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January 29, 2021

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It’s legal to grow and distribute – but only by the anointed

Byron based medicinal cannabis producer is sending cannabis to Germany in a breakthrough $92m deal yet the humble plant remains illegal for locals and continues to put people behind bars.

Other News

Lower the voting age

Rod Murray, Ocean Shores It was sad, yet heartening (somehow), to read last week’s article from Adel Pheloung, together with the...

Rail Trail or nothing!

Neil McKenzie, Bangalow David Lisle’s article A short history of our rail corridor debate summed up succinctly and accurately the compelling...

New look and feel for Echonetdaily readers

Every old Echonetdaily is renewed again – the face of our online presence has had a lift as we...

A lot to bang on about at golf clubs and bowlos

Gone are the days when services and sports clubs dished up a choice between a pie and chips, or...

Suffolk Park gardeners angry over Council’s double standard

Gardeners at the Suffolk Park Community Garden say they’ve been trapped in a procedural Catch-22 by Byron Shire Council, after it gave the green light to an expanded pump track (BMX track).

GetUp! wants to know what you think about losing your papers

Many parts of Australia, in particular, some rural and remote areas were stunned by the closure of their local print newspaper last winter.

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Moonrise Studios

is a new studio and exhibition space in Mullumbimby, showcasing original, handmade and beautiful work by 20 local artists. Currently showing: ceramics, painting, jewellery, textiles, art cards, woodwork, prints, hand-dyed silk, fibre art, and many affordable gift options. Moonrise rents spaces to artists rather than taking a commission on sales, providing a unique opportunity for artists and buyers.

Moonrise Studios | 105 Stuart St, Mullumbimby | moonrisestudios.com.au

 

Water and Light ~ Lone Goat Gallery

This first solo exhibition by Byron Bay local artist, Lynne Wallis, focuses on the translucence, reflection, energy and movement of water and light at play in our coastal region. Rather than replicating photographic images, she uses a variety of styles and media to create ‘distilled images’ of water and light. Not to be missed!

Lone Goat Gallery, Byron Bay | facebook.com/lonegoatgallery

 

Essence of Woman Art Exhibition

‘Essence of Woman’ exhibition explores the works of six local women artists, whose personal journeys form the inspiration and connecting threads of these diverse works, which reveal rich and complex interpretations of the soul, sensuality, strength and passion of women's business. Catherine Marciniak (doco director), Lorraine Brown (finalist 2013 Indigenous Parliament of NSW Art Prize), Kathleen Richardson, Moana Pearl, Colleen Thomas, and Martha Calhoun use photography, painting, sculpture, and weaving to express feminine themes of eldership and spirituality. March 7–18, 10am–5pm, Fri and Sat 10am–7pm.

Lone Goat Gallery, Byron Bay | facebook.com/lonegoatgallery

 

Lismore Regional Art Gallery

Curated by Wes Hill, Living Things examines the artists Christopher LG Hill and Matt Dabrowski’s idiosyncratic approaches to animating the everyday, and considers how ambiguity can sometimes result from imbuing things with too much rather than too little meaning. Close to Home: Cecil Bown – By emphasising geometries, textures, and beauty in the contrast between the natural and manmade landscapes, we can see familiar places in a different light.

The Splendour In The Grass ‘New Art’ Commission will support a new work to be exhibited as part of the curated Splendour Arts program. $10,000 will fund the development and presentation of a new contemporary artwork in a dynamic environment that encourages critical thinking and experimentation. All application details online at lismoregallery.org.

Lismore Regional Gallery | 6622 2209 | lismoregallery.org

 

Chattral Jewellery

Chattral Jewellery is a unique collection of works inspired by the art of handcrafting adornments to reflect how we feel. Drawing from ancient Roman and Greek designs to the ornate expressions of the Victorian era, she merges exquisitely faceted gemstones, pearls, corals, coins and silk to produce delicate jewellery works that are elegant and timeless.

Chattral Jewellery | 0403 652 838 | chattraljewellery.com

 

Brothers Coming Together of the Bundjalung Nation

On Friday 21 March Arts Northern Rivers will launch Bunarm Bologaman Wahl Bundjalung (Brothers Coming Together of the Bundjalung Nation), an exhibition of works by 12 leading Bundjalung artists who have a deep connection to the culture of the Bundjalung Nation, dedicated to caretaking culture for future generations.

With over 70 works, the exhibition will be a rare opportunity to see such a significant collection of contemporary Indigenous art.

Artists: Noel (Charlie) Caldwell, Luke Close, Eric Ferguson, Anthony Gordon, Burri Jerome, Sean Kay, Gilbert Laurie, Digby Moran, Oral Roberts, Ray Roberts, Lewis Walker and Jai Darby Walker.

All works will be for sale with all proceeds going directly to the artist. Fri 21 March, 5.30–7.30pm.

Bangalow A&I Hall, Station St, Bangalow |  artsnorthernrivers.com.au

 

Rail trail debate

Geoff Meers, Suffolk Park It was good to read David Lisle’s comprehensive and reasoned discussion of the history of the Casino to Murwillumbah rail corridor....

No respect

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock Once again it’s that time of the year where we are meant to celebrate Australia day on 26 January. The day...

A window of trust

Baden Offord, Ocean Shores Wholeheartedly agree with Dave Rastovich’s spot-on letter regarding the value and benefit of The Echo, that it is a ‘trusted window’ (Letters,...

Conspiracy and pubs

Art Burroughes, Mullumbimby Regarding my article Conspiracy in the Pub becomes talking point (Echo, 20 January). How can we avoid falling foul of the growing tsunami of...