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Cinema: Battle of the sea folk

Yes, it’s school holidays so there are lots of films with ‘G’ in the rating, and Ruby Gillman – Teenage Kraken is definitely on the list. Sometimes the hero you are meant to be lies just beneath the surface.

Other News

Cycling race in Lismore this weekend to raise money for Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Whether it is getting on the track or watching the cyclists there are plenty of ways to get on board with the Lismore 2023 – Byron Bay Cycle Club Road Race this Sunday 24, September in Lismore’s CBD.

The Murdoch empire – out of the pot and into the other pot

The biggest news in ‘news’ today is that the biggest news content creator will see its leader stand down after more than 70 years – it is expected that Lachlan Murdoch will step into his father’s shoes as head of the Murdoch media behemoth from November.

Varroa mite here to stay as NSW pivots from eradication to management of costly invasive species

The Varroa Mite ‘(Varroa destructor and Varroa jacobsoni) is a parasite of adult honey bees and honey bee brood....

Complete the rail trail

The Byron Shire Council’s recent decision to approve the proposed rail trail on the abandoned rail corridor, excluding the...

School holidays: farmers’ market fun

It’s an image still with me, the little boy dancing in front of the stage, face split into a smile of pure joy, orange balloon floating from his fingers, his father bopping alongside.

Pre-Incan mummies found in Peru by gas workers

The mummified bodies of eight individuals have been found by city workers who were digging a natural gas line in the Carabayllo district on the outskirts of Lima, capital of Peru.

The Arts – June 2023

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In The Arts Feature June 2023

Jude White & Michelle Walker at their exhibition Ash, Mud & Tears

Artist in Focus

Artists Talk – Michelle Walker & Jude White in conversation with Virginia Reid

Join exhibiting artists Michelle Walker and Jude White in conversation about their exhibition Ash, Mud & Tears, with visual artist and educator Virginia Reid, on Saturday 17 June at 2pm. Their exhibition is on display at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG).

Walker and White’s work captures the devastation and turmoil of fires and floods that have ravaged the region, and the recovery that has followed. This talk is an opportunity to hear both artists speak of the practical and emotional components of their practice and use of diverse media such as textiles, wood, metal, mud, botanicals, ash and found objects.

The artists will also speak to how they have worked with the rawness and force experienced during the events, and associated loss, disruption and grief. 

This event is free, and no registrations are required.
Seating will be available subject to capacity. 

Artists Talk: Saturday 17 June, 2pm.
Ash, Mud & Tears is on display at NRCG
from 3 May to 25 June 2023.
NRCG, Cherry Street, Ballina.

All welcome!

Could Maude really have picked up a Jackson Pollock for three dollars in a thrift store?

Bakersfield Mist

After rave reviews following its successful Brisbane debut, PlayHavoc in association with Ad Astra is excited to be bringing Bakersfield Mist to Byron Theatre for three performances on 15, 16 and 17 June!

What makes art and people truly authentic? 

Inspired by true events, Bakersfield Mist immerses us in the world of Maude Gutman, an unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, and her encounter with Lionel Percy, an eminent, New York art expert. Could Maude really have picked up a Jackson Pollock for three dollars in a thrift store? Has she stumbled upon the find of the century?

Maude and Lionel embark on a fiery debate over class, truth and what we perceive as valuable. Get ready for the rollercoaster ride that is Bakersfield Mist.

Book online here.

Jay Pearce is exhibiting at the Byron Bay library

Spaces that Come and Go

Jay Pearse is exhibiting a body of work inspired by the annual Writers Festival called Spaces that Come and Go. 

Tents, marquees and pavilions erected each year only to disappear after the event, leaving behind the landscape.

Byron Bay Library is hosting this exhibition from 18 May to 18 August.

Don’t miss it!

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Gyotaku is a Japanese method of direct printmaking using seafood.

Art printing at Pipit Restaurant – Pottsville, NSW

Pipit is mostly a restaurant – but it’s sometimes an art studio!

Chef and owner Ben Devlin uses Gyotaku, a Japanese method of direct printmaking, to showcase the best local ingredients and seasonal menu approaches

Pipit is running special food and art classes:

18 June – Art & Food Class –  Art printing and multiple cooking techniques on how to use squid. Includes food tasters, $150pp.

19 July- Seafood Art Class – A hands-on art class to make your own squid or fish print to take home,  $220pp.

Information, prints and bookings via

Julie Fragar, Polygraph 2010

Biograph – Julie Fragar

9 June–27 August

Biograph is the first career survey of Julie Fragar’s work. Mapping more than twenty years of practice, the exhibition assembles key works made between 1998 and 2021, including some previously unexhibited. This major retrospective of Fragar’s distinctive style has been curated by Jonathan McBurnie and is a Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Touring Exhibition.

02 6670 2790
2 Mistral Road (Cnr Tweed Valley Way), Murwillumbah South


Art Kind Byron Bay
Exhibiting contemporary paintings,
ceramics, prints and jewellery.
3/18 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay.
Open Wed–Fri: 10am–2.30pm, Sat 10am–1pm.
0404 946 553

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

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

Gallery Cosmosis
Visionary Art
22 Brigantine St, Byron Bay
Open Wed–Sat 10.30am–4pm
or by appointment
0431 331 205

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

Lennox Arts Collective
painting | photography | woodwork | ceramics | jewellery | classes | workshops
2/72 Ballina Street, Lennox Head.
Open 7 days: 10am–3pm.
[email protected]

Lismore Regional Gallery — pop-up space
46 Magellan Street, Lismore NSW 2480
Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Thursday until 6pm
6627 4600
Email [email protected]

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

Mist Gallery
Shop 1B-51 Tweed Coast Rd, Cabarita Beach
0419 870 305
[email protected]
FB & Insta: @mistgallery

Mullumbimby Clayworkers Gallery
Drill Hall Complex,
2 Jubilee Ave, Mullumbimby.
Open Thurs–Sat: 10am–2pm

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

Nimbin Artists Gallery
47 Cullen Street, Nimbin, NSW 2480
Opening Hours: 10am–4pm daily
6689 1444

Northern Rivers Community Gallery
Cnr Cherry & Crane Sts, Ballina
Open Wed–Fri: 10am–4pm
Sat/Sun: 9.30am–1pm
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)

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

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Gallery hours: 10am–5pm (Wed to Sun)
Cafe open: 9.30am–4.00pm
2 Mistral Rd, Murwillumbah
6670 2790

Paco Lara Duende flamenco

Bringing the soul and spirit of Spanish flamenco, the acclaimed Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco Lara will inspire and capture the imagination of Australian audiences with the release and launch of his new album Duende, a self-produced album of original compositions. 

Circus, Comedy, WTF?

It’s that time again at the Brunswick Picture House – The Cheeky Cabaret’s new season has just opened and this one is more hilarious, and sexier, than ever!

Bush ball – but fancy schmancy

The beautiful A&I Hall is the setting for the inaugural Bangalow Boujee Bush Ball on October 14 – celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Bangalow Community Children’s Centre. This will be a party to remember. 

Bicycle racing at Lismore attracts over 100 riders

Byron Bay Cycling Club’s (BBCC) inaugural closed road race through and around Lismore has been deemed a ‘success’ attracting 108 competitors and raising over...