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Screen-printing with artist Jude White at Ignite Studios, Ballina. Photo Elise Derwin.

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery and Ignite Studios are inviting the community to celebrate the opening of the Commemorative Flood Recovery Community Art Exhibition, and see some amazing original work made by local creatives.

All are welcome to attend the official launch event tomorrow (Saturday 1 July) from 2-4pm at Ignite Studios, 60 Crane Street, Ballina.

As part of the ongoing flood recovery efforts across our region, the NSW Government has provided funding to Ballina Shire Council supporting Commemorative Flood Recovery projects until June 2023.

NRCG and Ignite Studios have worked with a range of artists to deliver free workshops in the community; at Wardell Public School, Empire Vale Public School, WardellCORE, Ignite Studios and at Wardell Community Village – with the Cabbage Tree Island community.

Finding Shelter – Artist Books with Michelle Walker at Ignite Studios. Photo Elise Derwin.

Showcase

The Community Art Exhibition showcases the diverse artworks made by participants at these workshops, and includes a wide variety of media, spanning ceramics, sculpture, weaving, screen printing, photography, painting, and drawing.

The exhibition is open to the public at Ignite Studios from today (Friday 30 June) and showing until 9 July, in the old fire station behind the main gallery at 44 Cherry Street.  Ignite Studios is open Wednesday-Friday from 10am–2pm and Saturday-Sunday from 10am-1pm.

For further information please visit nrcgballina.com.au or contact the gallery on (02) 6681 0530.

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