Art

Celebrating first nations people

Students celebrated NAIDOC Week at Pretty Beach Public school with a focus on understanding this year’s theme; Always Was, Always Will Be. Principal Karen Wardlaw said the week started with…


Film-makers break down barriers

Umina Beach locals are breaking down the barriers of sexual liberation by creating a film about pleasure, choices, and all the sticky challenges in between. Salad Daze is a short…





Students’ artwork up for auction

A collection of masterpieces created by the students at Pretty Beach Public School are being auctioned off online as part of the school’s Biennial Art Show. Throughout 2020, the students…


NAISDA students give back to community

An exhibition of 22 original artworks on calico by NAISDA Dance College students has raised over $1,400 to provide resources for the remote Aboriginal community of Nyinyikay in North East…


Laneway library

With COVID-19 forcing Andy Kabanoff of North Avoca to abandon his two favourite pursuits of travel and local theatre this year, he decided he needed something else to occupy his…


Bouquet for Pete Rush

Forum – Please tell Pete Rush not to rush into destroying his wonderful creations because a tiny minority of residents don’t like his work. It didn’t look like the lantanasaurus…





Now that’s a community bus stop

The Wagstaffe bus stop has a whole new look, thanks to a determined community. Around 50 residents gathered at the bus stop on November 12 to celebrate the refurbishment. Virginia…



Woy Woy eyesore about to get a makeover

A graffitied brick wall in Woy Woy is getting an artistic makeover, all thanks to the vision and motivations of one community member. Woy Woy resident June Killington said she…


New gallery opens

Artist Velia Newman has opened a new art gallery at Ettalong Beach with a strong focus on the community and supporting local artists. A professional artist for 22 years, Newman…


Fire, Wax, Oil, Water

A Pearl Beach artist has swapped gardens for galleries in a new exhibition in Sydney’s CBD. Marijke Greenway’s latest exhibition is titled Fire Wax Oil Water, referring to each of…




Positiv Thinking

To mark Mental Health Month, the local not-for-profit, Central Coast Primary Care, held its 21st annual Mental Health Art Works exhibition recently, The week-long exhibit, which finished on October 20,…