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May 29, 2022

Latest News

Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

Other News

Race action at the TVSC Mother’s Day meet

A dedicated fleet of 13 boats took to the water for the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s (TVSC) Winter series on Mother’s Day earlier this month.

Byron Council’s new bioenergy gas electricity plant

Not sure if it will be on full moon, but to be built snuggled up between Sunrise and the...

Lismore flood

I walked around the Lismore CBD and whenever I came to a crossing, an oncoming car would stop gently...

Reactivating Lismore with markets

Lismore CBD is about to receive a boost with two of its largest markets coming to Lismore’s CBD to help reactivate local economy and sense of community. 

Australian politics transformed

Following an election like no other, Australia looks set to change course on climate and corruption, with the Coalition's Scott Morrison being prised from office and Anthony Albanese about to form a new Labor government with the support of Greens and teal independents.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 25 May, 2022

The Jezabels The Jezabels are on a national tour to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their multi-award winning Gold Album Prisoner. For the first time, the...

Artist in focus

Possum Creek Studios

Photo: Possum Creek Studios

It was love that brought me to Byron, and it’s love that I have the pleasure to capture with my work. I have lived and worked as a wedding photographer in Byron Bay for more than five years now, and the spectacular landscapes together with the soft colours and golden light that emanate from this region have been my constant inspiration and major influences on my photographic style. I believe that weddings are happy, joyous events and rather than follow the ‘dark, moody, introverted’ trend that abounds in wedding photography lately. I find it hard to resist the colour and the lightness, the playfulness and the fun. Without a doubt, the sheer giddy amazement in finding ourselves surrounded by spectacular landscapes to celebrate this crazy thing called love has me totally hooked.

Photo: Possum Creek Studios

There’s much more to being a wedding photographer, though. You are a portrait photographer, an event photographer, a landscape photographer, a documentary photojournalist. It’s all of these hats and more – you are a consultant, a friend, a comedian, a quiet observer. After photographing hundreds of weddings throughout my career I still find it thrilling every time, the challenge to do my best on the day whatever the circumstances may be, whichever hat I’m wearing.

Most of all, it’s the connection with people that gives me the biggest buzz – firstly the couple themselves, but also their family and friends, their characters, their stories. To be let in to people’s lives for a brief time, to be trusted to capture the big moments and the small, to tell their love story on a day of such significance, is both an honour and a privilege.

Possum Creek Studios
Byron Bay and Beyond
m: 0401 656 118
e: [email protected]
w: www.possumcreekstudios.com.au

Visit Creative Artisans Gallery in Ballina and be amazed!

See stunning and arresting artworks in a variety of media: oils, watercolours, scratchboard, resin, photographs and more – many depicting local scenes.

Find an eclectic and luscious collection of hand-crafted jewellery, along with hand-painted silk scarves and gorgeously practical (and washable) bags.

Discover a limited range of hand-sewn clothing designed with the voluptuously mature female figure in mind – natural fibres.

Hand-painted silk scarves and gorgeously practical (and washable) bags – and so much more!

Art and artisan classes and workshops commencing soon – check our Facebook page.

Byron School of Art Summer Taster Classes

Byron School of Arts’ popular Summer Taster classes are on again in 2018 with a wide variety of inspirational options. BSA has a selection of new workshops as well as many of the much-loved favourites. From drawing to stringmaking, painting, monoprinting and sculpture, this is a great opportunity to expand your creative processes and sample what you can develop further with BSA throughout the year. There will also be Art Club tasters for school-aged children.

Mid-February marks the beginning of the BSA Project Space 2018 Exhibition Calendar with openings every second Friday night. The BSA Project Space will continue to showcase a broad range of creative practices from within the region, as well as work with guest curators and visiting artists.


Make pottery with Byron School of Clay

Wheel throwing opens up many creative possibilities. Using only your hands, clay and a wheel, it can be a meditative and captivating experience.

Join us for Term One 2018! Our 8-week adult wheel-throwing courses start from 5 February.

Both beginners and advanced beginners are welcome. Plus! students can also practise throwing outside of class hours.

Byron School of Clay is an education centre dedicated to teaching pottery and ceramic art. Creativity and good teaching are at the core of our philosophy. Students leave our studio feeling inspired with the confidence to make their own pottery.

Enrol online www.bsoc.com.au before 22 January to claim your earlybird discount.

Reasons to be cheerful

After nine long years of being led by the least among us, Australia’s future feels optimistic. Thanks, Western Australia, you were instrumental in booting those numpties out! 

Regrets for treatment of Wardell CORE?

After Ballina Council's recent decision, at its Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, to effectively evict the Wardell Community Organised Resilience Effort (CORE) from the War Memorial Hall, in mid-flood recovery, some were having second thoughts at their Ordinary Meeting yesterday.

Keep your eyes and ears open for Albert’s Lyrebird

Tweed Council is asking that you put your best bird listening ears on this June and capture the sounds of a rare bird.

Progress at Ross Lane?

The perennial question 'is Ross Lane open?' edged closer to an answer yesterday, with Ballina Council discussing a range of options to solve the flooding problem which regularly cuts off Lennox's main access to the west. Ross Lane has been closed again this week.