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March 3, 2021

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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

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Facebook fails

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

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

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.

Green Spine parking

Ian Kingston, Mullumbimby I am concerned at the apparent loss of parking spaces proposed in the centre of Mullum under...

Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

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.

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