Port Macquarie Art Society

43rd Annual Easter Art Exhibition 2018

This year is the 43rd Annual Port Macquarie Arts Society Easter Art Exhibition and we invite you to join us. This year the venue is again the Art Society's Heritage Gallery on Hamilton Green, Hastings River Drive. The exhibition will be open to the public from Thursday 29 March until Thursday 12 April 2018.

We invite all local artists to participate in our 43rd Exhibition. The 2018 details and entry form are available, or contact Maureen on 0409 820 694, or by email.

We would also like to thank our sponsors, without whose help, events like this would not be able to happen. Thank you to Priest Legal, NorthCorp Accountants, Morgans Financial, Adenbrook Homes, Port Macquarie News, Laing & Simmons, Lighthouse Beach Holiday Village and all the volunteers from Endeavour Mental Health Recovery Club House and Port Macquarie Art Society.

The benefits of art classes for those with

memory loss

Members of the community who suffer memory loss, and their carers, explore the therapeutic benefits of art for people living with memory loss, focusing on recognising and expressing the unique creative talent possessed by each individual.

The ABC National screened a TV program on 21 February 2010 showcasing the value of these classes for dementia sufferers and their family and carers in Port Macquarie. The six minute video segment below courtesy of ABC Television.

Workshop enquiries on 02 6584 7444 to the Dementia and Memory Community Centre.

For more information, see the article from the April 2008 edition of In Touch, the quarterly newsletter for members of Alzheimer's Australia NSW. Another article of interest from In Touch discusses art therapy.

Also see the Alzheimer's Association brochure on tips for art at home for memory loss patients.

Art Society Markets

The Port Macquarie Art Society Market is held every Sunday, from 8.00 am to 1.00 pm in the grounds of heritage Hamilton House, 198 Hastings River Drive. This is an opportunity to buy fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, cakes, baby clothes, plants, assorted tools, second hand books, DVDs and CDs and a wide variety of other locally made arts and crafts. Enquiries to Maureen on 0409 820 694.