Byron Arts Classic
Byron Arts Classic 2013
Friday 11 January – Wednesday 16 January
Opening Night: Friday 11 January 6pm til late
For details and information about entering BAC13 please download an entry form
Entries Closed – thank you to all those who have entered.
The Byron Arts Classic Awards Night is all about the celebration of local artists and their work. The Byron Theatre becomes the three tiered Dawkins Gallery with a floor to gantry central scuplture 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. Amidst live music and the artwork the 11 awards are announced to an audience of friends, local art lovers, sponsors and supporters from the community. Throughout the event the Community Table Cafe & Bar is open and after the awards the ambience is strengthened by a performence of live music.
Buy Ticket $15 entry
Friends of the Byron Arts Classic
Byron Arts Classic 2012 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 2013
Painting, Works on Paper, Photography, Sculpture
$2,000 Byron Shire Council Aquisitive Prize
$2,000 Jonno Howell Photographic Prize
$1,000 Category First Prizes (Painting, Works on Paper, Sculpture)
$200 Category Second Prizes (Painting, Works on Paper, Photography, Sculpture)
$200 Textile Art Award
$500 Youth Encouragement Award
$500 People’s Choice Award
plus Gallery Representation Award – The Channon Gallery
Peter Mortimer – Artist & Fine Art Teacher
Jude Mc Bean – Grafton Gallery Director
Dean Bruton – Photography Lecturer at Southern Cross University.
2013 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: Lyn Kirby; Andrew Hall; Jonno Howell Memorial Fund, Common Ground
Partners: Karin Kolbe; Jan Barham
Friends: Christopher Lonergan – Town Planne, Rohena Duncombe
Sponsors: Byron Shire Council & the Mayors Fund, Southern Cross Credit Union, byronbay.com, Byron Bay Ballooning, Byron Art Supplies, The Balcony, Outdoor Gardens, Harvest Cafe, Santos, Community Table Cafe & Bar, Fox Creek Wines, Coopers & Byron Shire Echo
and the many wonderfully helpful volunteers.
Creativity on show in art classic (Northern Star)
Download the Byron Arts Classic 2011 Winners
For more information contact the Arts Classic coordinator Tess Cullen 02 6685 6807 or click here to complete the contact form
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 Community Centre after a seven-year absence. The exhibition features paintings, sculpture, works on paper and photography produced by local artists from the Northern Rivers, including Ballina, Byron, Lismore and Tweed Shires. The Arts Classic aims to showcase the area’s gifted artisans to the local community and to the many visitors from around the globe.