Digital and Traditional Combine in Latest Gallery Show

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Traditional art techniques and the digital world collide in the latest show at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery which opens on Friday, September 29.

Artists Deb Mansfield, Alex Riske and JP Willis blur the boundaries between the digital and the handmade in surprising and unforeseen ways, playing with our expectations of how these artworks came into being.

“Paintings appear to be photographs, patterns and images we expect to be computer-generated are instead hand-drawn and found images are transformed into photo tapestries in the exhibition,” said Jo Besley, the Gallery’s Curator.

“Deb Mansfield investigates the nature of borders and boundaries through spaces we usually ignore, while Alex Riske uses intricate hand-drawn and very early digital images to create complex geometrical concepts.

“Similarly, Willis presents idealised landscapes that could be mistaken for photographs, but are actually paintings.

“Each of the works in the show will surprise and draw the viewer in.”

‘MANSFIELD, RISKE & WILLIS’ opens on September 29 and runs until November 18. Everyone is welcome to the Opening Night which begins at 6pm. Entry is free, but bookings are recommended. To book go to

On Saturday, September 30, there will be a free Artist Panel discussion at the Gallery from 10.30am-11.30am. Again, booking is recommended and tickets are available on

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