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In The Arts Feature August 2022:
- North Coast Mud Trail
- ARTEXPRESS 2022
- Byron Writers Festival workshops
- Big Screen Art at Byron Theatre
- Ingenuity Small Sculpture Prize
- Blue Island – BSA Project Space
- Ocean Shores Art Expo
Artist in Focus
North Coast Mud Trail – celebrating a creative decade
For the past ten years, North Coast Mud Trail has been an annual showcase, connecting people to pots and epitomising the creative lifestyle of the region. North Coast Ceramics Inc invites you to be part of this year’s celebration as we ramp up to tickle your creativity again on the weekend of August 13 & 14, 10am–4pm.
Every Mud Trail artist is woven into the fabric of this region and adds something personal, intangible and really special to the vocabulary of locally relevant design. The bedrock of the North Coast Mud Trail is the belief that beautiful, hand made ceramics enrich lives, so map out your own trail to visit the studios that interest you. Share the journey with a friend, and time it to coincide with a demonstration or an artist’s talk for an enriching, immersive experience.
Whether you are looking for a passionate conversation with an artist, a special gift, or exhibition quality artworks for your home, this annual opportunity is your chance to have a sneak peek into private studios and invest in handmade work that resonates with you.
Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre is proud to be one of two regional venues exhibiting ARTEXPRESS 2022. The exhibition is an annual showcase of exemplary art works from the HSC examination in Visual Arts in NSW.
This particular ARTEXPRESS is a celebration of the challenges and hard work of the students and teachers who have endured the difficulty of creating artworks during a global pandemic.
The works selected for display in ARTEXPRESS 2022 at Tweed Regional Gallery include a broad range of approaches and expressive forms, such as ceramics, collection of works, documented forms, drawing, graphic design, painting, photomedia, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and fibre, and time-based forms.
ARTEXPRESS is a joint project between the NSW Department of Education (DoE) and the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
2 Mistral Rd (Cnr Tweed Valley Way)
02 6670 2790
Byron Writers Festival Workshops
Get inspired, sink your teeth into your craft and learn from the best with a Byron Writers Festival workshop, taking place from Monday 22 till Thursday 25 August prior to Festival weekend in Byron Bay.
This series of half- and full-day workshops are facilitated by authors appearing on the 2022 Festival program and cover a range of genres including ‘Theme, Imagery and Symbolism’ with Emily Bitto, ‘Memoir Ethics’ with Yves Rees, ‘The Truth is in the Detail’ with Eleanor Limprecht and ‘How to Write Satire’ with The Chaser’s Charles Firth.
Spaces are filling fast (with some sold out) so be sure to book soon via byronwritersfestival.com/festival-workshops.
On the big screen at Byron Theatre
Enjoy thrilling National Theatre Live and great World Art on the big screen at Byron Theatre.
A one-woman show that opened at Sydney’s Griffin Theatre in 2019, Prima Facie has now been staged to huge acclaim in London with Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) making a stunning West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning #MeToo play. 2 Screenings: Wednesday 10 August, 11am & 6:30pm.
Canaletto & The Art of Venice is an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter, based on the exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. Wednesday 24 August, 2pm.
Book now at byrontheatre.com.
Creative Mullum Small Sculpture Prize
Once again Creative Mullum is staging its annual Ingenuity event – this time taking the form of a Small Sculpture Prize.
Submissions are open to all artists of the Northern Rivers as part of their flood recovery strategy.
A curated exhibition will be held over the first weekend of November, with up to $6000 prize money to be won.
They welcome sculptures in any medium, up to 60cm in any dimension.
Please enter online via the Creative Mullum website www.creativemullum.org.au by 30 September.
BLUE ISLAND: Now Showing at the BSA Project Space
Blue Island, curated by Sally Anderson, is now showing at the BSA Project Space until 19 August, Monday–Friday, 10am–3pm. The exhibition seeks to question the reliability of memory and offers a way to authenticate experience through colour. There will be an in-conversation with Sally Anderson and Michael Cusack on Saturday 6 August 2–4pm followed by drinks.
Ocean Shores Art Expo
This year the Expo will be held at the Ocean Shores Country Club.
One of the four judges, Vanessa Bertagnole, will judge the Photography and Digital Art categories. Vanessa is an award-winning photographer, artist, graphic designer and former arts administrator based in Brisbane.
Her photography work is mainly concerned with the elusiveness of memory. She has been a finalist in national and international art prizes and her work is held in many private collections throughout the world.
November 5–6 at Ocean Shores Country Club
Go to www.osartexpo.com to enter.
Artist’s Home Gallery Byron Bay
Landscape inspired works imparting a ‘spirit of place’.
Open by appointment.
Billinudgel Picture Framing & Piccolo Art Gallery
7/1 Wilfred St, Billinudgel
BS’A Project Space
112 Dalley St, Mullumbimby
0487 362 141
Foxy Luu’s Art & Bao
Every day 11.30am–8.30pm
90-96 Jonson St, Byron Bay
Old Woolies car park next to the bottlo.
Every month a new artist.
Healing Art Design & New Age Gallery
Shop 2B, 60 Marine Parade
0408 868 793
Karena Wynn-Moylan, Fine Art
By appt: 0414 822 196
Lone Goat Gallery
28 Lawson Street, Byron Bay
Wed to Sat: 10am–4pm
Mackay Harrison Galleries
79 Bayview Drive, East Ballina
Welcome by appointment.
Artist/Sculptor David Harrison
0412 664 284
Mullumbimby Clayworkers Gallery
Drill Hall Complex,
2 Jubilee Ave, Mullumbimby.
Open Thurs–Sat 10am–2pm
Northern Rivers Community Gallery
Cnr Cherry & Crane Sts, Ballina
Open Wed–Fri: 10am–4pm
02 6681 0530
Studio Suvira Ceramics & Sculpture Gallery
Home gallery and sculpture garden.
28 Left Bank Rd, Mullumbimby.
0402 125 922 (call/sms first)
Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Gallery hours: 10am–5pm
Cafe open: 9.30am–4.00pm
2 Mistral Rd, Murwillumbah