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May 14, 2021

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Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

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‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Elvis has Left the Building

My dog died. I haven’t been able to write about it until now. It was a month ago, and he was old, but it was still unexpected, and it leaves you feeling a bit raw.

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news late this afternoon (April 20) that a 370kg tuna ...

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

‘Seven and a bit’ stone

Stone & Wood are thrilled to announce the return of Festival of the Stone to their Byron-based Brewery, Saturday...

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.
The Wetlands  Noel Hart
The Wetlands Noel Hart

Artist in Focus: Noel Hart

The last few months for Mullumbimby artist Noel Hart have been rather busy with participation in exhibitions in Chicago and Los Angeles, and with up-coming showings in Melbourne and New York.

On the local front, Noel has recently completed a suite of paintings and a glass installation at the new Elements of Byron Resort, in Byron Bay, which illustrate the breadth and diversity of his artistic focus.

You are welcome to visit his studio/gallery in the Mullumbimby Industrial Estate which can be a rewarding experience. We recommend you call first just to make sure he is there; as most of the time he is.

Ph: 0417 042 951.

1/8 Smith St, Mullumbimby Industrial Estate Mullumbimby. www.noelhart.com.

Intro 3 Soundscape Triptych 2015 – Steve Waller
Intro 3 Soundscape Triptych 2015 – Steve Waller

Poetry and Music in Ballina

On show for one more week at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG), Ballina, are a group of exhibitions not to be missed.

Belles – Lettres by Hannah Massey and Nathalie Verdejo is collaborative exhibition of mixed-media works exploring the dialogue between image, form and word using poetics as an artistic medium.

Bluestocking by Amanda Bromfield presents decorative sculptural pieces referencing the Rococo style of the French court of King Louis and Marie Antoinette as a metaphor for feminine history and identity.

Imbi Davidson showcases a new collection of paintings in her solo exhibition The Palisades: Stories of the Mountain exploring a mythopoetic landscape of geometric landscape contours juxtaposed with wild, emotional skyscapes.

Steve Waller in his ambitious solo exhibition Symphonize shows a series of drawings that synthesise an historical and contemporary visual language between abstraction and representation.

Enquiries ph: 6681 6167 www.nrcgballina.com.au

A Blessed Moment – Hannah Massey
A Blessed Moment – Hannah Massey

Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre

Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm

The Archibald Prize 2015 – until Sunday 28 February. An Art Gallery of NSW touring exhibition will be open to the public for the month of February at the Gallery. Don’t miss your chance to vote for the People’s Choice award.

Luscious by Gatya Kelly until Sunday 28 February is a collection of new chiaroscuro still-life paintings that explore our sensual responses to succulent visual imagery. The scale of objects is exaggerated to reflect Kelly’s personal, minutely observed viewpoint. Petals and seeds are magnified to reveal their jewel-like qualities.

The Olley Gallery only will be closed to the public on February 10, 11 and 12 for rehanging.


Magnolia Vanitas 61x91cm oil on linen – Gatya Kelly
Magnolia Vanitas 61x91cm oil on linen – Gatya Kelly

Deborah Kelly: No Human Being Is Illegal (in all our glory)

6 February – 2 April 2016

An epic life-sized portrait project, initially commissioned for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014). The 20 photographic portraits have evolved into intriguing collage works through the collaborative creativity of teams of public participants over the course of many months.

A MAMA exhibition toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW. This project was created for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014) with the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. The Artist or Curator Residency program is supported by the Copyright Agency Limited’s Cultural Fund.

Also showing – Hilary Herrmann: The Voyage

Lismore Regional Gallery 6622 2209

Lume Gallery of Function Art Opens on Friday 26 February

*Where form meets function*

Lume Gallery is a functional art space that incorporates gallery and artist studios. Our focus is on unique and individual pieces that inspire awe and serve a practical life purpose.

Join us at the opening for food from the Figtree Restaurant and music from acclaimed violinist Cye Wood’s project Cave in the Sky.

The landmark site has served as a working artist studio/gallery since 1982 when Colin Heaney operated his renowned glassblowing studio.

This new incarnation sees the gallery renovated to house a dynamic collective of artists producing aesthetic objects that serve utilitarian purposes. Our works range from lighting to leather accessories and jewellery, ceramics, glass art, furniture and homewares.

6 Acacia Street, Arts & Industry Estate, Byron Bay


[email protected]

6685 7044

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality. 

Diverse and resilient

Andrya Hart, The Channon After statements and actions by some Rous councillors, I am left wondering how many refusals to accept the democratic vote at their...