Getting arty in Mullumbimby
It’s no secret that Mullumbimby is a mecca for artists and art lovers. And why not, when there’s so much natural beauty and such a peaceful vibe. It’s not just artists that are flocking to this beautiful country town.
The area also attracts many other types of creatives such as musicians, writers, sculptors, and jewellery makers.
Creative Mullumbimby is a cultural development organisation run by the community. Its main aim is to support local creatives through everyday activities. They hold an annual ‘Ingenuity’ event that is dedicated to small sculptures.
The group also initiated the installation of the sculpture walk along the banks of the Brunswick River. Currently, there are five permanent sculptures on display with more being planned in the future.
Other initiatives include the Mullumbimby Story Trail and the Big Roof Mullumbimby Arts Hub.
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Art experiences around Mullumbimby
If you’re keen to see some great local artwork, here are some galleries that you might like to visit.
- KIN Artisan Collection ‒ 70 Burringbar St, Mullumbimby
If you love innovative and imaginative jewellery, KIN Artisan is the place to visit.
The jewellery creations have all been handmade by glass artist, Sally Green, who has exhibitions of her elegant glasswork all around Australia in many different galleries.
- Zion Art ‒ Paradise Studio, Mullumbimby
At Zion Art, you can find the most colourful and whimsical pieces of artwork that will inspire you. These are created by artist, Zion Levy Stewart and include paintings, greeting cards, and pottery.
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Want to start your own art journey?
As well as art exhibitions that you can visit, there are also numerous art schools and workshops that you can attend. Here are just a few:
- Byron Bay School of Art ‒ 112 Dalley St, Mullumbimby
The Byron Bay School of Art has a current exhibition at its project space in Mullumbimby called Blue Island (29 July to 19 August 2022). It also offers visual art courses and weekend workshops. Art teachers include Christine Willcocks, Michael Cusack, James Guppy, and Emma Walker, plus many others.
- Visionary Art by Daniel Mirante
Daniel Mirante offers his ‘Visionary Art’ courses online. Through Daniel’s teachings, you can learn techniques from the old masters and combine these with more modern techniques involving mixed media.
- Create Art Studio ‒ 59 Tuckeroo Avenue, Mullumbimby
If you have some budding young artists in your family, they’re going to enjoy Create Art Studio. This colourful and innovative space offers art classes for children aged from 5 to 16 years old. Classes are held on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 pm.
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Music is art too
Apart from the visual arts, there are also many different music artists in the region. In fact, there’s a complete range of local musicians that you can book for your next event by visiting the Crowd Pleaser website. These artists cover almost any musical genre you’ve ever heard of including soul, folk, blues, jazz, classics, reggae, and instrumental.
What about some circus art?
The Spaghetti Circus was founded in Mullumbimby as a performing arts school for young people. The company promotes excellence in physical theatre and circus arts.
This year, members from the Spaghetti Circus Performance Troupe will be showing off their skills at the National Circus Festival held in spring. This festival will be from 26 September to 2 October at the Mullumbimby Showground.
There’s a reason why many creative people flock to Mullumbimby. They have the most beautiful natural environment and the support of so many other artists for inspiration and encouragement.
Plus, the peace and tranquility of the region provide the perfect environment to develop your creative pursuits away from the hustle and bustle of city life.