Buttery Fundraiser

Watercolour of Linnaeus Centre by Courtney Cook

Watercolour of Linnaeus Centre by Courtney Cook

A successful event in support of The Buttery was held at the Linnaeus Estate this August.

Guests enjoyed food by Harvest, fine wines, and quality entertainment from MT Warning, Cye Woods and Yeshe Ilona Harker and Matt E Baird and Diego Zaragoza of the Evening Fold. The event raised funds for the Buttery's youth and family programs through unique live and silent auction items donated by Artists and local businesses.


Screen industry events at Linnaeus

Screen industry events at Linnaeus

In June Linnaeus Estate hosted fifteen regional NSW writers who attended a TV script writing workshop. The Writing for TV Intensive, presented by Screenworks, was facilitated by Alexa Wyatt - script writer, script editor and script producer (Janet King, Home and Away, McLeods Daughters). 

Later in the month Cate Shortland visited Linnaeus and Byron Bay to present her most recent film Berlin Syndrome. Following the screening Cate talked with Australian Director’s Guild CEO Kingston Anderson about the making of her film and answered questions from the audience. 

MOVE: Museum of Vast Exchange

Craig Walsh, Hiromi Tango, Lee Mathers & Stephen Garrett

Craig Walsh, Hiromi Tango, Lee Mathers & Stephen Garrett

This month Architect Dylan Gower and Artist/Producer Craig Walsh completed a creative development residency at Linnaeus. 

They developed their concept for a roving gallery, MOVE: Museum of Vast Exchange, envisaged as a fully self-contained, climatically controlled exhibition venue. Designed to accommodate and display contemporary artworks in almost any outdoor location, the project addresses the need to create safe environments for art at outdoor events, festivals and accompanying arts programs. MOVE would open up possibilities site specific projects as well allowing first rate exhibitions and programs to travel to unique and isolated locations.

Various music and arts industry professionals contributed to a feedback session at the conclusion of the residency.

A musical retreat for Glenn Christensen

A musical retreat for Glenn Christensen

This week we have had the pleasure of hosting musician Glenn Christensen.

Glenn is the youngest member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Australia’s finest ensemble and is one of the most highly decorated young violinists in Australia. He spent the week rehearsing for his upcoming performance with Stewart Kelly, as part of the Con Brio Concert Series, at the Arts Centre Gold Coast. The musicians will be taking on the huge task of performing the complete sonatas for piano and violin by Beethoven over the weekend of 16, 17, 18 December, 2016.


NORPA Dreamland explores the many stories of Eureka Hall

NORPA Dreamland explores the many stories of Eureka Hall

Linnaeus Estate is proud to have supported the Creation of NORPA Dreamland,  currently performing a sold out season at Eureka Hall.

Dreamland is a site specific work created as part of the the Arts Northern Rivers If These Halls Could Talk Project. Activating the beautiful old halls across the region through the arts, different creative producers have each taken on a hall in order to explore the many stories that have unfolded and the people that have passed through it's walls.

Directors Intensive

Northern Rivers Screenworks in partnership with Australian Directors Guild  held a Directors Intensive at Linnaeus Estate on 18 and 19 June. 

Eleven Northern NSW directors were able to learn from two multi award-winning directors – Jennifer Peedom (Sherpa) and Director Glendyn Ivin (The Beautiful Lie, Off Spring), along with Australian Directors Guild CEO Kingston Anderson.

As part of the weekend a sell out screening of Sherpa and in conversation with Director Jennifer Peedom was held at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall on Friday 17 June at 7pm.

This initiative was supported by the Linnaeus Education Fund 2016.

High Vis Roundtable

Arts Northern Rivers brought together industry leaders and arts practitioners to envision the future for regional visual arts and plan Hi Vis - a landmark visual arts event.

The Education Fund supported Arts Northern Rivers to convene a Roundtable Meeting at the Crab on the 3rd of June. Bringing together some of the visual arts sector’s key players and strategic thinkers for some creative development to help develop and scope their proposed Hi Vis Symposium Project. The outcomes from the day will inform the project concept and partnership development.

Jali Cultural Heritage Workshop


EnviTe held a Jali Cultural Heritage Presentation and Field Day on April 12 with a presentation by Marcus Ferguson. It was well attended by representatives of local landcare groups, Linnaeus residents, Green Army, Jali Community members and our neighbours who are part of the current Broken Head HCV Coastal Wetland Sclerophyll & Rainforest Restoration Environment Trust project with the NSW Government Environmental Trust.

ACO2 at Linnaeus Estate

Northern Rivers students with musicians from the Australian Chamber Orchestra

Northern Rivers students with musicians from the Australian Chamber Orchestra

The Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO2) recently conducted a string workshop for Northern Rivers school aged students at Linnaeus Estate.

On the 18th of May four ACO musicians Aiko Goto, Liisa Pallandi, Ben Caddy and Daniel Yeadon and ACO Education Officer Phillippa Martin lead the workshop. Students had the opportunity to work in small groups with the musicians and to perform together with their tutors at the conclusion of the workshop.