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May 14, 2021

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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Other News

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered...

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.

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

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…

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.

John Stewart Ceramics
John Stewart Ceramics

John Stewart Ceramics

The walls and surrounding gardens of John Stewart’s studio/gallery are testament to 40 years of solid studio practice where ingenuity, experimentation and invention are clearly evident!

Currently his elegant table and wall vases take pride of place. They feature scenes from our landscape with particular reference to local birdlife and aspects of human settlement. Each vase has integrated an anodised aluminium sleeve and glass test tube for the flower stems.

They have been showcased in many local and national exhibitions. His entry (as seen above) in the 2014 Gold Coast Ceramics Art Award was acquired and is included in this important national collection.

To see his full range of ceramics, a studio visit is a must!

114 Stewarts Road, Clunes – 10 minutes from Bangalow. Ph 6629 1327.

www.johnstewartceramics.com

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Personal Journeys explored

Coming up at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Ballina are a group of exhibitions not to be missed.

Sensing Place by Elaine Drysdale focuses on watercolour paintings created en plein air during an artist’s retreat at Arkaroola in the Flinders Ranges.

To Build a Throne by Leora Sibony presents paintings, drawings and found-object assemblages that come together as new beings, fragile, limitless and majestic.

A Recollection of Lyrics by Kylie Stoddart presents delicate sculptural works inspired by the artist’s mother, who had lost much of her memory yet retained the songs of her youth.

Transformation is a creative collaboration between sculptor David Shaw and three painters, Carmen Hogue, Rick Molloy and Maryanne Shea, exploring the physical transformation of the northern rivers coastal landscape.

Enquiries: 6681 6167 www.nrcgballina.com.au

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.

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

Hilary Herrmann: The Voyage

Much-loved, locally based painter Hilary Herrmann
Much-loved, locally based painter Hilary Herrmann

Showing until 2 April at Lismore Gallery The Voyage features new works by the much-loved, locally based painter Hilary Herrmann. Herrmann’s wonderfully lyrical, expressive works are ruminations on her daughter’s leaving ‘the nest’ to embark on adult life. More broadly they speak of our relationships with change, and our dual excitement and fearfulness about the unknown.

Also showing Deborah Kelly: No Human Being is Illegal (in all our glory). This project was originally created for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014).

For more information go to www.lismore.gallery.org.

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

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.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...