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Byron at Byron hosts Art Dinner

Byron at Byron hosts Art Dinner

On March 7, The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa and Belle Magazine will host an exciting weekend of art, compelling conversation and food.

Sponsored by Belle Property, the weekend will feature acclaimed artist and photographer Joseph McGlennon, an international art veteran breaking new ground.

Having worked in London, South East Asia, Amsterdam and Australia (and now living in Singapore) Joseph has over the last 25 years been a central player in the highly visually charged world of design and marketing.

He was formerly Design Director with Landor Design Singapore, and prior to that was Creative Director with Bates Asia where he headed up the creative team on Audi and Nokia. As Regional Creative Director for Young & Rubicam he worked on the Nike account and has also worked on creative for Sony, Sing Tel, Asia Pacific Breweries, Ericsson, and The Taj Hotels India.

Since resuming his personal art practice two years ago and returning to his passion for personal expression, his only two exhibitions have sold out. His haunting, thought provoking images have captured the attention of art and nature lovers across the globe. They toy with ideas of Australian identity, created by the layering of up to 30 of his own photographs.

“Kangaroo Study’s are a continuation of my fascination of Cook’s arrival back in England in 1771, carrying a vast number of Australian specimens of plants and animals previously unknown to Europeans, the strangest of which was a kangaroo, shot at Endeavour River for voyage naturalist Joseph Banks” said McGlennon. “My work seeks to locate the proud but (to European eyes) exotic animal within an unfamiliar (to Australian eyes) and equally exotic European landscape. Thus immersing itself in the dialogue that continues to this day to establish visual definitions of what was and truly is Australian.”

McGlennon’s stunning and much celebrated representation of the thylacine or Tasmanian tiger represents the iconic extinct mammal in all its former glory. His photographic works feature in numerous public and private collections and exhibitions.

Michael Reid of Sydney’s Michael Reid Gallery will join Belle Magazine Editor in Chief and judge on ‘The Block’ Neale Whitaker to interview the artist and discuss his artworks, influences and daily artistic processes at a special dinner to be held on Friday March 7. Set against the pristine rainforest backdrop of the Byron at Byron, canapés and a three course menu will be served.

– Four course Belle Art Dinner March 7 with matching premium Wolf Blass wines $135 per person.

– One night package for two people in a one bedroom suite including Belle Dinner and buffet breakfast and yoga $680

– Two night package for two people in a one bedroom suite including Belle Dinner,  buffet breakfast and yoga $1070

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Phenomenal Sales at Tallowood Ridge

Phenomenal Sales at Tallowood Ridge

Since Stage Three of Tallowood Ridge in Mullumbimby was released in late October 12 of the 19 lots have sold, making it the most successful land release in the past ten years.

The community was opened in 2011 in response to pent-up demand for residential home sites in Mullumbimby. Due to a lack of sewer capacity a moratorium (or prohibition) on development was in place for twelve years leading up to this time.

Of the twelve sales in Stage Three to date nine have been to locals, with only three going to buyers from outside the Byron shire. One of these was the O’Connor family from Perth.

“We have two young children so with the community atmosphere and playground Tallowood seemed like a good choice” said Elissa O’Connor. “It seems like a very friendly place. We take our kids to the playground and are meeting the neighbours. Investment wise it’s so reasonably priced to buy the land and build there in comparison to elsewhere”.

Pat Gadowski and her husband plan to move from Ocean Shores when their house is built in Stage 3. “I’m happy” said Pat. “My husband and I are downsizing and we were thinking of a good location to retire. It’s good because it’s central to everything. Tallowood caters to all age groups and lifestyles, from young families to mature people, with all the walkways and cycleways they have. And the value is good”.

Community facilities being built as a part of Stage 3 include two football fields and a cricket pitch in season. Stage 3 also includes the community’s highest land.

“Being the most elevated these lots offer breezes in summer and in winter they are up to 5° warmer as they are up and out of the valley where the cooler air settles” outlined John Bennett, one of the collective of Directors of Tallowood Ridge. “On top of all this the higher lots have panoramic views, with Mount Chincogan to the north east and Mount Warning to the north west”.

According to local real estate agent Adam Mangleson, who has purchased two lots at Tallowood Ridge himself, value is driving the strong sales above all else. “The value is certainly there” said Adam. “Buyers are simply finding they can build a much better home for the same price as buying an existing home in the area. Plus they get the parks, NBN coverage and all the infrastructure. The dollars and cents are the best at Tallowood”.

Tallowood Ridge is located at Tuckeroo Drive in Mullumbimby. Land is priced from $219,000 for 677m2.

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