The Ballina Contemporary Art Market is a free, fun filled family event on Saturday 14 October with over 60 market stalls, live music, free creative workshops, roving performances and food and drinks. Read more.
Ballina Contemporary Art Market
The Ballina Contemporary Art Market is a one-day, fun-filled arts and cultural event taking place on Saturday 14 October from 10am-7pm at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) & Ignite Studios creative precinct, showcasing the creative talent of the region.
Free to attend, the event will feature over 50 arts and crafts stalls located within the Gallery, Ignite Studios, and surrounding gardens, selling a range of artworks, products, and wares by local and regional artists.
Throughout the day, an exciting program of free creative workshops will be available for market goers â weaving with Jugan Dandii, collage workshops with Claudie Frock and playing with clay sessions facilitated by local ceramicists. Local visual artist Kate Stroud has developed a body of site-specific installations, including a skill testing machine, cloud corridor and series of augmented reality portraits for market attendees to engage and discover. Sign up for the Paradise FM busking competition for the chance to win a recording in their studios. There will be a fun, fiesta vibe for all.
BCAM will also feature live music, food trucks, and roving performances and workshops by internationally acclaimed immersive theatre company Erth Visual & Physical Inc., renowned for their innovative, and community driven productions as seen at festivals and events across the country including Sydney Festival, the Australian Museum, Zoos Victoria, the Sydney Opera House, Vivid Sydney, as well as multiple international tours. Come and meet their incredible creatures!
The event will close with a twilight laneway party from 5pm, featuring local 6-piece Byron favourite the Versace Boys and other live music by DJ Chop Suey and singer songwriter Myki Jay.
This event has been made possible through funding from the NSW Government