Northern rivers residents and visitors will be treated to an extravaganza of art when Lismore’s annual Arts in August program kicks off this Saturday.
Now in its third year, the program features world-class poetry, visual arts, live theatre, music and dance with lots to see and do including arts trails, exhibitions, gallery tours and live shows.
Lismore City Council tourism and events manager Mitch Lowe said the first week
included the Bentley Art Prize, the Lismore Art Club’s annual exhibition at the Lismore Workers Club, The Rennie Ellis Show at the Lismore Regional Gallery, the Nimbin Poetry World Cup, Small Things exhibition at The Channon Gallery, Northern Rivers Creative pop-up CBD workshops and a printmaking workshop at the Lismore Art Space.
Mr Lowe said one of the major drawcards of week one was the Hinterland Arts Tour. Participants spend a day traversing the northern rivers countryside to experience the Bentley Art Prize, A Piece of Paradise at Blue Knob Gallery, poetry at the Nimbin Poetry World Cup and a group exhibition of works by Lismore artists at The Channon Gallery.
‘There will be a freshly prepared organic lunch at the Blue Knob Café and wine and nibblies at The Channon Gallery to finish – it will be a fantastic day of delicious art and food,’ Mitch said.
‘This is definitely a great way to enjoy several of Arts in August’s week one highlights without having to lift a finger.’
The Hinterland Arts Tour is this Saturday, 1 August, from 10am to 4pm.
Cost is $25 per person but places are limited and bookings are essential.
To book, phone the Lismore Visitor Information Centre on 6626 0100.