20 October 2015 EMSLA Tickets Now on Sale

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Tickets for the Coffs Coast’s most exciting annual art event – the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) and Festival – are now on sale.


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.”


Festival Highlights

Concert 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 refreshments.


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.


Erudite and 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.


Then on 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. 


Tickets to events can be purchased via 6648 4863 or by calling into the Gallery.