Exhibitions and Galleries


Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Ballina Arts and Crafts Centre Inc.

7th Annual Grace Cruice Memorial Exhibition

23 August – 17 September 2017

The Seventh Annual Grace Cruice Memorial Exhibition features new work by members of Ballina Arts and Crafts Centre Incorporated (BACCI).

The exhibition showcases the diverse talents of the group and celebrates its members’ shared passion for creativity.

For more information see the NRCG website.


Ocean Shores Art Expo

August 25 – 27

Ocean Shores Primary School, Shara Blvd, North Ocean Shores

2017 THEME: “Spirit of the Land”

$5200 PRIZE MONEY: SIX categories (see below)

INFO: www.osartexpo.com  & Instagram @ocean_shores_art_expo

The Ocean Shores Art Expo is held on the last weekend in August 25th -27th   at the Ocean Shores Primary School. The exhibition is in its 14th year & is an established cultural event in the north of Byron Shire. Well over 1000 people visit annually.

The Art Expo is held in conjunction with the Ocean Shores Primary School’s Festival of the Imagination, a Saturday event attracting strong community support that draws visitors to the exhibition.  A new feature this year will be performances by the Dangerously Poetic writers on Sunday 25th from 1pm -3pm.

The Art Expo also includes work by over 400 Byron Shire students from Kindergarten to Year 12, a fascinating dimension revealing how young artists interpret the theme. Entry is via local schools, or local students being home schooled can find details on the website.


Creative Artisans Gallery

Shop 1, Wigmore Arcade, River Street BALLINA. Ph 0435 941 591

Original Creations and artwork from local artisans. The aims or Creative Artisans is to:

  • Showcase all types of good quality artisitc expressions

  • Find foster and nourish young and emerging artisans to showcase their artwork in the gallery

  • Organise and promote exhibitions of chosen artisans

For more information email .

Northern Rivers Community Gallery

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery is located at 44 Cherry Street BALLINA

‘The NRCG will be a key cultural hub in the Northern Rivers region that supports and develops a diverse and engaged local creative community through accessible, innovative exhibitions, public programs and events.’

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) is privileged to be housed in the historic former Ballina Municipal Council Chambers. Built in 1927, Ballina Shire Council renovated this building in 2007 to the highest standard in lighting, climate control and security. The building now provides an exceptional space for patrons to enjoy exhibitions and other public programs.

As a community gallery, distinct from a regional or commercial artistic institution, the NRCG is driven by the principles of access, equity and participation for local artists and local audiences, while striving for the highest standards of programming.

The Northern Rivers region is acknowledged for the strength and diversity of its creative industry sector, particularly in relation to the visual arts. The NRCG serves as an essential vehicle through which this burgeoning artistic sector can be supported and nurtured.

The NRCG provides a facility for a diverse range of programs of local and touring exhibitions, education programs and cultural events; showcasing unique, high quality works made by regional artists, craftspeople and designers.

Adjacent to the Gallery, and part of the historic Chambers building, is the popular Ballina Gallery Cafe which provides quality hospitality services including catering for functions and events.

Click here to visit the new Northern Rivers Community Gallery website

Click here to visit the What’s On page for the current exhibitions

Barebones Gallery – Situated in the beautiful Far North Coast region of NSW just 14 kms inland from Byron Bay in the village of Bangalow. The gallery has been part of the main street since 1994 and has enjoyed witnessing the visible change in the little town as a result of the main highway bypass in 1994.

Lismore Regional Gallery – For more information about current and upcoming exhibitions visit their website .

Tweed River Art Galleryfor more information about current and upcoming exhibitions visit their website .