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We all live in a magic submarine…

Several commentators have remarked that, while the mainstream media is locked in furious agreement with the government over AUKUS and the trillion dollar submarines (a guess at the final price tag), social and independent media are telling quite a different tale.

Other News

Flood-affected still without assistance

Over a year has passed since the devastating February 2022 floods, but many residents of the Northern Rivers have not received the support to retrofit, raise or buyback their homes, as pledged to them by the federal and state governments.

Main Arm road works update

Further to last week’s Echo newspaper story Main Arm Road repairs grant unsuccessful, Council’s General Manager, Mark Arnold, told...

Scientists call for urgent groundwater management

Groundwater provides almost one-third of the nation’s water and is worth more than $34 billion to the economy, but results from a recent major review have prompted scientists to call for urgent and better appraisal of groundwater and how we manage it.

Lismore candidate Matthew Bertalli

With just a few days until we head to the polls, The Echo asked the candidates for the seat of Lismore one last bunch of questions.

Have you got a funny kid?

Do you have a funny kid? The search for Australia’s funniest teens is making its way across the nation and three is a free workshop coming to Brunswick Heads

Lismore candidate Adam Guise

With just a few days until we head to the polls, The Echo asked the candidates for the seat of Lismore one last bunch of questions.

The Arts – March 2023

Jump to Northern Rivers Art Galleries

In The Arts Feature March 2023:

Tweed Regional Gallery
Byron Writers Festival
Storm Griffin Art
JEFA Gallery

This position is not tenable 2010 by Julie Fragar.

The Female Gaze

The Female Gaze features self-portraits and portraits of women by women artists from the Tweed Regional Gallery collection. The exhibition attempts to subvert the male perspective and allows us to ask the question: Is there something innately different about the way women portray female subjects?

2 Mistral Rd, Murwillumbah South
02 6670 2790

Join Kayte Nunn for a half-day workshop for writers of all levels.

Want to write a page turner?

Grabbing your reader’s attention from the first page has never been more important. International bestselling author, Kayte Nunn, reveals techniques for writing propulsive fiction, including how to set up and maintain narrative tension, create characters that the reader cares about, pace your novel and nail point of view.

A half-day workshop for writers of all levels, presented by Byron Writers Festival on Saturday 18 March. 

These popular workshops fill fast so be sure to secure your spot soon via byronwritersfestival.com/whats-on.

Shelly Beach, Sydney, by Storm Griffin.

Artist, Storm Griffin

A working artist for 12 years now, Storm Griffin splits her time between St Antonin Noble Val, South-West France and Moorooka, Queensland, enjoying the best of Europe and Australia, with their very different, but equally wonderful aspects. Storm has exhibited in La Porte Bleue Galerie in France and at her home in Queensland. This is her first exhibition in Byron Bay.

Working primarily in acrylics on canvas, she employs bold colours in both figurative and more abstract ways savouring the textures, colours and forms of nature.

Storm has attended courses with Artist De Gillet www.degillett.com.au for figurative work and Abramo Papp and Lizzie Connor at the Brisbane Institute of Art for more abstract work. 


Dr Bronwyn Bancroft | Grandmother’s Country (Collection: Macquarie Uni)

Made You Look, Made You Stare

Made You Look, Made You Stare is a new exhibition proudly hosted by JEFA Gallery celebrating International Women’s Day. In honour of our grandmothers, mothers, sisters, daughters and lovers, through art we raise awareness of the continued injustices we see towards women in our society and we can empower positive change.

Six bold artists from the Byron Bay area are involved: Anna Parsons, Dr Bronwyn Bancroft, Carmel Debreuil, Daniela Bradley, Mandy Nolan  Sarah-Jane.
All money raised will go to the S.H.I.F.T. Project.

Opening night, Friday March 3rd at 5.30pm.
Artist talk Saturday 4 March at 5pm.
All welcome! Live stream through jefa_gallery on Instagram.

TICKETS from www.jefagallery.com (100 per cent of profits goes to S.H.I.F.T.). Join our mailing list for art news and event invitations.
3/83 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay.


Art Kind Studio Gallery
New contemporary Byron Bay art gallery
Exhibiting paintings, ceramics and prints.
3/18 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay
Open Tues–Sat: 10am–2.30pm
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

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

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

Lismore Regional Gallery — pop-up space
46 Magellan Street, Lismore NSW 2480
Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Thursday until 6pm
Phone 02 6627 4600
Email [email protected]

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 

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


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]

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 (Wed to Sun)
Cafe open: 9.30am–4.00pm
2 Mistral Rd, Murwillumbah
6670 2790

Could Tweed Hospital see the first patient cannabis consumption room?

Marc Selan of the Legalise Cannabis Party is keen to keep the old Tweed Hospital open and says he would like to see the first patient cannabis consumption room at that site. 

Voting guide to preferencing in the NSW lower house

The NSW election, to be held on Saturday March 25, uses optional preferencing in both houses of parliament.

Homeless koala house hunting in Manly

As the trees continue to fall at the hands of the NSW government's Forestry Corporation in Yarret State Forest Blinky the koala has had to abandon his home.

Residents of Cabbage Tree Island want to go home

Anger and frustration at not being able to go home saw a group of residents reclaim their properties yesterday on Cabbage Tree Island.