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May 12, 2021

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

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Co-op meeting

Annette Snow, Myocum As a Mullumbimby Rural Co-op shareholder of 42 years and a past employee of over 13 years,...

From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze...

Assange’s father to beg Biden for son’s freedom

John Shipton, father of detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, says he’ll return to the United States to ask President Joe Biden to drop legal action against his son.

Oceans 15 triumphant return

The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State...

Greater Sydney under COVID related restrictions

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that greater Sydney area will go into lockdown until next Monday.
Jeans painted by Alison Coulthurst
Jeans painted by Alison Coulthurst

Byron artist transforms Kiss star’s jeans for ‘jeans for genes’ Fundraiser

A pair of Paul Stanley’s (famous rock frontman from band KISS) blue jeans has been delivered to Byron artist Alison Coulthurst to paint for the Jeans for Genes charity auction.

The jeans have been worn and signed by the famous charismatic Paul Stanley (stipulation is that the celebrity must have worn them). Alison has painted the jeans of many celebrities. Her painting of Sting from the band Police attracted a record $20,000 at a previous fundraiser.

Alison says, ‘painting a “famously face painted” rock legend was exciting and inspiring. I wanted to keep the drama of this great “creature of the night” alive!’ Ali’s next solo exhibition is at Remeura Gallery in Auckland from 29 August.

Take a walk on the wild side at the Ocean Shores Public School annual Festival of the Imagination
Take a walk on the wild side at the Ocean Shores Public School annual Festival of the Imagination

Festival of the Imagination

Ocean Shores Public School, situated next to the lovely Billinudgel Nature Reserve, is again hosting their annual ‘Festival of the Imagination’, in conjunction with the Ocean Shores Art Expo.

This year we are hosting art and craft stalls for kids’ participation, market stalls, second hand stalls, rides including a giant slide, great food, sausage sizzle, coffee cart and performances by local musicians.

The festival is a fun family day that celebrates the arts within the school and wider community. From 10am to 3pm on Saturday 29th August. www.osartexpo.com

Hilliside Shadows, Peter Mortimore
Hilliside Shadows, Peter Mortimore

Atmosphere of landscape

Those of us lucky enough to live on the north coast of NSW understand why artists are inspired by the natural world. Nature’s spectacle provides an unlimited source of inspiration that all of us at some point have played witness to, those moments when a crisp early morning sunlight skips across the sprawling fields of pastoral grasslands dotted with wild daisies like a tide of spectral light, or a physically tangible heat reflects off the coastal landscape to create a translucent mirror-like veil seemingly through mid-air.

From a Northerly Aspect on show at Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG), presents works by three talented landscape painters, Peter Mortimore, Brian Cook and Jarrah Johnson, who contemplate the innate beauty of the natural world in their work.

Byron School of Art

Byron School of Art will be holding an Open Day and Information Session for our 2016 year-long courses on Sunday 13 September 10am–2pm at our Bangalow studio.

Everyone is welcome to join us on the day and meet the team, see our great new space and find out more about our courses. We hope to see you there! Contact: 0487 362 141. www.byronschoolofart.com

North coast ceramicists Karen and Jenn
North coast ceramicists Karen and Jenn

Get all fired up for the 2015 North Coast Mud Trail

On Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 August, from 10am-4pm, ten potters located in nine idyllic locations from the hinterland to the coast, will open their studio doors for the 2015 North Coast Mud Trail. Meet local potters, get creative in workshops, see inspiring demonstrations and purchase ceramics. Studio entry is free.

Find the North Coast Mud Trail map in local cafes and galleries or download your copy at www.northcoastmudtrail.com.au.

Follow updates on Facebook facebook.com/NorthCoastMudTrail. Enquires: Suvira McDonald 6684 9194 and Jennifer Johnston 0409 937 718

At Home with Mike, Phillipa Leader
At Home with Mike, Phillipa Leader

3 Wild Women

3 Wild Women is an exhibition  by Ann Belle, Tara Planet and Philippa Leader.  Philippa’s work concentrates on depicting nudes in a contemporary domestic environment based on the Ignudi frescoes by Michelangelo. Ann’s works portray ideas of genetic shared human memory, comparative mythology, and the relationship between the subconscious and conscious mind.  Tara’s work picks up on the patterning of forms both natural and organic. On show at the Roxy Gallery in Kyogle until 29 August.

Lismore Regional Gallery


The Rennie Ellis Show highlights some of the defining images of Australian life from the 1970s and 80s.

This exhibition of 100 photographs provides a personal account of what Ellis termed ‘a great period of change’. The photographs explore the cultures and subcultures of the period, and provide a strong sense of a place that now seems a world away; a world free of risk, of affordable inner-city housing, of social protest, of disco and pub rock, of youth and exuberance.

A travelling exhibition presented by the Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive and Monash Gallery of Art with support from the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Also showing: G-Click is a photographic exhibition presenting the many perspectives of Goonellabah through the eyes and lenses of young people attending programs with Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC) from the Computer Clubhouse.

Lismore Regional Gallery, 131 Molesworth Street, 6622 2209.


Jewellery Courses

Live your dream and learn how to create your own jewellery or advance your skills to the next level. Award-winning jeweller Chris Gortz shares his experience of more than 40 years and brings out the best from absolute beginners to advanced jewellery makers. All tuitions are strictly one on one. Classes run for a week (5 days) and are individually tailored.

Residential classes are available from September.

For further information, please contact Chris: [email protected] | 6684 5225.

Paper Aeroplane Exhibition at SL Byron Bay

A new exhibition venue in the A&I Estate is launching this Sunday. SL Byron Bay kicks off with the latest solo exhibition Paper Aeroplane by local artist Georgie Maddox. Inspired by a view of the world through a child’s eyes, a stunning collection of oil-on-canvas artworks starts from as little as $35 for an original miniature, appealing to those with a modest budget.

Head designer Shaun Lemura will also have his new kitchen showroom open to the public for viewing. SL Byron Bay is pleased to support the local arts scene and is currently accepting expressions of interest from artists wishing to exhibit. For more information email [email protected] Paper Aeroplane is opening this Sunday 2pm and is proudly sponsored by Paxton Wines & Byron Bay Screen Printers.

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited the newcomers to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return

The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions. ‘They have all...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.