Thanks to everyone who joined us for the launch of our gallery space ~ Acacia St Studio. Somehow we sneaked in a lively opening between stormy weather and Covid outbreaks 😷...
With our trainer wheels on we found inspiration everywhere as we collaborated and curated 11 diverse, and mostly local artists for a group show, Come Together...
including local Lismore artist Tim Fry, whose latest series of cool and funky ceramic cassettes sold-out.
The quirky nature of the space and the creative history of our new/old warehouse really lends itself to installations and exhibitions. It was super fun having Hannah Cutts in the house setting up her fabulous creations; Totem Buoys and Neon Signs .... We're already dreaming up something wonderful for 2022, stay tuned.
N.B It was great to see Totem Buoys snapped by local designer Jason Grant– his keen eye has transformed the Blue Water Motel in Kingscliff – check it out !
Our priority is to focus on local creatives with a view to exploring and reflecting the community of folk who call Byron Shire home, all year round 😉
In keeping with this ethos, we want to utilise the space for good things: choosing to donate a portion of art show/exhibitions/private events to local enterprises or charities. The past few years have put intense pressure on many of the social services in the shire. Fletcher St Cottage seemed an obvious choice, cause we love a good renovation, but especially one that will turn an old cottage into a much needed homeless hub in the heart of Byron (learn more here).
If you have any arty/exhibition ideas or want to get in touch, we'd love to hear from you 😊
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