Arts and culture

Byron Shire has many artists, writers and film-makers in a thriving arts sector. The area is made up of a diverse and colourful mix of people, with each of the towns and villages having their own distinct mix of cultural values, embracing both traditional and alternative lifestyles and philosophies.

Council aims to support the preservation of the unique culture of the Shire. We value culture as an expression of the history, heritage, customs, arts, recreation, creativity and values of the community. As a community changes, so too does its culture evolve.

Our local culture is expressed through many events and arts activities. Council supports public art and is guided by the Public Art Strategy (refer to the page on public art for further information).