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In The Arts Feature May 2023
- Artist in focus Daniel Broad
- Ash, Mud & Tears
- The Offering
- Between the Covers with Shehan Karunatilakas
Artist in Focus
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
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
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.
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
Open by appointment.
0409 604 405
Artist’s Home Gallery Byron Bay
Landscape inspired works imparting a ‘spirit of place’.
Open by appointment.
BS’A Project Space
112 Dalley St, Mullumbimby
0487 362 141
22 Brigantine St, Byron Bay
Open Wed–Sat 10.30am–4pm
or by appointment
0431 331 205
Local art in the heart of Mullumbimby
Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre
60 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby
0401 647 325
Healing Art Design & New Age Gallery
Shop 2B, 60 Marine Parade
0408 868 793
Karena Wynn-Moylan, Fine Art
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
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
Shop 1B-51 Tweed Coast Rd, Cabarita Beach
0419 870 305
FB & Insta: @mistgallery
Mullumbimby Clayworkers Gallery
Drill Hall Complex,
2 Jubilee Ave, Mullumbimby.
Open Thurs–Sat: 10am–2pm
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
Northern Rivers Community Gallery
Cnr Cherry & Crane Sts, Ballina
Open Wed–Fri: 10am–4pm
Check website for opening hours.
7/8 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay
0488 646 464
Studio Suvira Ceramics & Sculpture Gallery
Home gallery and sculpture garden.
28 Left Bank Rd, Mullumbimby.
0402 125 922
Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Gallery hours: 10am–5pm (Wed to Sun)
Cafe open: 9.30am–4.00pm
2 Mistral Rd, Murwillumbah