Opportunity for local artists to explore adaptation and climate change

Published on 30 September 2022

Image of burnt bushland with the word Adaptation

Byron Shire Council is calling for expressions of interest from local artists to explore the theme of adaptation and climate change with the community and present new works for a month-long exhibition at the Lone Goat Gallery mid-2023.

The inaugural theme of this biennial project is Adaptation – an act or process of change to become better suited to an environment or situation and it’s part of a new creative partnership between the Lone Goat Gallery and Byron Shire Council called Climate Conversations.

The successful artist will be paid a $5000 fee to complete the project with additional funding to run events that engage the community such as workshops, talks, community clean-ups and other events.

Artists can submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) on Council’s website or at Lone Goat Gallery website and applications close on 30 November 2022.  An industry-led panel of judges will announce the selected artist on 10 December 2022.

“Artists are encouraged to consider ways their project can engage with the community through creative collaboration and activities that generate conversations in the community,” Council’s Sustainability Team Leader, Julia Adams said.

“It has been a tough few years for our community which is why we think it’s important to reflect on our recent experiences and what adaptation means to us all now.”

“Artists are well-placed to engage communities in innovative ways, to challenge behaviours and help us reimagine new futures.

“The project will take place in the beautiful Lone Goat Gallery in Byron Bay and the community will be invited to take part in the process and view the final outcome,” Ms Adams said.

The EoI is open to all Northern Rivers’ artists, art producers and artist teams and we encourage anyone interested in this opportunity to apply via Council’s website.

For further details contact Council’s Sustainability Team Leader Julia Adams on 6626 7295 or Lone Goat Gallery, Gallerist, Sarah Harvey on 0437 171 062.


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