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.

Are you a local artist or creative industry professional seeking a studio space? NRCG is now accepting applications to lease Studio #2 at Ignite Studios commencing in March 2021! 


Byron Arts Magazine Editor Alana announces the 2020 Art Prize winner

BAM Art Prize 2020  

21 October - 13 December 2020

Presented by Byron Arts Magazine, The BAM Art Prize promotes awareness of the arts in the Northern Rivers by presenting a national art prize within the region.

The Finalist Exhibition showcases shortlisted artworks in the 2020 prize.

2020 JUDGES: Susi Muddiman OAM, Director Tweed Regional Gallery and Magaret Olley Centre; Brett Adlington, Director Lismore Regional Gallery; Sharne Wolff, Arts Writer.

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Launch Event: No Launch Event due to COVID-19 restrictions

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Become a Change MAKER in our upcoming Art, Activism and Social Justice Youth Mentoring Program. 

This 8-week art and activism mentoring program explores the power of art to create change. The Northern Rivers has a strong history of activism, social justice art-making, journalism and film-making; and this project continues this tradition, harnessing the skills and expertise of experienced artists and filmmakers, to foster the next generation of environmentalists and social justice advocates.

Change MAKERS will help you tell your stories, amplify your voice in the community and achieve impact with your artistic projects. Our artist mentors will work with participants to help take their ideas from concept to completion.

Registrations are now open for young adults aged 14-18 to enrol in our upcoming Change MAKERS program starting 22 October @ Ignite Studios. 

Registrations close: Friday 11 October 

To find out more or register your interest for Change MAKERS please click HERE 

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