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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

Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

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.

‘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. 

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

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

‘Seven and a bit’ stone

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


Lismore Regional Gallery

Buyuhyn-wana: The transformative persona brings together historical and spiritual objects from the collection of Robert Bleakley, and places them in context against contemporary screen-based works alluding to ideas of transformation. The character of this exhibition comes together with the scholarly but poetic visions of Bleakley and the highly esteemed Aboriginal curator, Djon Mundine.

Cye Wood performs Thursday 12 September from 6pm, weaving together 5 string octave viola, violin, 6-string ukulele and piano, creating a sonic architecture of hypnotic beauty. This instrumental, emotively charged performance provides a unique and richly evocative experience. Friday 4 October, from 6pm, Djon Mundine and Robert Bleakley speak about Buyuhyn-Wana: the transformative persona and the ideas explored through the exhibition.

www.lismoregallery.org, P: 02 6622 2209


Yuti McLean Pure Delight

Yuti McLean’s solo art exhibition in Byron’s Lone Goat Gallery begins 6pm this Thursday. Magic ingredients of this fascinating collection of Yuti’s paintings include gentleness, grace and mystique. The title piece Pure Delight was inspired by Gustav Klimt’s way of capturing the joy of a suspended moment. The Goddess of Honour was motivated from a book (found in the Mullumbimby library) of a pure angel among the wicked Scottish Border faeries. The Krishna Gondwanaland painting illuminates the meeting of the feminine aspect of Krishna with Miwi (aboriginal symbol of essence of soul). Goddess of Virtue depicts Yuti’s tracing of her ancestors; from Geraldis of Tuscany to  MacLeans of Scotland.

Discover this uniquely uplifting work at: Yuti McLean Fine Art (facebook). Opening Thursday 6pm at Lone Goat Gallery.


Karena Wynn-Moylan Fine Art Sale

Karena Wynn-Moylan presents her once only, never-to-be-repeated Fine Art Studio clearance sale  at the Newrybar Hall September 28–29 from 8am to 5pm.

Hundreds of works: oils, acrylics, watercolours, sketches, prints, books. All 50 per cent normal prices. Help Karena fund her next big project from the proceeds.

Enquiries 0414 822 196


ART GALLERIES : : wherefore art thou?

Art Piece Gallery

70 Burringbar St, Mullumbimby 6684 3446

Barebones Art Space

44 Byron St, Bangalow

6687 1393

Channon Gallery

52 Terania St, The Channon

6688 6322

Clearlight Designs

1/67 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay 6685 5316

Colin Heaney Art Gallery

1a, 81 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay 6685 7798

Curious Art Gallery

94a Chinderah Bay Dr, Chinderah Bay 6674 5340

Eltham Village Gallery

445 Eltham Rd, Eltham

6629 1649

Farrell Glass Designs

6 Acacia St, Byron A&I Estate

6685 7044

Gallery Cosmosis

22 Brigantine St, Byron A&I Estate 6685 7909

Hammer & Hand

Jewellery & Metal Collective

Unit 1, 4 Ti-Tree Pl, Byron A&I Estate 0409 960 614

Hele Ellis Art Studio

Lilli Pilli Byron Bay

0411 081 777

In This Street

158 Jonson St, Byron Bay

6685 8528

Jacqui Doran Gallery

@ Byron Art Supplies

3/97 Centennial Cct, Byron A&I Estate 6680 8010

Jerry Cook

Contemporary Art Studio & Gallery 5/1 Bonanza Dr, Billinudgel 6680 2467

Jules Hunt Studio Gallery

19 Brigatine St, Byron A&I Estate www.juleshunt.com

Lismore Regional Art Gallery

131 Molesworth St, Lismore

6622 2209

Mina Mina Art Gallery

Shop 1, 32 Mullumbimbi St, Brunswick Heads 6685 0229

Mullumbimby Community Art Gallery

2 Jubilee Ave, (next to Drill Hall)

Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Cnr Cherry and Crane Sts, Ballina 6681 6167

Ocean Shores Community Arts Gallery

Rajah Rd (next to Target)

6680 3639

Planet Corroboree

1/69 Jonson St, Byron Bay

6680 7884

Retrospect Galleries

52 Jonson St, Byron Bay

6680 8825

Riverview Gallery

2/33 Mullumbimbi St, Brunswick Heads 0439 500 070

Suvira McDonald Ceramic Art Gallery

Goonengerry 6684 9194

Studio Red

5/16 Tasman Way, Byron A&I Estate 0423 208 605

The Roxy Gallery

143 Summerland Way, Kyogle

6632 3518

Tweed River Art Gallery

2 Mistral Rd, Murwillumbah

6670 2790

Seed Studio Gallery

1/46 Acacia St, Byron A&I Estate 0402 909 193

Still @ the Centre

3 Centennial Cct, Byron A&I Estate 6685 5808

The Last Yard Arts Complex

Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Furniture 99 Lismore Road, Bangalow  0412 312 474

Wheel of Life

21 Fingal St, Brunswick Heads

6685 1442

Windhorse Gallery

25 Byron St, Bangalow 6687 1933

Zakay Glass Creations

6/102 Centennial Cct 6685 6225

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.


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...