health and wellbeing

Ballina Art Society Exhibition

Ballina Art Society Exhibition

The Ballina Art Society Exhibition – After a long lockdown and limited art classes , our members are hosting our 48th Art Exhibition. The event is to be held at the Tintenbar Hall from 20-22 November and entry is free.

The Salt Madonna – book review

The Salt Madonna – book review

The Salt Madonna by Catherine Noske — review by Jenny Dowell This is one for those of us who love a crime novel while relishing a beautiful literary style and a touch of the unexplained. As a bonus, this is an Australian novel where the sense of time and place…

UNCONDITIONAL STORIES – exhibition at Northern Rivers Community Gallery

UNCONDITIONAL STORIES – exhibition at Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Ballina District Hospital + TAFE NSW Lismore Art Program 12 August – 18 October 2020 – – Robin Osborne reviews a narrative art project where healthcare patients met TAFE students to go on a personal journey through sickness, healing and self-discovery. The dramatic image is surely an aerial view of…

Talking about face masks from ‘the Conversation’

Talking about face masks from ‘the Conversation’

Which face mask should I wear? Shutterstock Abrar Ahmad Chughtai, UNSW UPDATE: The Victorian government announced on July 19 that face masks will be mandatory for residents in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire whenever outside the home. Australia’s chief medical officer Paul Kelly today recommended people in Melbourne and the…

Dr Andrew Binns is a General Practitioner at Goonellabah Medical Centre and has recently launched a new website called Healthy Aspirations – addressing the determinants of health. His focused areas are Lifestyle Medicine, Art and Health, Justice Health and Aboriginal Health. Other important contributors to the website are Janet Grist,…

Profile featuring Lismore Art Club

Profile featuring Lismore Art Club

Do you have an organisation to promote arts ,health and wellbeing in the Northern Rivers area of NSW? Consider establishing a profile on ‘From the Bower’ website – contact by email. Lismore Art Club is the latest profile included in ‘From the Bower’ online news hub. Lismore Art Club is…