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January 28, 2021

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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

Cartoon of the week – 27 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.

Natives planted along Bruns River to improve fish habitat

A fishing conservation charity says it has recently planted 360 native trees on the Brunswick River.

Rail trail debate

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

The light within emerges from the ashes

Massimiliano Guerrisi will never forget the sight of his Bega Valley home being devoured during the Black Summer bushfires.

‘Angwirri’ greets the dawn upon Sydney icon

‘Angwirri’, meaning 'begin to talk', is the name of a sensational piece of Indigenous art that greeted the dawn on the sails of the Sydney Opera House this morning.

Freedom of speech

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia – Byron Bay  Great to see the deputy prime minister declaring his...


Alison Coulthurst

105_1147Born in Zimbabwe, Alison studied fine arts and graphic design in South Africa before moving to London as an art director and then to Australia as an exhibiting artist. Her works explore many techniques using mixed media, resulting in rich layers of colour and texture.

She has exhibited in: Italy, England, South Africa the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and throughout Australia.

alison-coulthurst-artExhibition and Xmas art sale at Newrybar Community Hall 15 to 17  Nov and 21 to 24 Nov

www.alisoncoulthurstart.com.au 0448 110 849


Lismore Makers Market

The Lismore Makers Market is Lismore’s very own handmade venue and takes place from 10am to 2pm on the first Saturday of each month from February to December.  An additional festive season market runs on the third Saturday in December, providing locals with an opportunity to buy handmade and sustainable this festive season.

Running for over three years now, the market features an eclectic range of local and visiting makers, with an emphasis on eco-friendly, sustainably produced products.  Ranging from the practical to uniquely quirky, the market showcases everything from upcycled reinvented clothing, kidswear, toys and homewares to functional ceramics, furniture, art prints, gift cards, jewellery and handmade soap and skincare products.

The festive season market on December 21 will feature a range of local makers and live music from Lismore’s Button Collective.  Bring your shopping list and support your local makers this festive season. See you there!

Check out our Facebook page or blog for more info: www.thelismoremakersmarket.blogspot.com.


Colin Heaney New Store

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 resortwear including silk kaftans, silk pants and accessories. The release of his new bold and daring collection Liberated Heart will seduce young fashionistas, 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.



Soul Gold Jewellery

Solid gold or pure silver lasts longer than we do!

Thoughtful gifts of meaning become heirlooms and precious mementos.

A hand-carved, shaped, original pendant or ring in silver or gold can be ordered now. Perhaps with your own fingerprint etched on one side.

Mullum’s own iconic landmark, our heart country, a personal symbol, or a simple shell from the beach you walk – all make beautiful gifts.

When we see our gift, that flash of light that caught the sun, we remember what’s real. The token of our appreciation, made solid.

You might find a precious beauty made lovingly, already waiting. Call Zoe to view, or order now; also from Facebook page.

www.soulgold.com.au P: 0419 953 639


Lismore Regional Gallery

MEET THE ARTISTS: Saturday 7 December, 10.30 – 11.30am

Join the artists in Retracing Bundjalung National Park in a discussion about the landscape and memory and the processes behind their work.

MORNING TEA WITH TEACOSY  Babies, Blood and Bombs: homosexual panic in Lismore in the 1980s: Saturday 18 January 2013, 11–12noon.

Teacosy discusses Lismore’s history of fear around homosexuality and AIDS and how this has progressed to an attitude of inclusion. Join us for a cuppa and a slice of cake.

STORY-TIME with Delta Kay and Jenni Cargill-Strong: Thursday 9 January, 10.30–11.30am. Cost: $10 for 1 adult + 2 children. $3 /extra child.

Delta Kay (performative educator and Arakwal spokesperson) and Jenni Cargill-Strong (The Story Tree Company) are story-tellers whose interactive approaches to a good yarn engage children to listen, move, think and have fun.


131 Molesworth Street , Lismore NSW 2480

www.lismoregallery.org,  6622 2209



ART GALLERIES : : wherefore art thou?


828 Federal Drive, Federal


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


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

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


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...