Score Years, at the Art Factory in Coffs Harbour which runs from August 9th until September 9th. He has…

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4 Score years….and then?

Our new creative aging feature seeks to shine the spotlight on some of our talented artists and creatives of a certain age. As the title suggests all are aged over…

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Mavis Barnes. Events Management

Kendall, The Poets Village, is one of the Creative Communities of the Mid North Coast. It is often described as an EVENTFUL place with so many arts activities and events…

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Annie Georgeson. Designer

How many young Mid North Coast designers are brave enough to establish a new company for a release of their designs via an established Australian company under a licensing arrangement…

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Sculpture in the Gaol 2017

The annual Sculpture in the Gaol exhibition, now in its 9th year, will once again be transformed into a dramatic artistic landscape with sculptures displayed throughout the Gaol site. The…

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29th Rotary Cartoon Awards – Bunker Cartoon Gallery

Once again, The Bunker Cartoon Gallery is proud to be hosting the upcoming 29th Rotary Cartoon Awards. Always fiercely competitive, this year with more than 360 entrants in six categories,…

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ACO Virtual – Australian Chamber Orchestra at the Slim Dusty Centre

ACO Virtual is the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s ground-breaking virtual orchestra. This interactive, immersive experience transports the visitor and audience into a world of sublime music by Bach, Grieg, Roger Smalley…

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Regional Arts Fund (RAF) now open

Applications are now being accepted for the Regional Arts Fund (RAF), an Australian Government initiative that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities in Australia. The program is…

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