You Have To Catch Her by David Rowe depicting Black Caviar as suitors were lining up to serve her is one of the many funny sporting cartoons on exhibition when the Bunker Cartoon Gallery shows ‘Surf and Turf’ from August 8.
You Have To Catch Her by David Rowe depicting Black Caviar as suitors were lining up to serve her is one of the many funny sporting cartoons on exhibition when the Bunker Cartoon Gallery shows ‘Surf and Turf’ from August 8.

Get your fill of 'Surf & Turf' at the Bunker

TO HELP get into the mood for the upcoming Coffs Harbour Racing Carnival AND the Australian Surf Festival, the Bunker Cartoon Gallery is showing a series of funny sporting cartoons.

Beginning on August 8, the exhibition will also coincide with the Mens Foursomes Championships and the Mid North Coast Veteran Golfers Association's Annual Tournament at the Coffs Harbour Golf Club.

"We've tried to offer cartoons for all kinds of sporty types - surfers, horse racing enthusiasts, golfers and bowlers - who are all enjoying exciting tournaments in our city during August," the Gallery's Director/Curator Dr Leigh Summers said.

Alongside 'Surf and Turf', an exhibition of international textile art on tour throughout Australia before heading overseas, is also opening at the Gallery on August 8.

'Living Colour!' will have needle-workers, quilters, fabric painters and illustrators in mixed media enthralled with the diversity and skill of the works on show.  

Brenda Gael Smith, curator of the exhibition, called for each textile work to be constructed to a maximum size of 100cm high by 40cm wide.

"When I look around, I see a world pulsing with life and colour," she said.

"This was my inspiration when setting the title theme 'Living Colour!'" Ms Smith said.

"In this, my second curatorial undertaking, I was thrilled to receive 177 entries from 160 textile artists from around the world.  From these submissions, I selected 32 vibrant works celebrating life across the spectrum.

"The selected works showcase the diversity and richness of the textile medium in both abstract and representational form."

The official opening for both shows starts at 6pm on Friday, August 8 and both shows will run until Saturday, September 13.

Entry to the exhibitions costs Adults $2 and Children $1, while children under five visit for free.