Our pick of events, fes­ti­vals and ex­hi­bi­tions around the North­ern Rivers

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SEE in 2019 in style at the Falls Fes­ti­val near By­ron Bay. Fea­tur­ing Toto, Hill­top Hoods, Vance Joy and more. De­cem­ber 31–Jan­uary 2, falls­fes­ti­val.com.

■ Head to Lis­more’s most colour­ful an­nual cel­e­bra­tion,

Trop­i­cal Fruits. The fes­ti­val in­cludes an open­ing street pa­rade New Year’s Eve party and fire­works, and re­cov­ery pool party. De­cem­ber 31–Jan­uary 1, trop­i­cal­fruits.org.au.

■ Dis­cover in­ner peace at the an­nual Starlight Fes­ti­val.

The event in­cludes ex­hibitors, work­shops and pre­sen­ta­tions fo­cused on mas­sage, yoga, sound heal­ing, dance and sus­tain­able liv­ing. Psy­chic read­ings, crys­tals, aura cleans­ing and lots more. Jan­uary 3–6, A& I Hall, Ban­ga­low, starlight­fes­ti­val.com.au.

■ In­spired by the T.S. Eliot poem The Love Song of J. Al­fred Prufrock, Kerry Elias Moore’s “O” to be a Young Poet in Paris is a se­ries of emo­tive, nos­tal­gic and cel­e­bra­tory paint­ings on ex­hi­bi­tion at North­ern Rivers Com­mu­nity Gallery in

Jan­uary. The gallery’s Jan­uary pro­gram also in­cludes Ann Belle and Philippa Leader’s Myth and Magic, and Gray and Watts’ Pere­grine to Platy­pus, an ex­plo­ration of colour and form in Aus­tralia’s flora and fauna. Jan­uary 16–March 10, North­ern Rivers Com­mu­nity Gallery, www.nr­cg­bal­lina.com.au.

■ Mar­ion Hall Best (1905–1988) was one of Aus­tralia’s first and most in­flu­en­tial in­de­pen­dent in­te­rior de­sign­ers. Mar­ion

Hall Best: In­te­ri­ors colour­fully charts her work, dis­play­ing orig­i­nal fur­ni­ture, fab­rics, fur­nish­ings and de­sign schemes. Best’s ca­reer spanned four decades from the mid-1930s. Her in­te­ri­ors vi­brated with bold colours and pat­terns and she in­tro­duced the lat­est of in­ter­na­tional mod­ernism in de­sign to Aus­tralians. De­cem­ber 14–Fe­bru­ary 7, Tweed Re­gional Gallery, www.art­gallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au.

EMO­TIVE: From Kerry Elias Moore’s “O” to be a Young Poet in Paris.

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