Anna Dorrington presents Grim Fairy Tales where she explores and exposes issues about the role of women, female identity and societal expectations around the concept of the ideal woman.
Delving into the rich history of folk- and fairy-tales Anna draws on the magical and dreamlike qualities of the tradition. Her work is on show at Serpentine Gallery in Lismore until 20 October.
After the Disco is an exhibition of recent work by Jamie Mumford that collages glamorous elements from popular culture of the 1970s.
Inspired by glam rock, disco, and fashion photography, her artworks reflect a personal obsession with this period.
Her work is also on show at Serpentine Gallery in Lismore until October 20.
The next meeting of Byron Philo Café will be discussing Beliefs – why we hold them and how we judge if they are true. People arrive at their beliefs in different ways – some by sheer accident of birth as do hundreds of millions of Muslims, Christians, Hindus and a multitude of other religions. Some acquire them, such as believers in L Ron Hubbard, UFO abductions, chemtrails. Some believe so fervently and passionately that they are prepared to sacrifice their lives for their beliefs. These questions probing the relationship between beliefs and truth will be put to the meeting by Richard Jones, well-known local resident and environmentalist. Luscious Foods, 6 Tasman Way in the Arts and Industry Estate, on Friday. Come at 5.30pm to order food in time for the talk at 6pm. $5.
Rock Valley Hall
The Incomplete History of Rock Valley Hall. This week sees Rock Valley Hall celebrate 100 years of existence as a venue where community has gathered to celebrate weddings, fundraisers, dances, and goodness knows what else. Ajita Cannings has written a short play about the centenary developed from oral and written history and performed by locals. Performed this Saturday at 12pm, free, and later that night join in festivities at 6.30pm. $25 including dinner dance. Bookings on 6629 3242.
Exotic Persian Delights
Wednesday 8 October is the time to go pick up your pencils and head on down to the Byron Brewery for Dr Sketchy’s Burlesque Life Drawing. Diving headlong into a fantasy of luscious figure-sketching, ornate spectacle and exotic Persian delights! Art-monkeys will be thrown under the spell of the Black Lotus and whisked away to the world of the Arabian Nights for a spellbinding evening of art and sensuous dance courtesy of our mesmerising models, the Barefoot Gypsies! MC Mae Wilde, doors at 6pm, session at 6.30pm. $15. BYO art materials. 18 plus.
Show me the Funny
Funny man Nick Penn heads up the next standup comedy open mic at the Court House Hotel in Mullumbimby. With nearly three decades of experience under his belt Penn is the master of his craft, the perfect ringmaster for a night that sees comedic newbies take to the stage.
Come and check out the new talent on offer after the latest crop of comedy graduates last week from Mandy Nolan’s latest Byron Community College course. Thursday 8pm. Free.
Secret Picnic and Dinner with Olley
Tweed Fusion is a two-day celebration of art, music, food and culture across the Tweed Valley and Tweed coast with pop-up art galleries, artistic coastal walks and an exquisite art-gallery dinner celebrating the life of famous artist Margaret Olley. There is even a gourmet Sunday picnic in a secret location. For more information about this Saturday/Sunday program go to tweed.fusion.com.au.
Design Nerd Alert
David Carson has for many years been a polarising figure on the global design landscape and pretty much invented the genre of experimental typography with the ground-breaking Raygun and Beach Culture magazines in the early 90s. Carson started designing in the 80s with no formal schooling in the field and has since focused heavily on typography and photography. His work became well known in the late 80s and early 90s through skateboarding and surfing magazines and Carson has written and co-authored many books characterising design trends. He will be presenting a talk at the Byron Theatre at the Community Centre on Wednesday 8 October at 7pm. Students $40, general admission $70. Tickets are available online at www.byroncentre.com.au.