The 2024 annual Northern Rivers Community Gallery program promises to deliver an exciting year ahead of thought-provoking exhibitions encompassing a range of themes and mediums from local, regional, and national artists. Our Gallery Coordinator, Imbi Davidson, leads a team of dedicated staff and amazing volunteers. Together they are set to make 2024 bigger and better than ever. 

In 2024 the Gallery will host the Byron School of Art Graduate Award, Southern Cross University Graduate Award exhibitions, and deliver a first-class exhibition program with leading Australian artists and emerging talent. Ignite Studios will host a range of public programs including creative workshops with professional artists, in-conversation series in the Gallery, engaging community projects, and launch a new ceramics studio and kiln firing service.

I can’t wait to see this exciting program unfold. The Gallery is sure to go from strength-to-strength and attract visitors from far and wide with the exhibitions and events planned.

Cr Sharon Cadwallader | Mayor Ballina Shire








NRCG’s visitation and participation is set to continue to grow, boosted by the acquisition and co-location of Ignite Studios, local population and tourism growth, and the opening of the Ballina Coast High School and performance centre across the road. Ballina township is identified in the NSW Governments Far North Coast Regional Strategy as a developing major regional centre with forecast major population growth and demographic changes. 

The Gallery's Creative Action Plan was placed on public exhibition between 19 May and 16 June 2021 and adopted at Council's Ordinary Council meeting on 26 August 2021. Community feedback received from an online feedback form and stakeholder workshop provided an extensive and highly ambitious vision for the future direction of the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) across four strategic directions.

The key themes that emerged through the consultation process align with the four strategic directions identified in the plan. A review of the plan will take place every five years to ensure alignment with emerging priorities as they evolve.


View the 2021-2025 Creative Action Plan online: 










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