Vote for Creative Lifelong Learning
Support social inclusion and creative opportunity at every life stage by voting for two exceptional creative programs at Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG).
As part of the NSW Government's My Community grant program, community members have until 15 August to place their vote in support of local projects, in person or online at Service NSW.
HOW TO VOTE
- You'll need to know your Service NSW log in. It may ask you to confirm your identity with your medicare card
- Select our electorate (Ballina)
- Browse and shortlist your three favourite projects (look for this picture to find our project)
- Make sure "Creative Lifelong Learning Programs at NRCG" is listed as your number 1 preference.
- Submit your vote
Northern Rivers Community Gallery is calling for locals to cast their vote in support of its Creative Lifelong Learning Program. "The program ensures all members of our community have access to dynamic artistic and cultural experiences" explains Gallery Coordinator, Lee Mathers.
NAIDOC Week - Arts Program in Ignite Studios
A special opportunity to celebrate this year's NAIDOC theme - VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH. Let's work together for a shared future. People are invited on a special journey to honour and share the Indigenous voice that includes know-how, practices, skills and innovations.
Bundjalung artists Monica Kapeen, Michael Philp and Emma Walke will share their skills in weaving, painting and ceramic workshops over two days where there's sure to be much yarning and exchanging of ideas through the process.
These creative workshops are great way for our community to learn, connect, enjoy and celebrate Aboriginal culture together with local Bundjalung artists.
We're Hiring - Employment
Change your lifestyle and live and work in a vibrant community and great coastal environment.
Ballina Shire Council is situated on the Far North Coast of New South Wales, 20 minutes from Byron Bay and one hour from the Gold Coast. The Shire is a popular tourism destination with pristine beaches, rainforest retreats and hinterland hideaways.
Ballina Shire Council operates and manages the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG). The Northern Rivers Community Gallery aims to deliver high quality, energetic and accessible art and cultural programming and enjoyment for the growing community of Ballina Shire and its visitors.
GALLERY IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED FROM 25TH MARCH
From Acting Gallery Coordinator Melitta Firth:
Dear Gallery Patrons, Supporters and Creatives,
Thank you for your continued support of the gallery - now more than ever our creative community needs your support.
Unsurprisingly, NRCG is now closed until further notice.
We will continue to sustain our creative community through creative programs and art in recovery projects as this situation unfolds and undoubtedly abates.
Our wonderful Creative Producer Imbi Davidson has already taken her 'Introduction to Abstraction' Classes online - stay tuned for more opportunities in the coming weeks.
We hope you can all stay home and make some art, in solidarity with many artists over the years who have made art in quarantine.May there be plenty of time for nourishing reading ahead. Maria Popova is always a good start...
Coordinator Gallery (acting)
"Suffering - biological and psychological, in private and en masse - has always accompanied our species, as it has every species. But we alone have coped by transmuting our suffering into beauty, by making symphonies and paintings and poems out of our fragility - beauty that does not justify the suffering, but does make it more bearable, does help the sufferers next to us and after us, in space and in time, suffer less, in ways the originating consciousness can never quantify in the receiving, never estimate their reach across the sweep of centuries and sufferings."
- Maria Popova