Iluka Emporium awarded NRCF Grant to facilitate Free Creative Workshops

Iluka Emporium Inc., is thrilled to announce that we were successful in being awarded a grant for $10,000 from the Northern Rivers Community Fund for our project
‘Creative Workshops for Wellbeing, Resilience and Conservation’.
These creative workshops and exhibitions will be free to the Iluka – Woombah community and will be facilitated over a 6 month period from February 2022. After the devastation of the fires and impact of COVID19 our project addresses the need for community members to interconnect and be creative thereby promoting a sense of well-being and resilience using sustainable materials.
President Michelle Philip and Treasurer Linda Frylink Anderson attended the awards night in Byron Bay on the 1st of December. We are one of 49 community organisations to be successful. Thank you to all the sponsors of NRCF.

Thank you to our newly elected 2021- 2022 Management Committee

The Annual General Meeting of the Iluka Emporium was held on the 17th July 2021. We are extremely grateful to all our volunteers who work hard to keep the Iluka Emporium running smoothly. The new voluntary Management Committee was elected as follows:

President : Michelle Philip

Vice President : Carolyn Scorey

Secretary : Melinda Smotlack

Treasurer : Linda Frylink Anderson

Ordinary Committee Members :

Lucille Atkins – Curator

Lee Ann Hally – Assistant Treasurer

Deby Cann – Social media

It was a celebration of a very successful year for the Iluka Emporium. Annie Roberts was officially presented with her Life Membership certificate as our founder and for her continued dedication to the Emporium. We now have 26 general members with 17 exhibiting in our eclectic art space. We are a not for profit association providing an affordable space for local artists, hobbyists and sole traders. Members volunteer their time to be open 6 days a week ( Wed to Mon). Every day in the school holidays. See you soon! Note : the AGM was held at the Iluka Scout Hall

2021-2022 Management Committee ( Lucille Atkins absent)

January 2022 Feature Artists – Gathering of Trinity College teachers

(To see our previous Feature artists please go to the menu)

Is an exhibition of the artwork of:
Deanne Rackham

Sandra Routh

Linda Martello

Fiona Nicholls

Annie Roberts

Jay Foley

Who, all worked at Trinity Catholic Fiona College in the Visual Art
Department between the late 80’s -90’s.
We all remember it as a fruitful, fulfilling and dynamic time.
Much was shared during our Jay professional time together and
friendships were forged, and our contact remains to this day.
This exhibition showcases artworks from each of us. It honours our
time working together, our ongoing friendships and our ongoing passion and belief in the immeasurable value of Art in one’s life.
Come along and share in our pleasure!

Exhibition Opening
Please join us at the Emporium on Saturday 8th January
9.30am – 12noon

For more information phone 0436 281 346

We have just been awarded a 2020 Australia Council for Arts Resilience Grant

Iluka Emporium Inc., is a not for profit community organisation with a vision to provide a community Art space to support new and emerging local artists. The exhibition space facilitates a creative process that develops confidence, identity and a sense of place within the local and broader community. This grant has helped us continue our work by helping us pay our business costs such as rent, electricity and insurance while being closed during COVID19 restrictions in April, May and June 2020.

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 :

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.


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