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.