CREATIVE

An artist's life needs inspiration, freedom and diversity. The heady mix of creative and alternate cultures combined with a laid back lifestyle cocooned in exceptional natural beauty has made Byron Bay a draw card for both local and international artists. World-renowned sculptures, writers, painters, printers, silversmiths, designers, photographers and musicians have descended on the region making Byron Bay a Mecca for the arts. Byron Bay is a place where artists choose their craft as a way of life. Where the world is invited in to share and be inspired by their creative works and processes. Visit diverse artist enclaves sitting side by side at the Arts and Industrial estate. Take the winding roads to Hinterland villages where unique galleries and studio's are at home with the stunning surroundings. Take a workshop that will change the way you think and maybe the way you live. Be entertained by ways you never dreamed of and most of all, enjoy.

  • Dr Sketchy Illustration

    DR SKETCHY'S ANTI-ART SCHOOL

    Just like the name suggests you wont be finding any classroom's here. A cabaret life drawing class it runs more like a monthly gathering of like-minded artists, friends and bohemians drawn to a world of burlesque, dance and circus. If a martini is more your thing than a pen and pad then don't despair. Everybody's welcomed to join in on a fun night of decadent art, music and glamour. Exotic models and alternate performers will keep you guessing. More info: www.drsketchy.com/branch/drsketchybyron

  • Exterior Photo of Gallery with Sculpture

    TWEED GALLERY

    This is a cultural gem found on a scale larger then most regional galleries. Be impressed by the exhibition, performance and workshop spaces, library and café. An attractive haven for artists and craftspeople, Murwillumbah is the perfect home for this countrified gallery. Perched on a hilltop overlooking what is to be said the greatest artwork of all, the view. Magnificent panoramic views of the Tweed Valley, Border Ranges and Mt Warning provide a stunning backdrop for the works of local, national and overseas artists. More info: www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/artgallery

  • Interior Photo of Lucy Vanstone Ceramics

    LUCY VANSTONE GALLERY

    It's fitting to find a talent like Lucy tucked away in the idyllic seaside village of Brunswick Heads. This picturesque down to earth town sets the perfect tone for Lucy's devotion to the humble craft of pottery. The Wheel of Life Studio, a light filled space housed in a quaint church hall, are where her creations come to life. Be a part of the creative process by taking one of Lucy's inspiring workshops or take home one of her highly collectible yet elegantly practical pieces.
    More info: www.lucyvanstone.com

  • Interior Photo of Anne Leon Working

    ANNE LEON PRINT STUDIO

    Anne Leon has a passion. One that has spanned an exceptional artistic thirty year career and one clearly evident in her commissioned works, studio teachings and breathtaking custom creations. A pioneer of hand printed textiles Anne is passionate about exploring and pushing the boundaries between fine art and textiles. Join Anne in one of her workshops and break all the rules using unconventional techniques to capture the strength of imagery in a unique way.
    More info: www.theaandsami.blogspot.com.au/2010/12/anne-leon-fabric-printing.html