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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Other News

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.
Artisit in Focus:

Pop Up Tarts Art Shop

Mullumbimby artists Karla Akehurst, Madeline Burgess and Marie Sherd
Mullumbimby artists Karla Akehurst, Madeline Burgess and Marie Sherd

Billed as the Pop Up Tarts, Mullumbimby artists Karla Akehurst, Madeline Burgess and Marie Sherd will be exhibiting their diverse range of art at their Pop Up Art Shop at Shop 4, 33 Dalley Street during the Mullumbimby Music Festival.

Madeline’s exceptionally fine drawings are intriguing and confronting exhibiting a deeply personal style that allows an insight into her desires, fears and states of anxiety. Madeline took out the First Prize at the 2014 Ocean Shores Art Expo and has recently exhibited at Raw in Brisbane and Byron Bay.

Karla’s work expresses the full gamut of human emotions felt at a cellular level. These emotions burst out onto fabrics, canvas and paper that allows the viewer to conjure up memories of the past and hopes for the future. This Pop Up Exhibition follows on from her recent exposure at Raw in Byron.

Both these artists will have a range of art, prints and artifacts for sale.

Marie works from a place where she sees or feels something she wants to create and does it. Be it a tree, a skull, a design or the road into town which has been produced as a Mullumbimby post card called Coming Home. She will also have a limited range of painted furniture for sale. Marie exhibited recently at the Casa Mexico Gallery in Mullumbimby.

The Pop Up Tarts Art Shop will be open from 10.30am to 6pm from November 19 to 23.


Three decades of Japanese fashion celebrated at GOMA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl7OdxHVyrU

The innovative and influential developments in Japanese fashion from the early 1980s to the present are celebrated in ‘Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion’, showing exclusively at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) over summer.

Curated by world-renowned fashion historian Akiko Fukai, 'Future Beauty' is a comprehensive survey featuring more than 100 garments and accessories from the unparalleled collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute, Japan.

Along with iconic garments by pioneering fashion figures such as Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto, 'Future Beauty' showcases designs by mid-career innovators such as Junya Watanabe and Jun Takahashi and Australia’s own Akira Isogawa.

Alongside designs by Miyake and his contemporaries, an entire section of the exhibition is dedicated to garments by next generation designers including Tao Kurihara, Taro Horiuchi, Matohu, Akira Naka, Sacai, Mikio Sakabe, Anrealage, Somarta, Ne-net and mintdesigns.

On Friday 21 November, the Australian premiere performance of Japanese Harajuku band Broken Doll will kick off the Gallery’s popular Up Late series. Future Beauty Up Late returns to GOMA on select Friday nights across Summer giving visitors the chance to view this extraordinary exhibition of contemporary Japanese fashion after hours.

Tickets on sale now via www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/futurebeauty.


Current exhibitions at the Lismore Regional Gallery

Local artist Duke Albada worked with local community residents for Lismore 2074, to coincide with Lismore Regional Gallery’s 60th anniversary. Duke asked groups and individuals with a diverse range of beliefs and backgrounds “How do you imagine Lismore in 2074?” These conversations were recorded and play in the gallery space as the audience wander through a maze of hanging banners that immerse the audience in a physical and sonic experience.

Photographer Raimond de Weerdt’s Silent Speech explores the notion between reality and truth in photography. de Weerdt explores these issues through the misconception that photography captures the truth and reality. Through Raimond’s manipulation of his photographs he challenges the beliefs of the audience, the resulting works are mysterious and unsettling, drawing us in to unravel untold stories.

RahimaJacksonFormer Lismore, now Melbourne based artist, Rahima Jackson explores the psychological state of the conscious mind in her work It’s my house, but you can’t come in. The work encourages public interaction making the participant aware of their conscious state within the installation.

Southern Cross University honours student Brigette Lucas explores her identity as a woman with Alopecia. Her work Untitled in the 24:7 window space combines performative aspects of identity and the notion of the hidden self. Lucas focuses on her physical appearance to reveal issues we might otherwise be blind to, informed by her research into marginality, sexuality and feminism.

LISMORE REGIONAL GALLERY

131 Molesworth Street, Lismore

02 6622 2209

www.lismoregallery.org


Monica Rohan at the Tweed Regional Gallery

Knoll by Monica Rohan Oil on board, 61cm x 45cm (2013)
Knoll by Monica Rohan
Oil on board, 61cm x 45cm (2013)

In November the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre will host Brisbane-based artist Monica Rohan in the Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio.

Working in watercolour on paper and oil on board Rohan explores issues of subjectivity by portraying herself in a struggle against overwhelming surroundings.

Come and meet Monica at the Gallery and see a demonstration of her painting techniques.

Sunday 16 November 12.30 - 2.30pm Meet Resident Artist Monica Rohan

Monica's residency will culminate in a solo exhibition in the Friends Gallery from 5 June - 4 October 2015.

 

 

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021