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The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

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Sue Higginson MLC: a woman on a mission

Local mother, grandmother, partner, activist, farmer, and lawyer, Sue Higginson, can now add NSW MLC Senator to her list of hyphenates.

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Leila’s off to Oxford!

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Implement reforms

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Creating homelessness

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‘Who’s afraid of Red Yellow and Blue?’ to quote American abstract artist Barnett Newman. Not Byron Shire’s internationally prominent Glass Artist Noel Hart.

His artworks over the last decade have focused on exploring the extraordinary colouration of the plumage of the world’s remaining 350+ parrot species and those which have recently gone extinct, along with the creation of new species.

In recent times Noel’s artwork has featured in solo exhibitions with long-established galleries in Sydney, Melbourne, London, and in the USA in various cities including San Francisco, Denver, Santa Fe and West Palm Beach.

Solo exhibitions are scheduled for this year in Vienna, Austria and Santa Fe, USA, but firstly in a self-managed exhibition showing both blown glass and new large-scale abstract paintings in Byron Bay at the Lone Goat Gallery located in the  Byron Bay Library building.

Eyes Wide Open
Lone Goat Gallery, Byron Bay Library Building,  Jan 7 – Feb 5, 2014

The Byron School of Art

The Byron School of Art begins 2014 with the new-one year course and a host of short courses in drawing, painting and printmaking. Christine Willcocks will kick off the year with a 4-week course outlining the basic principles of art making, focusing on materials and techniques. Rene Bolton’s popular oil painting class returns to Nimbin, and James Guppy’s much-loved life drawing will now run on Tuesday evenings.

Michael Cusack’s Drawing into Painting course will run Fridays and Emma Walker’s landscape course will mark the first weekend short course, running on Saturday. Anyone interested in printmaking can put their name down for an upcoming printmaking course.

Keep up to date on all that’s going on throughout the year including upcoming events, new courses and teachers at www.byronschoolofart.com.

Lismore Regional Arts

Retracing Bundjalung National Park invites viewers to experience Bundjalung National Park through the eyes of three artists: ceramicist Janet DeBoos, painter Christine James and photographer Christopher Meagher.

Marking 25 years as Australia’s leading GLBTI festival, Tropical Fruits has given Lismore the identity of being Australia’s premier regional centre for the GLBTI community. On Saturday 18 January 2014, 11am come hear how far this has come from the days of the 1980s, with a morning tea with Uncle Teacosy.

Opening 7 February, an exclusive Lismore Regional Gallery exhibition, Lloyd Rees: Journeying. Few artists have chronicled the twentieth century as deeply as Rees. More than forty works will follow seventy years of the artist’s travels, and include portrayals of France, Spain and Greece and numerous depictions of the Australian landscape.

Stepping Stones, by Lismore artist AñA Wojak, traces a performative journey across the globe following the artist’s forebears through China, Russia to Poland. The exhibition will be complemented by a live performance.

131 Molesworth Street, Lismore NSW 2480
www.lismoregallery.org,  6622 2209

Byron Bake

Former owner of Mexican Micks Restaurant, Louise Melnikoff, commissioned Coorabell artist Samantha Wortelhock to produce a painting Byron Bake (pictured right in ad) for the opening of the restaurant in 1995. Not only was it Sam’s biggest commission at $55,000 but also the biggest in size. Samantha and husband, Damian Naughton, used a sculptured texture involving many layers of oil paint, painted on Belgian linen stretched over plantation pine and sand from Byron Bay’s Main Beach. Byron Bake is based upon a dream. Free freight.

Call Louise 0411 191 723.


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


Richmond candidates 2022: Informed Medical Options Party candidate Monica Shepherd

Monica Shepherd is an organic naturopath based in Ocean Shores. She is running as a candidate for the Informed Medical Options Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

Storylines – Stop the rot and take action

Having spent a long time reflecting on the last 13 weeks since the floods devastated our region, many important issues have come to my attention – loss of homes, possessions, safety, schools suspended from flooding, chaos, death, loss of animals, extreme anxiety and desperation, and so much more.

Review of community response called for as challenges recognised

Local community members stepped forward to help coordinate and respond to the disaster; from people getting into boats and kayaks recusing strangers in Lismore to coordinating local response hubs in the hinterland and local towns. But it wasn't all a bed of roses.

$17m in funds for work on crown lands in NSW

If you are involved in managing crown reserve land and facilities then now is the time to get that application in for a share of the $17 million that is available fro the 2022-3 funding round.