Unleash your inner artist these holidays

Thursday, 16 Sep 2021

The school holidays is a perfect opportunity to embrace your artistic self - whether it be creating your own masterpiece, or enjoying the work of others. 

If you or your child is interested in participating in local art/music workshops, competitions, exhibitions or performances these holidays, we have some exciting opportunities for you:

Canal to Creek visual arts competition

Total prizes up to $5,000

Applications close 5pm Friday 5 November 2021

Ages 7 - 10

Enter here: https://canaltocreek.com/wcx/art/prize

Swiff's National Youth Film Competition

Due Friday, November 12

Make a short film (under 5 min) with a pineapple in it

Prizes up for grabs

Open for ages 10-25

Learn more here: https://nextwavefilm.com.au/

Use creative kids voucher to do filmmaking workshops: https://nextwavefilm.com.au/what-is-nextwave-online/

Japanese-Inspired workshops at National Cartoon Gallery

21-30 September 2021

$15-$25 for 1.5hr class

Classes: ‘Manga Creations’, ‘3D Japanese Koi’, ‘Manga Comic Strip’, ‘Miniature Japanese Treehouse’

Ages 6-13+

Book here: https://nationalcartoongallery.com.au/event/manga-creations-21-september-2021/

National Still Life Award 2021 exhibition

at the Coffs Regional Gallery

Check out in-person or online with this virtual tour:


Closes 23 October 2021

Wild Thyme performance night

Jetty Theatre, 1st October at 7pm

$30 tickets

Performed by Arlene Fletcher (double bass), Katie Crane (guitar) and Laura Targett (fiddle)

Book here: https://www.jettytheatre.com/wild-thyme/

Clay Kit with The Art Dept

Use creative kids vouchers to buy a ‘clay takeaway’ kit to make pots and clay items at home!

Buy here: https://the-artdept.com.au/store/takeaway-clay-kit-dl2cp

How to use your voucher: https://the-artdept.com.au/using-creative-kids-voucher

Japanese Film Festival Satellite

Jetty Theatre, 3rd-4th October

Free tickets

Learn more here: https://www.coffscoast.com.au/event/japanese-film-festival/

Visit a gallery 

Some other interesting art spaces you can visit are:

Alykat Gallery - https://x.facebook.com/alykatcreative.gallery/

The Art Space Urunga - https://artspaceurunga.com/

Artspace on 45, Coramba - https://www.artspaceon45.com.au/

Sawtell Art Gallery - http://www.sawtellartgroup.com.au/