The Bellinger Valley Historical Society & Museums are a community based non profit organisation run by volunteers. It is dedicated to preserving and displaying the Aboriginal and European history of the Bellinger Valley and surrounding areas on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales
The Bellingen Youth Orchestra (BYO) was formed after a visit from Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra in 2007 and has continued its relationship with the ACO since then. The BYO is a unique group, whose significant achievements can be attributed to the work of Bellingen’s outstanding music teachers, whose enthusiasm continue to make this highly popular orchestra possible.The Bellingen Youth Orchestra’s varied repertoire includes standard orchestral pieces and popular film music scores. Some of the highlights have been their performances of Grieg’s Piano Concerto, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, The Warsaw Concerto with local pianist David Helfgott and last year’s world premiere performance of Wuuban Barri, a work by local composer Paul Jarman, specially commissioned by the Bellingen Music Festival as part of the Music- By-Youth project.
Comfortable, Private and Self-Contained Accommodation with Pool – Sleeps 1 – 9 (Extra mattresses can be added to accommodate up to 12)Bella Vista is situated just up the hill from beautiful Bellingen amongst lush rainforest gardens. The house is available as a four, three, two or one bedroom private home, without the need to share your living space with strangers.Fully self-contained and eco-friendlyPeaceful and quiet location on the edge of townAir-conditioned queen bedrooms with full sized ensuites & flat screen TVsComplimentary breakfastLarge balcony with outdoor dining areaMountain viewsAmazing bird life with special feeding platformRelaxing spa bathBook the whole house for large family gatherings or weekend workshopsA short walk to 15 cafes, award winning restaurants, boutiques, markets, art galleries and craft shopsShort drive to beach, mountains and riversHandicapped accommodation available
To be a sculptor presents an interesting moral decision, With the current harvesting of resources globally (forests, minerals, metals, stone etc) becoming increasingly more finite due to deforestation, open cut mining, mass production methods and unsustainable demand, what then becomes an ethical material to use in the making of an artwork? That question led me to consider the fact that so many materials already exist. In our backyards, trashcans, garages, junkyards, wreckers and sidewalks.The scale on which we create waste is magnificent.This opened up so many possibilities.For me waste materials present a beautiful invitation to embrace the concept of renewal and innovation.