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Beach Patrol

Beach Patrols

Stay safe at the beach these holidays and swim between the flags. Find a patrolled beach near you...

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LG IT Conference

LG IT Conference

Coffs Harbour City Council are organising the 21st Local Government Information Technology Conference from 28 - 30 November 2018.

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MyCoffs Connect

MyCoffs Connect

MyCoffs Connect is a new online space and app for the local community to find out what’s on, join a group, or access services...

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Library

Coffs Harbour Joins Statewide Library Funding Push

Coffs Harbour City Council has joined other local councils in a united effort across NSW to call on the State Government to double its funding to help fill a shortfall that threatens...

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Bridge

Council to Manufacture Bridge Components

In a move that would reduce the cost of installing new concrete bridges on local roads by around 10-20%, Coffs Harbour City Council is to start casting its own concrete bridge components.

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Business Offered Discounts

Businesses Offered Council Discounts

New and expanding businesses are being offered discount incentives to help grow the local Coffs Harbour economy...

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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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