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Northern Rivers Community Gallery
Northern Rivers Community Gallery. Photo – Facebook, Jaka Adamic.

Artlovers throughout the Northern Rivers have something to smile about with the re-opening of Northern Rivers Community Gallery tomorrow, Wednesday 3 June.

The gallery has been closed (along with most other cultural institutions in the region) for the last two months, while the COVID-19 pandemic has raged across the world. Now that the curve has flattened in NSW, the gallery will be re-opening, with strict guidelines and social distancing protocols in place.

Visitor numbers will be limited in each gallery, and there will be hand sanitising stations and clear signage to keep patrons safe. Initially, the gallery will be re-opening Wednesday-Friday (10-4pm) to ensure safe work practices while staff transition back to full operation.

There are three exhibitions currently on show:

  1. Proprietary Variables and the Modal Illusion of Happiness – Matthew Purves. A study on economics, globalisation, brand value and the effects this has on society and the way we live our lives.
  2. Marks of Time – Helen Halliday. This work explores ancient landscapes, reflecting on the interconnected histories of people and place.
  3. By the Flesh – Mark Stapelfeldt. A photographic series taking an abstract look at lust, sensuality, life, death, and the fading role of Christianity in our modern society.

If you can’t make it to the gallery in person, the AP[ART] Online Art Project is also continuing until December.

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery is at 44 Cherry Street, Ballina. You can find more information on their website.

The Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre is also re-opening tomorrow (pre-booking only). Other galleries throughout the region are working out when and how to safely reopen. Watch this space!


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