Introducing Coastline's Art Hub!

Located in our Community Hub at 26 Smith Street, we have an exhibition space set up where local artists are invited to showcase their creative works. We display artworks for sale for a fortnightly period with ALL proceeds returned directly to the Artist.

This exhibition is free to view and free to display. We invite you to come into our store and support our local artists by enjoying their work.

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We have already had a range of Artists display their work in our Art Hub. Find out who...

Featured Artist this Fortnight:

Fred Bullen

14/09/2020 - 25/09/2020


When Fred retired he moved with his wife Patrice from Sydney to the Mid North Coast of NSW and decided to take up the challenge of starting back into art after 40 years. This was in preference to learning how to play golf.

He joined the local art society where he was guided in his artistic endeavours by dedicated and competent local artists who gave up their time to teach. In addition, he participated in regional workshops run by visiting tutors in quite diverse artistic media and subjects.

Fred started by painting traditional landscapes on canvas and then moving on to large format boards for abstract works, often with very heavily textured surfaces.

His inspiration comes from the local bush and beach which are then reproduced in one of many styles such as ‘abstract realism’, ‘2½ D’ or in a more traditional style. He has won awards for his works which are currently displayed in galleries in Forster, Taree and Port Macquarie as well as local cafes. He also enters his work in the regional annual agricultural shows and art society Art Exhibitions.

As much as Fred enjoys the challenge of painting a wide variety of subjects using an equally wide range of techniques, his greatest pleasure comes from hearing that an artwork has unlocked a heartfelt memory for the viewer.

Fred can be contacted on 0414 839 550, email on or his Facebook page. Fred, and other artists work can also be viewed at Lake View Gallery - Tallwoods. Visitors are welcome to drop in every first Sunday of the month without appointment and at other times after a phone call.


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