A Diverse and Eclectic Space for Creativity

Lino print ‘Iluka Emporium’ created by Annie Roberts


61 Charles St., ILUKA NSW 2466


Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 9 -3.

EVERY DAY in the School holidays

phone : +61 0436281346

email : ilukaemporium@gmail.com

Iluka Emporium Inc., is a not for profit Association supporting and encouraging local and emerging Artists. Current Exhibiting members are a group of Artists, Upcyclers and Collectors showcasing unique and eclectic works. Iluka Emporium is managed by volunteers who are members. If you would like to become involved please contact us. We host Exhibition Openings and Workshops for emerging and local artists. Musicians are always welcome to perform on the front deck. To enjoy our art space, Step into our treasure trove to browse. Right next to the Freshwater Cafe.

We acknowledge and pay respect to the Bundjalung and Yaegl people on whose Land we live, work, and create. We recognise the significant role the past, present and future Elders play in the life of our region. We are committed to honouring Australian First Nations peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas.


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Rag Rug making workshop

Facilitator Michelle Philip said this free workshop was a very rewarding and satisfying experience for all participants. These photos show the process and happy end result. The Exhibition for this workshop begins this Thursday until the 31st August. Iluka Emporium is grateful to NRCF for funding to allow us to offer this FREE workshop, the last of this series of seven. We hope to conduct more workshops in the near future.


Meet the participants and their textile designer facilitator Michelle

Dyeing with Nature workshop Exhibition with TJ

The 6th free Creative Workshop Exhibition ‘Dyeing with Nature’ is on now until the 9th August. Yesterday’s Opening was enjoyed by all. This successful workshop filled a need in our community to interact, create and build confidence as part of our project ‘Creative Workshops for Wellbeing, Resilience and Conservation’. Sponsored by NRCF and Iluka Emporium. Credit to photographer Carolyn Scorey.

Book Launch of Snapshot of Iluka and Surrounds a huge success

A fabulous turn out to our Snapshot of Iluka and Surrounds Book Launch and Opening of the Photography Exhibition. Thank you to Chris Legg who entertained us with guitar and song and to everyone who brought food, drinks and more importantly their family and friends. Thank you so much to my co- facilitator Carolyn Scorey for all her time and effort. Thank you Michelle Philip for your thoughtful and supportive words for this project. Thank you to my husband Bill Anderson for his continued support of all I do for Iluka Emporium.
Half the books are sold already! Thank you everyone so much for your support. It was wonderful to see how proud the photographers were and how well Snapshot is being received. 185 beautiful photos and stories. Anyone who loves this area of paradise will love the book. $40 available at Iluka Emporium.
Lastly thank you to Northern Rivers Community Foundation without the funding this project would not have been possible. #NRCF Participants:
Linda Frylink Anderson Linda Ramon Jenni McIndoe Jacky Overington Deb Thwaites Lesley Collie Vicki Kable Robyn Harries Jo Picton Danny Mortison Ruth Stevens Claire Trolove Carolyn Scorey

Life Drawing Workshop Exhibition Opening enjoyed by all

The participants, friends, facilitators Belinda and Linda, and Emporium committee members enjoyed chatting together with refreshments on the deck. They were also happy to savour the wall of exciting drawings. Most of the drawings are for sale at very reasonable prices. This exhibition ends on the 23rd of June.

This is part of the Free Creative Workshop project for Wellbeing, Resilience and Conservation sponsored by NRCF.

The Emporium is open every day from 9-3 except Tuesday. ( every day in the school holidays)

Sneak Peek of ‘Snapshot of Iluka and Surrounds’ our community book to be published soon!

A selection of photos from our 100 page colour book of photos and stories contributed by local community members. Exhibition begins 23rd of June and Book Launch and Opening on the 2nd of July. We are all quite excited!

The Cover pic Afternoon on the Bay. Carolyn Scorey
Bike Ride to Frazers. Jacky Overington
Fan of Hair. Deb Thwaites
Melaleuca Wetlands. Ruth Stevens
Three Osprey – artificial nesting pole in Iluka. Jacky Overington

Pride of place for the pelicans is usually claimed fairly early
providing a safe resting spot overnight. Danny Mortison
Annie Roberts, artist, Founder and Life Member of Iluka Emporium. Linda Frylink Anderson


Two groups of participants from our recent free creative workshop in Life Drawing at Belinda Laurie’s scenic rural studio created some great works as well as having an enjoyable time connecting with others and learning. Thank you to our beautiful model Claire. Bel and Linda thoroughly enjoyed working together on this beautiful day.

Their exhibition is on until 23rd June

with an Opening on Friday 17th June from 12-2pm. All welcome. Refreshments provided.

This free workshop is one of seven provided for the community with the support of NRCF. Creative Workshops for Wellbeing, Resilience and Conservation.

‘SNAPSHOT OF ILUKA AND SURROUNDS’ Book Launch 2nd July at Iluka Emporium

This eclectic collection of photographs taken by community members depicts the respect and love they have for the villages of Iluka and Woombah, the surrounding areas of Bundjalung National Park and the mighty Clarence River.

Fourteen participants have photographed what is special to them including land and seascapes, local characters, artwork, architecture, wildlife and beloved pets.

‘Snapshot of Iluka and Surrounds’ is part of a project, Creative Workshops for Wellbeing, Resilience and Conservation, funded by the Northern Rivers Community Fund and Iluka Emporium.

Facilitator & Editor : Linda Frylink Anderson.

Enquiries ilukaemporium@gmail.com

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