Artist in focus: Argenton Fine Jewellery
Fine jeweller Lisa Argenton has been creating bespoke jewellery for over two decades. She has recently moved to the area from Sydney and set up a showroom in the Byron Arts & Industry estate.
Lisa has been making jewellery for more than half her life, and she is passionate about her work. Creating jewellery is a very personal trade, and she loves that jewellery is so sentimental. We have been coveting adornments since the beginning of time, and she loves being involved in the special process of creating bespoke pieces. Deeply touching stories inspire her symbolism collection, hearts or rainbows created in memory of a stillborn child, moons and stars as gifts to symbolise unconditional love, and an aeroplane to represent wanderlust.
December trading hours Wed & Fri 10am–5pm,
Thurs 10am–6.30pm, or by appointment.
Unit 2, 1a Banksia Drive, Byron Bay
0413 707 642
Hammer and Hand Jewellery and Metal Collective
By Hammer and Hand all arts do stand – sixteenth-century Blacksmiths’ Guild motto
Hammer and Hand Jewellery and Metal Collective is a jewellery studio/workshop/gallery established in 1995 in Hobart, and in 2008 in the Arts and Industry Estate, Byron Bay. They celebrated their 10th anniversary of business in the Byron Arts and Industry Estate earlier this year.
As a collective, the current 11 members share the running of the gallery and workshop. Customers can meet a different member each day of the week and browse work by all the members while watching the artists at work. Everything in the gallery is carefully handmade by one of the 11 artists – no mass-producing, no off-shore finishing.
Being in a collective enables emerging artists to gain knowledge of the creative industry and of creative techniques from the more established members. The gallery and workshop are open seven days a week 10am–4pm. Off-street parking available.
4 Ti-Tree Place, Byron Bay | www.hammerandhand.com.au
Try it out or dive right in!
Round two of applications is now open for first-year Visual Arts at Byron School of Art. This course provides extensive grounding in practical studio-based programs, art history, and creative thinking. Perfect for beginners or those wanting to expand their skills.
Summer Tasters return in January with a selection of 3-hour visual art classes offering a taste of painting, drawing, printmaking, and fibre art.
Local music producer Orthentix has been cooking up a new EP with a difference, a journey in activist art as critical pedagogy. Peering through a feminine lens. Orthentix has exposed and analysed the divine and afflicting intersections experienced when gender and music production collide. Divine Affliction is an educational tool on music production aimed at females and a musical statement of a female approach to music production, designed to impact on sociopolitical change to the culture of music production.
Read the Divine Affliction Blog series at medium.com
@orthentix or for more information go to orthentix.com
Lynne Wallis Exhibition
Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina
28/11/18 until 23/12/18.
An exhibition by local artist Lynne Wallis continues at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina until 23 December. Inspired by local landscapes, these beautiful paintings capture quiet moments when shifting light or conditions render familiar landscapes more ambiguous or mysterious, evoking the power, beauty, and timeless qualities of the natural world. A show not to be missed.
www.lynnewallis.com | NRCG, 44 Cherry St, Ballina | 6681 6167 Open Wed–Fri 10am–4pm. Sat & Sun 9.30am –2.30pm.
Calling all writers…
Byron Writers Festival and Hachette Australia are calling for submissions for the Hachette Mentoring Program.
The form of the mentorship will include structural notes, correspondence by email, and one-on-one phone calls. To be eligible you must have a completed manuscript that is not under consideration by other publishers, fiction, non-fiction, or young adult fiction. (See ad on page 7).
So escape the heat this holiday season and get that manuscript polished. Applications close 31 January. Head to byronwritersfestival.com/whats-on or call 6685 5115 for details.