(Pictured from Left to right: Gallery Coordinator Shanti Des Fours, Coffee BOX Manager Alice Lefebvre, Artist Verity Nunan).
The Byron Community Centre just launched a new Street Gallery next to the Coffee BOX.
What we do
The Byron Community Centre is offering artists an opportunity to create and exhibit temporary public works as part of a rotation of short-term outdoor exhibitions.
The purpose of the Street Gallery is to provide an engaging new space for artists to experiment with new formats, showcase their work, engage in cultural exchange and access new audiences while creating a vibrant active public art space.
“We want to provide an engaging new space for artists to experiment with new formats, showcase their work, engage in cultural exchange and access new audiences while creating a vibrant active public art space.” Explains Shanti Des Fours, Gallery Coordinator.
Our first artist
Our first exhibiting artist is Byron Bay local Verity Nunun. Her works offer a moving insight into the experience of people who live in public space in Byron Bay.
“These are the storylines of all the members of the community that I have met through my research. I wanted to tell a bigger story about the Byron Shire and the incredible amount of people who live in the bush or depend on public space to survive…” Verity Nunan.
To see more of more of Verity’s work visit www.thomgallery.info
Come along to the Coffee BOX, located between the Post Office and the Community Centre to see the new works and learn more about the project.
Open hours are 8:30-1:30pm – Monday to Saturday.
Be sure to pick up a Coffee when you visit! The Coffee BOX cafe is an innovative and inspiring social enterprise that sells coffee to the public while training and supporting local women to move out of disadvantage and homelessness.