21 December 2016 Experience Art and Culture these Holidays

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21 December 2016 Experience Art and Culture these Holidays

Blak Douglas, Courtesy of Saltwater Freshwater Arts
​ Wash out the brushes, sharpen the pencils and get the kids involved in still life, POP Art, storytelling, music and dramatic performance at the Coffs Harbour Library and Gallery these school holidays.

 

The New Year will begin with a still life art workshop for school aged children at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery on Friday January 6. Well known artist Liz Tinker will guide children in creating their own still life masterpiece.

 

Harry Bailey Memorial Library then welcomes Aboriginal Elders from the Saltwater Freshwater nations; Worimi, Biripi, Dunghutti and Gumbaynggirr to a day of storytelling sharing Aboriginal culture and history on Wednesday January 18 and Thursday January 19.

 

Well known and celebrated Aboriginal artist, Blak Douglas , also known as Adam Hill will be artist in residence for a week at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery from Monday January 16. Blak  is a multi-talented Dunghutti (Kempsey area of NSW) Aboriginal artist who works as a professional exhibiting painter, graphic artist, cartoonist and illustrator.

 

Blak will be running a number of free workshops including an original, humorous and energetic program of song, puppetry, language, personal stories and Yidaki (didgeridoo).

 

Drawing on storytelling and performance traditions he will deliver a free program titled Adamriginal – The Digeridoo’s and Don’ts of Urban Aboriginal Art on Thursday January 19, for younger children aged 7 – 12 years, which showcases various styles of playing the Yidaki and its origin and place in traditional performance.

 

POP goes the Easel is a free  workshop on Friday January 20, for young people aged 15 to 18 years to learn about the variety of ‘movers and shakers’ in modern Aboriginal art today and to engage in a trilogy of drawing activities arriving at the creation of their very own POP art.

 

Bookings for these activities can be made by calling the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery on 02 6648 4863.

 

Details

Event: Mini EMSLA

Date: Friday January 6, 2017

Time: Two sessions; 10-11.30am and 2-3.30pm

Location: Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Ages:  up to 14 years

Cost: $10 – all materials included

Bookings: 02 6648 4863

 

Event: Aboriginal Storytelling

Date: Wednesday January 18 and Thursday January 19, 2017

Time: 5.30pm for a 6pm start

Location: Harry Bailey Memorial Library

Ages: All ages

Cost: Free

Bookings: Via the website  http://libraries.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au

 

Event: Adamriginal – The Digeridoo’s and Don’ts of Urban Aboriginal Art

Date: Thursday January 19, 2017

Time: Two Sessions; 10am – 11am and 3pm – 4pm

Location: Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Ages: 7 – 12 years

Cost: FREE

Bookings: 02 6648 4863

 

Event: POP goes the Easel

Date: Friday January 20, 2017

Time: 11am – 1pm

Location: Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Ages: 15 – 18 years

Cost: FREE

Bookings: 02 6648 4863