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As we enter this hopeful new phase with the easing of restrictions, it’s so heartwarming to see art and music begin to flourish once again. Even in this new unknown realm, there is much to be appreciative of. Foxy Luu’s once again is curating visual arts, live music and food – all the things we love – in their tucked away art haven in the old Woolies car park on Jonson St, Byron Bay.

Throughout the month of November, the walls at Foxy Luu’s will host work by the local artist Benjamin Noah (McCorquodale). Benjamin believes art can heal our Earth. Using the mediums of acrylic and oil paints, he blends photorealism and surrealism. 

‘I have been an admirer of Ben’s art for many years now,’ says Foxy Luu’s owner, Utku Ayhan. ‘He has produced some spectacular pieces, particularly after his Mongolia visit. I am stoked that he has agreed to come on board to share his inner world with us.’

Benjamin travelled to Mongolia as part of The Mother Ocean Eco Arts and Activism Tour to help gain world heritage listing for the sacred Lake Khövsgöl. Off the back of this, he founded Be Cause Artivism, a platform built to support artists to create positive change in the world. Thirty per cent of the profits from all artworks sold on the platform go towards the partnered causes and charities. His latest piece features a scene from the day he was at the Standing our Ground blockade of the Adani/Bravus Mine. The piece aims to raise funds and awareness for the movement, and for the protection of Wangan and Jagalingou country.

So don’t miss out on his upcoming Art and Bao talk on the 6 November, Saturday at 4.30pm. Ben will be there to talk about the heart, soul and techniques of his craft. Live music will kick off at 5.15pm. Local’s favourite Bhakti (B Goode) Nectar Cow will play deliciously lush flavours from around the world with his bamboo flutes.

Grab a mate, a beer from next door, and a juicy handmade bao. And let’s be a part of this new world journey together.

Foxy Luu’s Shop 4a, 90 Jonson St, Byron Bay, just next to The Cellar bottleshop.

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