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January 26, 2021

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What to do with no booze at your party

Eve Jeffery It’s almost human nature, certainly Australian nature, to celebrate with a drink. Nothing says wetting the baby’s head...

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Bob Brown criticises Adani move to arrest journalist

Environmentalist Bob Brown has warned that Adani’s latest move to arrest an Indian journalist is designed to scare media away from investigating the company’s activity.

Bypass Blues

Charles MacFarland, Ewingsdale Those who believe the Byron bypass will relieve Byron’s traffic problems can, I believe, abandon all hope. Those...

Wollumbin track closure may be permanent

Paul Bibby The debate over whether it’s appropriate to climb Wollumbin – also known as Mt Warning – could ultimately...

Two charged with assault in separate incidents

A man and a woman have been charged with assault after separate violent incidents last week, one in Byron Bay and one in Mullumbimby.

A short history of our rail corridor debate

The debate over our disused rail corridor has long gone stale. It is acrimonious, ideological, and exhibits a strong tendency to avoid key points.

Holiday let reality

Doug Luke – Coordinator VOHL, Woodburn John Gudgeon, president of the Holiday Letting Organisation Byron, can’t face the reality that...

The exhibition is open 10am–4pm on weekdays and 9.30am-2.30pm on weekends.

Moving to a new country can be challenging; you may need to learn a new language, understand a different culture, learn how to drive, how to find a job, and understand countless other things as you settle in. For a refugee the experience can be even more challenging.

The Re-Making Place Art Exhibition: artworks telling stories of achievement explores the experience of how it feels to be a migrant or refugee settling in a new country.

The exhibition is on until Sunday, 18 October.

Traversing the memories of childhood migration, the challenges of settling in a new country, the joys of learning new skills, shared experiences, and the importance of community connections, are highlighted in a pop-up art exhibition called Re-making Place, which is on show now until this Sunday, 18 October at Ignite Studios, Ballina.

Hosted by Ballina Region for Refugees and supported by Southern Cross University, the exhibition captures settlement experiences of participants in the BR4R Homestay program and Anglicare North Coast’s 3Es to Freedom Program (Education, Employment and Empowerment). The exhibition includes photographs, textiles, films and written text.

Ignite Studios is next door to the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (around the corner at 60 Crane Street and next to The Gallery Café).

The exhibition is open 10am–4pm on weekdays and 9.30am-2.30pm on weekends.


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