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.
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
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).
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
Saturday 1 October – Bollywood Markets,
Woolgoolga (9am to 1pm)
Sunday 2 October – Harbourside Markets (9am to
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 email@example.com
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
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.
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.
will be held the following morning on Saturday October 1 from 10am – 12pm.
Entry is free and morning tea will be provided.