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Since the beginning of June, Art Magic has been growing in Lismore. Vibrant and colourful creations have been made by Lismore’s diverse and talented community in shop 17 at the Star Court Arcade.

It is all part of a Lismore Regional Gallery exhibition and community engagement project called Art Magic: Remnant with acclaimed installation and performance artist, Hiromi Tango.

Hiromo Tango Momo. Photo Dean Beletich
Hiromo Tango Momo. Photo Dean Beletich

Hiromi uses textiles to weave together tactile and immersive environments by hand. She has extensive experience working with communities in Australia and overseas.

Hiromi was particularly drawn to working in Lismore. ‘The sense of community is so exceptionally strong in Lismore’, she says. ‘The grass roots here are deep and this community is powerful’.

The community’s work with Hiromi is all about to culminate with an exhibition an 12 September to 24 October 2015.

Workshop participants and community group members played a crucial role in creating Art Magic: Remnant. Community groups that were involved include; R.E.D. Inc, Lismore TAFE, Jarjum Preschool, Lismore Yarn Guerillas, The Crafty Mummas, Jiggi Makers Circle, The Village Artists, Tuntable Falls Community Preschool & Primary School, Friends Child Care Centre, Lismore Deaf Artists Group & Lismore Rainforest Botanical Gardens.

Hiromi Tango. Photo Tree Faerie.
Hiromi Tango. Photo Tree Faerie.

Exhibition dates: 12 September – 24 October 2015

Opening: Saturday 12 September 2015, 2.00pm by Jenny Dowell, Mayor, Lismore City Council

There will be a dance performance at the opening by Hiromi Tango with dancers of R.E.D. Inc directed by Phil Blackman.


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