Bentley Art Prize
4th – 6th August
The Bentley Art Prize is a community event that gives little known artists the opportunity to display their work.
The Bentley Art Prize began in 1985 in the Bentley Public Hall. The Prize was held during the Bentley Hall’s 50th anniversary. Reg and Phyllis Hartley were the driving force behind the Hall Committee. They were co-ordinators for 21 years. Sadly Phyllis passed away in January 2009 and Reg passed away in January 2012. Both are remembered as steadfast visionaries by the Bentley Community.
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