Lone Goat Gallery
The name Lone Goat Gallery was inspired by the quirky female goat that had lived on the Byron Bay Headland for many years with her herd, and then eight more years on her own. The parallels are many with the creative and free spirited individuals which largely comprise our Shire, and who contribute to the colourful culture here. The clever Goat was the only one who avoided capture from rangers, as she was not interested in being relocated. Our Shire is known for its edge, and we think the fit is perfect!
The Lone Goat Gallery was formed in 2013 under the auspices of The Byron Shire Council’s 355 Committee structure and consists of six volunteer members from the community and one Councillor, who act as the Management Committee.
Its vision is to provide an exhibition space, that can facilitate artworks in an attractive environment to both artists and visitors with an innovative program comprising local, regional, national, and international artists.
A presentation of changing diverse exhibitions provide continued interest for the viewer, and the gallery has now become a destination when visiting Byron Bay.
The gallery itself is housed in the 5 star Green Rated Byron Bay Library Building.
The volunteer Management Committee oversee the functions of the Gallery with the assistance of volunteers in varying roles.
In 2015, the Gallery was approached by Lismore Regional Gallery to act as their satellite gallery in exhibiting selected works from the 2014 Archibald Prize Touring Exhibition.