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Byron and Ballina secure funds from Coastal and Estuary Grants

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

SCU celebrates alumni achievements with awards

A group of Southern Cross University graduates who have made extraordinary global achievements in research, community building, healthcare and environmental issues have been acknowledged with the 2020 Alumni Impact Awards.

ALP puts war power reform on the agenda

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Methane: the breakfast of champion trees

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In the mid ‘90s, painter, sculptor and installation artist, Gabriel Rosati, was so inspired by her visit to the Epicentre arts enclave in Belongil that she decided to move here from Sydney. 

Gabriel Rosati at the Arts Yard. Photo Jeff ‘Hard Yards Since 1986’ Dawson

Unfortunately, by the time she arrived in the mid 2000s, the hive of creative activity had diminished.

Ms Rosati said, ‘When this large, rambling conglomeration of sheds on the Lismore Road at Bangalow became available, I could see galleries, workshops and studios’. 

‘It just needed some love, hard work and a realistic vision. 

‘The site even had an old red rattler train carriage. Artists displaced by skyrocketing rents in Byron found the Arts Yard not only affordable, but also stimulating and inspiring’.

After 10 years, The Arts Yard is on the market. ‘I really hope a new owner will keep the dream alive. Meanwhile, I’m ready for my next challenge; the completion of a renovation project near the ocean and to continue making art’, said Ms Rosati.


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