Thank You Mother – A surfing film by Ishka Folkwell and Torren Martyn presented by Needessentials

Thank You Mother - A surfing film by Ishka Folkwell and Torren Martyn presented by Needessentials at Byron Theatre

Thank You Mother - A surfing film by Ishka Folkwell and Torren Martyn presented by Needessentials at Byron Theatre

2 Screenings: 6:30pm & 8:30pm

Thank You Mother is a cinematic journey of surfing, simplicity and appreciation. It is a film that isn’t afraid to be beautiful, stylish and sincere. Produced by Torren Martyn and Ishka Folkwell with an original soundtrack by Nick Bampton. Thank You Mother is narrated by award winning Australian film maker and life-long simplist Albert Falzon, who made the seminal 1970 surf film Morning of the Earth.

Thank You Mother began as a story about the act of creating a surfboard and the art of riding one. Exploring the connection between the Byron based duo, surfer Torren Martyn and his friend, mentor and surfboard shaper Simon Jones of ‘Morning of the Earth Surfboards’. This naturally led to the doorstep of another friend and mentor, Albert Falzon and the film became more about connection, creativity and friendship, about surfing, being happy, and living simply.

Shot on location in South Africa, Indonesia and Australia, Ishka Folkwell’s original and artful approach to film making captures something of the essence of these places, bringing them to life on screen. Nick Bamptons original musical score was composed for the film, so as Torren Martyn glides with style and power, carving beautiful lines into clean walls, the music echoes the mood and rhythm of his movements perfectly. Perhaps the most powerful element of this creative collaboration between surfers, shapers, filmmakers and musicians is the truth and beauty of Albert Falzons reflections on life. With humility and charisma he offers viewers the keys to a life of contentment, explaining that happiness comes not from having more or being the best, but from having good friends and being kind. Thank You Mother is a film that celebrates appreciation of the simple things and stays with viewers long after they have watched it.

Thank You Mother is a celebration of surfing, nature, friendship and kindness.

In the spirit of sharing and protecting nature 50% of the profits will be passed on to seedmob.org.au to help indigenous youth project country.

4.30pm – Internet sales close
5.30pm – Venue doors open / Box Office sales open / Events Bar open
6.10pm – Theatre doors open
6.30pm – Thank You Mother
8.00pm – Event concludes

South In Self Exile presented by Jack Bailey

South In Self Exile presented by Jack Bailey at Byron Theatre

South In Self Exile presented by Jack Bailey at Byron Theatre

Produced and Directed by landscape artist, Jack Bailey, South In Self Exile is an abstract visual and sonic essay, recorded during a six week journey traversing South America’s broken spine. From the southern reaches of Chilean Patagonia, to Northern Argentina’s vast desert plains, this cinematic meditation takes the participant through the wormhole into an alternate vantage point on the interface between man and his manifested milieu.

Disconnect from the demented devices that exist to exert ever increasing increments of influence through the dis-ease of distraction… force-feeding mass-produced misinformation. Lift your head beyond your lap and witness the unfiltered wonder of the natural world.

“The more time we spend removed from the mediocrity of society, the less we depend upon it.”

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.

Original synthematic score by Vinnie Laduce.

All proceeds go back to the land.

5.00pm – Internet Sales close
6.00pm – Venue doors open | Box Office sales open | Venue Bar open
6.40pm – Theatre doors open
7.00pm – South In Self Exile
8.00pm – Event concludes

Open Air presented by Grayson Cooke & Emma Walker

Open Air presented by Grayson Cooke & Emma Walker at Byron Theatre

Open Air presented by Grayson Cooke & Emma Walker at Byron Theatre

Open Air is a film by media artist Grayson Cooke, a visual-music setting of the 2013 album Open by Australian cult band The Necks.

It is also a form of creative earth imaging; it combines time-lapse Landsat satellite imagery of Australia, with aerial macro-photography of the paintings and processes of Australian painter Emma Walker. Together, these two vastly different forms of aerial earth imaging combine to produce a complex picture of a changing planet.

Following the film screening there will be a Q&A hosted by Peter Wood, Arts Northern Rivers Executive Director.

For more information got to http://www.graysoncooke.com/works/openair

5.30pm – Online sales close
6.30pm – Venue doors open | Box Office sales open | Event Bar open
7.15pm – Theatre doors open
7.30pm – Open Air
9.30pm – Event concludes (No interval)

Murder on the Reef – Documentary + Q&A presented by AESA Films

Murder on the Reef - Documentary + Q&A presented by AESA Films at Byron Theatre

Murder on the Reef - Documentary + Q&A presented by AESA Films at Byron Theatre

There’s no more pressing agenda in global politics right now than climate change and the environment. Yet despite the endless talk about whether or not climate change is real, one of the world’s most breathtaking natural wonders and destination hub for millions of tourists each year, the Great Barrier Reef – is being brought to its knees.

In his documentary, Murder on the Reef, ex-Chernobyl scientist Dr Allen Dobrovolsky takes us on a compelling journey into the heart of the issue, as he meets with the everyday people and communities who rely on the reef. Speaking with scientists, indigenous leaders, local politicians, tourism operators and mining contractors, Allen discovers a lack of unity between these groups as the underlying cause preventing effective action being taken to restore the reef.

This is a film about nature – human nature – and its flawed tendency to greed over good, conflict over unification, complacency over action. It reveals how brawling on land has never worked. And above all, it raises urgent questions about how we turn the tide.

A Q&A with the filmmakers, Tamara Smith MP, local members and reef scientists will follow the screening.

10% of proceeds are going to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

4.30pm – Internet Sales close
5.30pm – Venue doors open | Box Office sales open | Venue Bar open
6.10pm – Theatre doors open
6.30pm – Murder on the Reef + Q&A
8.30pm – Event concludes 

Thank You Mother – A surfing film by Ishka Folkwell and Torren Martyn presented by Needessentials

Thank You Mother - A surfing film by Ishka Folkwell and Torren Martyn presented by Needessentials at Byron Theatre

Thank You Mother - A surfing film by Ishka Folkwell and Torren Martyn presented by Needessentials at Byron Theatre

2 Screenings: 6:30pm & 8:30pm

Thank You Mother is a cinematic journey of surfing, simplicity and appreciation. It is a film that isn’t afraid to be beautiful, stylish and sincere. Produced by Torren Martyn and Ishka Folkwell with an original soundtrack by Nick Bampton. Thank You Mother is narrated by award winning Australian film maker and life-long simplist Albert Falzon, who made the seminal 1970 surf film Morning of the Earth.

Thank You Mother began as a story about the act of creating a surfboard and the art of riding one. Exploring the connection between the Byron based duo, surfer Torren Martyn and his friend, mentor and surfboard shaper Simon Jones of ‘Morning of the Earth Surfboards’. This naturally led to the doorstep of another friend and mentor, Albert Falzon and the film became more about connection, creativity and friendship, about surfing, being happy, and living simply.

Shot on location in South Africa, Indonesia and Australia, Ishka Folkwell’s original and artful approach to film making captures something of the essence of these places, bringing them to life on screen. Nick Bamptons original musical score was composed for the film, so as Torren Martyn glides with style and power, carving beautiful lines into clean walls, the music echoes the mood and rhythm of his movements perfectly. Perhaps the most powerful element of this creative collaboration between surfers, shapers, filmmakers and musicians is the truth and beauty of Albert Falzons reflections on life. With humility and charisma he offers viewers the keys to a life of contentment, explaining that happiness comes not from having more or being the best, but from having good friends and being kind. Thank You Mother is a film that celebrates appreciation of the simple things and stays with viewers long after they have watched it.

Thank You Mother is a celebration of surfing, nature, friendship and kindness.

In the spirit of sharing and protecting nature 50% of the profits will be passed on to seedmob.org.au to help indigenous youth project country.

6.30pm – Internet sales close
7.30pm – Venue doors open / Box Office sales open / Events Bar open
8.15pm – Theatre doors open
8.30pm – Thank You Mother
10.00pm – Event concludes

Jane Siberry & Gyan – Untogether Again presented by The Museagency

Gyan Untogether poster 2019

 

Gyan Untogether poster 2019

Jane Siberry 

Jane Siberry is a rare artist: intelligent and earthy, both groundbreaking and heartbreaking.

Iconic and enigmatic, Jane Siberry is one of the world’s most unique and gifted singer/songwriters. Blessed with a sincere integrity and emotional depth, her work has spanned 3 decades, with the release of 14 studio albums and performances on concert stages around the world.

A rare performance by a highly interesting artist.

Jane Siberry is a pure, prolific, Canadian singer-songwriter, composer, musician, record producer, poet and painter. She is renowned for her hauntingly beautiful music that has included such songs as Calling All Angels, Love Is Everything and The Valley (both recorded by k.d. lang), It Can’t Rain All The Time (from The Crow soundtrack), Mimi On The Beach, Everything Reminds Me Of My Dog, One More Colour, Bound By The Beauty

Watch Jane Siberry HERE

Jane Siberry: Jane Siberry & Gyan - Untogether Again presented by The Museagency at Byron Theatre

Gyan

With diverse music awards including an ARIA, a Sydney Theatre Award for Sydney Opera House shows, and short-listed by the Children’s Book Council of Australia, Gyan remains artistically true and unable to be pigeon-holed.

She is a pop diva, enigmatic poet, animal tracker, bird watcher, producer, composer, celebrated singer song-writer, budding film-maker.

“totally original”  Bruce Elder; The Age

“songwriting of the highest quality”  Bernard Zuel; Sydney Morning Herald

“staggeringly beautiful”  Noel Mengel; Brisbane Courier Mail

Watch Gyan HERE


Gyan: Jane Siberry & Gyan - Untogether Again presented by The Museagency at Byron Theatre

Read Gyan’s interview with Mandy Nolan HERE

5.15pm – Internet Sales close
6.15pm – Venue doors open | Box Office sales open | Venue Bar open
6.55pm – Theatre doors open
7.15pm – Gyan
7.55pm – Interval
8.15pm – Jane Siberry
9.30pm – (approx) Event concludes .

Taikoz 4tet Live!

Taikoz 4tet Live! at Byron Theatre


Taikoz 4tet Live! at Byron Theatre

Taikoz 4tet Live! is a show which displays Taikoz’s trademark high-energy performance in a compact format ideally suited to the intimacy of the Byron Theatre. Featuring all the unique drama, vibrancy and musicality that Taikoz is famous for, Taikoz 4tet Live! delves deeply into the roots of the taiko drum, but with a contemporary twist.

Premiered in Sydney at the Darling Quarter Theatre in May 2017 to a full house and recently performed at the Bellingen Fine Music Festival, this 90min work, comprising of 4 performers and a multitude of drums as well as the Shinobue (Japanese flute), takes the audience on a thrilling musical journey in a more intimate setting.

Suitable for the whole family!
We recommend ages 8+ as some younger children can be unsettled by the volume of the drums.

QUARTET presented by TAIKOZ at Byron Theatre

About Taikoz 

Since 1997 Taikoz has developed an international reputation for vibrant performances that couple explosive energy and extreme dynamism with refinement and grace. From the most delicate melodies of the shakuhachi to the thunderous impact of the odaiko, Taikoz is at once meditative and free-spirited, primal and dramatic.

Taikoz perform on the stages of Australia’s finest concert halls, as well having performed in leading theatres and concert halls worldwide including in Japan, Paris, Bangkok, Taiwan, Abu Dhabi, The USA where Taikoz gave a series of performances on the West Coast, culminating in headline appearances in the Taiko Nation concerts at the 2014 World Taiko Gathering in Los Angeles and most recently the touring our show Chi Udaka through five Indian cities.

www.taikoz.com

5.30pm – Internet Sales close
6.30pm – Venue doors open / Box Office sales open / Venue Bar open
7.15pm – Theatre doors open
7.30pm – Taikoz 4tet Live!
9.00pm – Event concludes (Includes interval)

EPIC presented by Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier

EPIC presented by Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier at Byron Theatre

EPIC presented by Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier at Byron Theatre

TWO EPIC ALBUMS, MAKE ONE EPIC CONCERT!

EPIC will be the concert event of 2019, celebrating the new alongside the much loved; it launches Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier’s tenth album, The Words Of Men and pairs it with 1993’s ARIA Award Winning and Gold selling record, Bitch Epic.

 …all the trademark energy, sass, humour and tight musicianship of a Conway show were undimmed from the insistent swing of Fallen Star, the opening track from Words of Men, to the barnstorming encore Goldfinger, with Conway channelling Shirley Bassey to perfection.”
Daily Telegraph review of EPIC, Sydney Opera House, June 7th, 2019

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Deborah Conway met Willy Zygier in October 1991 when she needed a guitarist to tour her debut solo album String of Pearls. They began a personal and professional relationship that has flourished for the last 27 years producing 10 albums and 3 daughters.

Bitch Epic was their first creative output and what a successful one it was, a compelling collection of songs that spawned a number of radio hits including Alive & Brilliant, Today I Am A Daisy and Consider This.

The Words Of Men is their latest recording. Recorded live to capture the vitality and beauty of the chemistry Deborah and Willy share with their band. It reflects one of the most creative bursts in their renowned 27 year collaboration, traversing a wide range of themes against the backdrop of the strange circumstances we find ourselves in as the 21st century progresses. “We have very human concerns and we wanted to make a record that sounds human, with creaks and breaths and joy and passion,” says Deborah. “A serious record made with fun or a fun record made seriously.”

EPIC provides an opportunity for Conway and Zygier to introduce audiences to this new and remarkable collection of songs and to revisit their highest charting and ARIA Award winning album.

“Alongside Paul Kelly, Deborah Conway is the most consistent and important singer-songwriter we have. She is a true original.” Steve Moffat, Daily Telegraph

It is a challenge to find any musical work Conway has been involved with that isn’t simply magnificent.” Sydney Morning Herald

Reviews of The Words Of Men:

“It rolls together beautifully with a mixture of folk, catchy indie-pop and the special something that only Conway’s sound can provide.” The Music

“This is spiky pop… her songwriting remains razor-sharp, brave, combative and uncompromising.”  Stack Magazine

4.30pm – Internet Sales close
5.30pm – Venue doors open | Box Office sales open | Venue Bar open
6.10pm – Theatre doors open
6.30pm – EPIC – Deborah ConwayWilly Zygier 
9.00pm – Event concludes (includes interval)