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Bringing learning and play together

Byron Bay High School’s new agility course recognises the importance of play for learning and has students from all years actively playing during breaks and PDHPE lessons, according to Byron Bay High’s Principal, Janine Marcus.

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AEC says COVID voters can phone from home

The AEC says that voters who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 will be able to phone in their vote in the federal election.

Bringing learning and play together

Byron Bay High School’s new agility course recognises the importance of play for learning and has students from all years actively playing during breaks and PDHPE lessons, according to Byron Bay High’s Principal, Janine Marcus.

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.

Harm Labor

Much as I respect Richard Jones’ opinions on many things, I can’t agree with his conclusion last week (‘Election...

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.

$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. 
tropical fish AND TURTLE workshops with Marion Gaemers and Lynnette Griffiths

BRUNSWICK SCULPTURE WALK
SEPT 28TH - 2ND OCT 2018

Why work when you can WORKshop?

As part of this year’s Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk (BNSW), award-winning artists including Lynne Adams, Shona Wilson, Marion Gaemers and Lynette Griffiths are holding a range of masterclasses and hands-on workshops.

Combining themes of recycling, the environment, conservation, and sculpture, the workshops, run at the Tweed Regional Gallery and onsite at the BNSW, will teach participants a range of art techniques and skills, such as weaving, making art from recyclable materials and creating ephemeral artworks using the natural environment as inspiration.

Given the wealth of expertise the artists hold, as well as their passion for the creation of large-scale installations, the reuse of discarded materials and raising awareness of environmental concerns through artworks, the one-day workshops are not to be missed.

Not only will participants get the opportunity to create their own work of art, but they will also get the opportunity to help create a future where the need to reuse, recycle, and respect this Earth are forevermore.

Limited places so book in soon. For more information, or to register in one of these workshops go to: www.brunswicknaturesculpturewalk.com/masterclass.html.

Lynne Adams-Flower bed-2015 (left), tropical fish AND TURTLE workshops with Marion Gaemers and Lynnette Griffiths (right)

Building a character in fiction

The most effective characters in fiction are always flawed, multi-layered, and remind us of people we know. But how do you avoid clichés and one-dimensional fictional figures to create fully-fledged characters that readers can relate to?

In this practical workshop, Sarah will guide you through a series of exercises to help you create a fully dimensional fictional character. Story arises from character so the better you know your character the stronger your story will be. Bring an existing character you have written, or come ready to create a new one.

Sarah Armstrong has written three novels. Before moving to Byron Bay to write, she was a journalist at the ABC, where she won a Walkley Award.

Saturday 13 October, 10am–4pm | Byron Writers Festival Office, Level 1 – 28 Jonson St, Byron Bay | $115 / $95 Members or students | For details and to book go to byronwritersfestival.com/whats-on.


Apply now for 2019 courses in visual arts

This Byron School of Art offers year-long courses providing extensive grounding in the visual arts. Students can study for one, two, or three years, with course activities including drawing, painting, printmaking, 3d studies, design principles, art history, and critical thinking in contemporary practice.

Situated in a character-filled Art Deco building in Mullumbimby, this independent art school has quickly become a significant part of the vibrant community and includes two teaching studios, a print studio, exhibition space, and reference library.

Applications for 2019 close 31 October, with interviews held in November. ByronSchoolofArt.com 

 

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.

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 band will be playing their...

Comment: Bridging the flooded divide

In the sodden floodplains the divide among those affected has never been clearer – those who were insured, and those who weren’t, renters and owners, Lismore LGA and everywhere else.

Grants to support arts and culture flood recovery

Nearly 50 arts and cultural organisations, screen practitioners, individual artists and collaborative groups impacted by recent floods will have access to $500,000 in funding.