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May 20, 2022

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The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

Other News

Election 2022

As we edge closer to the federal election, Australia, like most advanced middle-ranking economies is facing some headwind challenges...

A positive change for Bruns River

With the floods still on the mind of those impacted in the Shire’s north, a local charity and its partners have launched an interactive online map of the Brunswick River to raise awareness and hopefully bring it back to full health.

NSW councils call for social, affordable housing

With ‘Intergenerational inequality growing dramatically’, the peak body representing NSW councils has issued an open letter to all federal election candidates, calling on them to commit to a four-point housing plan.

What happens after two years?

The recent floods have left many people homeless. Trying to address this problem, local councils have waived some of...

Ballina osprey platform in dangerous disrepair

As nesting season approaches, wildlife carer and local bird expert Deb Pearse has contacted The Echo about her concerns for the precarious state of the Brunswick Street osprey nesting platform, near the river in Ballina.

Storylines – Stop the rot and take action

Having spent a long time reflecting on the last 13 weeks since the floods devastated our region, many important issues have come to my attention – loss of homes, possessions, safety, schools suspended from flooding, chaos, death, loss of animals, extreme anxiety and desperation, and so much more.
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.

www.byronschoolofart.com


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.

Richmond candidates 2022: Informed Medical Options Party candidate Monica Shepherd

Monica Shepherd is an organic naturopath based in Ocean Shores. She is running as a candidate for the Informed Medical Options Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

Storylines – Stop the rot and take action

Having spent a long time reflecting on the last 13 weeks since the floods devastated our region, many important issues have come to my attention – loss of homes, possessions, safety, schools suspended from flooding, chaos, death, loss of animals, extreme anxiety and desperation, and so much more.

Review of community response called for as challenges recognised

Local community members stepped forward to help coordinate and respond to the disaster; from people getting into boats and kayaks recusing strangers in Lismore to coordinating local response hubs in the hinterland and local towns. But it wasn't all a bed of roses.

$17m in funds for work on crown lands in NSW

If you are involved in managing crown reserve land and facilities then now is the time to get that application in for a share of the $17 million that is available fro the 2022-3 funding round.