Exhibition open: Thurs 24 March –Weds 30 March 10am-4pm
Gala Awards Night: Wednesday 23 March 6pm til late
‘bringing art to the community and the community to art’
The Byron Arts Classic offers a rich 7-day celebration of inspiration, creativity and involvement in the visual arts. The community art exhibition features over 300 works and over 11 awards are distrubuted to local artists. The Byron Theatre becomes the three-tiered Dawkins Gallery with a floor to gantry central sculpture garden surrounded by paintings, photographs and works on paper. This extends to the upper level where many of the smaller works are intimately displayed. Upstairs and down the foyers and other gallery spaces are filled with artworks from emerging visual artists sitting side by side with established artists. All works are for sale.
Gala Awards Night Wednesday 23 March 6pm
The Byron Arts Classic Awards Night is all about the celebration of local artists and their work. Amidst live music and a myriad of artwork the awards are announced to an audience of friends, local art lovers, sponsors and supporters from the community. Throughout the event the Byron Theatre Bar is open and after the awards the ambience is strengthened by a performance of live music.
Awards Night Tix: $15 entry Buy tickets here
Historical Friends of the Byron Arts Classic
Byron Arts Classic launched the Friends of the Arts Classic to support the development of the event. We want to thank all those who supported this event through donations. The funds were used to cover the art prizes, to support the artist in residence program, to assist us improve the infrastructure and to help us achieve our vision of growth and improvement.
Donate now for Byron Arts Classic 2016
Painting, Works on Paper, Photography, Sculpture, Textiles, Indigenous Art
- Byron Shire Council Acquisitive Prize $2000
- Category First Prizes ( Photography, Painting, Works on Paper, Sculpture) $1000
- Category First Prizes (Textile + Indigenous) $500
- Category Second In Kind Prizes (Painting, Works on Paper, Photography, Sculpture) $250
- People’s Choice Award
- Gallery Representation Award
- Curators Prize
2016 Judges, Curator and MC
Judges- James Guppy | Michelle Dawson | Paul McNeil
Curator– Mathew Dillion
MC– To Be Advised…
Friends & Sponsors of the Byron Arts Classic
The Byron Community Centre and Byron Arts Classic Committee wish to acknowledge and thank Patrons, Partners and Friends for their generous support.
- Patrons:; Byron Shire Council & the Mayors Fund
- Partners: Jan Barham, Andrew Hall, Philip Wallace
- Friends: Christopher Lonergan – Town Planner, Jani Collins,
- Sponsors: Crystal Castle, Ballina Art and Framing
Creativity on show in art classic (Northern Star)
Contact details For more information contact the Arts Classic coordinator 02 6685 6807 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Byron Arts Classic is a community event showcasing the diverse range of artists in the region. First established as the Easter Arts Classic in 1982, the exhibition was reinstated in 2010 as an annual event at the Byron Community Centre after a seven-year absence. The exhibition features paintings, sculpture, works on paper and photography produced by artists from the Northern Rivers, including Ballina, Byron, Lismore and Tweed Shires. The Arts Classic aims to showcase the area’s gifted artists to the local community and to the many visitors from around the globe.
Registration forms are also available form Byron Community Centre between 10am-4pm Monday to Friday.
If you would like to volunteer for The Arts Classic please fill out this form and drop it in or email to us before March 18.