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In The Arts Feature September 2023
- Artist in Focus -Byron School of Arts
- Ballina Contemporary Art Market
- Tweed Regional Gallery
- Botanical Cyanotype Workshops
Artist in Focus
BS’A Short Courses & Weekend Workshops
BS’A has a full program of short courses and weekend workshops coming up in term 4. Short courses include Abstract Painting with Caleb Reid and Ceramics with Jenny Gill Schirmer. Emma Walker will continue to offer individual mentoring sessions. These sessions have been hugely successful with students spending time with Emma either face-to-face or online, focusing on their approach to their practice. For those looking for a weekend workshop there will be Clay as a Canvas with Stephen Bird, Fundamentals of Painting with Dale Rhodes and the one-day workshop Photo with Natalie McComas. There will also be a special half-day workshop hosted in conjunction with Creative Mullum: Soft Sculpture – Making art using readily available materials with Korean artist Hyijung Lee. Enrolments are now open on BSA’s website. Classes fill up quickly so don’t miss your chance to secure your spot and ignite your creativity.
Save the date for the upcoming BS’A 10 Years exhibition at Tweed Regional Gallery which runs from 8 September with an opening on Friday, 15 September. The exhibition will showcase work from BS’A directors, teachers and alumni, celebrating 10 years of Byron School of Art.
Ballina Contemporary Art Market
This free event on Saturday, 14 October from 10am-7pm at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) & Ignite Studios creative precinct will showcase the creative talent of the region, with over 50 arts and crafts stalls selling a range of artworks and products by local and regional artists.
There will be an exciting program of free creative workshops, site-specific installations and a busking competition hosted by Paradise FM, as well as live music, food trucks and fantastical roving creatures. A twilight laneway party with live music from 5pm will close the market.
Tweed Regional Gallery
BS’A 10 Years celebrates the significant contribution Byron School of Art (BS’A) has made to contemporary visual arts in Australia over the past ten years.
With its rigorous studio-based model, BS’A has played a seminal role in developing and fostering the experimental visual arts practices of regional artists since its inception in 2013.
The exhibition includes new and existing works by BS’A directors, teachers and alumni across various disciplines including painting, printmaking, photograph, video and installation alongside archival material mapping the path from the early days through to the present. Curated by BS’A Directors Michael Cusack and Christine Willcocks. A Tweed Regional Gallery initiative.
02 6670 2790
Botanical Blueprint Workshops
Cyanotype imagery, developed in the 1800’s, is one of the oldest forms of photography. In this one-day workshop, Northern Rivers visual artist Katie Alleva will lead participants step-by-step through this fascinating process using flowers, leaves and ferns. The class will be inspired by the pioneering work of 19th century botanist Anna Atkins. Participants will end the day with a series of cyanotype impressions on high-quality paper to take home.
‘The workshops are embedded with encouraging a deeper connection to self and community. They are designed to ignite the creative spark within you. My goal is for you to feel inspired, uplifted, and connected and leave with ideas buzzing around for further creative endeavours!’
Artist Studio Gallery
Open by appointment
0409 604 405
Artist’s Home Gallery
Landscape inspired works imparting a ‘spirit of place’
Open by appointment
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
Lennox Arts Collective
painting | photography | woodwork | ceramics | jewellery | classes | workshops
2/72 Ballina Street, Lennox Head
Open Tues–Sun 10am–3pm
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
Mullumbimby Clayworkers Gallery
Drill Hall Complex,
2 Jubilee Ave, Mullumbimby
Open Thurs–Sat 10am–2pm
Byron Bay Contemporary Artspace
57 Tennyson Street, Byron Bay
0468 718 045
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, Sat–Sun 9.30am–1pm
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: 10am–5pm (Wed–Sun)
Cafe open 9.30am–4.00pm
2 Mistral Rd, Murwillumbah