November 15, 2018

State Of The Art

We are celebrating some of the creative talents that thrive in our community. Byron Bay is a celebrated hub of creative capital and it is no wonder why. An abundant natural beauty envelops a community of expressive, diverse, inclusive and interconnected creative humans who choose to make their home and their workshops in Byron Bay and the Northern Rivers Shire.


To celebrate the one year anniversary of the acclaimed Habitat precinct, Popped Creative is presenting an exhibition with one of their all-time favourite artists Teazer from Stay Gold Studio.

Teazer has not shown in gallery space for over 8 years but is making a return this month.

He has returned with his most extensive body of work inspired by pop culture and famous iconic women from the 50’s remixed with street art.

The sojourn from exhibiting is perhaps misleading as Teazer has spent that time creating public art and graffiti.As a public artist, Teazer is responsible for the beautification of many of Byron’s public spaces, transforming the forgotten or vandalised surfaces of Byron Shire into colourful murals and community art projects.

For more details on the exhibition, click here.



The Byron Writer’s Festival is seeking a part-time Partnerships Co-ordinator. Byron Writers Festival is a non-profit member organisation presenting workshops and events year-round, including the annual Festival.

This is a chance to work for a well-established arts organisation, which over the last 22 years has become central to the literary, cultural and intellectual life of the Northern Rivers region.

If you know someone in our creative community who is keen to join the team at BWF, click here for more details.



We have written many times before about the importance of ‘home‘ as a creative sanctuary. Regular readers of the Byron Next, with our weekly ‘Edits’ will know that our Byron Bay First National Home has been undergoing a pretty special renovation. Local designer, Melissa Reid, has unleashed a superior creative talent and given our team a very special space to host and share with our clients and friends.

Here are some happy snaps of our newly renovated office on Fletcher Street:



Of course, regular readers of Byron Next – Byron Bay First National’s (famous) weekly newsletter will notice a new creative flavour here too.

The evolved and sophisticated update for our bulletin seems like a fitting place to house and deliver our unique mix of real estate, art, technology, events, current affairs and philosophy. Not quite local but local at heart designer, Kevin Finn, is responsible for the new look. Kevin has also done work on local projects, such as The Byron Writer’s Festival (mentioned above) and although he is an acclaimed international designer-d, Kevin immerses himself in the region to produce designs as unique as our towns.

We know our readers love design as much as we do, so here are Kevin’s branding principles – click here.


Branding is the most valuable real estate in the world—a corner of someone’s mind”

– Sir John Hegarty, via The Sum Of,


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