GALLERY IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED FROM 25TH MARCH
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.
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 creation and reading ahead. Maria Popova is always a good start...
"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
Coordinator Gallery (acting)
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.
Fighting Chance Films (FCF) - Resident Company in Ignite Studios
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."