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The Arts – November 2022

Jump to Northern Rivers Art Galleries

In The Arts Feature November 2022:

• Artist in Focus: Border Clay Trail

• Tweed Regional Gallery

• Alex Adsett at Byron Writers Festival

Falling Into Place: an exhibition by Byron School of Art 

• Ceramics Australia Open Studios

• Mullum Nights Ingenuity Exhibition and Pianos for the People

Tidescapes, Gallery 7

• Ocean Shores Art Expo

• Jan Rae

Border Clay Trail

Artist In Focus: Border Clay Trail

Border Clay Trail opens studio doors to the Tweed

Residents and visitors of the Tweed region are invited to explore the talents of 25 local ceramic artists on November 12 and 13, as part of the annual open studio weekend presented by Clay Without Borders Inc.

The ‘Border Clay Trail’ encourages art-lovers to have a behind-the-scenes look into 13 homes and studios of artists along the scenic Far North Coast, with the trail extending from Pottsville to Kingscliff and beyond to Murwillumbah and surrounds.

Ceramic artworks on show, and available for purchase, include hand-built and wheel-thrown functional wares, contemporary structural forms, whimsical sculptures, distinctive jewellery, and traditional ceramic works using a range of decorative techniques and firing forms.

The ‘Border Clay Trail’ is an opportunity to celebrate connection, community, and ceramics.  You will be presented with unique, one-of-a-kind creations that showcase the beauty of the Tweed region, created by passionate artists eager to share with you the wide range of possibilities clay has to offer.  You will see why working with clay really has no borders.

For a copy of the program visit Instagram: @claywithoutborders or grab a printed copy at a local outlet.

The ‘Border Clay Trail’ is an opportunity to celebrate connection, community, and ceramics.  You will be presented with unique, one-of-a-kind creations that showcase the beauty of the Tweed region, created by passionate artists eager to share with you the wide range of possibilities clay has to offer.  You will see why working with clay really has no borders.

For a copy of the program visit Instagram: @claywithoutborders or grab a printed copy at a local outlet.

Michael Cook The Mission (Heading to a better life) (detail) 2011
Inkjet print, 124 x 100cm, Tweed Regional Gallery collection.
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2016. © The artist

Tweed Regional Gallery

One of Australia’s most renowned contemporary artists, Michael Cook, has exhibited nationally and internationally. His photographic series evocatively recreate incidents that emerge from colonial history and unite the historical with the imaginary, the political with the personal.

The Mission, on display at Tweed Regional Gallery until 30 April 2023, traces the journey of an Aboriginal woman from her homeland to a Christian mission, with an eventual return to her Country – a symbolic gesture the artist describes as ‘hope for a future in which the resilience and dreams of Aboriginal people remain unbroken against the odds’.

Michael Cook was adopted at birth by a non-Indigenous family who embraced his aboriginality and empowered him to imagine what that might mean for him and the world he lives in.

2 Mistral Rd (Cnr Tweed Valley Way), Murwillumbah South


6670 2790

Alex Adsett at the Byron Writers Festival

Intro to Agents, Publishing & Pitching with Alex Adsett

Byron Writers Festival presents a special 3-hour seminar with literary agent Alex Adsett on Saturday 26 November. Access a rare behind-the-scenes look at the publishing industry – how the different publishing departments fit together, what an agent can and can’t do for you, publishing scams to watch out for, and the different ways to pitch to publishers (and what not to do).

Alex Adsett is a literary agent and publishing consultant with 25 years’ experience working in the publishing and bookselling industry. She has managed Alex Adsett Literary since 2008, and has helped hundreds of authors review and negotiate their publishing deals.

Saturday 26 November, 10am–1pm.

Registrations essential via byronwritersfestival.com/whats-on.

BSA students, fall into place

Falling Into Place: an exhibition by Byron School of Art second year students

Falling Into Place, the BSA second-year student exhibition, opens Friday, 4 November 6–8pm at the BSA Project Space, Mullumbimby. It features a dynamic array of artworks across painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and video.

Falling Into Place runs until Tuesday 15 November and is open from 10am till 3pm Monday – Saturday.


Ceramics by Keramika

Ceramics Australia Open Studios

Tali Cohen Flantz at Keramika Ceramics invites you to visit her studio to check out some lovely work and perhaps take something special home with you.

Tali is also opening her workshop as Open Studio space on 12th and 13th November from 10am to 4pm for Victoria Keesing, Leora Sibony and Colleen DaRosa. You can meet the artists and participate in a bit of clay play yourself and make a small piece to contribute to a collaborative project.

They look forward to seeing you! (Opposite 53 Station Street, Mullumbimby)

Pianos for the People is a grassroots project recycling pre-loved pianos.

Mullum Nights Ingenuity exhibition

Mullum Nights is a free community event celebrating local creativity. The inaugural event features the Ingenuity Small Sculpture Prize and launch of Pianos for the People, with performances by Yantra de Vilder and the Ephemera Choir and special guest David Helfgott.

Ingenuity is an annual sculpture event hosted by Creative Mullum since 2018. The exhibition of 30 finalists will be judged by Christine Willcocks, Ashleigh Ralph and John Dahlsen. An Art Forum from 2pm will engage with emergent themes before prize announcements at 5pm.

Pianos for the People is a grassroots project recycling pre-loved pianos. The launch at 7pm celebrates the donation of 12 pianos to local flood-affected residents.

Saturday Nov 5th, 2-9pm

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th, 10-5pm

Mullum Ex-Services Club

58 Dalley St, Mullumbimby


FB: facebook.com/Ingenuitysculpturefestival

Karena Wynn-Moylan exhibits in the Tidescapes exhibition at Gallery 7.

Tidescapes, Gallery 7

In her first solo show for 5 years Fine Artist Karena Wynn-Moylan has painted an intricate and beautiful series of works that pay tribute to the discarded homes of sea creatures from Tasmania to Byron Shire.

Ceramicist Catherine Lane has been observing seabirds and collecting flotsam to produce Beach Guardians and sculptor Allen Horstmanshof has created striking fish that bear the scars of the pollution of the Great Barrier Reef. All three artists are on exhibition in Tidescapes, Gallery 7 .

Opening November 11 at 5pm , on show until November 25 .

Food by Ethos Catering and Live Music by Ken Naughton on piano.

1B/11 Banksia Drive in Byron Arts and Industry Estate.

Open 7 days 11am–3pm.  

0409 577 067


Gatya Kelly: Kittani Cherries

Please support our local artists

This weekend at the Ocean Shores Country Club they have over 200 ORIGINAL art works on display and for SALE. Prices range from $50 to many thousands: a wonderful piece of art for yourself or a present for a loved one. Christmas is just around the corner, so capture this opportunity for an original gift created locally by talented artists in your community.

There are seven categories to choose from: 
Oil & Acrylic; Sculpture / 3D art; Watercolour & Gouache; Printmaking, Drawing & Pastels; Mixed Media; Photography; & Digital Art.

Ocean Shores Country Club

113A Orana Rd, Ocean Shores


Hinterland by Jan Rae

Recent Paintings by Jan Rae

“I paint about my immediate environment; the awe-inspiring hinterland, the majestic coastline, the rains, the erosion, and the encroaching development.

“I layer impasto, glazing and intaglio techniques to build the feel of the landscape.

“The initial surface is drawn with rough charcoal marks in situ.”

Jan is a local artist who has a Master of Art degree, UNSW. She was the first director of the Lismore Regional Art Gallery. Jan exhibits regularly and also works with dance-related Performance Drawing.


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

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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