Putting fine art in the dock

Ver­dict on pop-up gallery

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - NEWS - DENISE KNIGHT

A UNIQUE cul­tural event is planned for Novem­ber 24 when the Friends of Coffs Har­bour Re­gional Gallery will take over the new court­house’s gar­den and foyer with a fab­u­lous line-up of mu­sic, art and per­for­mance.

ABC’s James Valen­tine will host one of his ‘pub chats’ with a di­verse panel that will in­clude Dave Hors­ley from Screen­wave, re­gional gallery cu­ra­tor Jo Bes­ley, Belinda Le­mair from the Young Ac­tors Stu­dio and Lisa Slade, cu­ra­tor of the Art Gallery of South Aus­tralia.

Scott Muller of Ten Tenors fame will pro­vide a pri­vate con­cert mix­ing clas­si­cal and con­tem­po­rary mu­sic, while sand artist John Thier­ing will cre­ate one of his world-fa­mous sand paint­ings right be­fore your eyes. Plus as guests min­gle, drama stu­dents will en­ter­tain with mime, cir­cus acts and an in­ter­ac­tive arts demon­stra­tion.

What an amaz­ing way to see in­side the new court­house – and it’s all be­ing done to help raise funds for the new gallery in the planned cul­tural and civic space and to raise money to add to the gallery’s still life col­lec­tion.

It goes to show that Coffs has a pas­sion­ate and vi­brant arts com­mu­nity that is right be­hind the new gallery.

Go to www.friend­schrg.com.au for more de­tails or to get tick­ets. New-look CBD In­ter­ested in hav­ing your say on the fu­ture look of the CBD as part of coun­cil’s on­go­ing study?

Then you’ve got a few more days to reg­is­ter for the work­shops where you can find out more, ask coun­cil’s plan­ners ques­tions and make sure your voice is heard. Check out havey­our­say. coff­shar­bour. nsw.gov.au/ cbd1 to learn more or reg­is­ter. Thank you Lowanna I don’t get as much op­por­tu­nity as I’d like to go out west to Lowanna, Ulong and Brook­lana, so I jumped at the chance to visit the new Lowanna Out­door Learn­ing Area at Lowanna Pub­lic School.

What a great new fa­cil­ity and what a lovely wel­come.

Thanks to all the stu­dents, teach­ers and par­ents who gave up their time to show me around.

PHOTO: RAY­MOND MATHER

The Friends of Coffs Har­bour Re­gional Gallery will take over the new court­house’s gar­den and foyer with a fab­u­lous line-up of mu­sic, art and per­for­mance.

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