23.2 C
Byron Shire
March 1, 2024

K stands for culture in Kingscliff

Latest News

Investment fraud charges – Gold Coast

Detectives from the Financial and Cyber Crime Group have arrested and charged five people in relation to an alleged ‘boiler room’ investment fraud operating on the Gold Coast.

Other News

Byron Council reduces fossil fuel investment to 56%

Byron Shire Council investments in projects linked to fossil fuel production decreased significantly after the NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp) relaxed rules last year.

Everyone reads The Echo!

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

4,000 failed

I attended the flood forum held at the Ballina RSL last Monday and was aghast to hear some of...

Protections can’t wait another seven years for NSW critical habitat 

Protections are needed now for native habitat in NSW as the state has seen a significant increase in native...

The Art of Woman highlights the upcoming Lismore Women’s Festival 

Friday evening saw a bountiful display of art at Lismore’s Serpentine Gallery celebrating the feminine and preluding the 2024 Lismore Women’s Festival. 

Tintenbar-East Ballina face tough test to make LJ Hooker cricket finals

Tintenbar-East Ballina (TEB)senior cricketers face a stern test to make it through to the finals of the LJ Hooker first grade league after losing to Casino in their most recent two day-game.

Kingscliff artists Lorraine Abernethy and Ian Tremewen are chuffed at achieving one of their longtime dreams to open a new artspace/gallery in their coastal village, the only such one in town.

The couple have called their new ‘pop up’ venture in the Azure building, opposite the cinema, Artspace K.

The award winning artists and teachers will run small classes and workshops, in a garden setting, in the new studio which doubles as a venue for their artwork as well as their studio space.

‘This is becoming the cultural hub of Kingscliff,’ Lorraine said.

Both artists are represented in museums and public galleries in Australia and overseas.

Next year they have been invited to hold a joint exhibiton in Hawaii. Ian has just been commissioned to provide the artwork for the Victoria Maui International Yacht Race, a 2,683 nautical mile race.

‘All the artwork is being produced in Kingscliff at our studios and exported to the United States,’ she said.

The gallery is also selling the Tweed River Art Gallery’s new t-shirt, which the couple designed, with proceeds going to the Murwillumbah gallery.

Image: Award-winning Tweed artist Lorraine Abernethy in her new studio/gallery at Kingscliff. Photo Jeff ‘Just Space’ Dawson


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

How to supply water to the increasing population?

It is predicted that the next 40 years will see the demand for water increase by 50 per cent in the local government areas that Rous County Council supply with water.

Protections can’t wait another seven years for NSW critical habitat 

Protections are needed now for native habitat in NSW as the state has seen a significant increase in native habitat clearing following the NSW...

Appeal following attempted abduction – Tweed Heads

Investigators are appealing for public assistance as investigations continue into an attempted abduction in Tweed Heads at the weekend.

Floodplain fury

With the two-year flood anniversary being recognised this week, Council appears to be pushing on with its plans to seek approval from the state government for floodplain development in Mullumbimby.