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January 25, 2021

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

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Cartoon of the week – 20 January, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Biden Inauguration: speech, song and poetry herald new era for America

‘The dream of justice for all will be deferred no longer.’ After four years of turmoil, Joe Biden offered hope and calm to the American people in his first speech as President.

Re-booted academy for elite footballers looking forward to a big year

The Northern Rivers Football Academy is fielding more teams this year and is set to go from strength to strength according to senior coach Gavin Whitney.

Of concrete & canals

Matthew Hartley, Byron Bay A sharp-eyed observer sent me a link to a paywalled article advancing the conversion of the...

Global pandemic changes attitudes to food

COVID-19 and lockdown have changed attitudes towards food consumption and waste, according to recent research – a finding echoed by local community gardens groups who experienced a spike in participation and awareness during the first months of the pandemic.

Holiday let reality

Doug Luke – Coordinator VOHL, Woodburn John Gudgeon, president of the Holiday Letting Organisation Byron, can’t face the reality that...



Diamonds, gold and precious memories can be lovingly crafted from old family jewellery into new inspiring engagement and wedding rings.

Soul Gold artist Zoe Phreo loves to evoke the meaningful stories and heartfelt memories of couples. Along with their favourite symbols, colours music and places, she weaves and blends a design for their rings that is unique to them.

Original jewellery involves the senses, personal experience and the gift of creativity.

Soul Gold makes lasting remarkable rings of true value that continue to touch and inspire.


Ph: 0419 953 639



A survey exhibition: Pam Tippett’s still-life paintings depicting isolated domestic objects in staged interiors are striking in their accuracy. Her meticulous attention to detail and command of the painting process elevates her superficially simple, everyday subject matter to become arresting objects of grace.

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery is supported by the NSW government through Arts NSW. Pam Tippett is represented by Australian Galleries. A Goulburn Regional Art Gallery Touring Exhibition.

The Source: A partnership project between the Gallery and Southern Cross University, this unique collaborative exchange between local artists and landholders feeds into SCU’s Land Biographies Project.

131 MolesworthSt, Lismore.

www.lismoregallery.org, ph: 6622 2209



Indigo classes in Byron Bay.

Susan Fell Mclean, internationally recognised local artist from Mullumbimby, whose work has been shown in many international exhibitions, is inspired by indigo dye. ‘When combined with the amazing art form of shibori,’ Susan says, ‘ such beauty can be created’.  ‘Shibori is the Japanese word for folding, pleating, wrapping, stitching and binding fabric to resist dye. With indigo dye, and resultant patterns are stunningly blue and white’.


Ph: 0427 355 629 



Hilary Herrmann’s solo show at Art Piece Gallery opens on Thursday 28 November with a sit-down dinner catered for by La Table.

Hilary works with fleeting thoughts and emotions whose basis lie in vulnerability and sensitivity.

Concerned that our busy lives often leave us disconnected and isolated, she expresses the innocent longing to reach out, to touch and be touched.

From character to character, from artist to viewer, the offerings come with disharming generosity. The arm is outstretched, the gaze direct. Hilary doesn’t shy away from re-affirming the simple message: love, kindness, generosity heal all. When asked to elaborate, she can only say; ‘There is enough that is sad with the world, I want the paintings to bring people joy’.

Call the gallery on 6684 3446 to reserve a place at Hilary’s table and meet this much loved and compassionate artist.



Summer means beach, cafes, relaxing and celebrating life! Your most coveted pieces will be found at the new Colin Heaney store on Bay Street. His renowned Art of Luxury collection will offer a new range of luxury resort wear including silk kaftans, silk pants and accessories. The release of his new bold and daring collection Liberated Heart will seduce young fashioinistas, yogis and dancers. The ‘I gotta have these’ pieces of this collection include capri leggings, crops, skater skirts and one very sought-after bodysuit, all in a collection of prints that will blow the minds of festivalgoers all season. Vibrant cushions and glass will also be available.

Call 6685 7798 for details – 3/14 Bay Street, opposite the surf club.




Sunshine Alley is a sweet new discovery. A funky stylish emporium in a gorgeous relaxed space. Housing locally designed contemporary jewellery, unique garments, quality hats, beads and bags from faraway places and an eclectic collection of affordable art by talented locals. Located at the end of the laneway, which is becoming widely known as Mullums’ creative precinct, next door to the Rock ’n’ Roll Cafe.

Open Tues – Sat.

Ph Susie Cadsky: 0429 191 106


ART GALLERIES : : wherefore art thou?

Ali Coulthurst Art

828 Federal Drive, Federal
 www.alisoncoulthurstart.com.au 0448 110 849

Art Piece Gallery

70 Burringbar St, Mullumbimby 6684 3446

Barebones Art Space

44 Byron St, Bangalow 
6687 1393

Channon Gallery

52 Terania St, The Channon 
6688 6322

Citrus Gallery & Deli

130 Jonson St, Byron Bay
6680 7040

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

Hele Ellis Art Studio

Lilli Pilli Byron Bay 
0411 081 777

In This Street

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

Jules Hunt Studio Gallery

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

Lismore Regional Art Gallery

131 Molesworth St, Lismore 
6622 2209

Mina Mina Art Gallery

1, 32 Mullumbimbi St, Brunswick Heads 6685 0229

Myocum School of Sculpture

 0433 132 387

Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Cnr Cherry and Crane Sts, Ballina 6681 6167

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

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

studio red

5/16 Tasman Way, Byron A&I Estate 0423 208 605

Suvira McDonald Ceramic Art Gallery

Goonengerry 6684 9194

The Last Yard Arts Complex

Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Furniture 99 Lismore Road, Bangalow 0412 312 474

The Lone Goat Gallery

@ The Byron Bay Library ,Cnr Lawson & Middleton Sts, Byron Bay 
0490 004 542

The Roxy Gallery

143 Summerland Way, Kyogle 
6632 3518

The Sauce Studio

Shop 4/15 Cnr Proudfoots Ln 
& Commercial Rd Murwillumbah
6672 1929

Tweed River Art Gallery

2 Mistral Rd, Murwillumbah 
6670 2790

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

Two charged with assault in seperate incidents

A man and a woman have been charged with assault after seperate violent incidents last week, one in Byron Bay and one in Mullumbimby.

Lismore police pursuit ends in charges

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

Drowning risk warning for Australia Day weekend

Royal Life Saving is urging the public to take care around water this Australia Day weekend, with their research showing that the risk of drowning doubles on public holidays.

How the study of dolphin airways could help save endangered whales

Paul Bibby A new study exploring the health of dolphin airways has revealed findings that could help save endangered whale species. During an eight-month study at...