A:Cnr Cherry & Crane Sts Ballina, NSW

P:+61 2 6681 0530



The Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) and Ignite Studios is a contemporary art space and creative shared space centrally located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, in Ballina.

NRCG exhibitions and participatory programs promote critical thinking, creative exploration and cultural exchange, and connect makers and audiences with creative opportunity.

The gallery features four exhibition spaces and presents a range of professional, multi-arts and cultural programs. Uniquely, the NRCG provides opportunities for emerging and established artists nationally to hire subsidised exhibition space or creative studios.

Adjacent to the gallery, Ignite Studios is a multi-disciplinary space providing dedicated, fit-for-purpose, creative industries spaces for programs, studios, residencies, projects and events.

The gallerry offers a diverse range of public programs throughout the year for all levels of creative development supporting participation in arts and cultural activities for visitors and the wider community. These include school programs, youth and adult workshops, a visiting artist program, creative studios and artist residency spaces.

NRCG and Ignite Studios foster and ignite creativity, and build community connection through the arts. It is a creative initiative of Ballina Shire Council.


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


Group exhibition: 3

Northern Rivers Community Gallery & Ignite Studios presents a group exhibition.

Group exhibition: BAM Art Prize 2021

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) presents the finalist exhibition of the BAM Art Prize 2021.

BAM Art Prize 2020 – Finalist Exhibition

Northern Rivers Community Gallery presents the BAM Art Prize 2020.

Michael Stiegler: On Orchard

Northern Rivers Community Gallery presents work by Michael Stiegler.

Geoff Tolchard: Eco-Land

Northern Rivers Community Gallery presents an exhibition of work by Geoff Tolchard.