ART GALLERIES IN THE REGION Mackay Harrison Galleries - East Ballina David Lanes Studio Gallery - Tintenbar Northern Rivers Community Gallery - Ballina Barebones Art Space - Bangalow Wayward Gallery - Byron Bay
THE TWEED RIVER ART GALLERY- MURWILLUMBAH The Tweed River Art Gallery offers magnificent panoramic views of the Tweed Valley. The stunning building houses six exhibition space s, a performance area, an education/workshop facility, a library and the Gallery Cafe which serves fine food, coffee and delicious cakes . It overlooks the beautiful Tweed Valley landscape. The Gallery collects artworks of two main themes: Australian portraits of all eras and the mediums, as well as works by regional artists depicting the local area.
Open from 10:00am to 5:00pm Wednesday to Sunday. 2 Mistral Road, Corner Tweed Valley Way, Murwillumbah www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/artgallery Phone: (02) 6670 2790
BALLINA MARITIME MUSEUM Located behind Ballina Council Library and Swimming Pool in River Street. An amazing museum featuring seafaring adventure, nostalgia, pioneering and wartime history. The premiere display features the only remaining raft from the epic Las Balsas expedition which famously crossed the entire Pacific Ocean from South America and landed at Ballina in 1973. The Las Balsas raft on display is the only one to survive the incredible 14000 Km journey from South America to Australia sailing from Ecuador in 1973 and drifting for 179 days across the Pacific Ocean via the Galapagos Islands, The Cook Islands, Tonga and New Caledonia. T he expedition first saw land close to Mooloolaba in Queensland. The bad weather and the prevailing currents carried them down the coast to Ballina, NSW. A documentary chronicling the expedition was subs equently produced, titled “The Pacific Challenge” and can be viewed and purchased at the Ballina Maritime Museum.
BYRON COMMUNITY THEATRE The Centre hosts a range of functions for the most needy people in Byron Bay. Over the last 31 years the Centre has played a key r ole in establishing many local community services. Great place for local theatre productions that are held. 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay Tel: 6685 6807 www.byroncentre.com.au
BALLINA PLAYERS THEATRE CLUB One of the oldest, largest and most successful amateur theatre clubs in NSW the Ballina Players present many musical and theatrical productions each year in their large and comfortable licensed theatre in Swift St, Ballina. Check the local paper for details of their current performances.
TINTENBAR UPFRONT On the second Friday of every month it gives the opportunity fo r performers of all kinds: musicians, poets, comedians, dancers, and others to strut their stuff in a wonderful old hall, with engaging performances and warm audiences. You are able to bring the kids on the Friday for a warm down. Doors open at 630 for a 730 start. $5 / $3 go to worthy charities. BYO drinks, snacks, comfy chair. www.tintenbarupfront.com/book-a-spot.html
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