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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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A confusion of letters in Ocean Shores

Apparently, there is another Ocean Shores in another part of the world, and they have deer…

A grubby business

Cr Cate Coorey, Byron Shire Council Among the reasons Simon Richardson gave for his retirement from the mayoralty was the...

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As...

Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

Linnaeus Estate DA raises concerns for residents

Community concern over the current development application (DA: 10.2021.170.1) for Linnaeus Estate in Broken Head has led to detailed analysis of the DA.

Diverse and resilient

Andrya Hart, The Channon After statements and actions by some Rous councillors, I am left wondering how many refusals to...

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Treasure Island brings hyper-real pop culture to Tweed Regional Gallery

Melbourne-based artist Darren Sylvester's new exhibition Treasure Island opens at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre in May.

Murwillumbah Arts Trail coming in May

The sixth Murwillumbah Arts Trail is all set for the weekend of 29-30 May 2021. From its beginnings in 2015, the arts trail has grown to be a major festival for the visual arts, as well as a vibrant community event.

Local photographer finalist in National Portrait Prize

Lismore-based photographer R J Poole is one of eighty finalists from over 3,000 entries in this year's Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Lismore Youth Festival going to be epic

Bigger and better than ever, Lismore Youth Festival will take place across multiple venues in Lismore from 14-16 April.

YEP Art Competition winners announced

The results are in and the organisers of the Young Environment Protectors (YEP) high school art competition are pleased to announce the winners of the Young Environmental Protectors Art Competition.

Real Worlds of eight contemporary Australian artists

Real Worlds presents new work by eight contemporary Australian artists at the Lismore Regional Gallery as part of the fourth Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial on its national tour.

Lots happening at NRCG in Ballina this month

March is a big month for artists and art-lovers at Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina, with three new exhibitions.

Archibald has knock-on effect in Murwillumbah

The Tweed Regional Gallery is hosting the Archibald Prize and local business people say the event is giving the town of Murwillumbah a significant economic boost.

The art of Lennox – creating art for all

Ballina Shire Council are looking for artists who are interested in creating art that not only expresses a sense of Lennox but is a ‘playful and interactive’ experience for those visiting Ross Park.

Traversing the Super Rough Seas in Murwillumbah

The Super Rough Seas Project is a new and vibrant street art montage that has been installed at the M.Arts Precinct, in Murwillumbah.

Power outage in Byron Shire

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

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.