Arts & Culture
Byron Shire Council supports the region's creative and cultural industries so that the whole community can enjoy arts and cultural activity. Here are a few ways Brunswick Heads locals and visitors can experience some of the regions arts and culture.
Vision Walks - Bush Tucker Walks
The Australian bush is full of edible fruits, roots, nuts, seeds and leaves. For centuries Aboriginal people have gathered, hunted and harvested this bush tucker. The rest of us are only beginning to learn about the incredible natural and native food resources on our doorstep.
Join Delta Kay a local Arakwal woman, on a two-hour walk of discovery. As you walk Delta will teach you how to identify what’s good to eat and what’s not.
Finding bush tucker takes special knowledge that developed from living close to nature. Delta has lived on country a lot of her life, she is proud Arakwal custodian and is committed to working in genuine partnership with our local community to promote an awareness, understanding and mutual respect between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.
p: 02 6685 0059
m: 0405 275 743
Byron Shire Arts Trail
Because we are many and scattered throughout the Byron Shire & Hinterland, we (the artistic businesses) thought a comprehensive listing would be helpful to visitors and locals alike.
Our paper flyers are available at all the businesses listed and at the Brunswick Heads Visitor Centre and the Byron Visitors Centre (Johnson St in Byron Bay town). Using this, you can access all the Artists, Artisans, and Art-based businesses from your smart device. You can then mark where you want to visit on your paper flyer and begin your tour.
Most of our listings will have contact details, websites and hours listed so you can plan your visit to the Amazing Byron Bay Shire & Hinterland at your leisure. There are many cafés and even bars close by to break up your tour and make your visit even more enjoyable.
Brunswick Picture House
The lovingly restored Brunswick Picture House lifted the curtains and reopened the doors on this old theatre in 2016. An iconic, picturesque, local landmark, the Picture House produces a vibrant mix of film, circus, music, comedy, cabaret and family friendly entertainment.
30 Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads
p. (02) 6685 0280
For show times and tickets www.brunswickpicturehouse.com
Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre
The Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre is housed in an award winning purpose-built facility with easy access and undercover parking. It is a public art gallery showing an engaging display of portraits, contemporary and historical artworks by local artists, travelling exhibitions and from the Gallery’s Collection. The Margaret Olley Art Centre opened in March 2014 as an extension to the Gallery. It re-creates three rooms of the artist's home in which she painted. As well, there are changing exhibitions of Margaret Olley artworks or works by related artists. The Gallery is located in a beautiful setting with glorious views of the Tweed River, Mt Warning and the Border Ranges which can be enjoyed from the Gallery Café. Gallery and Café opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday. Admission is free.
p: 02 6670 2790