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A deer in the headlights

The Tweed Shire, Byron Shire, and Kyogle councils have joined forces to find out just what is happening with feral deer in the region.

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When western medicine doesn’t work 

Once I finally admitted I needed help with vicarious trauma, I tried a few techniques to ease my troubled mind. 

Call for rails on the steep slope of Tweed rail trail after cyclist’s fall

On Sunday a 75 year-old man fell down the steep side of the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail near Crabbes Creek and breaking his hip. 

Lennox Head Trojans find their winning mojo

The Lennox Head Trojans have turned their season around with back-to-back wins in the Far North Coast Rugby Unions’...

Search and rescue exercises in Ballina this weekend

Marine Rescue NSW will take part in the first of three regional Search and Rescue Exercises (SAREX) on the NSW North Coast at Ballina this weekend.

60% of Ballina Council investments in fossil fuel aligned companies

The Ballina Shire Council had more than $60 million invested in fossil fuel aligned companies on behalf of ratepayers as of the end of April 2023.

A very full weekend at Byron Music Festival

Byron Music Festival has announced the full epic lineup for its (mostly) free satellite events to be held throughout...

The Arts – May 2023

Jump to Northern Rivers Art Galleries

In The Arts Feature May 2023

Daniel will be participating in this year’s Byron Writers Festival.

Artist in Focus

Daniel Broad

Daniel Broad is an author and artist from South East Queensland. In his first novel, The Bridge, he explores the mystery of this world and beyond through the lens of Michael, the lead character, in breathtaking and bohemian beauty.

Having spent years travelling the world and exploring extraordinary places, incredible cultures and traditions, Daniel delivers a story encapsulating the human experience like no other.

Byron Bay remains one of his favourite places to visit regularly, which led to The Bridge being set in the region, before expanding into an epic and thrilling journey across the world – and other dimensions.

In his distinctive writing style, Daniel uses the voice of the narrator to guide the reader through an action packed, high romance, breathtaking, daring, and suspense-filled journey. The story is infused with poetry and concepts that are a result of years’ passionately studying music and the artistic movements and traditions of surrealism, impressionism, and symbolism.

The Bridge was released in March internationally through his publisher Austin Macauley and is available through all major online retailers. Daniel will be participating in this year’s Byron Writers Festival.


Ash, Mud & Tears, Exhibition by Jude White and Michelle Walker

Ash, Mud & Tears

In Ash, Mud & Tears, Jude White and Michelle Walker present an exhibition of artworks capturing the energies and turmoil in the aftermath of fires and floods in the Northern Rivers. Images of burnt trees, mud-stained houses and impacted landscapes are fragmented, scaled and remixed, depicting a time of great upheaval. Each artwork considers how our relationship to the landscape, and a sense of place and home can emerge during this time of recovery.

NRCG, Cherry Street Ballina
Opening, Thursday 11 May, 5:30pm
Artists Talk, Saturday 17 June, 2pm
All welcome!

The Offering. Jacqui Stockdale

The Offering 

The Offering highlights iconic works from Stockdale’s extensive practice and includes her most ambitious work to date – a large sculpture of a masked, pregnant and barefoot bushranger on a horse the size of Phar Lap. Collectively the works in this exhibition demonstrate the power of imagination and transformation, told through the lens of Stockdale’s formidable storytelling.

Jacqui Stockdale is represented by Olsen Gallery in Sydney, Australia.

Tweed Regional Gallery, 2 Mistral Road, Murwillumbah South.

Shehan Karunatilaka

Between the Covers with Shehan Karunatilakas

This May, Shehan Karunatilaka will sit down with ABC Radio National’s Paul Barclay at Byron Theatre for what’s set to be an exhilarating exploration of modern storytelling. Regarded as one of Sri Lanka’s most brilliant minds, Shehan Karunatilaka lifts the lid on his country’s dark and brutal past with his Booker Prize-winning novel The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida. Part murder mystery, part political satire, part love story, set amidst Sri Lanka’s civil war in the ‘90s, it follows a week in the afterlife of Maali; a gay, atheist, photojournalist who has seven moons to uncover the truth behind his death whilst reckoning with his past exploits and the death squads he was hired to expose. What unfolds is a dark and fearless, yet hilarious, trip through the underworld. Don’t miss this special out of season event, presented by Byron Writers Festival.

Tuesday 23 May at Byron Theatre, 6pm.
Bookings essential via byronwritersfestival.com/whats-on


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

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)

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

Sustainable fashion course on offer

Born in Byron, bred in a sweatshop, made from earth-destroying parts and brought back to you with copious carbon miles… it’s fast fashion, but it’s not a good look.

Priorities? Compliance

Despite a ‘tough budget environment’, where Council can’t find $15,000 per annum to maintain a tree planting initiative on land it manages, there will be $250,000 spent on employing two more compliance officers and purchasing another ‘enforcement’ vehicle.

Bayside Residents Association formed

A new residents association has emerged in what residents say is one of Byron Shire’s ‘forgotten’ suburbs’ – Bayside Brunswick Heads. 

Tweed Council to start nappy rebate scheme but defer Cudgen Creek Masterplan

The last Tweed Shire Council meeting saw the Reusable Nappy Rebate Scheme adopted by councillors, the rail trail impacts were discussed while a decision...