Introducing Coastline's Art Hub!

Local artists are invited to book a spot in Coastline's Art Hub to showcase their creative works!

Our Art Hub is located at 26 Smith Street, Kempsey in our Community Hub.

We can display your artworks for sale for a fortnightly period with ALL proceeds returned directly to you.

We have installed the same hanging system as the Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery in which all artwork will need to be ready to hang with "D" rings attached to the back of the works. 

We'll promote your artworks on our social media pages too, at no cost whatsoever!

Get in touch today! Click the Apply Now button below or email

Coastline reserves the right to assess each request and determine if it meets Coastline's values and vision for the Art Hub initiative.

Featuring Artist - Ainslie Ivin - Smith



Ainslie Ivin-Smith is a visual artist.

Born and bred in Sydney, now lives on her Dunghutti ancestors land, where Korogoro Creek meets the sea.

Riding upon the shoulders of giants influences her intuitive but deliberate choices in colour and composition.

The emotional narrative of her work is formed by being a mother, a believer, and elements of the natural world.

Ainslie has travelled and exhibited extensively. The evolution of her work can be viewed online.

"Being outside makes me happy. I make art because it ultimately makes me happy.

The subjects of my work are drawn from the natural world but they are not pictures of the landscape.

Some of my subjects are beautiful and some less so, but my hope is that the viewer will join with me in looking carefully at the world around them and find beauty in the small and seemingly ordinary.

Working with paint on canvas begins as a pleasure, with the the thrill of the first loose marks dividing and energising a blank surface. Progression can become a wrestling match, a push and pull of layers, colours, line and composition until resolution is reached, when each small part is pleasing and nothing is extraneous.

I seek balance and purity in art work that does not trouble or depress.

My dream is to one day create a well expressed work that moves the heart, as I am so often lead to do when I look at the work of others."

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