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THE THE FESTIVAL OF THE IMAGINATION (FOTI) The Festival of the Imagination (FOTI) is the major social event for the Ocean Shores community and also the major annual fundraiser for the school P&C. This year the festival is on Saturday 25 August from 10am till 3pm at the school along with the Ocean Shores Art Expo. The festival is an opportunity for everyone and anyone from the community to come and enjoy a fun and creative day full of interesting, inspiring and entertaining activities. There is song, dance and musical acts throughout the day as well as amazing rides and sideshow alley games to keep kids of all ages amused and active. There are crazy hair, face-painting, jewellery-making, crystal-hunting stalls as well as many other artisan exhibits and lots of scrumptious foods and quality coffee to enjoy. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy the ambience while the kids take advantage of the unlimited rides with a great value wristband. Spaghetti


OPEN STUDIO SALE! Sat & Sun 18-19 August 10am- 4pm 1,000 plates, cups, platters, animals and bowls - including new Soul Bowls. Wholesale prices. Each piece saves rainforest via Rainforest Trust. Maps available. Free tea. Spot a koala!

Circus will be there to run a workshop and entertain you with their amazing performance. Venture into the school hall and be inspired by over three hundred art works created by community members, this year focusing on the theme of treasure. Much of the success of the Festival of the Imagination is owing to wonderful support and sponsorship from community businesses such as Brunswick Hotel and MOOGOO to name a couple. Our raffle is full of great prizes including a gold double pass to Mullum Music Festival; a Tiger Moth flight; generous vouchers from Brunswick Bike Shop, Crystal Castle, Brunswick Picture House; and dozens of other prizes. You can buy raffle tickets on the day to be drawn later in the afternoon. There will be a creative-arts workshop with artist Mimi Dennett to make a recycled hula skirt that will be showcased at the Brunswick Sculpture Nature Walk. There’s the opportunity to do weaving or cupcake decorations. Come and enjoy this wonderful day with us and connect with old friends and new while you support the Ocean Shores Public School. See you there.



Open Studio Weekend offers visitors an opportunity to meet various potters under the one roof. Doors open Sat 18 and Sun 19 August from 10am till 4pm at 1035a Hinterland Way, Bangalow. Come and see Master Potter Ian Clare spinning his magic on the wheel throughout the day, have a chat with woodfirer extraordinaire Gyan Daniel Wall, meet the amazing production thrower Lisa Benny of Harvest Clay, hear about The Clay Barn’s gorgeous assistant Emily Flowers of Yoke Ceramics teapot philosophy and of course Zani McEnnally, founder and owner of The Clay Barn, will be throwing some BIG pots over the weekend. All of the artists’ beautiful ceramic work will be for sale at studio prices. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to come and have a chat and meet us.

Gallery 7 is proud to announce the inaugural year of the Gallery 7 Art Prize. First Prize $3,000. Byron Bay’s newest art gallery is a petite style salon space right in the heart of town. The Gallery 7 Art Prize aims to celebrate the talent, commitment and diversity of artists living in the northern rivers region. Owing to limited space works are restricted to a maximum of 40cm x 40cm. Online applications close Friday 5 October 2018 at midnight. Opening Night and announcement of winners Friday 2 November 2018 with finalists exhibiting at Gallery 7 over 3–18 November 2018. For more information and to submit your work head to Gallery 7 – Byron Arcade, 13 Lawson Street, Byron Bay Applications for BSA long courses opening soon

Rainforest Ceramics 56 Gittoes Lane, Possum Creek | 6687 1900 Card facility | Mud Trail Studio #8.

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Gallery 7 Art Prize 2018

Sat 18 and Sun 19 August, 10am–4pm Feat uring 5 Potters in one location Master Potter Ian Clare Woodfirer Gian Daniel Wall Lisa Benny of Harvest Clay Emily Flowers of Yoke Ceramics

First Prize $3000

Zani McEnnally Owner of T he Clay Barn

1035A Hinterland Way, Bangalow

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Zani 0417 867 801

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The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.09 – August 8, 2018  

Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Byron Shire in northern NSW, Australia.

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.09 – August 8, 2018  

Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Byron Shire in northern NSW, Australia.