At the invitation of the Dorrigo Show Society, the Dorrigo Visual Arts Group has for many years promoted and organized the Fine Arts Section at the annual Agricultural Show in November. The Show exhibition is an integral part of the Pavilion display, presenting around 100 exhibits annually with prize money sponsored by Bellingen Shire Council, the Cork Trust and Dorrigo Visual Arts Group.
Entry forms are due 4pm Monday 30 October, 2017. An entry form can be downloaded here: DOWNLOAD
Our November/December Exhibition at Gallery 2453 is titled "Summer". Enjoy the wide variety of styles and creative ideas of our Plateau artists. The collection will include paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, jewellery, calligraphy, pottery, and more. We thank John Newstead who created the image for our Summer poster which really captures the essence of fun in the sun.
Join us for the Summer preview on Saturday, 11th November from 5pm at Gallery 2453. All welcome.
All artists, potters, musicians, spinners and weavers, actors, writers, woodworkers, sculptors, needleworkers, quilters, glassblowers, jewellers -- indeed anyone who works in the arts or crafts on the Dorrigo Plateau -- are invited to meet with Kevin Williams. Kevin is Executive Director of Arts Mid North Coast, and he is keen to talk with Plateau artists and artisans about how Arts Mid North Coast can help support them.
Kevin is also interested in discussing ideas for developing the arts and crafts on the Plateau. Arts Mid North Coast has just been named as a finalist in the 2017 NSW Tourism Awards in the category of Specialised Tourism Services. This category recognizes the outstanding delivery of specialized tourism services that enhance the visitor experience and integrate with other tourism products via cultural tourism.
Our September - October Exhibition at Gallery 2453 is titled Small but Perfectly Formed. Each artwork fits within 30 cm x 30 cm dimensions. Enjoy the wide variety of styles and creative ideas of our Plateau artists. The collection includes paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, jewellery, calligraphy, pottery, and more.
Meet South Africa's premier botanical artist in the first of our new Saturday afternoon lecture series, 'Saturday Soapbox'. For more information, click on the thumbnail picture for this event.
Waterfall Way Gallery, 57 Hickory Street, Dorrigo. Entry by donation.
The 2017 Creative Mountain Arts Exhibition will take place at the Dorrigo Community Hall over the Easter break, open every day 10 AM to 5 PM. The Exhibition features a wide array of artwork by local artists and artisans, including the popular Shoebox Sculpture, and a special exhibition by Dorrigo youth. The convenor this year is local sculptor, Sandra Pitkin.
The 2017 Creative Mountain Arts Exhibition will take place at the Dorrigo Community Hall over the Easter break. The theme this time is 'Ahead in the Clouds'. The Exhibition features a wide array of artwork by local artists and artisans, including the popular Shoebox Sculpture, and a special exhibition by Dorrigo youth. The convenor this year is local sculptor, Sandra Pitkin. Application forms will be available at Gallery 2453.
On the first Friday of every month, Gallery 2453 previews a new collection. Join us for a glass of wine and an opportunity to meet our members. Normally, our exhibitions present the work of our members, but the April Exhibition is more a museum display showing aspects of the cultural life of the Plateau. The exhibition places the Arts Council in its wider community and historical context. The exhibition complements the Creative Mountain Arts Exhibition running in the Community Hall, 13-23 April.
Escape the heat in Coffs and enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon on the Dorrigo Plateau. Accordionist, guitarist, and composer Salvatore Rossano presents a 50-minute concert of music from southern Italy. He'll be joined by colleagues from 'aZzBand during their tour of Australia. Tickets include a Sicilian-inspired high afternoon tea. For a sample of Salvatore's wonderful musicality, click here.
Venue: Dorrigo Heritage Hotel. Tickets: $35 or $30 (ACD members).
Bookings essential via firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone 02 6657 2375, or in person at Gallery 2453, 59 Hickory Street, Dorrigo.
Celebrate Twelfth Night at Gallery 2453! There’ll be a Twelfth Night King and Queen: you’ll get a paper crown and a prize if you win the door prize, and everyone will be supposed to bow to your regal splendour! (We might skip on rushing about the town in masks, cracking whips and playing bagpipes to drive out the evil spirits.) There's also an ancient custom of cross-dressing on Twelfth Night (hence the confusions in Shakespeare’s play), so dare to dress up! Drinking wassail (mulled cider) is another custom for the evening. Please bring a plate of something yummy to share.
At our AGM, vote for our new committee, hear reports from all our sub-committees and groups, and find out plans for the year ahead. The AGM will be held at Gallery 2453, just before our December Exhibition Preview. If you would like to vote or stand for election, please be sure you're a paid-up member for 2017. Membership and nomination forms are available at Gallery 2453.
Enjoy a preview of the Fine Arts Section of the Dorrigo Show at the Main Pavilion, Dorrigo Show Ground. The preview starts at 7.30 pm, entry by gold-coin donation. The Dorrigo Show is held on Saturday & Sunday, 26 - 27 November, and most works displayed in the Fine Arts Section exhibition will be available for sale.
It's Community Market Day on 5 November. Take a break during your shopping and drop in to Gallery 2453 to see our inaugural exhibition. Our featured artists this month include Di Clark (pastels), Peter Clark (photography), Bill Fahey (painting), Anne Irvine (etchings), Richard Rees (painting), Jenny Parkin (sculpture), and Anita Williams (textiles).