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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

‘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.

Two charged with assault in separate incidents

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

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.

GetUp! wants to know what you think about losing your papers

Many parts of Australia, in particular, some rural and remote areas were stunned by the closure of their local print newspaper last winter.

Wollumbin track closure may be permanent

Paul Bibby The debate over whether it’s appropriate to climb Wollumbin – also known as Mt Warning – could ultimately...

Kerry O’Brien reverses decision to accept AO

‘With regret, I have decided to reverse my decision to accept my appointment as an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia’.
Life’s Melody, Kelly Zarb

Celebrating Natures Wonderland at NRCG

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) presents three deeply evocative exhibitions during December and January: A Change in the Weather, Little Abstracts and Land, Sea and Sky exploring human connection to all forms of life. Both established and emerging artists through their diverse artistic methods ranging from painting, print media, drawing and constructed assemblage present a stunning interpretation of the natural world.

Give me sunshine, Caroline McKay

The launch event is Thursday 10 December with special guest, writer Dianne Trussell, with local musicians Hans Lovejoy and Dan Brown playing smooth jazz grooves for this special event. The group of exhibitions opens Wednesday 9 December 2015 and continues until Sunday 17 January 2016.

For further information phone 6681 6167 or visit www.nrcgballina.com.

Alliam Jewellery

Stuart has been involved in the mining of opal for 30 years and with Kirrilly, a jeweller/designer, has created award-winning pieces of opal jewellery winning the People’s Choice award in 2013 at the biennial International Opal Jewellery Awards, then in 2015 being highly commended in the sought-after professional category.

ALLIAM is a brand that specialises in solid opal jewellery only.


Summer taster sessions

Come and join us at the Byron School of Art over the summer break and enjoy a small art taster session (or two) with some of our nationally recognised artists and teachers. We have a diverse selection of drawing, painting and printmaking tasters on offer. This is the perfect chance to get a feel for our upcoming courses, work with our artists, check out the premises, and simply take some time out for a creative morning or afternoon.

Enrol now online at www.byronschoolofart.com.

Maude Boate: Maudeville

An exhibition of the costumes of Maude Boate, the Queen of Lismore’s drag queens and an entertainer of glamorous proportions. Maude came into being in the 1980s and 90s performing at venues such as the Albury in Sydney. Her signature sculpted wigs became known outside the gay club scene when they were adapted for the stage play and movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The creation of Michael Gates, Ms Maude extends drag beyond the formula of the iconic, sexy drag queen and into the territory of art, invention, and spoof.

Event: In Conversation: Dee Dee Chenille goes on a trip with Maude Boate.

10 December 5.30 for 6pm.

Dee Dee Chenille (accidental fashionista) interviews Maude Boate about frocks, theatrics and the freedom and effort that comes with being Maude. An event for learning and laughing.

Also showing: David Burnett: The Presidents: from JFK to Obama

5 December 2015 – 30 January 2016.

Lismore Regional Gallery

lismoregallery.org – 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 over 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 (five days) and are individually tailored. They can include making your very first piece of jewellery to designing, including CAD, advanced jewellery techniques or gemstone setting. Residential classes available dates January 2016.

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

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...