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Move Beyond Coal turning up heat on government

Move Beyond Coal says it will be staging protests at Labor MP offices around the country over the next week to 'turn up the heat' on the government to stop approving climate-wrecking coal and gas projects.

Other News

Armed robbery Burleigh Heads

Police are investigating an armed robbery at a liquor store in Burleigh Heads on November 28.

Celebrate a native food Christmas with Mindy Woods & Santos Organics

A time for culture and connection at the table – Santos Organics are excited to announce that Mindy Woods...

Move Beyond Coal turning up heat on government

Move Beyond Coal says it will be staging protests at Labor MP offices around the country over the next week to 'turn up the heat' on the government to stop approving climate-wrecking coal and gas projects.

Byronian wanders down street

After a ten-year hiatus, iconic Byron cafe The Byronian (est. 1978) has returned with a new location, outside Woolies,...

CSIRO claims net zero remains achievable by 2050

A new report by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, shows existing technologies will enable Australia to halve emissions by 2030 from 2020 levels, under a rapid decarbonisation scenario led by a renewable electricity sector.

Joel Taylor crowned parasurfer champ

Lennox Head parasurfer, Joel Taylor, has been crowned World Champion (prone division) after dominating a week of surf- ing against an international field at California’s Hunting- ton Beach.

The Arts – November 2023

Jump to Northern Rivers Art Galleries

In The Arts Feature November 2023

Claude Monet Meules, milieu du jour [Haystacks, midday] 1890, National Gallery of Australia, Kamberri/Canberra, purchased 1979.

Tweed Regional Gallery

Claude Monet’s Meules, milieu du jour [Haystacks, midday] from 1890 is the first of five works to be shared with the Tweed Regional Gallery as part of the National Gallery of Australia’s Sharing the National Collection initiative. The remaining works will be shared with the Tweed from February 2024.
Meules, milieu du jour [Haystacks, midday] 1890 is a glorious work from Monet’s Haystacks series, filled with dazzling light and luminous colour.
The Sharing the National Collection initiative will see major works of art from the National Gallery of Australia’s collection exhibited across regional and suburban communities.
This work of art is on long-term loan from the National Gallery of Australia with support from the Australian Government as part of Sharing the National Collection.

Share #artacrossaustralia
02 6670 2790 • 2 Mistral rd, Murwillumbah

Robyn Davidson, author of the international bestseller Tracks

Robyn Davidson: Unfinished Woman

Byron Writers Festival is thrilled to present Robyn Davidson, author of the international bestseller Tracks, for an intimate conversation with Zacharey Jane about her memoir Unfinished Woman.
Hailed as ‘an absorbing record of human endeavour and courage’, Unfinished Woman is an unforgettable investigation of time and memory, and a powerful interrogation of how we can live with and find beauty in the uncertainty and strangeness of being.
Join Davidson as she discusses her brave and revealing memoir, which asks the eternal question: how do we learn to be ‘at home everywhere’?
Don’t miss this special event with one of the most adventurous writers in Australian literature.
Friday 8 December, 6pm at Byron Theatre.
Bookings essential via byronwritersfestival.com/whats-on 

Suvira opens the doors to his creative sanctuary.

Studio Suvira

Step into the enchanting world of master potter Suvira as he unveils the summer showcase at his studio on Left Bank Road. Marvel at the delicate nuances of his smaller works, inviting you into moments of pure enjoyment. These treasures, perfect for special episodes, showcase the richness of wood-fired ceramic artistry. In contrast, be captivated by the grandeur of Suvira’s larger vessels, where the dance of flames leaves intricate ash deposits, creating a visual symphony of texture and form. Join him as Suvira opens the doors to his creative sanctuary. A journey through pottery, where tradition meets innovation.
Open Saturdays or other times by appointment 0402 125 922
28 Left Bank Road, Mullumbimby

Treeskin by Solveig

Art in the heart of Mullumbimby

Art-lovers look no further than the Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre – home to the H’Art Gallery. Featuring more than 30 artworks by 10 local artists, the gallery is an absolute must-see.
Graphic impressionist Solveig curates the two-floor gallery and rotates the exhibition every six months. The space provides local artists a platform for an extended period to display and sell their work.
Visitors to the health centre are greeted by the art, which provides a distracting escape from stress and concern while creating a vibrant, healing atmosphere.
Conveniently located on Stuart Street, the H’Art Gallery is art in the heart of Mullumbimby.
Enquire at [email protected]

Image credit to Shaz Rhodes

Nine Volts: an exhibition by Byron School of Art second year students

Nine Volts, the Byron School of Art (BSA) second year student exhibition, opens Friday, 3 November from 6-8pm at the BSA Project Space, Mullumbimby.
It features a dynamic array of artworks from a diverse group of emerging artists. Nine Volts runs until Tuesday, 15 November and is open from 10am to 3pm, Monday to Saturday.

Ballina Art Society 2023 Exhibition

Each year since 1972, the members of Ballina Art Society have showcased their latest artworks for the public.  This year’s exhibition will again be held at the historic Tintenbar Hall where you can meet the local artists and enjoy refreshments and homemade treats.

Friday 17 November 1–5pm with the Exhibition opening and awards at 6–8pm
Saturday 18 November 10am–5pm
Sunday 19 November 10am–4pm

Come to see over 160 artworks across a range of styles and mediums, created by both well-known and emerging local artists. All artworks are for sale.

For more information contact Cecily Barrack on 0435 835 102.


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
02 6685 5317

Gallery Cosmosis
2/22 Brigantine St
Arts & Industrial Estate
Byron Bay 2481
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
World award-winning contemporary realism
art direct from the artist at her Bangalow studio
Phone or text 0414 822 196

Lennox Arts Collective
painting | photography | woodwork | ceramics | jewellery | classes | workshops
2/72 Ballina Street, Lennox Head
Open Tues–Sun 10am–3pm
[email protected]
FB & Insta: @lennoxartscollective

Lone Goat Gallery
28 Lawson St, Byron Bay
(Located in the Byron Library building)
Open Wed–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
Byron Bay Contemporary Artspace
57 Tennyson Street, Byron Bay
0468 718 045

Nimbin Artists Gallery
47 Cullen Street, Nimbin
Opening hours 10am–4pm daily
02 6689 1444

Northern Rivers Community Gallery
Cnr Cherry & Crane Sts, Ballina
Open Wed–Fri 10am–4pm, Sat–Sun 9.30am–1pm
02 6681 0530

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–Sun 10am–3pm
By appt: 0455 992 396

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Gallery hours: Wed–Sun 10am–5pm
Cafe open 9.30am–4pm
2 Mistral Rd, Murwillumbah
02 6670 2790

Industrial relations reform bill passes parliament

New industrial relations laws have passed NSW parliament today, which the government says will create the structure needed to deliver meaningful improvements to wages and conditions for hundreds and thousands of workers in the state.

Fire ant update in the Tweed

There were information sessions this morning for local businesses and industry members impacted by the detection of Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA) at South Murwillumbah, with the opportunity to find out more information about the strategy that the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are using to contain and eradicate the fire ants.

$15 million to subsidise habitat destruction?

The recently-released NSW Forestry Corporation’s annual report, which shows that taxpayers will again be asked to spend $15 million to subsidise native forest logging, has today been labelled ‘a damning indictment on our state’.

Lismore Council unveils latest upcycled Christmas tree

Lismore City Council has unveiled its iconic sustainable city Christmas tree. This is the eighth year of Lismore’s upcycled Christmas tree being proudly displayed on the corner of Keen and Magellan streets, following a one-year hiatus after the 2022 flood disaster.