Nov
13
to Nov 25

Mark Pryor “Epiphany”

“Epiphany” 

Mark Pryor 

 

This is my 5th solo exhibition at the Gladstone gallery. The concept for the exhibition was born out of very early morning contemplation on my verandah, the birth of a new day as the mists rose. While watching the mists clear a new thought arose and it was this: There a deep pervading peace at the core of all things.  It shouts to us in silence and is constant. This thought initiated a personal epiphany and has been a guiding light in my work since.  

The works in this exhibition explores and responds to a vision of underlying peace, rather than representing scenes or subject matter. The works are predominantly water colours and oils with an emphasis on strong vibrant colour and translucency. 

 

 

  High Country

High Country

  Rebirth 2

Rebirth 2

  Mountain Shimmer

Mountain Shimmer

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Nov
27
to Dec 17

Myffie Coady

PERSPECTIVES

is Myffie’s fourth solo art exhibition at  MVCAG. This exhibition features Myffie’s perspective of our natural world with a variety of landscapes and  animals. Myffie is strongly influenced by her heart and her emotions and this year’s exhibition reflects that emotion and her individual perspective of life

Beautiful contemporary style country landscapes are a feature of the exhibition as well as her beloved animals.

Reflections of her daily walks and travels come together on canvas- charcoal lines and paint combine to produce  her characteristic energetic and contemporary style of art.

This year  has been very successful with Myffie being awarded four art prizes.

 RIVIERE

RIVIERE

 EARTH'S TEARS

EARTH'S TEARS

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Dec
18
to Dec 31

Simone Atkins "Farm Flower and Flies"

Farm Flowers and Flies

-will feature some amazing work by Simone. She manages to catch the essence of her subject matter and manipulate her subject matter into a graphical form with a brilliant choice of colours. Simone chooses subject matter from around her farm to create characterful paintings. Her work will include a mix of new and earlier work.

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Oct
30
to Nov 12

Maureen Hales Concept to Canvas

This colorful exhibition by popular Port Macquarie artist Maureen Hales features contemporary as well as more traditional paintings on wrapped canvas as well as limited edition prints. Maureen is well known around the local Artists markets and has recently had her work selected for the Northern Exposures Exhibition.

You will find her in the gallery every day except Sunday 4th November so please pop in for a chat.

 Into the Blue

Into the Blue

 The Race 2

The Race 2

 Esturary

Esturary

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Oct
17
to Oct 28

Elizabeth MacDonald,Karen Pike & Lynden Jacobi Petal & Stone Feather & Bone

Petal & Stone, Feather & Bone 

Elizabeth MacDonald: watercolours

KarenPike: jewellery, ritual objects, drawings

Lynden Jacobi: glass art

open hours: Wed 17 October - Sunday 28 October, 9:30 am - 4 pm

Opening Event: Wed 17 October, 6:30 pm public welcome.

Petal & Stone, Feather & Bone
is the culmination of creative efforts of three friends,
Elizabeth Macdonald, Karen Pike and Lynden Jacobi.
Inspired by nature, all works follow a similar thread of treasures found in the wild.
Elizabeth's intricate flora and fauna studies in watercolour are complemented by the bold, colourful glass works of Lynden. Across Karen's works, her confidence and connection with varied materials unite her unique jewellery, ritual objects and free-spirited sketches.
Together, this exhibition is dynamic, varied and grounded, we invite you to join us to experience it for yourself.

 

 Beth MacDonald

Beth MacDonald

 Karen Pike

Karen Pike

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Sep
20
to Oct 30

Spring into Art

Spring into Art

Macleay Public Schools  

Kindergarten to Year 12 Exhibition

Celebrating Excellence in the Creative Arts. Featuring outstanding artworks from the talented students of our Macleay Public Schools.

Delivering opportunity, innovation, success and providing an broad range of styles and use of different media.

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Sep
5
to Sep 16

Denise Delaney, Sara Wade and Lesley Rae

Traces In Time
 

Showcases art by three artists, Denise Delaney, Sara Wade and Lesley Rae, who are investigating patterns in the landscape. The art works reflect the ephemera of life cycles and fleeting moments interpreted through a variety of ceramics, collage, printmaking, drawing and paintings.of colour and design.

Opening Celebration: Saturday 8th Sept: 2 pm

 Sara Wade Sunday by the Sea

Sara Wade Sunday by the Sea

 Denise Delaney presents delicate and detailed ceramics, intricately woven collages and paintings linked to natural elements. Her surface textures and layering create inspiring tapestries of colour and design.
Sara Wade’s paintings evoke the atmospheric delights of nature through abstracted colour and bold textural line, celebrating the energy and vibrancy of the landscape.
Lesley Rae traces the habitat of foreshores through fine printmaking, collage and drawings. Her works capture the moments and movements of life, sailing the harbour and exploring the coastline.

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Aug
20
4:30 PM16:30

Elizabeth MacDonald and Friends

Petal & Stone, Feather & Bone

Elizabeth MacDonald: watercolours

Karen Pike: jewellery, ritual objects, drawings

Lynden Jacobi: glass art

open hours: Wed 17 October - Sunday 28 October, 9:30 am - 4 pm

opening event: Wed 17 October, 6:30 pm public welcome

Petal & Stone, Feather & Bone is the culmination of creative efforts of three friends, Elizabeth Macdonald, Karen Pike, and Lynden Jacobi. Inspired by nature, all works follow a similar thread of treasures found in the wild.

Elizabeth's intricate flora and fauna studies in watercolour are complemented by the bold, colourful glass works of Lynden. Across Karen's works, her confidence and connection with varied materials unite her unique jewellery, ritual objects and free-spirited sketches. Together, this exhibition is dynamic, varied and grounded -we invite you to join us to experience it for yourself.

 

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Aug
8
to Sep 2

"4 ART" Howard Piggott, Scott Jackson, Louise Keogh & Robyn Jackson combined exhibition.

Four locals artists with four different stories, visions and voices- many focused on the landscape.

Howard Piggott

taught Visual Arts as a Head Teacher for more than thirty years. His two print series “Whose a Pretty Boy?‟ bird series and “Catch and Cook‟ seafood series are a celebration of Australian life; rich in colour, displaying bold flowing line work. Recently Howard has been working on a series called “Out of the Fire‟. These acrylic paintings on canvas and recycled hardwoods are based on the remarkable capacity of Australian plants to propagate and regenerate through cool burns and smoke.

 Out of the Fire by Howard Piggott

Out of the Fire by Howard Piggott

Scott Jackson's

work aims to depict the beauty and emotion of the landscape using a range of mediums including acrylic, ink, oil, collage and gold leaf. Many works are deep in texture while also describing the fluidity of the atmosphere and sky. Scott often uses Scraffito to scratch details of trees etc into the thickly layered paint. His work has been described as "capturing the quintessential mood of the Australian landscape."

 The Boulders, Trial Bay. by Scott Jackson

The Boulders, Trial Bay. by Scott Jackson

Robyn Jackson's

art explores her connections with the landscape. “It becomes a part of my dreaming and my need to document graphically the beauty of line, shape, rich colour and my feelings for the land”. Her art is intuitive where colours often flow one to the next with a story or mood of their own. When asked what inspires her work Robyn says “The beach, it's in my blood. It is my solace, my joy, my meditation and my direction. My garden is a continuing source of delight and my travels are also an inspiration." This body of work explores my connection with the landscape both locally and from our travels around Australia”. Once again brilliant colours feature in her works on silk and canvas.

 Rocky Shores by Robyn Jackson

Rocky Shores by Robyn Jackson

Loiuse Keough

“Making art images enhances my daily sensory experience, catching a night sky, watching the changing light, finding an ever deeper appreciation of the coastal beauty right outside my door. What impresses me is the deep beauty of the natural world. The people in my landscapes are small but important, seen as shadows or details in a much larger fabric which sustains us. I mainly explore digital image making, transforming my photographs into the images I can imagine in my mind. After so many years of teaching art to others, exploring their talents and ideas, I have now been interested to find out what I make. My work has surprised me, yet it is reminiscent of Chinese Landscape styles. I hope you like my images. I feel connected to them. I hope you find a sense of connection as well and enjoy the ideas they might inspire”.

 As the Night Draws Near by Louise Keough

As the Night Draws Near by Louise Keough

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Movember in July
Jul
26
to Aug 5

Movember in July

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 Celebrating Men in Art

Opening Celebration Thursday 26th July from 6pm. All welcome.

What a great opening night. Mid North Coast men have wowed us with their creativity and  talent. The exhibition features a wide range of mediums with giant sculptures, ceramics, woodwork, beautiful furniture and of course paintings and photography. Over thirty  artists and  eighty eight artworks are featured.

This exhibition is well worth a visit.The Movember Foundation works to address some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. So the Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery is donating entry fees ($10 for 3 artworks) to this worthy cause.
Really it’s also an excuse to celebrate men’s talents in art. .

 

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Jul
10
to Jul 22

"Eclectic" Open Tuesday-Sunday

"Eclectic” at Gladstone

Meet the artists on Saturday the 14th of July from

5 pm – 7 pm.

 A very diverse group of artists gather to celebrate their differences in this exhibition.

Their work ranges from unique ceramics by Sally Hook, the contemporary, abstract paintings of Carol Knight and Sara Wade, to “Ships of the Way” by Sue Gorrell, made from found objects including those taken from musical instruments, with Gethin Coles’ beautiful photographs of the Far North Coast, sculpture and figurative art from Adrienne Hmelnitski and paintings and drawings from Pete Gailey and Chris Wilson.

 "Betty." Chris Wilson

"Betty." Chris Wilson

 Adrienne Hmelnitsky- Ink & Wash

Adrienne Hmelnitsky- Ink & Wash

 Sara Wade Sunday by the Sea

Sara Wade Sunday by the Sea

 Sue Gorrell  "Ship of the Way"

Sue Gorrell  "Ship of the Way"

 Pete Galley

Pete Galley

 Gethin Coles

Gethin Coles

 Carol Knight

Carol Knight

 The Spiv His Wife on a Day at the Races -by Sally Hook

The Spiv His Wife on a Day at the Races -by Sally Hook

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Jun
19
to Jul 2

Fred Bullen & Simone Atkins "My Art- Your Heart"

Fred Bullen 

Award winning artist Fred Bullen moved from traditional landscapes on canvas  to large  abstract works, often with. unusual techniques, materials and very heavily textured surfaces.   Fred’s inspiration comes from the local bush and beach which are reproduced in one of many styles such as ‘abstract realism’, ‘3D’ or in a more traditional style.If you would like to see more of his artworks at his studio in Tallwoods, give him a call on 0414 839 550 or email at  talina8@bigpond.com  

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 Fred Bullen

Fred Bullen

Talented award winning artist Simone Atkins features vibrant, colourful, contemporary artworks for sale.

 

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Jun
5
to Jun 17

Denise Mc Dermott, Janie News, Pamela Hudson and Mike Kane

  4SIGHT ART EXHIBITION

The 4Sight Exhibition features four photographers with very different approaches to their art. Ranging from traditional photographs through to digital art, this exhibition explores ideas and concepts that start with a photographic image. The four photographers express themselves in different ways from each other but are united in their passion for photography.

Photographic artist Denise McDermott is passionate about photography and she delights in taking it beyond the usual, often into the surreal. If not exploring fantasy worlds, Denise likes to show aspects of the natural world which go unnoticed.

Digital artist Pamela Hudson is enjoying the freedom of expression that comes with the transformation of conventional digital photographic images into a creative art form.   

Janie News "What comes out of my camera is just the start of the journey; I then explore creative possibilities far beyond what I saw in my viewfinder."  The result can be a painterly style abstract or a surreal scene from my imagination.

Professional photographer and photographic artist Mike Kane says "photography is his life." When not teaching or mentoring other photographers, Mike enjoys creating works of art to push his photographs beyond the ordinary.

The 4Sight Exhibition opens on Thursday June 7 and runs until Sunday June 18. The official opening is at 2pm on Saturday June 9 and will be an opportunity to meet all 4 artists and talk to them about their work. Please come along and explore photographic works with a difference.

 

 Denise McDermont

Denise McDermont

 Mike Kane- The Reader

Mike Kane- The Reader

 Pam Hudson-Infinity3

Pam Hudson-Infinity3

 Janie News-Shelly Blue

Janie News-Shelly Blue

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May
8
to May 27

Judy Van Raak & Sian Roberts

Two Crafty Ladies ‘Dreaming’

 Jewelery by Judy Van Raak

Jewelery by Judy Van Raak

Judy and Sian are delighted to be once again, showcasing their unique and creative range of bead work and quilting.

Judy Van Raak

Judy Van Raak has over ten years experience with bead work and she has been teaching beading classes with U3A for many years.

Her hand crafted, individual pieces are beautiful and elegant works of wearable art.

Sian Roberts

Sian has been quilting for many years and enjoys a challenge, particularly Foundation Piecing. Sian likes to use bold and bright colours but is also happy with indigo and cream combinations.

 

 Talented Quilter Sian Roberts

Talented Quilter Sian Roberts

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Apr
4
to May 6

Colleen Palmer and Jane Wright

"Anything Goes" What a brilliant combination of award winning artists!
Colleen diversely works in pen, pencil, pastels, acrylics, watercolour and mixed media. She actively seeks to create art that will stir the viewers heart and inspire hope, peace and joy and bringing a sense of wellness.
Jane expresses joy in the world around her through acrylic and mixed media art works." Jane adores colour, texture and vibrant colour, with flowers featuring in many of paintings.

 By Colleen Palmer

By Colleen Palmer

 By Jane Wright

By Jane Wright

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Feb
8
to Feb 18

Glen Ravo

"And Now for Something Completely Different." Diverse Artist Glen Ravo is happy to be showcasing his amazing sculpture, paintings and photography. Opening Celebration Saturday 10th Feb-3pm.

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Jan
23
to Feb 4

Suzie Gunn, Kay Elliott and Roger Speaight

Suzie Gunn: Vibrant oil and mixed media paintings expressing the beauty and light found in nature.
Kay Elliott: Traditional pastel artworks that speak of life in rural Australia.
Roger Speaight: Translucent watercolours capturing light and mood in a contemporary minimalist way.
 

 Suzie Gunn

Suzie Gunn

 Roger Speaight

Roger Speaight

 Kay Elliott

Kay Elliott

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Jan
2
to Jan 21

Scott Jackson

Scott Jackson's Summer Exhibition
Tues 2nd Jan — Sun 21st Jan

Local Artist Scott Jackson is beginning the Year with a exciting and vibrant collection of new works.
Scott is showcasing land, sea and sky scapes, inspired by the stunning beaches of the Mid North Coast & locations from around Australia.
Scott will be at the gallery to meet you and inspire you with his beautiful works done in oil, acrylic, ink, mixed media and collage.

 "Colours of Australia

"Colours of Australia

 "The Rocks"

"The Rocks"

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Dec
12
to Dec 31

Macleay Art Collective

Tues 12th Dec— Sun 31st Dec Beautiful and Affordable Art in a range of Styles and Mediums. Macleay Art Collective are a group of Local Artists from the Kempsey region. They have longstanding and new members who display a diverse range of media and subjects. Charcoal, acrylic and mixed media pieces will be available.

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Nov
28
to Dec 11

Myffie Coady

Myffie's latest Solo Art Exhibition " Drawn to Paint" Tuesday 28th Nov-Sunday 10th Dec,will feature a series of contemporary acrylic paintings and charcoal drawings, including some landscapes influenced by her recent travels.
Award winning Myffie is passionate about the beauty of nature and wildlife thus animals feature as a favourite subject in many of her paintings.

  Fire on the Bluff

Fire on the Bluff

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Nov
14
to Nov 27

Gordon Rossiter

Paintings from the Tasmanian Wilderness and Macleay Valley will feature in this years annual exhibition by Crescent Head artist Gordon Rossiter. 

Opening Celebration Sunday 19th November. 11 am - 5 pm. Free, all welcome.

Rossiter is a multi award winning impressionist landscape artist who uses oil paints on canvas as medium of choice.

There will also be a selection of fine art reproductions on display.

  Macleay River to Orooka Bridge

Macleay River to Orooka Bridge

  Freycinet Morning

Freycinet Morning

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Nov
2
to Nov 12

Spring Into Art

Spring into Art K-12 Art Exhibition. Thursday 2nd Nov-Sun 12th Nov. The exhibition showcases and celebrates the wonderful talents of all the students and schools involved.A colourful and creative mix of different art forms such as painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and digital media will be showcased.

 Showcasing the wonderful talent of our school students

Showcasing the wonderful talent of our school students

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Oct
19
to Oct 29

Macleay Early Childhood Collaboration

Macleay Early Childhood Collaboration Art Exhibition will be held in conjunction with Children's Week. The exhibition showcases and celebrates young children's art, some of which explores children taking care of the environment. Running from Thursday 19th October to Sunday 29th October 2017.

Opening Celebration Friday 20th October 6.30 - 8 pm.

 

 Children exploring the environment.

Children exploring the environment.

 Children taking care of our environment in a sustainable manner.

Children taking care of our environment in a sustainable manner.

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Sep
26
to Oct 15

Robyn Jackson Art Exhibition

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Robyn Jacksons Exhibition "Connections" features vibrant artworks inspired by Old Masters and landscapes near and far.

Beautiful works in silk and framed under glass .

Open daily from 10.30-4 pm with demonstrations of silk painting by the artist. Why not join us for the Opening Celebration Sun 1st Oct from 11-4 pm for a wine and nibbles.

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