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May 22, 2022

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Tibetan anniversary

May 23  marks 71 years since the Chinese Communist Party and the People's Liberation Army invaded and commenced  the...

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Saffin seeks $7.5 million for Lismore townhouse developments

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin has made a special request to the NSW Government for $7.5 million to enable two townhouse developments in East Lismore and Goonellabah, which she says would add 66 flood-free, affordable units to the city’s housing stock.

Richmond candidates strut their stuff

With the federal election looming Saturday, candidates put themselves before the public at the Echo/BayFM ‘Meet the Candidates’ on Monday night in Byron. All candidates were present, except ‘ghost’ One Nation candidate, Tracey Bell-Henselin. 

The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

Multi-agency search continues for missing man

NSW Police say a search is continuing this morning for a man who went missing in a creek overnight.

Will Morrison’s gas-led recovery delete the IPCC’s belief we need climate action now?

Most Australians know the news, or have had firsthand experiences themselves, of two years of floods, fires, coastal erosion, and storms, both here and overseas. In fact Australia has warmed on average by 1.44 ± 0.24 °C since national records began in 1910.

$17m in funds for work on crown lands in NSW

If you are involved in managing crown reserve land and facilities then now is the time to get that application in for a share of the $17 million that is available fro the 2022-3 funding round. 


NEW Studio of Visual and Performing Arts for people with disabilities opens in Mullumbimby

REDinc. is known across the north coast of NSW for its strong arts focus, with many artists going on to exhibit locally, regionally, nationally and internationally (from New Zealand to Europe), selling their work as they go! Our artists’ work has even been featured on ANZ’s Visa Card!
REDinc. has an amazing group of resident artists who run a wide range of visual and performing arts workshops including music, art and ceramics. Get in touch with us to find out how we can work together to turn your creative dream into reality. REDinc. is a registered NDIS provider serving the north coast of NSW for 30 years.

Send emails to [email protected]  or call: 0401 793 554 or drop in and say Hi at 22 Tincogan St, Mullumbimby.

The Clay Barn

The Clay Barn is offering a mould-making workshop this month Mon 31 July and Mon 7 August. Adult ceramic sessions are every week Monday – Friday and every second Saturday. We are offering school-kids' term workshops on Tuesdays starting July 25, 3.30–5pm for nine weeks. $270 per child per term includes materials and firings, hand building and decorating.

1035A Hinterland Way, BANGALOW 2479 email [email protected]  or phone 6687 1779 or 0417 867 801

Workshop: The A to Z of Gond Art with Venkat Shyam

Byron Writers Festival, together with Byron School of Art, invites you to experience the mystique of one of India’s oldest traditional art forms. The practice that has come to be called Gond art traces its origins to the 25,000-year-old cave paintings in Bhimbetka, central India. The Gonds and other indigenous communities practise murals and reliefs of trees and animals using natural dyes and pigments on the walls of their homes. Such art faded with time. New art replaced the old with the change of seasons, marriage, birth, death or a festival.
In this one-day workshop, Venkat Shyam will explain the distinctive relationship between the line and dot in Gond art, its connection to the musical tradition of the Bana, and how all this has come to be adapted and re-imagined today. A must-do for any art lover or practitioner that will see you develop a kinship with the magic of Gond.

Thursday 3 August, 10am–4pm at the Byron School of Art, Mullumbimby. For details & Tickets visit bit.ly/GondArtTix

Learn the mindful art of ceramics

Byron School of Clay is an education centre dedicated to teaching pottery and ceramic art. Tucked away in the Byron Arts & Industry Estate, we run term courses, workshops and private tuition for individuals and small groups. We are now taking enrolments for Term 3 in wheel-throwing and hand-building. Commencing from 24 July for 8 weeks, Term 3 is suitable for beginners and students with previous experience.
We also run a 7-week hand-building class for children aged 7–12 years. Taught by Todd Beatson and Lauren Campbell of Sit Still Lauren, join our collective of local creatives and build your confidence, skills and understanding of ceramics as an artform.

www.bsoc.com.au[email protected] – 0421 413 311

The Visual Arts Introduction Course is back

Back by popular demand! Byron School of Art’s second 10-week Visual Arts Introduction course has been confirmed and starts 9 October.
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of contemporary art and is suitable for all levels. Their first session for 2017 filled up quickly, so to book your place, or for more information, head to the BSA website at byronschoolofart.com.



Richmond candidates 2022: The Greens, Mandy Nolan

Mandy Nolan needs little introduction to most readers of The Echo, where she has a weekly column. She is a comedian and journalist running as a candidate for The Greens in the federal seat of Richmond.

The protest vote

Uncanny that in this federal election, in Richmond as elsewhere, the freedom/protest vote parties just about all preference the National or Liberal candidate. To...

Inflated Scomo

During his term, Scomo made plenty of decisions that helped lead us to the inflation we face today. When he says we should not...

Our sitting member

The sitting member for Richmond, Labor’s Justine Elliott, is aptly named because, as far as I have seen, that’s all she’s done for the...