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March 30, 2023

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Hugh Webster, Barry Button and Jilli Richardson from Feros Village Byron check out the Popped Lane project in full flight as artists strive towards the Friday launch. The lane is opposite the taxi rank on Jonson Street. Photo Jeff 'Poppled' Dawson.
Hugh Webster, Barry Button and Jilli Richardson from Feros Village Byron check out the Popped Lane project in full flight as artists strive towards the Friday launch. The lane is opposite the taxi rank on Jonson Street. Photo Jeff ‘Poppled’ Dawson.

Then this weekend is the time do it. From 5pm on Friday 19 May Popped will open its green doors and welcome locals and visitors alike into the Byron Bay CBD to celebrate art and culture in an entirely new way for Byron nightlife.

The event will be a full-scale urban laneway activation that will celebrate the new artwork with green walls, live DJs, bespoke furniture, bar, food, and of course the launch of the brand new fresh air gallery, that will incorporate art, performance, and philanthropy, as it raises money for Lismore flood victims.

From mentorships and internships with our new generation through SAE, to working with seniors and long-term residents to embrace the power of the story and community connection, to collaborating with myriad industries including builders, florists, DJs, and transport companies to enhance the patron experience, the project offers an exciting new direction for the arts and events in the region.

‘This project is an opportunity for local artists to be celebrated in a public space, and to invite our local community back into the CBD on a Friday and Saturday night where they can enjoy a rich and vibrant cultural experience in a safe, inspiring and sophisticated environment at an accessible price point,’ says Operations Manager, Monique Hartman.

‘Everyone is welcome to this event, but we really want local residents to see this as an opportunity to reimagine their interaction with Byron Bay’s nightlife. We’re bringing a new edge to the town that allows young and old to celebrate together. We’re really excited to offer this work to the public and to see everyone have a really good time together.’

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