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Arts Activities

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Workshops & Courses

Member groups are encouraged to list their special events, workshops and regular creative gatherings on this page.

Outings & Social Events

ACD is open to suggestions for creative social events or outings. If you’ve got an idea for group visit to a nearby event, we’d love to hear from you. Perhaps a visit to a regional gallery, a major travelling exhibition such as the Archibald, a trip to a show at the Jetty Theatre in Coffs Harbour or the music Conservatorium. Get in touch.


ACD is happy to provide auspice services for member groups wishing to apply for grants.

Get in touch if you’d like some help with your application.

Upcoming special events


Bellingen Shire Arts Trail Weekend

10-12 November 2023

Pop up exhibition

Dates TBA
Place TBA

Arts Council of the Dorrigo periodically arranges pop up exhibtions of members works open to the public. Stay tuned for the next one.


The Music Group encourages performances by musicians visiting the area, and group bus outings to nearby concerts and shows.
The next event is TBA.

Regular events

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Wednesdays 10am to 12noon at the Never Never Mind (except for the last Wednesday of each month).
Occasional Plein Air and workshops. 
BYO sketch materials 
Cost $5 at the Never Never Mind,16 Cudgery Street Dorrigo
Email for details:

Life Drawing at The Never Never Mind

The Never Never Mind, 16 Cudgery Street Dorrigo


Useful Links

Sawtell Art Group

The Art Space Urunga

Nambucca Valley Arts Council

Bellingen Community Arts Council & NEXUS Gallery

NAVA (National Association of the Visual Arts)
Australia-wide competitions for artists

Arts Mid North Coast

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

New England Regional Gallery

Grafton Regional Gallery




Postal address
PO Box 450 Dorrigo 2453


We acknowledge the Gumbaynggirr people as the traditional owners of Dandarrga and pay respects to their elders, past, present and emerging.