The Eighth Annual Grace Cruice Memorial Exhibition

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Ballina launches an exciting new exhibition this month and welcomes community and visitors to join us in the Gallery.


The Eighth Annual Grace Cruice Memorial Exhibition features new 2D and 3D fine art works by members of Ballina Arts and Crafts Centre Inc. The exhibition showcases the diverse talents of the group which draws its members from all over the Northern Rivers region.

This exhibition celebrates the role played by early BACCI members in the establishment of the Northern Rivers Community Gallery and through this display, also hopes to encourage new members to join and share BACCI’s passion for creativity.

Exhibition opens Wednesday 6 June 2018 and continue until Sunday 1 July 2018. The official launch event is Thursday 7 June from 5.30pm – 7.30pm and all are welcome to attend.

The Trailer Project presents: John Witzig

The Trailer Project will present The Lure of the Sea by John Witzig opening Thursday, June 14 at Lismore Regional Gallery.





at 5:00 pm Thurs 14 June 2018
Exhibition continues until Friday 22 June 2018

image: Cactus Landscape 1975, digital print

New Photography Book Sheds Touching Light on Byron Homeless

No Fixed Abode is a book of portrait photographs and intimate stories that give voice to Byron’s homeless community. The book was created to build connection, empathy and understanding for the region’s homeless community.

The black and white photographic portraits in the book are the work of local photographer Drew Rogers, who also works with people experiencing homelessness in Byron. The trust and friendship that he has with his subjects is evident in the images.

An astonishing book… the photographs by Drew of these homeless people are brimful of humanity, almost glamorous… heartfelt stories by the writers… I hope one of these days a book like this won’t be needed.
— Craig McGregor, writer, journalist, & academic

The book’s stories are presented in firstperson narrative and have been collected by a team of local volunteer writers who’ve visited the services such as community breakfasts and showers in Byron Bay, Mullumbimby and Brunswick Heads over many months. The stories present an intimate insight into the lives of these storytellers. Such as from Lou:
“It was just before my fourteenth birthday when I went to the streets for the first time. My first night on the street I was sleeping under a band stand and three dogs attacked me, so I scrambled up a tree and tried to tie my sleeping bag under a branch. The sleeping bag gave way and I fell … I’d broken twelve bones and had fractures in my spine.”


"No Fixed Abode, published by the Byron Community Centre and The Byron Writers Festival gently addresses that callous disconnect by giving otherwise stifled, invisible Australians a face and a voice. By exploring the stories of people who’ve fallen through society’s cracks, readers can better understand some of the common trajectories of disenfranchisement – and what a truly horrible thing it is to be without a home." -Byron Community Centre

The book is a not-for-profit project that has been made possible by contributors volunteering their professional skills, and through the support of the Byron Community Centre, Byron Writers Festival and private donors L & R Uechtritz Foundation and Temple Byron. 

Lucien Hervé at Lismore Regional Gallery - a master of 20th Century photography in focus

Lucien Hervé: When do we cast off for happiness? showcases the work of one of the world's leading figures and master of architectural photography. His characteristic style combines a humanist outlook with an architect’s eye. His use of cropped frame (he often uses a pair of scissors), plunging or oblique view, focusing both on the detail and the big picture, and uncluttered composition tending toward abstraction, create a unique style that is instantly recognisable.

Lucien Hervé:  Henri Matisse, painter and sculptor, Hotel Regina, Nice , 1949.

Lucien Hervé: Henri Matisse, painter and sculptor, Hotel Regina, Nice, 1949.

The images presented in this exhibition provide a view on Lucien Hervé’s personal take on three major creative personalities of the 20th century: Le Corbusier, father of modern architecture, Niemeyer, sculptor of monuments, and Matisse working on his last masterpiece, the ‘Chapelle de Vence’. Lucien Hervé died in Paris in 2007.

Lucien Hervé:  Unité d'Habitation, Nantes-Rezé, France , Le Corbusier architect, 1954.

Lucien Hervé: Unité d'Habitation, Nantes-Rezé, France, Le Corbusier architect, 1954.

Award-winning documentary Lucien Hervé: Photographer Despite Himself, directed, produced and written by Gerrit Messiaen (Atom Film) will screen throughout the exhibition, providing a deep insight into the life and work of Lucien Hervé. (For a short trailer of the film, see )


Lismore Regional Gallery 1 October - 3 December 2016

In Galleries 1, 2 and Screen Gallery, Lismore Regional Gallery, 131 Molesworth Street, Lismore.
Exhibition open 10am - 4pm Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 2pm Saturdays

Lucien Hervé  - Artist’s Biography
Born in 1910, in Hungary, László Elkán arrives in Paris in 1929. He is instantly taken by the Parisian art and music circles, and starts taking press and fashion photographs by the end of the 1930s. As a communist militant, he joins as early as 1941 the Resistance ranks under the name of Lucien Hervé.  Closely associated with the post-war Humanist school, his career takes a fateful turn in 1949 when Pere Couturier, a friend of Matisse, introduces him to Le Corbusier. Upon seeing his work, the latter declared: ‘You have the eye of an architect.’ He becomes his designated photographer until Le Corbusier’s death in 1965. His collaborations also include Alvar Alto and Oscar Niemeyer. His images of the ‘Abbaye du Thoronet” in France and of the Escorial in Spain are also renowned. His work has been shown in major galleries and museums across the world.

Lucien Hervé:  City Museum, Brasilia, Brazil,  Oscar Niemeyer architect, 1961.

Lucien Hervé: City Museum, Brasilia, Brazil, Oscar Niemeyer architect, 1961.

Pierre Chevalier – Curator’s Biography
Born in Paris in 1958, Pierre Chevalier was at first an architect. He then became in the mid 80s the director of the ‘galerie du jour – agnès b.’ until his departure for Australia in the late 90s. Since then, he has shown international artists such as Claude Leveque in his mobile gallery – the trailor project – and has worked as an independent curator in Sydney and Melbourne. His shows have included ‘Magicians of the Sea’ and ‘Crime and Corruption’ at the ACP in Sydney, Claude Leveque in Art Space, Sydney, and ‘Surfing Australia”, Australian Embassy in Paris. In 2014, he opened a gallery in the Clarence Valley, focusing on photography. He now lives in Mullumbimby and is currently restoring his mobile gallery for upcoming projects.

Sera's Guide to Byron

Born and raised in Byron Bay, Sera Wright's images capture the simple beauty of her home town. Surrounded by the endless coastal scenery at her feet, her constant stream of bright, whimsical landscape and travel images inspire many to get out and explore the beautiful world around them. 

To view more of her work visit or @photography_byron_bay

The Lighthouse

"My favourite place in the world, hands down. From sunrise to sunset the Cape Byron Lighthouse and walking track is one of the most beautiful places to photograph. Whether the sun is rising, the whales are breaching, the dolphins are playing or the sun is setting, you can never take a bad photograph here."

Main Beach

Sunset on Main Beach

"One of the best places in Byron to take in the sunset. From this photo you can clearly see why - with the sun setting behind the mountains and across the water to offer you some of the most colourful reflections you will ever find."

Sunset over Boulders Beach, Lennox Head

"Another one of my favourite sunset spots, located only 20 minutes south of Byron Bay. Lennox Head has beautiful headlands and beaches perfect for exploring."

Minyon Falls

"Byron's best known waterfall, only a 40 minute drive through the beautiful hinterland behind Byron Bay. You can view the falls from the top at a viewing platform only 100mtrs from the carpark, or take the walk through the breathtaking rainforest to the bottom of the falls"

Broken Head Nature Reserve

"Located only 10 minutes south of Byron Bay and 5 minutes south of Suffolk Park, Broken Head Nature Reserve is a stretch of littoral rainforest, where the forest meets the sea, the short walk from the carpark to the headland is one of my favourite and most picturesque walking tracks on the north coast of NSW."

Sunrise at Tallows

"The beautiful stretch of beach in between Cape Byron and Broken Head, Tallow Beach is home to me. I grew up living within 500mtrs of this beach and it holds a very special place in my heart. Most mornings if i'm not walking the lighthouse track, you'll find me walking along Tallow Beach capturing the sunrise."