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Busy time for Ballina Region for Refugees

BR4R has not let the floods and COVID slow things down, with lots of recent happenings and more planned for the future.

‘Dining in the Dark’ at Forest, Byron

To celebrate the North Coast Festival of Flavour, Forest restaurant is turning off the lights so you can turn...

Health report warns of inadequate services

The NSW health system is ‘failing residents of rural, regional and remote areas,’ a State government inquiry has found.

Cost of living and taxes

Why is there so much interest in stats and percentages? How does the average house price or rent translate...

Leila’s off to Oxford!

Local high school student, Leila Clarke, was scrolling through social media when the advertisement popped up.

What happens after two years?

The recent floods have left many people homeless. Trying to address this problem, local councils have waived some of...
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.

Sculpture distilled at Husk

The inaugural outdoor exhibition, Sculpture Distilled, opens this week at Husk Farm Distillery and promises the opportunity to get up close and personal with...

Local rum

  Lord Byron Distillery is located right in the Byron Arts & Industry Estate, making it super-easy to visit the distillery if you’re in Byron....

New hinterland whiskey

Winding Road Distillery is based in Tintenbar, and early next week they are due to release their first single malt whiskey, initially to members...

‘Dining in the Dark’ at Forest, Byron

To celebrate the North Coast Festival of Flavour, Forest restaurant is turning off the lights so you can turn up your senses, and let...