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January 28, 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

Good advertising

Carole Gamble, Mullumbimby Creek The advertisement inside this week’s Echo and is now circulating throughout our region 'If you are tired...

Wollumbin track closure may be permanent

Paul Bibby The debate over whether it’s appropriate to climb Wollumbin – also known as Mt Warning – could ultimately...

Natives planted along Bruns River to improve fish habitat

A fishing conservation charity says it has recently planted 360 native trees on the Brunswick River.

Why Pat Morton?

Ballina's Cr Jeff Johnson is raising a motion to re-name culturally significant local sites at today's council meeting.

A Vaccine Damages Payment Scheme is needed

This will be the year of the jab. And in from Byron Shire, that poses some interesting questions.

Learner charged after Bruns roundabout crash

A 16-year-old learner driver has been charged with a string of offences after a crash in Brunswick Heads on Tuesday night.
Grass Seed Dreaming by Barbara Weir

Artist in Focus

Gen4 – the Pwerle Family

Ninbella Gallery  6 June - 11 July 2018

Four generations of artworks by Minnie Pwerle, Emily Pwerle, Molly Pwerle, Charmaine Pwerle, Barbara Weir, Gloria Petyarre, Jade and Mariah Torres.

Awelye Atnwengerrp by Molly Pwerle.

This highly talented family of women present their dreamings and the legacy of their famous mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Minnie Pwerle. Minnie was one of Australia’s top female contemporary Indigenous artists. Her paintings are loved for being so modern in style and yet so traditional and raw in subject. Minnie’s art is in major public collections such as the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, Art Gallery of NSW, and Art Gallery of South Australia and National Gallery of Victoria.

Barbara, Minnie’s daughter, is today one of Australia’s most sought-after contemporary Indigenous artists. Inspired by a small grass found in Utopia called Lyaw or Munyeroo, Barbara’s Grass Seed paintings consist of a series of small brush strokes that overlap and weave to create a swaying effect. It is an energetic style exclusive to Barbara.

[email protected] | www.ninbella.com

19a Byron Street, Bangalow | 02 6687 1936

Winter Tasters are back!

Sample some of the great courses Byron School of Art offers in 2018 and enrol in their tantalising Taster Classes these winter holidays.

BSA will keep its Mullumbimby doors open for classes in Still Life Painting, Narrative Painting, Life Drawing, Collage & Transfer Printing, and Mixed Media and Assemblage with many of their well-loved teaching staff.

Murri artist Michael Philp is back with his inspiring Spirit workshop, and kids are also welcome for an exciting workshop on collaborative drawing and 3D activities with Jacqueline Smith.


2018 C.A.S.E. Postcard Show call for entries

C.A.S.E. invite you to consider that transformative space where thoughts and ideas emerge as you work with this year’s postcard theme: ‘After the longest night ...’ All responses to the theme are welcome whether literal or interpretive.

For the postcard-sized artworks, all media are accepted, unframed, no larger than 13cm x 18cm x 4cm.  Maximum of three works/artist.

Entries close on 7 July. We look forward to seeing where your imagination leads you.

For more info and to download entry forms see our website: www.casemullum.wixsite.com/c-a-s-e-inc/2018-postcard-show

Marketing and promotion for writers with Jesse Blackadder

Byron Writers Festival presents a course for introverted authors who hate self-promotion and extroverts who love it.

Jesse Blackadder will lead you through the tools of promoting yourself without losing your friends and your self-respect along the way.

The course will cover author websites, social media, public relations, speaking gigs, festival appearances, GoodReads, gaining reviews and testimonials, and the pros and cons of using a publicist.

Jesse Blackadder is the award-winning author of four novels for adults and three for children. She’s appeared at festivals around the world and been interviewed twice as part of Richard Fidler’s Conversations.

Saturday 23 June, 10am–1pm, $60/$50. Spaces filling fast!

For details and to book go to byronwritersfestival.com/whats-on.

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...