PAST EVENTS

Below are listed many of our past events.

To acknowledge, celebrate & promote the achievements of iQ.

For information about events or use of venue facilities email or ph. (02) 6685 9999 with your questions.

FLiCKERFEST 2017 & BYRON ALL SHORTS

FLiCKERFEST 2017 – 26th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Australia’s leading Academy®Accredited & BAFTA recognised short film festival and BYRON ALL SHORTS Northern Rivers Short Film Comp. PROGRAMME, TIMES & TICKETS: Fri 27 – Sun 29, January 2017 Mullum Civic Hall… [more]

9th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening

Presented by Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ with support from Screenworks
Tuesday 5th July – was a SOLD OUT success [more]

FLiCKERFEST 2016 & BYRON ALL SHORTS

25th International Short Film Festival Australia’s leading Academy®Accredited & BAFTA recognised short film festival Fri 22nd – Sun 24th, January 2016 Mullum Civic Hall, Mullumbimby FLiCKERFEST 2016 – 25th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL and BYRON ALL SHORTS Northern Rivers Short Film Comp PROGRAMME, TIMES & TICKETS Friday 22nd: Opening Night Party – 7.30pm | 8.30pm films start – Best […] [more]

8TH ARAKWAL NAIDOC WEEK, FILM SCREENING 2015

Tuesday, 7th July, 6.30pm Tix @BBCC & online | or at the door ($10/8conc) The Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ Inc are thrilled to present a selection of inspiring Indigenous short films selected from the finalists of Flickerfest 2015. This programme will take you on a special journey with some of the freshest aboriginal filmmakers […] [more]

FLiCKERFEST 2015 & Byron All Shorts

24th International Short Film Festival Australia’s leading Academy®Accredited & BAFTA recognised short film festival Fri 23rd – Sun 25th, January 2015 A&I Hall, Bangalow ABOUT FLiCKERFEST 2015 24th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMFESTIVAL Flickerfest brings its ‘Short Films – Licensed To Thrill’ into the Northern Rivers from the 23rd to the 25th January, for it’s 17th year […] [more]

ARAKWAL NAIDOC WEEK SCREENING

6.30pm, Tuesday 8th July, Byron Community Centre Tix: $8/$5con (at door only) The Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ are thrilled to present a selection of inspiring Indigenous short films selected from the finalists of Flickerfest 2014. This 90min programme will take you on a special journey with some of the freshest indigenous filmmakers today. Come along & enjoy these unique stories from incredible indigenous […] [more]

FLiCKERFEST 2014 & Byron All Shorts

23rd International Short Film Festival Australia’s leading Academy®Accredited & BAFTA recognised short film festival Fri 24th – Sun 26th, January 201 A&I Hall, Bangalow Flickerfest 2014 Tour Trailer ABOUT FLiCKERFEST 2014 23rd INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMFESTIVAL Flickerfest brings ‘Short Films With Soul’ into the Northern Rivers from the 24th-26th January for it’s 16th year screening a […] [more]

FLiCKERFEST 2013 & BYRON ALL SHORTS 2013

FLiCKERFEST 2013 presented by Renault 22nd International Short Film Festival Australia’s only Academy®Accredited & BAFTA recognised short film festival Fri 25th – Sun 27th  January 2013 A&i Hall, Bangalow Best Of International 1 on Friday 25th (with Opening Party pre-screening drinks/nibbles & music, starts 7.30pm) Best Of International 2 on Saturday 26th Best Of Australian […] [more]

5th Arakwal NAIDOC Film Festival & Arakwal Web Launch

Wednesday, July 4th 2012 Byron Bay Community Centre 4.00pm – 5.00pm: Arakwal Website Launch 6.30pm – 8.30pm: ‘Walking With My Sisters’ (PG), & excerpt from the sequel ‘Back To Country’ Tickets @ door only: $8 / $6 conc In celebration of the 20 year anniversary of MABO, and NAIDOC Week 2012 the Arakwal people of […] [more]

FLiCKERFEST 2012 & BYRON ALL SHORTS 2012

FLiCKERFEST 2012 prestented by ING DIRECT 21st International Short Film Festival Australia’s only Academy®Accredited, & BAFTA recognised short film festival 20th – 22nd  January 2012 – A&i Hall, Bangalow International 1 on Friday night (with Opening Party pre-screening drinks/nibbles & music by Renee Searles – starts 7.30pm) International 2 on Saturday night Best Of Australian […] [more]

4th Annual Arakwal NAIDOC Film Screening ‘HERE I AM’

Byron Region Premiere of Brand New Feature Film Wednesday 6th July, 2011 Door: 6pm / Film: 6.30pm Byron Community Centre Tix: $10 full / $8 conc (only @ door) * Arakwal Welcome To Country * Intro & Q&A after film w/ Shai Pittman (leading actress) Refreshments after screening (event supported by ICC & BSC) HERE […] [more]

FLiCKERFEST 2011 & BYRON ALL SHORTS 2011

FLiCKERFEST 2011 20th International Short Film Festival 21st – 23rd  January 2011 – A&i Hall, Bangalow International 1 on Friday night (with pre-screening party/drinks/nibbles) International 2 on Saturday night Best Of Australian Shorts on Sunday night Doors: 7.30pm each night – Films start: 8.30pm Running Time: (approx 100min each) MA15+ Friday: $20 / 17 conc […] [more]

FLiCKERFEST 2010 & Byron All Shorts

19th International Short Film Festival 22rd – 24th January 2010 – A&i Hall, Bangalow Screening: International 1 on Friday night International 2 on Saturday night Best Of Australian Shorts on Sunday night Doors: 7.30pm each night – Films start: 8.30pm Tickets(available @door): Friday: $20/15conc includes Opening Night Party with Jameson whiskey, Coopers beer, Rosnay organic […] [more]

Arakwal Naidoc Week Film Screening

Wednesday 8th July The Arakwal people of Byron Bay would like to welcome you to the 2nd year of our special NAIDOC screening of entertaining and award winning Indigenous short films, all of which have been screened to great acclaim at festivals around the world Presented by the Arakwal corporation, Flickerfest and The Island Quarry […] [more]

FLiCKERFEST 2009 & Byron All Shorts

18th International Short Film Festival  Fri 23rd, Sat 24th & Sun 25th January 2009 Bangalow A&I Hall Films Start: 8.30pm nightly (Doors open – 7.30pm) Prices: Opening Night w/ drinks sponsored by Coopers & the Wine Society Fri $20/15conc; Sat or Sun $15/10ea; Season Pass $35/30conc Session Running Times: approx 2hrs with intermission Session Rating: […] [more]

FLiCKERFEST 2008

JANUARY – Friday 18th to Sunday 20th Bangalow A&i Hall Flickerfest 17th Australian International Short Film Festival will once again visit Byron shire. Presented with IQ Inc, the festival will screen @ A&I Hall, Bangalow, January 18th to 20th, 8.30pm each night, as part of its greater national tour. Flickerfest is recognised as Australia’s premier […] [more]

iQ Wonderful Wetland Green Corps Project

October ’07 – April ’08 Contact iQ for more details;or register direct online with Greening Australia or freecall 1800 671078 Join 9 people your own age to get work, get trained and get paid at the Island Quarry, a fantastic community resource located in beautiful Byron Bay. Get involved in the regeneration of a locally […] [more]

FLiCKERFEST 2007

January 19th to 21st Bangalow A&I Hall Fri 19, Sat 20, Sun 21 Jan ’07 Tix @door: $12/10con.($30/25con.-3nights) Flickerfest 16th Australian International Short Film Festival will once again visit Byron shire. Presented with IQ Inc, the festival will screen @ A&I Hall, Bangalow, January 19th to 21st 8.30pm each night, as part of its greater […] [more]

FLiCKERFEST 2006

15th International Short Film Festival Fri 20th, Sat 21st & Sun 22nd Jan’06 Bangalow A&I Hall Download program details Download press kit Start Time: 8.30pm nightly (Doors open 8pm) Price: $12/10 conc | Weekend pass $30/25 Running Time: 94 mins | 105 mins | 77 mins Session Rating: 15+ Tickets: @ the door In the festivals […] [more]

Info Share & Visioning

Thursday 15th Dec 2005 IQ- Community Arts & Eco Centre End of Year Gathering saw over 200 friends, members, guests of IQ gather for celebrations with a s ound & light experience, food & drinks. Celebrating DA + Roadworks approval – yeah! Expressions of Interest and Offers of Assistance – Byron Gateway; regional gallery/arts centre; regional […] [more]

IQ Inspection

Sat 9th Apr 2005 Island Quarry hosted a hugely successful Info & Orientation Day. Hundreds came to inspect the Island Quarry’s Development Application plan – the plans that will turn our site into a new outdoor entertainment venue and model for sustainable development at “Byron’s Gateway”. Arakwal elders, Mandy Nolan (MC), Mayor Jan Barham, Dept of […] [more]

Peace Rally

Sunday 20th Mar 2005 Global Day of Action Peace Rally in association with IQ presented on the 2nd anniversary of the illegal Iraq Invasion a substantial crowd gathered in Peace Park, Byron Bay. Noteable proceedings included; Aboriginal fire ceremony & prayer; Peace Walk around town featuring satin rainbow peace flags; Talks at the surf club after […] [more]

Flickerfest 2005

14th Interntaional short film festival 21st – 23rd Jan 2005 Celebrating its 14th year Flickerfest was the summer highlight of the cinema calendar. Flickerfest took us on a unique global journey screening the two nights of International programmes – the best of short films from around the world. This year IQ is added a third […] [more]

Ethical Feast

Sat 17th & Sun 18th Apr 2004 The Ethical Feast celebrates the abundance of art, music & good food we share in our community. Proceeds from the Ethical Feast will fund a “Food Trees for Schools” project. A sumptuous organic three-course dinner, sourced from local produce, will showcase and promote sustainable farming practices in Byron […] [more]

IQ gets the Blues

Thu 8th to Mon 12th Apr 2004 IQ supported The East Coast Blues and Roots Festival again this year with a stall amongst the other not-for-profit tents. [more]

Flickerfest 2004

13th Interntaional short film festival 19th – 20th Jan 2004 The 6th visit to Byron Bay of the International Short Film Festival’s touring program was a major hit once again. This year’s screenings saw record numbers attend with the Bangalow A & I Hall filled to capacity despite the intense humidity. [more]

Solstice Workshops

Dec 14 – 17 2003 William 2Feather conducted a successful sweat lodge, personal healings, sweat lodge ceremony, medicine tools, talking stick, spirit guide, night fire circle and more. [more]

IQ SCENE Launched

Oct. 9 2003 The Sustainable Community Employment Network Enterprise (SCENE) was launched on October 9 2003 with Lindsay Blount from Dept FACS for 150k. SCENE is a Community Employment Pilot developed by IQ Inc. which provides for a network of community organisations, arts, ecologically sustainable industries & business. More info… [more]

Happy Birthday IQ

22nd Jun. 2003 The IQ Association just celebrated it’s 7th year of occupation [more]

Flickerfest 2003

12th Interntaional short film festival 19th – 20th Jan The 5th visit to Byron Bay of the International Short Film Festival’s touring program. [more]

Flickerfest 2002

11th Interntaional short film festival 19th – 20th Jan The 4th visit to Byron Bay of the International Short Film Festival’s touring program. [more]

New Year’s Eve 2001/02

Byron’s New Year’s Eve 2001/02 public event was supported by IQ. Waste was accepted at our recycle/revolve centre to help reduce the landfil. [more]

Flickerfest 2001

10th Interntaional short film festival 10th – 11th Mar. 2001 10th Anniversary of FLiCKERFEST. The 3rd visit to Byron Bay of the International Short Film Festival’s touring program. [more]

Public Exhibition

IQ. Development Application Sat. 10th & 11th Mar. 2001 [more]

Little Yarra Ensamble

17th Oct. 2000 28 piece orchestra East Coast Tour from Victoria. Years 7, 8 and 9 Little Yarra Steiner school orchestra, perform a diverse range of classic, celtic …& more [more]

Pathways to Manhood

23rd Sep. 2000 Local teenagers are welcomed home to the community after a week of initiation [more]

Healing Workshop

17th Sep 2000. Sweat Lodge [more]

4th Anniversary of Occupation

Winter Solstice 2000 IQ Reserve Trust Birthday Drinks [more]

Sorry Day

26th May 2000 Indigenous film festival showcasing local issues & filmmakers [more]

Corroboree 2000

28th May 2000 A Reconciliation Day procession of recognition, healing and sharing, & an evening of cultural appreciation [more]

Flickerfest 2000

9th Interntaional short film festival 15th – 16th Jan 2000. The 2nd visit to Byron Bay of the International Short Film Festival’s touring program. [more]

Byron ReGen. 2000

9th Jan. 2000 A last minute event, with an eclectic mix of stranded artists [more]

Summer Solstice

22nd Dec. 1999 Full Moon Full Light celebration of the century of abundance & change. As it has on other Solstices and Equinoxes, the Summer Solstice Full Moon, a Community Ritual Theatre Gathering, was held by the Island Quarry Assoc. in celebration of the season. Another amazing full light celebration was had by all. IQ […] [more]

Compost Toilet Building Workshop

Nov. 1999 Held in conjunction with ACE (Adult Community Education), 5 weekends to build a clivus-minimus (plans available) [more]

Flickerfest 1999

8th Interntaional short film festival 16th – 17th Jan 1999. The innaugural visit of FLiCKERFEST to Byron Bay for the best of the International Short Films. [more]

Freedom Tribe & Riverroots

4th Dec. 1998 1st performance in Australia for the Nth. Californian crew [more]

2nd Anniversary of Occupation

Winter Solstice 1998 [more]

iQ. EQ.

Autumn Equinox 1998 4th Annual World-wide Solar Ceremonies for Planetary Awakening [more]

Green Magiq

N.Y.E. 1997 1998 welcomed colourfully in the hills of Byron [more]

Green Day

Spring Equinox 1997 [more]

1st Anniversary of Occupation

Winter Solstice 1997 [more]

Mayan New Year

Autumn Equinox 1997 3rd Annual World-wide Solar Ceremonies for Planetary Awakening [more]

Planetary Alignment

28th Jan ’97 [more]

Harem Night

Jan 13th ’97 [more]

ReGeneration 1997 Celebration

Jan 1st 1997 January 1st marked our first full scale foray into promotions and entertainment as we presented the “ReGeneration 97″ gig featuring the DIRTY THREE as part of their ‘Horse Stories’ album, Australian promotional tour. [more]

Harem Night

28th Sep. 1996 A night of Middle Eastern food & belly-dancers [more]

Middle Eastern Drum Workshop

27, 28th Sep. 1996 Drumming lessons with Anne Harkin [more]

Navaho Blessingway Ceremony

25, 26, 27th Sep. 1996 Rights of passage to parenthood [more]

Spiritual Ceremony

Spring Equinox 1996 [more]

Permaculture Course

1st to 14th Sep. 1996 A certificate course to help with the design of the Island Quarry & start the Spring plantings [more]

Opening Celebration

Winter Solstice 1996 Island Quarry is go – the Association receives licence of the land [more]