30 September - 29 October 2016
Reg Mombassa - Waves Breaking on Split Solitary Island
Paint My Place -
New Works from Moonee Artist Camp
Earlier this year, fifteen respected Australian artists went on an artist's camp at Moonee Beach. During this ten day residency, the artists made new work in response to the local area of Moonee Beach, capturing its beauty and atmosphere.
The ‘Paint My Place’ exhibition
features new and original works by Elisabeth Cummings, Myf Gullifer, Alan
Jones, Ross Laurie, Steve Lopes, Euan McLeod, Reg Mombassa, Idris Murphy, Peter
O’Doherty, Susan O’Doherty, Adrienne Richards, Isabel Ricketts, Amanda Penrose
Hart, Luke Sciberras and Ann Thomson.
11 November 2016 - 7 January 2017
Coffs Harbour’s very own Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA)
art prize and exhibition, held annually in November celebrates its tenth year
in 2016. This acquisitive award has a collective prize money of $20,000 as well as an exhibition for the winner at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.
EMLSA receives hundreds of national entries which feature a dynamic variety of representations of the still life genre and always proves to be engaging, fresh and exciting. 2016 will be no exception with works from 68 finalists including
Leo Coyte, Monika Behrens, Samuel Condon, Madeleine Preston, Robyn
Sweaney, Laura Jones, Ted Hilyer and Chris Hundt.
Join the judges; Nat
Thomas, artist, art writer and cultural commentator; Michael Fitzgerald, writer & Editor,
Art Monthly Australasia and; Dr. Julie Fragar, artist and Associate Lecturer, Fine Art, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University along with other special guests for the Gala Opening Night on Friday 11 November.
Opening Night features the announcement of the EMSLA Art
Award winners, the People’s Choice award winner and a special performance by
Brisbane based tenor Scott Muller, formerly a member
of the internationally renowned 10 Tenors.
of the opening weekend features the EMSLA Festival, with panel discussions with
artists (including 2016 EMSLA ART Award winner) and judges, as well as
classical music performances in the setting of the Gallery. EMSLA Festival
favourite Elena Katz-Chernin returns to bring her acclaimed musical talent as
part of this special weekend.