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Lone Goat Gallery

Lone Goat Gallery provides an independent quality exhibition space, and innovative program of diverse exhibitions which attracts artists and visitors from our region and further afield.


Lismore Regional Gallery

Lismore Regional Gallery’s Mission is to facilitate the exchange of ideas locally and nationally through a distinctive and innovative program of exhibitions and events.


Grafton Regional Gallery

Grafton Regional Gallery aims to stimulate, develop and enhance the diverse visual culture of the region through viable, dynamic and relevant exhibition, education and collection programs.

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Roxy Gallery

The Roxy Gallery features a kaleidoscope of talented regional and local artists and art groups in ever-changing exhibitions of mixed media all year round, providing opportunity for emerging artists to display and market their talents in a professional exhibition space.

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The Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre

The Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre is located just outside Murwillumbah, only a short drive from the Gold Coast to the north and Byron Bay to the south.

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BSA Project Space

The BSA Project Space is a contemporary exhibition space located inside a repurposed industrial workshop that sits within the headquarters and studios of the Byron School of Art (BSA) in Mullumbimby.


Yamba Art Space

Yamba Art Space Gallery is a contemporary gallery located in a charming heritage listed 18th Century school. The art space brings together Northern Rivers creatives, aiming to build connections through arts, culture and creative learning opportunities.

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Coldstream Gallery

Coldstream Gallery is located in the historic river port of Ulmarra. We exhibit a broad range of works including painting, wood, glass, bronze, pottery, jewellery and more made by local artists and artisans.

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Gallery 3 Byron Bay

Contributing to the cultural fibre of the Byron Shire, Gallery 3 is an artist- run micro art space, offering contemporary works by local artists for the Northern Rivers community and beyond.

Lundberg Gallery

Lundberg Gallery

The gallery hosts a yearly selection of thoughtfully curated group and solo exhibitions, each introducing new creative relationships between collaborating artists, the Northern Rivers community and sprawling Australian and international audiences.

Performing Arts

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Based in the regional centre of Lismore in the Northern Rivers NSW, NORPA is renowned for presenting a Season of curated and home-grown works that are both challenging and accessible to regional audiences.

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Byron Community Centre

Over the last 31 years, the Byron Community Centre (BCC) has played a key role in establishing and hosting a range of projects, services and events for locals and visitors alike in Byron Bay. The BCC building is also home to the Byron Markets office and the award-winning Byron Theatre.

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The Saraton Theatre

The iconic, recently restored Saraton Theatre Grafton is one of Australia’s oldest cinemas and live venues. Built in 1926 and lovingly restored in original Art Deco style it has won a recent National Trust award. It has been described by the Heritage Council of NSW as "The Saraton Theatre is indeed a rare gem of great historical significance".

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The Brunswick Picture House

After laying dormant for over 30 years, the curtains lifted on this old theatre in March 2016 and it began a new lease on life, lovingly restored by the creative team behind the award-winning, internationally-acclaimed circus/cabaret sensations “La Soirée” and “Club Swizzle.”

Local Organisations

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The principal object of Screenworks is to promote and advance the screen industry in regional, rural and remote Australia, with a focus on the industry cluster in the Northern Rivers region of NSW.

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Regional Development Northern Rivers

Regional Development Northern Rivers is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the development of local economies and dynamic communities across the Northern Rivers.

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Based in the regional centre of Lismore in the Northern Rivers NSW, NORPA is renowned for presenting a Season of curated and home-grown works that are both challenging and accessible to regional audiences.

State and National Organisations

Create NSW

Create NSW

Create NSW is the NSW Government’s new arts and cultural driver, which brings together arts, screen and culture functions in a new integrated entity. Create NSW was established on 1 April 2017, and has responsibility for many of the functions previously undertaken by Arts NSW and Screen NSW.


Regional Arts NSW

Regional Arts NSW is the peak body and support agency for arts and cultural development in NSW. Regional Arts NSW works together with the fourteen independent regional arts boards to address the challenge of diversity across the state and to enrich the arts and cultural lives of those living in regional, rural and remote areas.


Australia Council

The Australia Council's strategic plan reflects their desire to make more visible the vitality of our arts and culture, and to recognise the evolving way that Australians make and experience art.


The Ministry for the Arts

The Ministry for the Arts is structured into four branches to deliver programs and policies that encourage excellence in art, support for cultural heritage and public access to arts and culture.



NAVA is the national peak body for the visual and media arts, craft and design sector. Through advocacy and service provision, we work to achieve a strong Australian visual arts sector and a vibrant, distinctive and ethical cultural environment.


Music NSW

MusicNSW is the Peak Body for Contemporary Music in NSW. MusicNSW is a not for profit Industry Association set up to represent, promote and develop the contemporary music industry in New South Wales, Australia, in addition to managing a number of Music Development projects.


Accessible Arts

Accessible Arts is the peak arts and disability organisation across New South Wales. They provide professional assistance to organisations and individuals in the arts and disability sectors. We help establish or improve programs that enable people with disability to develop their creative potential.


Screen Australia

Screen Australia is the Federal Government's primary agency for supporting Australian screen production. In partnership with filmmakers, Screen Australia aims to create an Australian industry that is innovative, culturally important and commercially sustainable. They support development, production, promotion and distribution of Australian screen content.


Museums & Galleries NSW

Museums & Galleries NSW supports and promotes volunteer, artist run and professionally staffed public museums and galleries, and Aboriginal cultural centres, throughout NSW.


Philanthropy Australia

Philanthropy Australia is the national peak body for philanthropy and is a not-for-profit membership organisation, offering representation, networking, services and information to members and others in the not-for-profit sector, carrying out their mission to represent, grow and inspire an effective and robust philanthropic sector.


Creative Partnerships Australia

Creative Partnerships Australia's role is to increase business, philanthropic and social investment in Australia’s arts, creative and cultural sectors.

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Arts Law

Arts Law is Australia’s independent national community legal centre for the arts, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. It provides free or low cost specialised legal advice, education and resources to Australian artists and arts organisations across all art forms, on a wide range of arts related legal and business matters.

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APRA AMCOS has 87,000+ members who are songwriters, composers and music publishers. APRA AMCOS license organisations to play, perform, copy, record or make available their members’ music, and distribute the royalties to their members.



ACE Community Colleges

ACE Community Colleges is a not for profit, community based Adult Education provider and Registered Training Organisation (RTO). ACE provides quality training, education and outreach services across the North Coast of NSW.


Byron School of Art

The Byron School of Arts (BSA) is an art school based on an international model of Artists Teaching Artists in a studio-based learning environment. The BSA provides rigorous and practice-based programs in the visual arts and related fields, while also offering practical pathways to meet the individual needs of students.


Clarence Valley Conservatorium

The Clarence Valley Conservatorium (CVC) has been leading the performing arts in the region since its historical beginnings in the 1930s. The CVC have a purpose built learning environment, quality tutors and an extensive range of instrumental, vocal, drama and school programs.


Northern Rivers Conservatorium

The Northern Rivers Conservatorium exists to provide a dynamic and supportive environment for quality education in music. NRC endeavour to facilitate life-long learning, creativity and community awareness of the arts through education, performance and community involvement.


SAE Qantm

SAE Qantm has been setting the global benchmark for creative media education since 1976. In Australia, SAE proudly offer government accredited certificates, diplomas, and bachelor degrees across 6 disciplines – Animation, Audio, Design, Film, Games, and Web & Mobile.


Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University is a vibrant, contemporary Australian university welcoming students from more than 60 countries throughout the world. SCU offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in an inspiring and supportive learning environment.


North Coast TAFE

North Coast TAFE is part of TAFE NSW and is one of the largest regional training providers in Australia. North Coast TAFE provide high quality, personalised vocational education and training to build prosperity, sustainability and innovation.

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Byron Community College

Byron Community College is a not for profit community organisation with a strong commitment to high quality innovative learning for adults (15+). The vision is to involve and engage people through inspiring learning experiences.



Annual Report | Arts Northern Rivers 2018

In 2018, we continued to offer important services across the Northern Rivers region amplifying funding opportunities, working with local councils and promoting and supporting the rich cultural activity. We were proud to partner with North Coast Primary Health Network and deliver the Art on Bundjalung Country project.


Seeing Ourselves: Reflections On Diversity In Australian TV Drama | Screen Australia

Television matters as it is so much a part of contemporary daily life reflecting our sense of who we are as a society, and who we might be. This research paper focuses on three aspects of diversity: cultural background, disability and sexual orientation/gender identity.

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Annual Report | Arts Northern Rivers 2017

In 2017, we continued to offer important services across the Northern Rivers region amplifying funding opportunities, working with our local councils and promoting and supporting the rich cultural activity in our region. We were also proud to partner with Regional Arts NSW and Lismore City Council host the first Artstate.


Policy and Research | NAVA

Underpinning NAVA’s advocacy work is the research it commissions or undertakes itself into the nature of Australian visual and media arts, craft and design, identifying policies and strategic actions which could be taken to facilitate the sector’s fruitful development.

Create NSW

Arts and Cultural Development Program | Create NSW

The Arts and Cultural Development Program (ACDP) funds everything from multiyear programs to one-off projects and professional development opportunities, across visual arts, museums and history, literature, performing arts, music and more.


Arts in Regional NSW | Create NSW

As part of our commitment to ensure the state-wide delivery of arts and creative industries programs and services, Create NSW supports arts in the regions in a number of ways and complements the role of local government which collectively is the largest investor in cultural programs and facilities in the state.

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Publications | Australia Council

Australia Council undertakes research, analysis and evaluation that places them at the forefront of knowledge about the arts. They commission robust research, analyse data from a range of sources, and conduct evaluation work that informs their strategic planning, monitoring and advocacy work.

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Code of Practice | NAVA

The Code of Practice for the Professional Australian Visual Arts, Craft and Design Sector is the national best practice standard for the sector. The Code is an essential professional tool for the negotiation of contracts, agreements and entry conditions, and for the explanation of the business protocols and procedures of the visual arts, craft and design sector.


Create in NSW | NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Framework

Create in NSW is a platform for our arts and cultural sector, our communities and our business and government partners to collaboratively shape our cultural future. It supports vibrant arts and cultural activity across our State.

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National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries 2.0

The National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries is focused on key areas of activity common to organisations that care for collections and provide collection, exhibition and program-based services to the community.