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    Inside the Northern Rivers Community Gallery


The Northern Rivers Community Gallery presents a changing program of exhibitions by artists from the Northern Rivers region. If you enjoy exploring this beautiful region, then you’ll love the great diversity of art and cultural material generated by local creatives.

As a community gallery our focus is on representing, reflecting and exploring the diverse sectors of our community. Exhibitors include local emerging and established artists and local cultural and heritage groups. Generally exhibitions change each month. All artwork is for sale and the gallery shop stock locally handcrafted jewellery and giftware. So it’s a great spot to find a souvenir of your time in the Northern Rivers while also supporting our local artists. The Gallery also presents a range of programs to support the exhibitions, including art-making activities for children during school holidays.

The Gallery is housed in a charming heritage building, built in 1927 as the original council chambers for Ballina Municipal Council. In 2007 the building was renovated to house the gallery and cafe. The combination of art and food with options for indoor and outdoor dining makes for a wonderful destination for the whole family.






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Getting There

Cnr Cherry and Crane Streets
Ballina, NSW 2478

Opening Hours

Wednesday- Friday

10:00 to 16:00

Sunday, Saturday

09:30 to 14:30

Ballina Gallery Cafe

Open Wednesday to Sunday for breakfast, morning tea, coffee and lunch.

The Gallery Rooms and Verandah offer indoor and outdoor dining.

When used as one space the entire building holds up to 110 people with a series of rooms to suit all types of occasions and events.



The Gallery Shop features locally handcrafted jewellery, giftware and cards.

Museums & Galleries of NSW helps small-medium museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres create exciting experiences for visitors and, through this, thriving local NSW communities. We don't run museums, galleries and cultural centres but we care about those who do. We develop their skills, connect them with others in the industry, provide funding, point visitors their way, and give them access to ground-breaking exhibitions.

Museums & Galleries of NSW is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

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