Tickets for the Coffs Coast’s most exciting annual art
event – the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) and Festival – are now on
The week of diverse and highly entertaining events
will begin with the Gala Opening at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery on Friday,
November 6, at 6pm. Director of Grafton Regional Gallery Jude McBean and Sydney
Morning Herald Art Critic John McDonald will announce the winning works on the
night. Tickets to the event cost $15 and are now on sale at the Gallery.
“This year almost 300 painters from across
Australia entered and of these 65 are finalists,” said Gallery Curator, Dr
Leigh Summers. “The paintings are again of a very high calibre indeed. Gallery staff
and volunteers are currently unpacking some of the loveliest, most striking and
potentially controversial works ever seen in this competition. This year, as in
previous years, a Gala Opening Night event is planned with our benefactor Dr
Mal Eutick along with special guests, judges, entertainment and refreshments.”
Pianist Simon Tedeschi will perform
at the Gallery on Saturday, November 7, from 4pm. He will play Mussorgsky’s Pictures
at an Exhibition. Why fly to Sydney or
London when you can see Simon performing Pictures at an Exhibition at an
exhibition? Bookings are strongly recommended. Tickets are $25 and include
Plus Soprano Michelle Der Kinderin will sing some of
the loveliest arias in the history of western music – also on Saturday,
November 7, at 7.15pm. Again bookings are strongly recommended. Tickets are $25
and include refreshments.
occasionally acerbic art critic, John
McDonald, will entertain on Saturday, November 7, at 10.15am with his witty
observations of contemporary art and the art world. Tickets are $5 on the door
and include morning tea. Also on Saturday, artist Polly Wells will be painting on site from 1.30pm. Polly is happy to
discuss her technique and her inspiration. Entry is FREE. Performance Artist Nancy Sposato will bring fragments of
her interactive performance to the Gallery from 3pm while she discusses food
and other earthly things.
Sunday, November 8, 11th Hour A Cappella
Choir will entertain with Music from Madrigals to the Moderns from 3pm.
Tickets are $10. Brisbane-based Mendoza
Tango Quartet will finally take over the Gallery on Sunday at 4pm. Dance
along or simply listen to tunes from the golden age of tango performed by these
talented, touring musicians. Tickets
cost $25 and include refreshments on arrival.
events can be purchased via 6648 4863 or by calling into the Gallery.