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.

Mixed Media Free Creative Workshop

This was the third of seven Free Creative workshops of our project “Creative Workshops for Wellbeing, Resilience and Conservation” offered to the community funded by NRCF. Margot Grant , well known local artist facilitated this workshop at the end of March. Great to see new techniques and skills learned as well as friendships.

The Margots workshop participants will be exhibiting their work at Iluka Emporium during the month of May

Free Creative Workshops in March

Our project ‘Creative Workshops for Wellbeing, Resilience and Conservation’ funded by NRCF (Northern Rivers Community Fund) offered 2 workshops in March. The first one “Portraits – More than a Likeness” was facilitated by local artist Annie Roberts. As can be seen by these images, a very positive experience and outcome was enjoyed by all participants.

“ 2 Palettes Closing Exhibition Soiree”

Greetings lovers of the arts.

Margot and Therese would like to invite you to our little soirée at the Iluka Emporium to close our “2 Pallettes”exhibition.  

Many of our friends in the arts community were unable to attend the initial opening due to the floods. 

Consequently we felt the need to catch up with you and celebrate this little show which shouldn’t be missed. 

Hope to see you there. 

27/3/22 3pm.


Iluka Emporium is excited to present to you our program of FREE creative workshops for Wellbeing, Resilience and Conservation. We are grateful to NRCF ( Northern Rivers Community Fund) sponsorship and Iluka Emporium members and volunteers for their dedication to this project.

Each workshop will have its own exhibition at Iluka Emporium. One workshop per person please as numbers are limited.

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)

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