Byron Arts Classic 2016

March 24, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Byron Community Centre
69 Jonson St
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Byron Arts Classic 2016 @ Byron Community Centre | Byron Bay | New South Wales | Australia


‘Bringing art to the community and the community to art’

Exhibition: 24th -30th March from 10am-5pm.

Approx  300 works have been entered and all artworks are for sale!

We have over $10,000 worth of prizes to be won in the categories of Painting, Works on Paper, Photography, Sculpture and now textiles has been added as a new category.

The Byron Arts Classic (BAC) is an exciting community visual art event that has become an integral part of the cultural fabric of Northern Rivers region. This exhibition, which supports and develops the careers of many local artists, is an outstanding success as it reaches, encourages and affects many within the community. It provides an opportunity for emerging artists to take their practice more seriously, and showcase their work alongside more established artists and be viewed by a large audience of locals and visitors from around the globe. The Byron Community Centre is transformed from top to bottom as it is filled with over 300 artworks from emerging and established visual artists.

A capacity 400 people attended last year’s opening and thousands came to view the artworks over the following 5 days. The Byron Arts Classic offers a rich 7-day celebration of inspiration, creativity and involvement in the visual arts.

The aims of the Byron Arts Classic are to:

Showcase the diversity and quality of visual artists to the local community as well as overseas and interstate visitors.

Encourage emerging and established visual artists of all ages.

Foster networking between artists to support and encourage their talent.

Hold an annual public event that provides an opportunity for first-hand engagement with the visual arts.

Provide a platform that links together sponsors of the arts, artists, collectors and galleries.

Financially assist artists of the region.


$2,000 Byron Shire Council Acquisitive Prize

$1,000 First Prizes (Painting, Works on Paper, Sculpture, photography)

$500 Textiles Prize + Indigenous Art Prize

$250 Second Prizes (Painting, Works on Paper, Sculpture, Photography)

$500 People’s Choice Award

+ Gallery Representation Award