Artist in Focus – Noel Hart

polyphemus-39-x-31-x-7-noel-hart2017 will be an eventful year for local artist Noel Hart.

This year will see him have solo exhibitions in Europe and the USA, along with representation at art fairs in New York and Los Angeles, as well as group shows here in Australia.

Widely known for his complex coloured glass sculptures and abstracted paintings, Hart continues to push the boundaries in the blown-glass process, and most recently in his use of coffee sacks as the starting point for his canvases.

Research trips into the jungles of Costa Rica and Panama have continued to fuel the content of both media. Hart’s continued acknowledgement of parrots in a conceptual context, in his blown-glass works, draws attention by his sophisticated use of colour and the colouring process he has devised. This has resulted in consistent international representation, as well as here in Australia.

Interestingly the beauty in the colours, combined with the simple forms, defies the highly charged effort required to create each piece. Furnaces roaring and a team of five highly skilled assistants are required to work with him to create each glass piece.

Based in the rainforest hinterland himself, Hart’s paintings are a reflection of his views about biodiversity and extinction, and his connection to natural world.

Noel Hart Gallery – 10am–2pm Tuesday to Saturday (or by appointment)
8 Smith St, Mullumbimby Ind Est. Ph: 0417 042 951
6684 0005
15 mins from Byron Bay and 7 mins from Brunswick Heads


Study Visual Arts in 2017

Give yourself the gift of learning in 2017: follow your passion and enrol in one of our Visual Arts courses. Byron Community College is proud to announce we are now taking enrolments for the Certificate III (CUA31115) and Certificate IV (CUA41315) in Visual Arts commencing February 2017.

The Cert III covers many elements of visual arts including drawing, painting, print-making, study of colour, elements and principles of design, digital imaging, art history and more.

Cert IV is for the purpose of further developing your techniques in your chosen practice and style and a great way to build on your portfolio. Completion of Visual Arts Cert III is the ideal prerequisite for this course, or previous industry experience/creative arts education.

For more information or to enrol please call our friendly staff or pop into the office to discuss which course is right for you. Both courses are Austudy approved. 6684 3374

Calling all writers and readers

Byron Writers Festival is a non-profit member organisation presenting workshops and events year-round, including the annual Festival. Join today to become part of an active and growing creative community.

Our 2017 Earlybird Membership Drive runs until 28 February. Benefits include:

  • $10 off membership
  • Chance to win prizes including a Byron Writers Festival Golden Ticket*
  • Discounts on the annual Festival and year-round events
  • Professional development and mentorships
  • northerly member magazine
  • Access to our private lending library
  • Networking and social opportunities

For more information or to join:

* Golden Ticket includes a double pass to five year-round events and two x 3-day passes for the annual Festival in August.


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