Macleay Valley
Arts Council Inc

ALL upcoming events

    • 27 Jul 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall

    The place to get your performance started!

    Great acoustics, friendly people and warm applause!

    Bring your friends to cheer you on!

    $5 per person, light supper is included.

    • 03 Aug 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Trial Bay Gaol

    An evening of art and entertainment at the Gaol, including the announcement of the Sculpture in the Gaol Judge’s Art Prize. Join in this intimate soirée to raise funds for the 2019 artist program and prize pool. Only 100 tickets available.

    Catered food plate included, craft beer and wines available to purchase.

    • 04 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Trial Bay Gaol

    A hugely popular family-oriented celebration of public art, complete with live music, food & craft stalls.

    Normal Gaol entry fees are waived in lieu of a $5 donation per adult, children free.

    • 04 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon
    • 5

    This event forms an important part of the Macleay Valley Coast's events calendar for both tourists and residents. Sculpture in the Gaol is a month-long sculpture exhibition and competition with a ten-year history. The exhibition runs from Saturday 3rd to Saturday 30th August 2019 and is hosted by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service at the iconic Trial Bay Gaol.

    The sculpture exhibition attracts artist entries from all over NSW and south east Queensland, including many local schools from around the Macleay Valley. Works are exhibited in and around the gaol cells, which makes for a unique gallery experience.

    In recent years, Sculpture in the Gaol has received up to 5,000 visitors during the month-long exhibition with some 1,800 of those visiting the gala opening on Sunday, August 4.

    The Family Gala Day Markets are very popular with 30 art & craft and food stalls and live music entertainment.

    Join our waitlist today and we will assess all applicants, then notify you if you have been successful! No need to pay until you receive our offer and invoice.

    *Not-for-profit community groups will not be charged any fees when your offer is sent out.


    • 17 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Trial Bay Gaol, Arakoon
    • 20

    Fiona Scope returns to the Gaol to help you improve your drawing skills. For beginners (aged 15 years and above), or experienced artists who would like to improve their drawing skills.

    Topics covered will include:

    • Contour Drawing Techniques
    • Negative space verse positive space
    • Portraiture

    We will also cover the following topics in detail:

    • The role of left and right hemispheres of the brain when drawing. Reference: Drawing from the right side of the brain, Dr Betty Edwards.
    • The history of illustration. Reference: Leonardo on the body.

    Session times: 10am for 1.5 hours

    Cost: $25 per person, includes Gaol entry.

    This workshop is limited to 20 spaces. Book and pay in advance to reserve your spot.

    • 18 Aug 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 22 Kemp St, West Kempsey
    • 75

    This year’s New Northern Tour by students of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music will feature a wind quartet – Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and French Horn.

    They will play an eclectic mix of classical, modern classical and jazz, and they are sure to delight as this tour does every year. Come and hear these fine young musicians in the acoustic wonder that is the Oddfellows Hall!

    Don’t miss out! Grab a ticket today!

    • 20 Oct 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • 22 Kemp St, West Kempsey
    • 64


Past events

10 Jul 2019 MVAC General Meeting
29 Jun 2019 Curry & Culture night
16 Jun 2019 Daniel Champagne with Maurice Amour
12 Jun 2019 MVAC General Meeting
19 May 2019 Grace & Hugh
11 May 2019 William Crighton & Beans on Toast
08 May 2019 MVAC General Meeting
11 Apr 2019 Soul Sangeet
10 Apr 2019 MVAC AGM
28 Mar 2019 BANJO
24 Mar 2019 Kavisha Mazzella and Andrew Clermont
08 Mar 2019 Scott Cook and the She'll Be Rights with Liz Frencham
01 Mar 2019 Flickerfest on Tour
24 Feb 2019 High Tea Boogie feat. Wednesday Morning
16 Feb 2019 High Tea Boogie feat. Delma & Pete
09 Feb 2019 Claire Anne Taylor - ALBUM LAUNCH
31 Jan 2019 Festival of Small Halls ft. Fru Skagerrak & Liam Gerner & Dan Hopkins
22 Jan 2019 Taylor Henderson live at the ROXY
12 Jan 2019 Joe Robinson at the HOT CLUB @ FREDO
09 Dec 2018 Celebrating A Decade of Harmony
01 Dec 2018 Gleny Rae Virus and her Playboys
23 Nov 2018 The DATE BROTHERS at the HOT CLUB
18 Nov 2018 Sunday Sessions feat. Rory Ellis
18 Nov 2018 Gladstone Quality Market
17 Nov 2018 Red Cedar Festival
14 Nov 2018 Epiphany: art exhibition by Mark Pryor
10 Nov 2018 BACHING MAD
03 Nov 2018 Stuarts Point Players Presents
02 Nov 2018 Stuarts Point Players Presents
27 Oct 2018 Stuarts Point Players Presents
26 Oct 2018 Stuarts Point Players Presents
21 Oct 2018 Sunday Sessions feat. Liam Moylan
19 Oct 2018 Darren Jack Band at the HOT CLUB
16 Sep 2018 Sunday Sessions feat. Delma & Pete
16 Sep 2018 Gladstone Quality Markets
07 Sep 2018 Anna Salleh and Guy Strazz at the HOT CLUB
25 Aug 2018 Oddfellows Unplugged
24 Aug 2018 Mark Oats and Matty Zarb at the HOT CLUB
18 Aug 2018 Gladstone Quality Markets
12 Aug 2018 Sydney Conservatorium of Music Saxophone Quartet
08 Aug 2018 MVAC AGM
05 Aug 2018 Sculpture in the Gaol 2018
28 Jul 2018 Oddfellows Unplugged
13 Jul 2018 Justice Crew - Live at the Roxy
01 Jul 2018 Lloyd Spiegel at the HOT CLUB
23 Jun 2018 Oddfellows Unplugged
07 Jun 2018 Live & Local
04 Jun 2018 Stuarts Point Players auditions
26 May 2018 Oddfellows Unplugged
20 May 2018 Vanishing Shapes at the HOT CLUB
18 May 2018 A Mighty Force
06 May 2018 Jan Preston at Oddfellows
28 Apr 2018 Oddfellows Unplugged
26 Apr 2018 Daughters of the Rum Rebellion
14 Apr 2018 Corin Raymond and Scott Cook at the HOT CLUB
25 Mar 2018 Stuarts Point Players meeting
18 Mar 2018 Lindsay Lou at the HOT CLUB
10 Mar 2018 Honey & Knives at the HOT CLUB
24 Feb 2018 Cyril B Bunter at the HOT CLUB
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