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My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

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So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

Missing teen located safe and well near Tweed Heads

A teen missing in the state’s North has been located safe and well.

Nimbin medicinal cannabis event, March 27

Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and a retired magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules will take part in the MEDICAN gathering in Nimbin.

Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo...


IncREDible Art Show – Studio Red Exhibition

Now in its third year, the IncREDible Art Show is the annual Studio Red exhibition showcasing emerging local artists. This celebrated exhibition showcases the craftsmanship and ingenuity from a growing group of artisans who work from Studio Red, including Mathew Edward Wiggins, Zac Perger, Lee Spykers, Zion Levy Stewart, Liam Bruce and Hamish Graham. Along with the prestigious and collectable works of art on offer – comprising paintings, drawings and ceramics – there will be film screenings, live music and drinks. Arakwal dancers and the mayor will open what promises to be a fantastic occasion and opportunity to support these exceptional artists!

Opening night is on Friday 18 October at 6pm, at 5/16 Tasman Way in the Byron Industrial Estate.

Painting masterclass With Artist Pam Tippett

Alongside Pam Tippett’s survey exhibition, join the artist for a two day masterclass, still-life painting and drawing workshop exploring the techniques and processes involved in creating still-lifes. This workshop will include placement, tone, composition, and building up a work in layers. Recommended for adults with some painting experience.

19–20 October 2013, 10am–4pm. $190 per person, held at Lismore Art Space, 1 Norris Street Lismore. Places are limited and bookings essential, through Lismore Regional Gallery. 



ART GALLERIES : : wherefore art thou?

Art piece Gallery

70 Burringbar St, Mullumbimby 6684 3446Barebones Art Space

44 Byron St, Bangalow

6687 1393Channon gallery

52 Terania St, The Channon

6688 6322

Clearlight Designs

1/67 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay 6685 5316

Colin Heaney Art Gallery

1a, 81 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay 6685 7798

Curious Art Gallery

94a Chinderah Bay Dr, Chinderah Bay 6674 5340

Eltham Village Gallery

445 Eltham Rd, Eltham

6629 1649

Farrell Glass Designs

6 Acacia St, Byron A&I Estate

6685 7044

Gallery Cosmosis

22 Brigantine St, Byron A&I Estate 6685 7909

Hammer & Hand Jewellery & Metal Collective

Unit 1, 4 Ti-Tree Pl, Byron A&I Estate 0409 960 614


Lilli Pilli Byron Bay

0411 081 777


158 Jonson St, Byron Bay

6685 8528

Jacqui Doran Gallery

@ Byron Art Supplies

3/97 Centennial Cct, Byron A&I Estate 6680 8010

Jerry Cook Contemporary Art Studio & Gallery

5/1 Bonanza Dr, Billinudgel 6680 2467


19 Brigatine St, Byron A&I Estate www.juleshunt.com

Lismore Regional Art Gallery

131 Molesworth St, Lismore

6622 2209

Mina Mina Art Gallery

Shop 1, 32 Mullumbimbi St, Brunswick Heads

6685 0229

Mullumbimby Community Art Gallery

2 Jubilee Ave, (next to Drill Hall)Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Cnr Cherry and Crane Sts, Ballina

6681 6167ocean shores community arts gallery

Rajah Rd (next to Target)

6680 3639

Planet Corroboree

1/69 Jonson St, Byron Bay

6680 7884

Retrospect Galleries

52 Jonson St, Byron Bay

6680 8825

Riverview Gallery

2/33 Mullumbimbi St, Brunswick Heads

0439 500 070

Suvira McDonald Ceramic Art Gallery

Goonengerry 6684 9194

studio red

5/16 Tasman Way, Byron A&I Estate

0423 208 605

The Roxy Gallery

143 Summerland Way, Kyogle

6632 3518

Tweed River Art Gallery

2 Mistral Rd, Murwillumbah

6670 2790

Seed Studio Gallery

1/46 Acacia St, Byron A&I Estate 0402 909 193

Still @ the Centre

3 Centennial Cct, Byron A&I Estate 6685 5808

The Last Yard Arts Complex

Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Furniture 99 Lismore Road, Bangalow

0412 312 474

Wheel of life

21 Fingal St, Brunswick Heads

6685 1442

Windhorse gallery

25 Byron St, Bangalow 6687 1933

Zakay Glass Creations

6/102 Centennial Cct 6685 6225

Ben Hamilton riding for kids with cancer

Ballina man Ben Hamilton is riding his bike 500km to help young kids with cancer.

Brunswick Heads marina berths to increase

Questions remain unanswered around a press release from Nationals MLC Ben Franklin’s office regarding a $2.8 million upgrade to the Brunswick Heads boat harbour. According...

Helping Our Kids, help our kids

The Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge kicks off tonight in Lismore with the express aim of raising much-needed funds for the Our Kids charity.

Nimbin medicinal cannabis event, March 27

Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and a retired magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules will take part in the MEDICAN gathering in Nimbin.