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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Other News

Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.

NewsCorp announces August revival of regional news print in QLD

Less than a week after the two major NewsCorp-owned outlets on the Northern Rivers lost their websites and redirected readers via The Daily Telegraph (TDT), sister publications in Queensland announced almost the opposite.


Gareth Smith, Byron Bay Trade Minister Dan Tehan wants to refer China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because he...

Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze...
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.


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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...


Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.


Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...