Hallowe'en at WWG
Oct
31
5:30 PM17:30

Hallowe'en at WWG

Everyone is invited to a mid-exhibition party on Hallowe’en to meet Rudy and Peter (and Kanutsu and Carolyn). It won’t be very spooky, but there may be pumpkins… and drinks & nibbles. Please bring a small plate to share.

To celebrate, there’ll be a 30% reduction on any of Rudy’s artwork that you buy at the party.

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Bras & Quilts at WWG
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Bras & Quilts at WWG

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Dorrigo is showing its support by decorating the town with bras. We’ve also had a beautiful display of quilts to coincide with the annual Misty Mountain Getaway quilting week organised by Misty Threads.

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SURVEY
Sep
29
to Nov 27

SURVEY

Our October - November exhibition is SURVEY. It includes over 30 oil paintings by Rudy Kistler: a ten-year survey, 2008-2018. Plus, there’s Three Nudes and Number 23 by Peter A. P. Mortimore. Waterfall Way Gallery is delighted to welcome both these artists to the Dorrigo Plateau.

Rudy and his wife Kanutsu Honda have recently moved to Dundurrabin, and they’re keen to settle in and meet the locals. So, during the exhibition, pop in and introduce yourself to Rudy. He’ll paint your portrait for free!

If you’d like to see more of Peter’s artwork, just go next door to 59 Hickory Street. He and Carolyn will be delighted to meet you too.

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Last Day!
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Last Day!

Jan Clark has a fascinating for beetles and moths, and their vibrant, jewel-like colours and organic shapes feature in her textile art. Lesley Hughes is a portrait artist that specialises in pencil and charcoal drawing. Pamela Houghton Jones is another textile artist whose work features natural fibres (silk and cotton) as her base fabrics, hand dyeing and painting the blank cloth to create a background on which to work -- the cloth is then enriched with extensive hand stitching. The exhibition is complemented by jewellery by Shirley Foster and Julie Hunter. 

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Craft for Kids at WWG
Mar
31
9:00 AM09:00

Craft for Kids at WWG

During the Made in Dorrigo street market, children are welcome to drop in to Waterfall Way Gallery and learn some simple traditional Aboriginal basket weaving techniques with Mirra-Winni Gaze. An experienced teacher, Mirra-Winni regularly visits schools to run workshops for children on basket-weaving. She is one of the featured artists in the current exhibition. Children can also colour-in some Easter-themed pictures, and paint Easter eggs. Donation appreciated to help cover costs.

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Weaving Women's Wisdom
Mar
24
to May 30

Weaving Women's Wisdom

This beautiful exhibition was curated by Liz Hutchison, to complement the Creative Mountain Arts' Fabric of Life exhibition on show in the Dorrigo Community Hall, 29 March - 8 April.

Weaving Women's Wisdom includes woven dresses and baskets using traditional Aboriginal techniques by MIrra-Winni Gaze; plus four panels from Jan Clark's stunning Moth Garden series.

There is also exquisite textile art by Barbara Huntington, Pamela Houghten Jones, Gloria Muddle, and Freya Paton. Their techniques include felting, appliqué, embroidery, beadwork, and quilting.

There are a range of necklaces made from cloth and beads by Julie Hunter, and a selection of unique hand-made cards using textile collage by Gloria Muddle.

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Destination Dorrigo: Painting the Dorrigo Plateau
Dec
2
to Jan 31

Destination Dorrigo: Painting the Dorrigo Plateau

On Saturday, 2 December, view the Dec-Jan Exhibition at Waterfall Way Gallery. Destination Dorrigo: Painting the Dorrigo Plateau is a stunning, new collection of artwork by artists living along Waterfall Way.

Eight artists gathered in Dorrigo over two weekends earlier this year to paint the Plateau 'en plein air', and the result is a wonderfully diverse collection including streetscapes, landscapes, and portraiture.

The exhibiting artists are Brett Butler, Chris Hundt, Trevor Jamison, George Partos, Ray Rixon, Frank Scahill, Robyn Simon, and Geoff Woodward.

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Meet with Kevin Williams
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Meet with Kevin Williams

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.

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Flora Abunda
Oct
2
to Nov 29

Flora Abunda

This exhibition celebrates Spring with paintings and photographs of flowers and pastoral landscapes. Featured artists include Elizabeth Vidal and Deborah Goos from Armidale, Gail Cardow from Urunga, Dorrigo Plateau artists Chris Hundt, Louise Stanton, and Chris Lofqvist, and Matt Begg from Coramba.

Visit this Saturday 7th October and also enjoy the Dorrigo Community Markets.

The exhibition connects with the theme of Horticulture (flowers, fruit, and vegetables) being celebrated at this year's Dorrigo & Guy Fawkes Agricultural Show on 25-26 November.

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Aug
5
11:00 AM11:00

Official Launch

Celebrate the official launch of the Waterfall Way Gallery and Hickory Street Music School with a new exhibition including paintings and photographs of Waterfall Way. Drop in for morning tea, meet the exhibiting artists, and hear some young (and not so young) musicians. Official speeches (short ones!) at 11.15 AM.

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Recital: Duo Astor
Jul
16
2:00 PM14:00

Recital: Duo Astor

In the intimate venue of Waterfall Way Gallery, enjoy a recital of recorder and guitar music by two of the region's (and Australia's) leading performers, Alana Blackburn (recorder) and Stephen Thorneycroft (guitar). The program includes works by Maximo Diego Pujol, Astor Piazzolla, and G.P Telemann, specially arranged for the duo. Plus, there'll be a new piece by Steve. 

Biographical information about these musicians is available on this website's Musicians page.

Tickets: $30 (full), $20 (conc), including a post-concert reception at Gallery 2453 (next door). Proceeds from this recital will go towards the local Arts Council's projects.

As the venue has a capacity of only 40 seats, reservations are encouraged. Please reserve your seat via the Contact Us page of this website. NOTE: any reserved seats not paid for by 1.45 PM on the day of the concert will be sold to other customers.

 

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Saturday Soapbox: Living Sculptures - the aesthetics & history of Bonsai
Jul
8
2:00 PM14:00

Saturday Soapbox: Living Sculptures - the aesthetics & history of Bonsai

Bonsai reflect the heart of traditional Japanese culture, especially Zen Buddhism and the spiritual concept of 'wabi-sabi' - finding beauty in imperfection and age. Bonsai horticulturalists draw on a rich tradition of symbolism to communicate ideas and emotions, particularly valuing age, balance, harmony, and simplicity. 

John Eastment of the Sakura Bonsai Gallery (North Dorrigo) will provide an introduction to the history, aesthetics, and techniques of Bonsai. Drawing on more than 40 years experience, John will guide you into a deeper appreciation of the Bonsai on display at Waterfall Way Gallery. Entry by donation.

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Exhibition: Lyrebird Dreaming
Jul
1
to Aug 2

Exhibition: Lyrebird Dreaming

Lyrebird Dreaming (1984) is a suite of ten individual monochrome serigraphs printed on paper by Tone Wieruszewski (1955-1987) in 30 signed, limited edition sets. The suite was first displayed at the Sydney Opera House in 1985. Influenced by Japanese brush painting, each print incorporates the motifs of a lyrebird and a moon. At Waterfall Way Gallery, the exhibition is complemented by displays of Japanese silk Haori, Origami gift boxes, and Bonsai.

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