Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) + Ignite Studios
The Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) + Ignite Studios is an established cultural hub and creative catalyst in the Northern Rivers region. NRCG exhibitions and programs promote critical thinking, creative exploration and social cohesion; and connect artists, makers and audiences with creative opportunity.
The gallery features four exhibition spaces and presents a range of professional, multi-arts and cultural programs incorporating diverse events, public programs and residencies. NRCG provides opportunities for emerging and established artists to hire galleries and exhibit and sell their work under subsidised arrangements (this is unique in the region), as well as touring exhibitions and in-house curated programs. Programs are initiated by local and national artists, arts professionals and cultural and community groups and are guided by the principles of access, equity and participation.
Ignite Studios is a multidisciplinary creative space that provides dedicated, fit-for-purpose, creative industries spaces for studios, residencies, projects and events. Ignite Studios supports regional arts and cultural development through the provision of subsidised creative industry studio spaces and professional development programs including master classes and the visiting artist-in-residence program.
A diverse range of public programs are offered throughout the year for all levels of creative development supporting the participation in arts and cultural activities for visitors and the wider community.
The adjoining Gallery Café is one of Ballina’s most popular eateries for breakfast and lunch.
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.