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Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July

Momentum is building all over the world to cut down on single use plastic – so why not start your own revolution in Plastic Free July 2018.

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City Square

City Square Concept Design

Coffs Harbour City Council invites input from key stakeholders and the broader community to finalise a revised concept design for City Square.

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Trading Places

Trading Places

From 1 July 2018, Coffs Harbour City Council will no longer charge local businesses fees to use footpaths for trade.

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Pop Goes Plastic

Safer Streets Success

The announcement of over $900,000 in grant funding to improve public safety in Toormina and Coffs Harbour city centre has been welcomed by Mayor Councillor Denise Knight.

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Arts Grants

Arts Bringing People Together

A Saltwater Freshwater Festival youth flash mob, a short film about growing up in a coastal town, artist exchanges between local galleries, a science festival...

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PB Area of Concern

Public Warned to Avoid Path at Popular Beach

Recent swell and natural tidal actions have moved the Coffs Creek entrance south making one of the access points to Park Beach South (North Wall Beach) currently unsafe to use.

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David Fairbairn & Aleph Geddis


David Fairbairn Large Head G.E No. 1 2016


13 July - 8 September 2018


David Fairbairn Drawn to Print

Line is the foundation of David Fairbairn's art: from a density of line work, form emerges. In this exhibition of large scale portraiture, Fairbairn works with etching, extending his previous exploration of drawing by working directly on the copper plate. Through his experimentation with the etched line, which is then corroded and transformed by the printing process, the face and personality of each subject is revealed. Working with sitters for months, and even years, Fairbairn's exhibition is both a culmination of intense artistic investigation and a psychological journey.  

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Aleph Geddis hard/soft 2018

The sculptural works of Aleph Geddis live at the intersection of traditional methods and modernist forms. Growing up on Orcas Island in the Pacific Northwest, Aleph spent many hours with his stepfather, a sculptor, carver and builder of wooden boats. Steeped in this rich environment, his work draws inspiration from the stylized naturalism of First Nations carvings. While there remains a consistent engagement with the simple elegance of natural forms, his recent works explores the essence of the Platonic solids. 

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