11.5 C
Byron Shire
May 14, 2021

Local artist in desperate search for missing painting

Latest News

Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

Other News

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

Diverse and resilient

Andrya Hart, The Channon After statements and actions by some Rous councillors, I am left wondering how many refusals to...

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up...

Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

A confusion of letters in Ocean Shores

Apparently, there is another Ocean Shores in another part of the world, and they have deer…

Paul Bibby

It’s the mysterious case of the missing Main Arm painting.

As local artist Toni Clarke was driving down Main Arm Road with her carefully-wrapped graduation piece in the back of her ute last week, the rope securing the painting suddenly snapped.

Ms Clarke didn’t notice the work was gone until she stopped for petrol in Mullumbimby soon after.

‘Devastated, I quickly drove all the way home to Palmwoods only minutes later but couldn’t find it anywhere,’ Ms Clarke says.

Local artist Toni Clarke’s graduation piece has mysteriously disappeared. Supplied

‘The sad part of it is that it was my graduation piece for my opening night at the Byron School of Art.

‘It has to be somewhere.’

Ms Clarke has made full use of the bush telegraph and local Facebook pages to search for the painting, but to no avail.

The only clue she has is that the painting may have been picked from the side of the road by a lady in a white Toyota ute who was last seen heading in the direction of Uki.

‘It means so much to me to find it,’ she says

‘So if anyone has any leads it would be so appreciated if you could contact me,’ she says.

Ms Clarke is happy for the painting to be returned anonymously without any questions being asked.

‘You could drop it off at the Main Arm shop, or the Byron School of Art or Sunshine Alley in Mullumbimby,’ she says.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of the painting please call Toni on 0498 971 468.


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.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.