Something for everyone at Port Stephens Community Arts Centre in Nelson Bay

TAKE A LOOK: Works by Port Stephens Community Arts Centre feature artist Roslyn Clarke. Find the Port Stephens Community Arts Centre in Cultural Close, Nelson Bay.

TAKE A LOOK: Works by Port Stephens Community Arts Centre feature artist Roslyn Clarke. Find the Port Stephens Community Arts Centre in Cultural Close, Nelson Bay.

The Port Stephens Community Arts Centre gallery is open to the public.

Masks are mandatory for everyone within the gallery.

The cafe remains closed until the end of January 2022, a decision based on protecting the safety of arts centre volunteers, members and visitors from the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

The Port Paradise and Print Makers exhibition is showing in the arts centre gallery until January 25.

Port Paradise explores the beauty of our bays, beaches, and sanctuaries. Our artisans are showcasing the best of Beautiful Port Stephens.

The Print Makers showcases exciting works created via techniques including woodcut, etching, engraving, and lithography.

Works for sale in the gallery include paintings, pottery, cards, craft, patchwork, fusion, and mosaic.

Come in and find a wonderful memento of your visit to Port Stephens.

The centre's magical fairy garden is currently open and looking superb - a delight to visitors of all ages.

The current featured potter is Pamela Riddell and feature artist Roslyn Clarke.

Roslyn loved playing with pencils and paper most of her youth and in high school took art as a subject for her school certificate.

After marriage, with three children and being a full-time working mother, art slipped into the background.

Roslyn and her husband purchased a property in 1990 and she was inspired by the countryside and picked up the paint brushes once again.

They moved back to Port Stephens in early 2005 and she promptly enrolled at the Tomaree Community Centre completing two terms with Elaine Jamieson and then two years with modern impressionist Margaret Watson.

Roslyn became a member of Port Stephens Community Art Centre in 2007 and later joined the Society of Artists Newcastle.

Over time she has attended many workshops with many artists and mediums.

Roslyn enjoys painting at the arts centre.

From January 26, exhibitions in the gallery will change to Australiana and mosaics.

Find the Port Stephens Community Arts Centre in Cultural Close, Nelson Bay.

The centre is open from 10am until 4pm except on Sundays when it is open 10am to 1pm.

Entry is free.