Wendy Sharpe, Uzbekistan Scroll (details), 2017, gouache on paper from the Elsewhere Exhibition currently on at the Glasshouse, Port Macquarie.
Wendy Sharpe, Uzbekistan Scroll (details), 2017, gouache on paper from the Elsewhere Exhibition currently on at the Glasshouse, Port Macquarie.

What's on: Mid North Coast


THE Elsewhere exhibitions 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 visitors to real people from distant nations, casting aside orientalism to reveal authentic encounters.

On view at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery: 13 July - 29 September (closed on Mondays). Entry is free. 


QUILTS and Hand crafted items, mostly fibrecrafts, will be on show at the Norm Jordan Pavillion, Coffs Harbour on Saturday , August 10 from 10am to 4pm. The Quilt and Craft Show will feature trading stalls from both crafters and retailers and morning and afternoon teas plus light luncheons will be on offer. The Coffs Quilters and Needlecraft Inc meets each Thursday, Cavenbah Hall.

From 9am - 12 noon to enjoy and learn all needlecrafts. Annual fee $20. Weekly fee $4.


THIS exhibition will be on display at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday until September 14. 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, plus extensive public programs such as storytelling, weaving and language workshops.


MAKE a booking and come along to the latest in Coffs Harbour Council's series of free group learning sessions, iPads Learning Circle at Coffs Harbour Library on July 30 from 10am to Midday. Join up with other iPad users to discover various free and paid online storage options for your documents and photos like iCloud, Dropbox, One drive, Google Drive etc.Bring along your own device or borrow one of theirs and they will work through all things iPad apps.


YOU'VE watched the game now check out Rugby League The Musical. Australia's hardest working sports satirist - Denis Carnahan - is back, bigger than ever, trying to cope with the mountain of material Rugby League has thrown at him during the "offest" off-season in years at the Coffs Harbour Jetty Theatre on August 17. Rugby League The Musical is high energy and hilarious one-man show. A brilliant blend of sketch comedy, stand up comedy and musical satire, that takes aim at The Greatest Game Of All and its many colourful characters and controversies. 


BECOME immersed in local Aboriginal Gathang language with Birpai Elder Rhonda Radley in a series of allocated sessions in the Gallery space at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery on August 3 and 10 from 10am to 11am. Rhonda will lead the public through a sound and pictorial method known as ASLA - Accelerated Second Language Acquisition techniques. Rhonda is an Aboriginal woman with strong family and cultural ties to the Gathang Birpai and Dhanggati Language Nations.


The Mid North Coast Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat Show one of the the Mid North's Coast's leading outdoor events will be held at Wauchope Showground from Friday August 9 to 11. With over 165 exhibitors, loads of entertainment for the whole family, 4WD display, camp oven cooking, reptile show, bike show and so much more.

For more information phone 02 6769 4132.


Learn all about resin pouring at The Seed Creative Workshop, 44 Gordon Street Port Macquarie - Saturday August 3, 6pm to 8.30pm.In this resin pouring workshop participants learn the process from start to finish. Learn how to mix in pigments, using pouring techniques, manipulating the colours, then turn that into a beautiful seascape artwork! They'll also have all the creative gear ready and waiting for you. Bookings are essential! Price includes your 2.5 hour workshop and all supplies. Food and drinks are Bring Your Own.

Phone 0422 036 948 or email info@theseedcreativeworkshops.com.


THE Clarence Valley Camp Oven Festival is a feast for the senses on August 16-18. The tastes, the smells, the sights, the sounds, the wonderful feeling of sitting around a camp fire with good food, good people and good yarns. Come along and enjoy great entertainment, music, street theatre, bush poetry, and a variety of working displays including blacksmiths and vintage engines. There's markets, traditional dance, dog obedience trials, kids activities and loads more. The Saturday Night Bush Dance is always a highlight and of course there's the Camp Oven Cooking, demonstrations and competitions. Find it 3518-3520 Armidale Rd, Nymboida.

Phone 02 6649 4155. Camping and cabin accommodation available, open campfires permitted.


WOODCHOP will again be a feature of the Glenreagh Timber Festival. The other popular events - sheepdog trial demos, blacksmithing, post splitting, sleeper cutting and timber crafting will again be included held in Glenreagh, August 13-14. The huge market stall gathering will hold interests for the whole family. Food and drink outlets will be available around the ground, and lots of entertainment for adults and children. Car parking will be plentiful and free on the grounds.    

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