www.echo.net.au Byron Shire Echo April 18, 2006 11 Letters Interesting reading ﬂicts (social cancers!) from belonged to. I’d love to see Last week’s Echo letter pages unveiled a range of interest- growing. Anthony Mc Neil, What is anybody proving me wrong! Call for all Aboriginal artists ing letters. Responding to going on?: I often wonder Basic message: Our The 2006 National Parks The Art Award is an impor- entries and ﬁrst prize went some: what is going on around actions are what count and and Wildlife Ser vice tant vehicle for building to Burri Jerome for his Chris Bevis, Visitors view: here these days. Again, if we we have to face justice on. (NPWS) Northern Rivers strong links with the Indig- painting entitled ‘Morning Thank you for your are able to reverse the cur- Ultimately, we will be, and Region Bundjalung Art enous community. Moon Nimbin Rocks’. accounts. No need for Byron rent often negative trend should be, judged on exactly Award will be held in col- ‘I am pleased to announce Awards will be presented to go beige over rainbow in and get back to common- that! If we fail, there should laboration with the Lismore the exciting new partner- in several categories, includ- an attempt to become sense basics we will be able indeed be no excuse and Regional Gallery from June ship with the three local ing ﬁrst prize of $2000, an friendlier to visitors. All we to see most of your con- nobody else to blame! 3 to 24 (Tuesday –Satur- Regional Galleries in host- award for 3 dimensional need is for all fair-minded cerns reduced to history. Rene Thalmann days). ing the Award. artwork of $1000, a col- people to stand up and be But there is a fair amount of Ocean Shores NPWS Regional Man- ‘Next year the exhibition laborative award for art- counted. What is really work ahead of us! ager Mark Johnston said will be held at Grafton works created by Aboriginal needed is a clear manifest Michael Malloy, Lot 107 ■ Letters acknowledged Aboriginal ar tists are Regional Gallery and at and non Aboriginal Artists that everybody is welcome revisited: Thank you for from Bob or Robert Smith, invited to submit works Tweed Regional Gallery in of $1000, a youth award of here and the rules are very coming forward and telling various addresses but the exploring the theme ‘Our 2008. $500 and a people’s choice basic: Be positively human the truth. We need a lot same email address, Art Rai- Spirit Our Country’. ‘Exhibiting in a regional award of $500, sponsored and respect your neighbour- more of that if we intend to che, no address, John Flana- ‘The art competition gallery is good for artists. by Southern Cross Univer- hood. regain the beauty and gan, Thirroul, S Briskey, aims to raise community It provides a great opportu- sity. Should not be too difﬁ- uniqueness Byron once was. Burrum Heads, Josephine awareness of Indigenous nity for artists to gain pro- The deadline for submis- cult in an educated environ- I personally would not hold Conway, New Brighton, artists and culture in the fessional recognition and sion of artwork is Friday ment, I think! What we my breath that the ‘green Annick Muylle, Byron Bay, region and provides a winning a prize from a May 12 and information need however is a mecha- foot soldiers’ would ever be Darrell Petersen, Brunswick locally based opportunity regional gallery is a great and entry forms are avail- nism that takes the wind out responsive to naturally being Heads. Correspondents are for Aboriginal artists to boost for an artist’s career able by contacting NPWS of the sails of extremism, eg aligned to the ‘truth’ as a again reminded that street exhibit work,’ Mr Johnston development.’ Northern Rivers Region on we need a regime that deals mantra of clean conscious- address and contact phone said. This will be the ﬁfth time 6627 0200 or Lismore with abuses in no uncertain ness. Then again, I do not number (not to be published) ‘NPWS works closely the Art Award has been Regional Galler y, 131 terms, and by doing so, pre- see much substance left in are required so we may verify with Aboriginal people held. Last year the compe- Molesworth Street, on 6622 vents frustrations and con- the movement I once your identity if necessary. across the Northern Rivers. tition received over 100 2209.
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