Arts and Entertainment for the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 23 September, 2020

Check out InSideOut Lightbox on Saturday at the Ocean Village car park.

Illuminating Ocean Shores with the Lightbox

The first InSideOut Lightbox event at the end of August was a great success. An open call brought together 24 local artists and creatives to find a new way to exhibit their works.

The creatives from Dashboard Animals (DBA) who presented the visual feast in the pop up space have extended their lease and their newly fostered collaborations will result in Lightbox No.2 ‘What is Four’, showing Saturday 2 October. Being during the school holidays this gives you the chance to grab the family for an experiment in live cinema.

‘What is Four’ is a lightbox storytelling adventure about where the wind begins; using projection, shadow play and music.

The story was originally written by Arianna Bosi’s best friend and long-time collaborator, Alison Bicknel, as a gift for her daughter Livia, on her fourth birthday.

‘It comes from a very personal place, so I’m excited to be bringing it to life in such a special way – in my local shopping mall car park, for everyone to enjoy’, says Arianna, the Creative Director for DBA.

Check out InSideOut Lightbox on Saturday, running 6.15–7pm. Ocean Village car park (beside Target).

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Fire and Ice by Heather Matthew, inspired by walking the glaciers of Iceland and witnessing the impacts of climate change; on show at the M-Arts Precinct in Murwillumbah from today (Wednesday) to 13 October.

Fire & Ice

In October 2019, Northern Rivers artist Heather Matthew went to Iceland for an artists residency in the remote fishing village of Skagaströnd. She created handmade paper in glacier shapes and embedded pieces of fishing rope into them with red thread stitching to reference the red jackets of tourists walking on the glaciers.

A week before she arrived in Iceland, a funeral was held for the Ok (pronounced ‘Awk’) glacier, which had lost its ‘glacier’ status owing to the effects of climate change.

The exhibition will feature handmade paper lit up by coloured lights, like the lights she saw when it snowed. An Imagine Peace evening on Friday 9 October, as part of the exhibition, will coincide with the annual lighting of the Imagine Peace Tower in Reyjkavik, Iceland, on 9 October. Matthew attended this event in 2019 when a tower of laser light streamed into the stratosphere as a message of peace from Yoko Ono, John Lennon’s widow. At the Murwillumbah event, there will be a ceremonial ‘peace lighting’ and singing.

Fire and Ice is on show at The Field, M-Arts precinct, Murwillumbah from Wednesday 30 Sept to 13 Oct.

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