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May 21, 2022

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Richmond candidates 2022: The Greens, Mandy Nolan

Mandy Nolan needs little introduction to most readers of The Echo, where she has a weekly column. She is a comedian and journalist running as a candidate for The Greens in the federal seat of Richmond.

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Tripling water harvesting may leave local communities dry

The NSW government was looking to do catchment by catchment analysis to determine the risk to local water supply and rivers from the new rules on water harvesting rights.

It’s National Volunteer Week

Volunteering Australia says volleys are the backbone of the country in times of crisis and emergency.

Interviews with Richmond candidates 2022: Independent Terry Sharples

Terry Sharples is a retired accountant living in the Tweed Shire and running as an Independent for the federal...


Morrison is the loose unit with the economy! Here’s some excerpts from a long, long list of corruption by...

Sculpture distilled at Husk

The inaugural outdoor exhibition, Sculpture Distilled, opens this week at Husk Farm Distillery and promises the opportunity to get...

Our sitting member

The sitting member for Richmond, Labor’s Justine Elliott, is aptly named because, as far as I have seen, that’s...

Artist in Focus: Noel Hart

‘Art Objects can be designed to express and connect to the sublime, the transcendental, the most powerful forces and instincts that animate human existence.

‘The objective of my work has been to interpret the idea of “power objects”, linking the primitive to the contemporary around an interest in biodiversity and extinction, and a symbolic intervention between the two.

‘My practice generally revolves around painting and blown glass, which in turn are related by the connecting threads of process and obsessions.’
– Noel Hart

Noel Hart is represented by galleries in the USA, Europe, and Australia.

The gallery and studio will be open 10am–2pm Monday–Wednesday and Friday throughout January, or by appointment.

Enquiries welcome. Ph: 0417 042 951 / 6684 0005 / www.noelhart.com.

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.


Fire up your post-holiday brain cells…

Happy New Year! Byron Writers Festival are thrilled to kick off 2019 with an exciting calendar of workshops to suit all writing stages and genres, with a few workshops for creatives of all types in the mix too.

Upcoming workshops include Creative Thinking with ME Baird in February, Understanding Story Structure with Laurel Cohn, and Podcasting with Samantha Turnbull in March.

So fire up those post-holiday brain cells, get your projects on track, and sign up today! More events, workshops and opportunities listed on our website:

The protest vote

Uncanny that in this federal election, in Richmond as elsewhere, the freedom/protest vote parties just about all preference the National or Liberal candidate. To...

Inflated Scomo

During his term, Scomo made plenty of decisions that helped lead us to the inflation we face today. When he says we should not...

Our sitting member

The sitting member for Richmond, Labor’s Justine Elliott, is aptly named because, as far as I have seen, that’s all she’s done for the...

Bittersweet announcement about koalas

Bitter in its necessity and sweet in the action it might prompt, it has been announced today that koalas have been listed as Endangered under the Biodiversity Conservation Act.