Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) & Ignite Studios

A: 44 Cherry St, Ballina, NSW Australia

P: +61 2 6681 0530

E: nrcg@ballina.nsw.gov.au

W: nrcgballina.com.au

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) is an established cultural hub and creative catalyst in the Northern Rivers region. NRCG exhibitions and programs promote critical thinking, creative exploration and social cohesion; and connect artists, makers and audiences with creative opportunity.

The gallery features four exhibition spaces and presents a range of professional, multi-arts and cultural programs incorporating diverse events, public programs and residencies. NRCG provides opportunities for emerging and established artists to hire galleries and exhibit and sell their work under subsidised arrangements (this is unique in the region), as well as touring exhibitions and in-house curated programs. Programs are initiated by local and national artists, arts professionals and cultural and community groups and are guided by the principles of access, equity and participation.

Ignite Studios is a multidisciplinary creative space that provides dedicated, fit-for-purpose, creative industries spaces for studios, residencies, projects and events. Ignite Studios supports regional arts and cultural development through the provision of subsidised creative industry studio spaces and professional development programs including master classes and the visiting artist program.

A diverse range of public programs are offered throughout the year for all levels of creative development supporting the participation in arts and cultural activities for visitors and the wider community.

FACILITIES

  • Cafe
  • Gallery shop
  • Historic building
  • Wheelchair access
  • Workshops & classes

Featured image: Northern Rivers Community Gallery & Ignite Studios, BAM Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, 2020. Photo: Ben Wyeth. Courtesy: Northern Rivers Community Gallery & Ignite Studios, Ballina.

FEATURED STORIES AND EXHIBITIONS

Lyndall Phelps: Re-present

Northern Rivers Community Gallery presents work by Lyndall Phelps.

Jenny Gill Schirmer: First Aid

Northern Rivers Community Gallery presents works by Jenny Gill Schirmer.

Todd Clare: Wind House

Northern Rivers Community Gallery presents work by Todd Clare.

Sascha Bravery: Covering/Encompassing

Northern Rivers Community Gallery presents work by Sascha Bravery.

Jude White and Michelle Walker: Ash, Mud & Tears

Northern Rivers Community Gallery presents work by Jude White and Michelle Walker.

Kerry Elias Moore: The Story of the Acorn and the Zeitgeist

Northern Rivers Community Gallery presents work by Kerry Elias Moore.

Sue Davidson: Red Dirt

Northern Rivers Community Gallery presents work by Sue Davidson.

Caitlin Reilly: Seaside and Roadside Vignettes

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) presents work by Caitlin Reilly.

Mia Forrest: BLOOM

Northern Rivers Community Gallery presents work by Mia Forrest.

Marian Tubbs: reversible destiny

Northern Rivers Community Gallery presents work by Marian Tubbs.

Hannah Massey: Human Remains

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery presents work by artist Hannah Massey.

Steven Giese: Mirror of Ink

Northern Rivers Community Gallery presents work by printmaker Steven Giese.

Karena Wynn-Moylan: Understories, Things Fallen

Northern Rivers Community Gallery presents work by Karena Wynn-Moylan.

Group Exhibition: BAM Art Prize 2022 Finalist Exhibition

NRCG presents work from the Finalists of the BAM Art Prize 2022.

Jenny Schirmer: Gentle Structure

NRCG presents work by Jenny Schirmer

Tom Wolff: Stories of the Big Scrub

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) presents work by Tom Wolff

Michael Chapus: Noumenal Imaginary

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) presents work by Michael Chapus