30 MAY 2019

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The latest Arts & Cultural news, events + opportunities from across the region. 

New judge announced for Sculpture in the Gaol 2019

Chris Edwards of 'Edwards Clarke' is the new judge for the 2019 Sculpture in the Gaol. Chris is a designer, public art specialist and a descendant of the Gumbaynggir people of Nambucca Heads. He is a regular finalist in the Parliament of NSW Indigenous Art Prize and has also won the National Landcom Mentorship Award.  

Organisers have also announced new awards for this year's competition: the Environmental Awareness, Emerging Artist Awards and 'Spirit of the Macleay Valley Award' by National Parks & Wildlife. 

Entries close 5 pm Friday 14th June via 

The event runs from 3 - 30 August 2019 at Trial Bay Gaol, South West Rocks.

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What's on?

Our pick of the latest Arts & Cultural events from across the Mid North Coast. 
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Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival
Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 
June 7 - 9, Bellingen 

The biggest literary event in our region is back for the June Long Weekend, featuring a stellar line-up.  READ MORE

Image Credit: A still image from Jason Wing’s new video artwork, Brute Force >> Merge Sort Photo by Alex Wisser
Jason Wing...What Binds Us
June 6 - July 21, Manning Regional Art Gallery

A new exhibition by Sydney-based Jason Wing. Exploring his Chinese-Biripi heritage through photomedia, installation and painting.  READ MORE

David Bridie - Album Launch June 15, Wauchope Arts Hall

Don't miss this performance by Aria-Award winner David Bridie playing songs from his new album The Wisdom Line. READ MORE

Saltwater Freshwater Arts Weaving Collaboration
Weaving Collaboration
Every Saturday in June, Glasshouse Port Macquarie

Be a part of this growing artwork that will travel with the Saltwater Freshwater exhibition across the Mid North Coast. READ MORE

A World of Water Exhibition
Until June 16, Sawtell Art Gallery

Waterfalls, Oceans, Rivers, Lakes…everything water has been brought to life in the Sawtell Art Gallery’s current show.  READ MORE

Daniel Champagne plays at Oddfellows Hall
Daniel Champagne with Maurice Amour
June 16, Oddfellows Hall, Kempsey

This one of a kind guitar virtuoso returns to our shores to bring you his show-stopping sound. READ MORE

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Grants & Opportunities

The latest grants + opportunities from across the arts sector.

Make Music Australia Logo
Make Music Day Australia 
June 21

Join the worldwide celebration of music on June 21 for Make Music Day!  Whether you're a professional musician, part of a community group, an avid music enthusiast or just a passer-by on the street!  READ MORE 

Country Arts Support Program Now Open

CASP Grants Now Open

Applications close 29 July

Administered by Regional Arts NSW, funding is available for projects occurring between 1 January and 31 December 2020.  Applicants must first speak to Arts Mid North Coast about their project.   READ MORE

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