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SCU Alumni Shine at the Lismore Lantern Parade

19 June 2018

SCU Alumni Shine at the Lismore Lantern Parade

Southern Cross University Alumni Harry Suttor and SAE graduate Lachlan Mulligan were born in the surf of the small coastal town of Yamba. Since graduating they have been riding even bigger waves in the Australian music scene as electronic duo, Nocturnal Tapes.

This Saturday 23 June the duo is coming back to the Northern Rivers to play as the headline act and alongside other Southern Cross University musical Alumni Holly Tapp, Luke Vassella, Alisha Todd, Julius Hofstettor and Shelley Brown on the Heartbeats Festival Stage from 12 – 9pm at the Lismore Lantern Parade.

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Up to $5000 for Local Arts Projects

12 June 2018

Up to $5000 for Local Arts Projects

Arts Northern Rivers’ is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Country Arts Support Program, an annual small grants program administered by Regional Arts NSW on behalf of Create NSW.

The fund supports a creative, vibrant and resilient arts and cultural sector by offering up to $5000 to locally initiated projects by not-for-profits, local government authorities and collectives in regional NSW.

Arts Northern Rivers has set a regional priority focus to ensure that all artforms and applicants are being represented. This year Arts Northern Rivers has decided that their region’s priority focus will be on first-time applicants and applications for performance based projects.

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Byron Writers Festival Full Program Announced

13 June 2018

Byron Writers Festival Full Program Announced

The stories in the 2018 Festival program will take audiences from the wilds of New Zealand to North Korea, Tuscany and back home to near-by Goonengerry. Authors traverse territory including anxiety, crime, the Frontier Wars, the Anthropocene, science, comedy, immigration, the wellness industry and poetry and explore music, whales, romance and debate whether reading can make you happier. 

The Byron Writers Festival has been announced with a line up of 140 writers and thinkers, who will converge in the glorious Byron Shire this 3 – 5 August for the 22nd annual Festival.

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Winners Announced Border Art Prize 2018

28 May 2018

Winners Announced Border Art Prize 2018

Judges, gallerist Lorraine Pilgrim and artist, Abbey McCulloch, announced the major prize winners of Tweed Regional Gallery’s biennial Border Art Prize.

Winner Trinity Leonard from Lismore Shire was in attendance to receive the $3,000 first prize funded by Tweed Shire Council.  Her entry, an oil painting titled Hannah, immediately caught both judges’ eye and they returned to it after viewing all entries.  They described the work as, ‘arresting and filled with emotion that you could feel’.

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