‘For the Love of Art’ exhibition opens at Showground Gallery

Showing at For the Love of Art is this mixed media collage by Ros Robertson, a member of the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group.

‘FOR the Love of Art’ is Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group’s (CHCAG) final exhibition for 2022 at the Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery, running until early February 2023.

This longer time frame gives CHCAG members time to focus on family and friends over the end-of-year holiday period, and to consider their creation(s) for 2023’s first exhibition, ‘Fabulous Fakes’, which runs from February 3 to March 22.

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It also gives members, locals, and visitors plenty of opportunities to see the artwork.

“Although most of the exhibitions throughout the year are themed, ‘For the Love of Art’ is open,” said CHCAG President Sue Roberts.

“Members have total freedom to create in whatever media and subject matter they wish.

“Exhibition visitors can expect to see watercolours, acrylics, calligraphy, painted porcelain, mixed media, printmaking, pastels, fibre art, and more both on and off the walls of the Gallery’s display space.”

The exhibition officially opens at 2pm on Sunday, 6 November at the Showground Gallery, Coffs Harbour.

“This will be an informal gathering, with members providing light refreshments.

“Entry is by donation.

“The People’s Choice winner of the previous exhibition, ‘All Creatures Great & Small’, will be announced, too,” said Sue.

Term 4 classes are underway during part of the exhibition; they commenced October 17 and most will finish November 24.

“The Friday Social Painting group continues throughout the year, with little interruption other than a Christmas/New Year break.”

CHCAG will hold its Open Day/Meet the Tutors event in January, with the date yet to be announced.

This is the day people can enrol in Term 1 classes as well as an opportunity to engage with the tutors, meet some of the group’s members, learn what will be covered in classes and workshops, and talk about all things art.

‘For the Love of Art’ is on display until Wednesday, 1 February, 2023.

The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm, except on Public Holidays, with free entry.

All artworks are for sale.

“Your Christmas gift-giving solved: a unique, local, and original work of art,” coaxed Sue.

For more information on classes, workshops, or special interest groups (porcelain painting, calligraphy, and printmaking), check out the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group’s website, Facebook page, or email CHCAG@icloud.com or phone Sue on 0428 491 862.


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