Roxy Gallery COVID-19 Awareness
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The Roxy Gallery is a community initiative supported by the Kyogle and District Arts Council and sponsored by Kyogle Council.
The gallery features a kaleidoscope of talented regional and local artists and art groups in ever-changing exhibitions of mixed media all year round, providing opportunity for emerging artists to display and market their talents in a professional exhibition space.
The objectives of the gallery are to:
- promote local and regional arts;
- provide emerging artists with opportunities to display and market their artworks in a professional exhibition space;
- foster cultural experiences for community and visitors to the area.
The Roxy Gallery is located upstairs at 131 Summerland Way
(Kyogle Memorial Institute), Kyogle.
Phone 02 6632 3518.
Opening hours are: Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 3pm
Sunday 10am – 2pm.
18 May 2023 – 18 June 2023
Fire Stories is a locally produced multimedia exhibition featuring audio-recordings and photographs of the 2019/2020 bushfires.
The exhibition is part of the larger Fire Stories project delivered by Kyogle Family Support Services and funded by the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund.
The project saw Northern Rivers writers Jarrah Dundler and Anastasia Guise travel around the region recording stories from people who were impacted by the fires.
Along the way, they were joined by photographers Jodie Harris and Ben Belle who photographed the people who were interviewed.
The collected words and photos, along with more photos generously contributed by community members, will be published as a podcast on the Fire Stories website, and as a book, Fire Stories: Reflections from Northern Rivers locals on the 2019/2020 bushfires.
The exhibition will feature photographs contributed by community photographers, as well as portraits by Jodie and Ben with linking podcasts of people’s fire stories.
Visitors will be able to access these podcasts via a QR code and listen on their smartphones — so please bring your headphones if you have a pair!
The exhibition will be officially opened on Friday May 19 when the book Fire Stories: Reflections from Northern Rivers locals on the 2019/2020 bushfires will also be launched.
The exhibition’s artists, writers and community participants will attend the opening and will come together to share their stories and acknowledge each other’s achievements.
The Fire Stories project is funded by the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund and the exhibition is proudly supported by Kyogle Council’s Roxy Gallery and Kyogle Readers and Writers Festival.
Steppin Up Gallery
Drink the Tea Appreciate the Tea Pot
Located in the entrance foyer area to the Kyogle Memorial Hall, the Steppin up Gallery is a quaint space for small exhibitions.
Denis Hopking, a master potter, has installed an interesting display of his works with a focus on the many people, both teachers and students, who have inspired his work.
As a retired Steiner teacher, Denis believes a teacher’s philosophy is a description of their values, goals, and beliefs regarding their approach to creating ceramics and their understanding of how a student learns.
So, the student will benefit if the teacher knows how to explain, guide, and develop what he is imparting.
The diversity that he was exposed to as a student at the Medway College of Art and Design in Kent UK 1978-80 (potters from UK, USA, Africa, Japan and Spain) enabled him to appreciate the various cultural and social environments that these visiting teachers shared.
Drink the Tea Appreciate the Tea Pot commemorates those who inspired Denis as an artist who works in the field of ceramics.