Join us Saturday 13 July for the Artists Talk with Hayden Richer coming all the way from the US.
The Art of Crime
Byron Writers Festival Writers on the Road are doing their time for crime! On the run in the StoryBoard bus are renowned crime writers Michael Robotham and Jock Serong. Adding to the larceny is award-winning author Kristina Olsson and spoken-word artist Omar Sakr. Catch the gang for a night of entertainment as they divulge their darkest literary secrets.
29 - 30 March | On the Edge of A Dream by Ellis Ericson and Andrew Kidman, featuring artwork by Barry McGee.
Join us for On the Edge of A Dream, a new film and book by Ellis Ericson and Andrew Kidman, featuring titling and artwork by Barry McGee. On the Edge of a Dream film nights will be a ticketed evening event with original artworks by Barry mcGee March 29 - 30.
Chronicling the process of developing a new surfboard design alongside surfboard design pioneer George Greenough, the film is an intimate look into the shaping community in Australia and the quest to create the perfect board.
For the past five years, Ericson and Kidman - both of whom are shapers - have been working with Greenough on the modern evolution of his Edge Board design. The book and film charts their journey as they collaborate with Greenough to personalize their equipment with a design he has been working on since the late ‘60s. Shot in Australia on the North Coast of New South Wales, the film features the original venues of Lennox Head and Angourie where Greenough’s innovative Edge designs were tested in the early ‘70s.
Barry McGee is an artist from San Francisco that cut his teeth spray painting the town red with Twist graffiti. Barry grew up a surfer and has always respected the work of George Greenough. The exhibition On the Edge of A Dream contains all the sketches and final works that were produced by Barry McGee as the project unfolded.
Charlotte Haywood & Edward Horne are artists based in northern NSW on Bundjalung Country. They work collaboratively and independently as interdisciplinary artists across installation, experimental architecture, theatre, film, sculpture, textiles and through inter-cultural collaborations, techniques and materials. Between them they have developed and enabled projects across 4 continents and collaborated with artists and communities in Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Vanuatu and remote Australia. They have exhibited at The Australian Design Centre and participated in festivals as diverse as Biennale of Australian Art, Ballarat and Vrystaat Kunstefees in South Africa.
At a time of environmental flux, Haywood & Horne’s COMMODITY FETISH & THE GODS questions our infatuation with the material. They explore currencies, cargo cult, animism, social media, phenomena, and fetish in the information age.
Experimenting with such commodities as: copper, bamboo, shells, lingerie, silk, spices, rice, water and air as materials, COMMODITY FETISH & THE GODS, uses a combination of wall works and installation to link form with ephemera. Haywood & Horne experiment with various interdisciplinary techniques from the alchemical verdigris processes of copper, Shou-sugi-ban, shell work, parquetry, digital imagery and tapestry weaving.
…COMMODITY FETISH & THE GODS teeters between the long tourist lines exiting via the digital gift shop and the mountains of elemental extravagance and earthly provisions…
PLEASE NOTE THAT OPENING NIGHT WILL BE FRIDAY 30 NOVEMBER BUT THE EXHIBITION WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM THE 23RD OF NOVEMBER
10 - 21 November | I listen to Dead People by BT and This is not a love song by Tory Bauer & Friends
I Listen to Dead People by Brian ‘BT’ Taranto
Music By Dead People. We love it, we cherish it and it’s all we have left. No one’s gonna tour from the grave, psychically at least. But you can get just that little bit closer with artworks in the new exhibition by BT from tour and festival promoters, Love Police. In an abstract, pop art(ish) celebration of all stars perished come take a journey through colourful memories of his musical heroes who are currently performing at the big gig in the sky. Join recent signing Tom Petty and Aretha Franklin, as they intertwine with greats like Elvis, Janis Joplin, Johnny Cash and oh so much more.
This Is Not A Love Song by Tory Bauer
Inspired by backstage riders, the elegantly wasted, musical odyssey’s and royalty. This Is Not A Love Song is a mash up derby of song lyrics and designer fashion labels. COME ON BABY LIGHT MY GUCCI.
Exhibitions open to the public Saturday 10 November
Thursday 15 November 6-8pm
+ EXCESS BAGGAGE A FILM BY LEE MCCONNELL AND TORY BAUER
Artist Conversation & Pastries
Friday 16 November 10am
EXCESS BAGGAGE A FILM BY LEE MCCONNELL AND TORY BAUER
Come as you are to this cross-cultural blow out of rock royalty, brown M&M’s, diet soda, K-Pop, and the elegantly wasted. Lee McConnell is the artist behind the Dune Rats album art and their Young Henry’s lager collab, the 2018 Splendour in the Grass launch video, Co-founder and art director of Grow Your Own Festival, former art director of Mambo, plus a bunch more. Showing Opening Night only, Thursday 15 November.
MULLUM MUSIC FESTIVAL AT BSA
For the first time Byron School of Art is thrilled to be part of the Mullum Music Festival program. There will be live music performances in the space from Friday 16 November – Sunday 18 November
Friday 16 November
5:00pm-6:00pm Hannah Cameron
9:00pm-10:00pm Bethanie Jolly
Saturday 17 November
2:00pm-3:00pm Ramblin Ash
5:00pm-6:00pm Brekky Boy
6:30pm-7:30pm Tin Can String Band
Sunday 18 November
1:00pm-2:00pm China Bowles
2:30pm-3:30pm Tin Can String Band
4:00pm-5:00pm Domini Forster
5:30pm-6:30pm Bethanie Jolly
7:00pm-8:00pm Cecelia Brandolini
26 October - 7 November | Imprints by Allira Cornell, and Quetzal by Rhiannon Power. Remedies for the New Age by Lynden Stone showing in Pierre Chevalier's Trailer Project
Imprints by Allira Cornell showing in the BSA Project Space
Quetzal by Rhiannon Power showing on the Trinda Wall
Remedies for the New Age by Lynden Stone showing in Pierre Chevalier's Trailer Project 26-30 October. Lynden Stone acknowledges the assistance of a c.a.s.e. inc. grant to make new work for this exhibition. Angelica Leight & Runceley Chaser will be appearing Friday night only, 26 October, 6-8pm.
12 - 24 October | Black Diamond Money group show curated by Michael Cusack and Worlds full of secrets by Sabine Pick
Black Diamond Money: Michael Bell, Dallas Bray, Michelle Brodie, Lottie Consalvo, James Drinkwater, Stephen Garrett, Chris Langlois, Claire Martin, Izabela Pluta, Niomi Sands, Lezlie Tilley, John Turier, and Cherie Winter.
Trinda Wall: Worlds full of secrets by Sabine Pick
28 September - 10 October | Reassemblage by Diana Miller, and Safer Than a Strange Land by Steve Bush
The BSA Project Space: Reassemblage by Diana Miller
The Trinda Wall: Safer Than a Strange Land by Steve Bush
31 August - 12 September | Broken Together, Mended Apart by Kat Shapiro Wood & Susie Duggin and Supersymmetry by Kathy Egan
Project Space: Broken Together, Mended Apart by Kat Shapiro Wood & Susie Duggin
Trinda Wall: Supersymmetry by Kathy Egan
17 - 29 August | Extravagant Terms Group Show with Mercy Bayard, Stephen Garrett, Kinly Grey, Anna Hutchcroft, Jessica O'Connor, Travis Paterson, Parallel Park, Felicity Scarce, & Tyza Stewart
Extravagant Terms is a group exhibition featuring Mercy Bayard, Stephen Garrett, Kinly Grey, Jessica O'Connor, Travis Paterson, Parallel Park, Felicity Scarce, & Tyza Stewart.
3 - 15 August | Modern Ritual Eleanor Amiradaki & Courtney Cook and If not for shadows by Carla Dawes & Jo Olive
Project Space: Modern Ritual by Eleanor Amiradaki & Courtney Cook
The Trinda Wall: If not for shadows by Carla Dawes & Jo Olive
An Invitation Not a Command is a group exhibition curated by Christine Willcocks and featuring the work of James Guppy, Michael Cusack, Meredith Crowe, Travis Paterson, Kat Shapiro Wood, Emma Walker, and Christine Willcocks.
Project Space: Light House by Amelia Reid
The Trinda Wall: lost/found by Lisa Arronis
Project Space: A Cluster Loop by Maggie Schreiber & Michael Donnelly
Let Her Rip, curated by Natalie Bull & Zoe Robinson-Kennedy, is a group shop featuring Natalie Baxter, Natalie Bull & Zoe Robinson-Kennedy, Karla Dickens, Corrie Furner, Abbey McCulloch, Raphaela Rosella, Kimberly Rowe, Tania Lou Smith and Amber Wallis.
BSA Project Space: Picasso would be jealous by Zion Levy Stewart
Project Space: Empty Spaces
An artist talk will be held on site Saturday 12 May 11.30am - 12.30pm
The Trinda Wall: Deeper by Vivien Hart
27 April - 9 May | Post by Bryce Anderson & Rachel Farlow and Yeah, I am here, kind of? Maybe? by Bradlee Wiseman
Project Space: Post by Bryce Anderson & Rachel Farlow
The Trinda Wall: Yeah, I am here, kind of? Maybe? by Bradlee Wiseman
This exhibition will open the same night as POST and Yeah, I am here, kind of? Maybe?