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May 14, 2021

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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Other News

Oceans 15 triumphant return

The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State...

War The Bloody Hell Are You?

When faced with potential conflict, why are we abandoning the strategy that’s worked in the past for one that will definitely fail?

Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

Editorial: The vulnerable at risk

Most of us would hope that the taxes we pay go towards key areas such as health, education and to supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news late this afternoon (April 20) that a 370kg tuna ...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week
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.

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.


Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...