Zen Japan is an authentic Late Night Licensed Japanese Sake & Tapas Bar (Izakaya) with a fun, relaxed & friendly atmosphere. Try our growing selection of Award winning Japanese Sake, Liquors & Alcohols that go perfectly with our tapas menu
 

Current Exhibition

21 Again

 

Announcing the first exhibition at The GOPA.
Opening night 11th of August & will run for a month

21 Again is a series of 21 Abstract photographic artworks by Funky Love Bunny. The concept of 21 again was for Funky to revisit his roots & beginnings as a photographer & artist over 21 years ago as he turned 42 years old this year (21 again!) & marks his return to art & design after owning & running a Japanese Izakaya (Restaurant/Bar) for the past 6 years. The 21 works are divided into 3 series - City, Nature & Light with 7 works in each series

The abstract works were inspired by a combination of Funkys' experiences with scintillating scotomas, Tourette syndrome & his love for Japan & iPhography (iPhone Photography) The 21 works were mostly captured "in camera" using slow exposures, double exposures & combinations of but not painted or created in photoshop etc. Editing was limited to enhancing composition & colour. Most photos were captured on the iPhone & edited on the iPhone

The techniques used were to represent the above mentioned inspirations. The double exposures are to convey the organised chaos of Japan that a single photo would not do justice. The slow exposures reflect the tics & unpredictable movements of Tourette syndrome (especially when the tics are in the eyes/head) & the boosted colours are inspired by the insanely colourful & jagged light that can be experienced when having a scintillating scotoma.

Keeping with the theme, the 6 x 6 inch prints are limited to an edition of just 21 hand signed & numbered unframed prints of each work (framing optional) plus 1 Artists proof. Editions in other formats will be also become available (books, canvases, badges etc)

21 Again is not just an exhibition of abstract photography but also a part of The Funky Love Bunny process art. Which is The world's first artwork to be issued an official birth certificate & was started 21 years ago. You can read more about it at funkylovebunny.com or purchase a certificate of Authenticity during the exhibition to prove that "You are part of The Funky Love Bunny Art™ あなたはファンキーラブバニーアートの一部です™"



Trading hours subject to change are: 


3pm to 8:30pm - ish
Tuesday to Saturday

The curtains may be drawn to prevent sunlight on the artwork but if you see the open sign on & the door unlocked then feel free to come in. If we are temporarily closed /late or have changed hours for any reason it will be updated on our Facebook Page first

 
Find US

Shop 3, 55 Grafton Street, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia, 2450
Although the address is Grafton street, we are actually in Park Ave, near the traffic lights 
(Opposite Woolworths on the Corner of Park Avenue & Grafton Street)

Taxi cab rank right opposite. Don’t drink & drive
Bus to & from airport pick up and drop off from middle Park Ave
Interstate bus stop less than 200m
Pubs clubs & restaurants all within a 200m radius
Yeah we know we are in a super convenient location  

Social Media:  Follow us on Facebook or Instagram - @GalleryOnParkAve
Phone:  We don't take bookings/reservations or phone orders (we have no phone)

 

About


Welcome to The GOPA - Gallery On Park Ave

The GOPA is a pop up gallery presented by Zen Japan & Funky Love Bunny. The GOPA is also a licensed tapas bar where you can find a casual selection of drinks & food (hence the art on the easel & drink in the logo)

Maybe you want a drink & snack after work
Maybe you need somewhere in town to fill in time between work & dinner with friends
Maybe you would like a drinks and nibbles before heading to the clubs near by

Or maybe... just maybe you need a bit more art in your life

  • Licensed - No outside food or drinks, No BYO
  • You MUST have photo ID (18+). All guests are required to purchase food (Restaurant on premise license)
  • No prams / trolleys / baby buggies etc, please leave in your car as there is very limited space, & all breakages must be paid for
  • Sorry but we don't do bookings or reservations
  • Cash is faster & has no fees, but we have EFTPOS (if you dont mind giving 2% of your hard earned money to international payment providers)
  • No Tabs pay as you go with each round
  • 20% deposit is required to reserve artworks
  • All drinks & tapas are to the best of our knowledge are suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians
 

Menu


Our drink & snack special change so best to just pop in , but you'll find our prices extremely affordable

 

Feedback & Reviews


“At The GOPA, GOPA Coffs Harbour
The hottest spot north of Havana.
At The GOPA, GOPA Coffs Harbour
Art and passion were always the fashion
At The GOPA ..... they fell in love” Review of The GOPA By Barry Manilow

 

FAQ


Coming soon

 

Create what you love & Love what you create
Proprietor, Licensee & Curator: 
Funky Love Bunny
ABN: 98 502 871 523
Business name: Zen Japan Trading As Gallery On Park Ave
On Premise License: LIQO660032201
Food Safety Supervisor: Funky Love Bunny
Artists:  If you’re an artist wishing to exhibit feel free to send samples ( Email for artists only)