November 2021  | Online Exhibition Screening

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery welcomes you to the online screening of our October group of exhibitions and announcement of the 2021 National BAM Art Prize Award winner. For further information or sale enquiries please contact the Gallery on 02 6681 0530 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


GALLERY 1  ::  This is Nothing New  |  Gala Jane

This Is Nothing New, is a continuation on from Gala Jane’s highly successful series, I Have A Voice, containing the, now infamous, bra-cup face mask portraits. In this exhibition, Gala opens up a dialogue with the viewer, looking at how sexism and the gender imbalance is prevalent in society. Focusing on statistics around how Australians see this imbalance, she poses the question: Are you angry yet?

Gala Jane is the recipient of the 2020 Southern Cross University (SCU) Graduate Art Prize - a partnership program supporting emerging artists of the Northern Rivers region.

GALLERY 2  ::  Playing House  |  Amy Meng

The act of playing is far from innocent. Whilst games are instrumental to a child’s psycho-social development, they are also imbued with problematic gender norms. Drawing influences from manga, anime and video games, in Playing House, Amy Meng situates the bishoujo (beautiful young girl) within the context of kawaii (cute) culture and the domestic landscape, and investigates how our fascination with her escalates the infantilisation and pornification of society.

GALLERY 3  + 4 ::  BAM 2021 National Art Prize  |  Jolene Maleficent + Kelly-Ann Oosterbeek

Presented by Byron Arts Magazine in partnership with Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG). The BAM Art Prize promotes awareness of the arts in the Northern Rivers by presenting a national art prize within the region.

Open to all mediums and artists, the BAM Art Prize Finalist Exhibition showcases shortlisted works in the 2021 prize and features a diverse range of works, selected by the judges.

The 2021 judges are Susi Muddiman OAM, Director of Tweed Regional Gallery; award-winning local artist, Michael Cusack; and BAM Editor-in-Chief, Alana Wilson.

All exhibitions open Wednesday, 3 November 2021 and continue until Friday, 24 December 2021.

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery is located at 44 Cherry Street Ballina and is open Wednesday to Friday from 10am until 4pm and weekends from 9.30am until 1:00pm.


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