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.



FREE LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP in Belinda’s gorgeous studio at Palmers Island. A FEW SPACES LEFT. BOOK NOW! Phone Belinda on 0407 268 010 or email her
All materials and morning/afternoon tea provided. No experience necessary. You will be guided through drawing exercises and beautiful poses creating a number of drawings to be proud of. A wonderful way to meet others through creativity. Sponsored by NRCF #NRCF #ilukaemporium #lifedrawingworkshop


Facilitators Annie Roberts facilitated a Self Portrait workshop and Margot Grant lead a Mixed Media workshop. Both workshops are part of a series of Free workshops sponsored by Northern Rivers Community Fund. “Creative Workshops for Wellbeing, Resilience and Conservation. All participants enjoyed learning new skills and enjoyed the friendships and connectivity with community members. Last Sunday friends, family and community members came to view these stunning artworks. Well done everyone involved.

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