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The Arts – December 2022

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In The Arts Feature December 2022:

• Thank you from Byron School of Art

• Newrybar Hall Art Sale 

• Lindy Lee Exhibition: Flowing Everywhere and Always

• Studio Suvira Open Studio and December Sale

• Byron Bay Contemporary Artspace Art Classes

Byron School of Art graduates group.

Thank you from Byron School of Art

The Byron School of Art directors would like to express their thanks and gratitude to BSA’s students, staff and community. They would also like to take this opportunity to thank the generous sponsors who have supported the BSA Graduate Exhibition, Hello I Must Be Going. Thank you, everyone, and best wishes for the holiday season.


Newrybar Art Sale features original works by eight local artists

Newrybar Hall Art Sale 

The art sale at the Newrybar Hall on Sat 17 & Sun 18 December, 9.30am–3.30pm both days, represents a collection of original work by eight local artists, most of whom have been regular attendees of the Dynamic Drawing classes in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby.

The work represents a striking and diverse range of talent and narrative, with real authenticity and signature.  Each of the artists has extensive experience in both their approach and style. The work is intimately derived with craft and elegance and displays both integrity and spontaneity, offering rich and refreshing viewing. This is an art exhibition well worth seeing!

Come and view the work in the spacious and well-ventilated comfort of the heritage listed Newrybar Hall. All participating artists will be there to chat about the work.  Xmas is nearly here – a perfect opportunity to support local artists and buy a painting for a friend or family!

13/15 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar

Lindy Lee with Moonlight Deities, 2019–2020, mixed media, dimensions variable.

Flowing Everywhere and Always: Lindy Lee

Flowing Everywhere and Always meditates on the concept of the rain in Lee’s adopted home of the Northern Rivers. Lee’s exhibition Flowing Everywhere and Always is on display at the Tweed Regional Gallery from 2 December and includes a series of scrolls, ‘rain works’, sculptures, and a room-scale installation.

Official opening Friday 9 December. 6pm–8pm.
Bookings recommended. See Gallery website.
2 Mistral Rd (corner Tweed Valley Way), 
Murwillumbah South
02 6670 2790

Suvira’s tableware is renowned for its practicality, his sculptures for their originality and his large vessels for unmatched surface qualities.

Studio Suvira Open Studio and December Sale

Set amidst a charming gardenscape are Suvira’s workshop, showroom and sculptures – an interesting place to visit! Suvira is a long-time potter and sculptor and resident of Byron Shire for decades; his tableware is renowned for its practicality, his sculptures for their originality, his large vessels for unmatched surface qualities. Always such finesse. His current exhibition is a culmination of the works resulting from the extreme firing methods employed (in the ancient woodfired kiln) and his studio production.

If it’s a teapot that piques your interest, a salad bowl perhaps, a vase or a statement vessel, there is every chance you will find your piece with Suvira. It’s on the edge of town with off-street parking; swing by to be awed and surprised. There’s a sale on too.

28 Left Bank Road, Mullumbimby

Small relaxed classes ensure individualised mentoring style support.

Art Classes for Kids, Teens and adults

Byron Bay Contemporary Artspace is an independent art school located in lovely heritage premises in central Byron Bay. They offer studio art classes for kids, teens and adults. Small relaxed classes ensure individualised mentoring style support. Their after-school term, Saturday and school holiday workshops are structured to suit different age groups and abilities.  MZ Gallery is a boutique art gallery presenting an exciting and diverse program of exhibitions and events.

57 Tennyson Street, Byron Bay
0468 718 045

Art Galleries

Artist Studio Gallery
Belongil Beach
Open by appointment.
0409 604 405

Artist’s Home Gallery Byron Bay
Landscape inspired works
imparting a ‘spirit of place’.
Open by appointment.
6685 5317

Billinudgel Picture Framing & Piccolo Art Gallery
7/1 Wilfred St, Billinudgel
6680 3444

BS’A Project Space
112 Dalley St, Mullumbimby
0487 362 141

MZ Gallery
57 Tennyson Street, Byron Bay
0468 718 045
Byron Bay Contemporary Artspace

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.

Gallery Cosmosis Visionary Art
2/22 Brigantine St, Byron Bay
Open Tues–Sat 10am–4pm or by appointment
0431 331 205
[email protected]

H’art Gallery
Local art in the heart of Mullumbimby
Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre
60 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby
0401 647 325

Healing Art Design & New Age Gallery
Azura Kingscliff
Shop 2B, 60 Marine Parade
0408 868 793

Karena Wynn-Moylan, Fine Art
Bangalow Studio
By appt: 0414 822 196

Lone Goat Gallery
28 Lawson Street, Byron Bay
Wed to Sat: 10am–4pm

Room 13 @ The Lore Bureau
12 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar
Open: Thurs to Sun, 10am–3pm
By appt: 0455 992 396

Mackay Harrison Galleries
79 Bayview Drive, East Ballina
Welcome by appointment.
Artist/Sculptor David Harrison
0412 664 284

Mist Gallery
Shop 1B-51 Tweed Coast Rd, Cabarita Beach
0419 870 305
[email protected]

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
Sat/Sun: 9.30am–1pm
02 6681 0530

Peek Gallery
Check website for opening hours.
7/8 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay
0488 646 464
[email protected]

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
6670 2790

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