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Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

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Belongi Spit

John Lazarus, Byron Bay An update on proposed development of the Belongil Spit site, for the information particularly of those...

Create the opportunity for everyone to follow their dreams

Local dance group Sprung!! is an integrated dance theatre that has built a community program that creates space for...

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

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.

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

Water strategy

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The people of Mullumbimby would be aware that Byron Shire Council (BSC) intends to hand over...
Lee McConnel. Photo credit @arizona_creative

Hypnagogic Tableau by

Lee McConnell

Art Show Opening – 6pm–8pm Friday 6 July  |  Exhibition 12 July till 6 August 2019 at Lone Goat Gallery

The exhibition takes a look through a lucid window of space between consciousness and unconsciousness, past and present, technology and nature, allowing you to experience all the sensory freedom that comes with that space. The show will feature plays on light, painting, installations, and video work.

Lee McConnell is an ARIA-nominated visual artist, director, and animator, nationally known for his work with Dune Rats, Jack River, and Mambo. Hailing from the small seaside town of Forster and now living in Byron Bay, Lee takes inspiration from the strangeness of everyday reality, making it brighter, stranger, and like you’ve never seen it before. In the years since leaving Mambo Lee has gone on to become one of the most recognised rock’n’roll artists in Australia and he was the obvious choice to create the visual landscape for the 2019 Splendour in the Grass music and arts festival. His goal is ‘to share the worlds from my dreams and venture into dimensions that might exist somewhere else in the universe’. Lee’s alternative realities are a digital decoupage created using media both traditional and experimental.

lonegoatgallery.com


Celebrating its 200th birthday in 2019, the Prado Museum will tell the story of its life, and take you on a spectacular journey.

The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders

Art on screen at Byron Theatre | Sunday 14 July 3pm | Full $20, Conc $18, BT Club $18, U18 $15

If only museums could talk! This stunning new film, featuring Jeremy Irons, would like to do just that: let the Prado speak for itself. 

Celebrating its 200th birthday in 2019, the Prado Museum will tell the story of its life, and take you on a spectacular journey in Madrid covering six centuries of Spanish history. 

History told through art, through the eight thousand masterpieces housed in the museum’s collections, and the story behind each one: the stories of men and women, painters and kings, palaces and queens, wealth and misery, body and soul.

byroncentre.com.au


Byron School of Art offer an inspiring selection of 3-hour classes in a variety of disciplines.

BSA offers a taste of art courses to come

Byron School of Art Mullumbimby | July 15-20 | $65 each or $50 each for three or more sessions

Byron School of Art’s Mullumbimby doors will be open 15–20 July for their popular Winter Taster sessions. These sessions offer an inspiring selection of 3-hour classes in a variety of disciplines, giving students a taste of the many courses and workshops on offer at BSA throughout the year. The studios will be buzzing throughout the week with Acrylic Painting, Painting with Cold Wax Medium, Life Drawing, Fibre Art, Experimental Drawing, Drawing in Response to Music, Cyanotypes, and Colour Mixing. $65 each or $50 each for three or more sessions.

byronschoolofart.com


Extinction

Extinction at the Drill Hall

Drill Hall Mullumbimby | 2–18 August | $22 - $30

Prestigious Australian playwright Hannie Raason’s play Extinction will run over 2–18 August. Hannie has received many literary awards including the first play ever nominated for the Miles Franklin Award. She weaves her words with wit, intelligence, and a great understanding of the human condition. Edgy, provocative, and funny, Extinction delves deep into the heart of our moral values and wraps an important conservation message around a unique and personal human story, bringing together four interesting and diverse characters. An emotive story, interwoven with both environmental and social ambiguities, deep contemplation, and great laughter.

Directed by Richard Vinycomb, it stars Avikal (Steven Browning), Cate Feldmann, Diva Cory, and James Grant, with artwork and set design by renowned local artist James Guppy.

drillhalltheatre.org.au


Dark science is a new freaky festival of fun that will occupy Lismore Quad from August 16.

Dark Science at Lismore Quad

The Quad | Friday 16 and Saturday 17 August | FREE

Kooky, wacky, weird, and wonderful. Dark science is a new freaky festival of fun that will occupy Lismore Quad after dark on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 August. Set during science week, Dark science is a celebration of the intersection between provocative art, performance, and the sciences – for adults! Dark science is a free event featuring a new show by the Space Cowboy, Andy Forbes as Mr Filthy, and Professor Pickles, Kelly O’Dempsey drawing with light to a dark dub sound system, a taxidermy museum, and much more. Exploring all things experimental, borderline, out-there, dark, brave, and mysterious, Dark science is a carnival like no other!

Free admission. lismorequad.org.au

A grubby business

Cr Cate Coorey, Byron Shire Council Among the reasons Simon Richardson gave for his retirement from the mayoralty was the mental health pressure that the...

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.