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

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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.

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.

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.

Q & A with Fighting Chance Films

Gallery Coordinator, Lee Mathers catches up with Dustin Clare from Fighting Chance Films (FCF), Ignite Studios @ NRCG newest resident company.

LM: Tell us about Fighting Chance Films?

FCF: "Fighting Chance Films is an independent film production, distribution and sales company, the distribution and sales side of the Buisness came to be after my wife Camille and I produced the feature film Sunday that I distributed and sold. Fighting Chance Films had made all these great contacts with exhibitors, aggregators, broadcasters and streaming services from that film and there was a real gap in the market servicing independent film, and I was able to help get some stories to audiences that otherwise would not get a chance to be seen. There is a vast array of quality films, that challenge audiences or have real integrity that are just getting missed. Not picked up by distributors or represented by sales agents for a variety of reasons, but films that none the less are of real quality and substance. I thought we could help those films get an audience and get seen and return revenue to independent film producers."

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