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Latest News

Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

Other News

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

Letting the love light SHINE in Lismore

A discovery focused light festival in August hopes to attract locals and visitors to Lismore.

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo...

Lismore urges REX to reconsider service cancellation

The regional airline Regional Express (REX) announced yesterday that five services, including its Lismore service, would cease once government support through the RANS program is discontinued at the end of March.

Artist in Focus

Tali Cohen Flantz

Tali Cohen-Flantz: Keramika @The Depot

Tali Cohen Flantz is a local visual artist specialising in ceramics. Her work is inspired by some of nature’s simple forms while she delights in exploring different textures within the array of glaze and clay colours.

A few years ago she established her own brand, Keramika ceramics, which showcases her range of handmade ceramic homewares and jewellery that have sold in galleries, and restaurants as well. But this year Tali took a new bold step and leased the old Telstra building in Mullumbimby turning it into The Depot. There, she moved her studio and renovated a large room for ceramic classes and workshops which will begin early 2018. 

‘I love the endless possibilities that clay offers as a medium, the connection to the Earth and the fact that it needs all the elements: earth, water, air and fire. It’s a very humble and tactile material to work with and I find it meditative and grounding. In truth, it’s virtually a therapeutic process where you can both “tune in” and be present.’ 

If you would like to discover Tali’s work you can check out her newly established gallery in her Depot studio as she will open it to the public for a pre-holiday season sale on...

Friday & Saturday: 15 & 16 December, 10am–3pm and Friday & Saturday: 22 & 23 December, 10am–3pm.

For all other enquires and details of her upcoming classes, please get in touch with Tali: [email protected]



0403 663 284

Visit creative artisans gallery and be amazed!

Arriving daily, more:

Handmade, one-of-a-kind dresses, shrugs, tops, wide-leg pants, skirts in natural fibre fabrics, for the gorgeous, voluptuous body

Hand-crocheted cotton yarn tops, skirts, shawls.

Hand-crafted eclectic resin jewellery and Australian hand-cut gemstones

Unique bead-embroidered, bead-woven and porcelain jewellery

Bottle stoppers, magnets, paperweights, pens

PLUS stunning hand-crafted Christmas decorations

Glass slippers – for your champagne glasses

Cushions, lamps, pottery

Shop 1&8 Wigmore Arcade, 145 River Street, Ballina.

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: Creative Artisans Gallery Ballina

Telephone: 0435 941 591

Open weekdays: 9.30am–4.00pm, Saturdays: 9.30am–12 noon

Hot spaces for creatives

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) is excited to announce an expansion of Gallery Services to include Ignite Studios.

Located in the heart of the Ballina CBD, adjacent to the NRCG and housed in the historic former Ballina Fire Station, Ignite Studios at NRCG will provide a dynamic shared access space supporting the development and participation of artistic pursuits. This exciting new addition to the NRCG facilities is scheduled to open February 2018 and will include four artist studios, a visiting artist-in-residence (AiR) studio and two access spaces for workshops, creative events, pop-up exhibitions, meetings and special projects.

Applications are being invited for the Artist Studio program. The Artist Studio program provides subsidised studio spaces to creative practitioners across all fields, designed to encourage co-working and an open platform for professional development and opportunity.

Applications close Wednesday 20 December 2017.

Further information and applications are available

via the Gallery website nrcgballina.com.au

BSA Summer Tasters are back

Byron School of Art’s Summer Taster classes will be back in January, offering a sample of the numerous courses available throughout 2018. Check their website for more details. They also have gift certificates available, making the perfect gift for your art-loving friend or family member. BSA extends their thanks to the local community for their support throughout 2017 and are looking forward to 2018.


Positive Visions

Visionary Art Painting Retreat 

23 February – 3 March 2018 


Tutors: Adam Scott Miller and Chris Dyer 

Nine DAYS of STUDIO PRACTICE in the ASMethod of painting as well as Chris Dyer’s dynamic spray-painting technique!

Beginners and advanced students welcome.

Accommodation and beautiful organic meals are provided.




The Goosehouse Studio, Mullumbimby

Learn mosaics and leadlighting from a local teacher with more than 30 years’ experience. Explore the ancient art that is mosaics, or delve into the beauty of stained glass – the choice is yours.

Learning at the Goosehouse Studio is different. Your course is offered as a number of sessions, rather than a set of dates, so you have full flexibility over how you learn. You can choose when you wish to start your course, and you can choose which sessions you wish to attend.

To celebrate her first Christmas in her beautiful new studio, Heather is offering a full 20 per cent discount off every course she teaches. Book and pay your deposit before Christmas Day.

Visit www.goosehousedesigns.com.au for details

or call 6684 4741.

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

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.