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