23 September 2016 - Share the Love with Paint MyCoffs

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23 September 2016 - Share the Love with Paint MyCoffs

MyCoffs is a campaign to get the community thinking about how we want to be living in the future – and to get creative juices really flowing a ‘Paint MyCoffs’ art competition is also being launched on September 26.

‘Paint MyCoffs’ aims to encourage amateur artists of all ages to show how much they love Coffs and what they want our future to look like by creating their own vision. There will be prizes for the best youth and adult entries including cinema tickets, Dolphin Marine Magic passes and an Opal Cove Resort accommodation package.

All the pictures entered will go on to form part of the wider MyCoffs community conversation which will capture the long-term aspirations of the people of Coffs Harbour. Ultimately, the vision created by the MyCoffs conversation will inform a Plan called the Community Strategic Plan (CSP).

To help potential artists hone their techniques for ‘Paint MyCoffs’, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery will be running three one-day FREE art workshops for kids and young people with artists Helene Rosanove and Russell Way of ART TANK (www.arttankbox.com). These will be held:

·         Friday 30 September – Toormina Centro (9am to 2pm)

·         Saturday 1 October – Bollywood Markets, Woolgoolga (9am to 1pm)

·         Sunday 2 October – Harbourside Markets (9am to 1pm)

The ‘Paint MyCoffs’ competition opens on September 26 and closes on October 21. To enter, collect a postcard-sized canvas board from the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and return the canvas when completed, or if you are creating something larger (maximum 40 cm x 40 cm) then take a photo of your work and email it to coffs.council@chcc.nsw.gov.au with the subject line marked as ‘Paint MyCoffs’, before the closing date. Full details, including the terms and conditions, can be found at www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/paintmycoffs

‘Paint MyCoffs’ was inspired by the ‘Paint My Place’ exhibition in the Regional Gallery which is on show from September 30 until October 29. It showcases the works created by 15 highly-respected and well-known Australian artists during a recent 10-day artists’ camp at Moonee Beach.

The 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 – many of whom are attending the opening on Friday September 30 from 6pm – 8pm.

Entry to the Opening Night is free. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Artist Talks will be held the following morning on Saturday October 1 from 10am – 12pm. Entry is free and morning tea will be provided.