Lovers’ Land Goes Public

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What is a "contemporary surf space?" Dane Reynolds' head is one. Bali is probably another. But that's also what the sign outside Sea Cell Gallery reads, in the Byron Bay Arts and Industrial District. The small structure is part surf shop, part shaping bay, part lounge and – for a few hours last night – all art gallery. The Lovers' Land crew rolled up armed with prints, paints and bikes to give the Byron surf/art community a taste of their travels. Renowned painter Robert Moore lent his talents to the collection, as did Ozzie Wright, Dustin Humphrey, and a slew of Lovers' Land friends and co-conspirators. Mylee and the Mice – comprised of Ozzie's lovely wife and mother-in-law – played an amazing sit-down set on guitar and mandolin. Corona provided liquid, Sea Cell gave space, and Lovers' Land issued four walls' worth of images from their last few weeks on the move. The two hundred-plus attendees walked out with limited-edition prints, memories, and a burning desire to hit the road.