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It’s legal to grow and distribute – but only by the anointed

Byron based medicinal cannabis producer is sending cannabis to Germany in a breakthrough $92m deal yet the humble plant remains illegal for locals and continues to put people behind bars.

Other News

Kerry O’Brien reverses decision to accept AO

‘With regret, I have decided to reverse my decision to accept my appointment as an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia’.

Trusted window

Dave Rastovich, Broken Head As someone who happily does not participate in the woeful communicative medium of social media and...

Lismore police pursuit ends in charges

Police say a man has been charged over alleged pursuits and a crash overnight.

Fellow Second Peoples, the work of justice and reconciliation is ours

It’s not just up to Indigenous people to bear the load of communicating the truth of our history and seeking justice around this day.

A lot to bang on about at golf clubs and bowlos

Gone are the days when services and sports clubs dished up a choice between a pie and chips, or...

A short history of our rail corridor debate

The debate over our disused rail corridor has long gone stale. It is acrimonious, ideological, and exhibits a strong tendency to avoid key points.
Byron School of Arts

Byron School of Art in 2019 

2019 will see some exciting new additions at BSA. There will be four short courses available in painting, drawing and basket weaving as well as a diverse range of monthly weekend workshops. Exhibitions begin at the Project Space 15 February with the group exhibition Five Painters. Sign up to the BSA newsletter for more information.


dynamic drawing

Be Daring Take the Plunge 

There is no ‘set way to draw’. The history of art has shown us that. It is all about difference. Our journey as drawers is to realise this and develop our own language and self-identity. There is the extra brilliant seed of what is extraordinary in everyone.  Strong work is compulsive... to draw is to be, in a sense, spellbound. Dynamic drawing is total drawing. 

Contact Ron | 0421 101 220 | www.dynamicdrawing.com.au

David Kemp The Terania Creek Protest 1979

Lismore Regional Art Gallery

In 1979 the Terania Creek protests captured the nightly television news and made headlines all around Australia. It was the first time that a rainforest was defended by people who physically placed themselves in front of police and loggers.

David Kemp, a keen amateur photographer, had recently arrived in this area and was captivated by the beauty of the Terania forest but appalled at the possibility of it being lost. His photographs, and the others in this exhibition, are among the few surviving images from this historical event and act as a time capsule for remembering it. The exhibition will also include archival material, songs of the protest, and Give Trees a Chance (1980) (narrated by Jack Thompson) has been restored for the exhibition.

11 Rural St, Lismore | 66 274 600 | lismoregallery.org

Byron Writers Festival Membership Drive – Join today for your chance to win prizes!

Byron Writers Festival members are passionate about the power of ideas, stories and debate in shaping culture, and love being part of a thriving community of readers and writers.

Join us in 2019 and enjoy a whole year of member benefits, including up to 20 per cent discount on Festival tickets, free and discounted events year round, our quarterly magazine of reading delight Northerly plus regular opportunities and offers. Join TODAY for your chance to win weekly prize packs, plus go in to the draw for our major prize, a free VIP double pass to the 2019 Byron Writers Festival! For details head to...


Rail trail debate

Geoff Meers, Suffolk Park It was good to read David Lisle’s comprehensive and reasoned discussion of the history of the Casino to Murwillumbah rail corridor....

No respect

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock Once again it’s that time of the year where we are meant to celebrate Australia day on 26 January. The day...

A window of trust

Baden Offord, Ocean Shores Wholeheartedly agree with Dave Rastovich’s spot-on letter regarding the value and benefit of The Echo, that it is a ‘trusted window’ (Letters,...

Conspiracy and pubs

Art Burroughes, Mullumbimby Regarding my article Conspiracy in the Pub becomes talking point (Echo, 20 January). How can we avoid falling foul of the growing tsunami of...