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Recently Byron Youth Service (BYS) hosted an evening in its Hivery Youth Gallery to celebrate the launch of The Artist Cookbook, and the opening of the group art exhibition, ‘Bridge to Avidity’.

The event showcased an impressive collection of paintings, craft, digital arts, and sculptures from the talented emerging artists of ARTCAFE. 

The Artist Cookbook was crafted by participants of ARTCAFE, who are young artists on a journey into the realms of food and art culture. 

Under the expert guidance of experienced chef and artist, Karma Barnes, participants explored the intersection between food and art creation, and themes such as identity, fantasy, and wellbeing through creativity. 

The exhibition will continue until July 14. 

YAC activities

There are also other activities at the Youth Activities Centre (YAC), including a community barber, YAC radio, music, and free creative workshops in ceramics and zines. 

A motorcycle restoration project is also underway, with a 4-stroke Honda XR250R being rebuilt by young people under the supervision of an industry professional. 

Also, on Wednesdays from 3.30pm, the Mullum Youth Cottage hosts the Mullum Mooves project.

The YAC is located at 1 Gilmore Crescent, Byron Bay. 

For more information, visit www.bys.org.au.

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