This year the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) is celebrating its tenth year of artistic excellence and success at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.
It’s a fabulous event that has really helped Coffs Harbour create a special place in Australia’s cultural life as the only still life prize in the country. The EMSLA was the vision of Dr Mal Eutick who wanted to honour the memory of his parents while contributing to the artistic and cultural life of the city. Without the generosity of the Eutick family, the EMSLA Prize and Festival wouldn’t exist.
Plus the Gallery also receives generous financial assistance for the exhibition and events from sponsors Todd and Nikki Blewitt, along with considerable financial and other support from anonymous donors in the community. The Gallery volunteers are, of course, also essential to the existence and smooth running of EMSLA and all its events.
The winner will be announced at the opening of the EMSLA Festival on Friday, November 11.
As well as the announcement of the winner, the Opening Night will feature a special performance by tenor Scott Muller, formerly a member of the world-renowned ‘Ten Tenors’.
The Opening Night marks the start of the weekend-long Festival which will include EMSLA Festival favourite – composer and performer Elena Katz-Chernin – as well as other classical music performances.
I’d really urge you to go along and enjoy some seriously fine art and music.
Fly Pelican Takes Off
Welcome to Fly Pelican, the latest company to begin regular flights to and from Coffs Harbour. Having daily return services from Newcastle Airport every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday is definitely going to help boost the region’s tourism and business sectors. It will also help provide links to key education institutes and also health facilities.
It’s yet another plus for the Regional Airport and will give locals and visitors even more travel choices.