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Who we are

Lismore Regional Gallery is a creative initiative of Lismore City Council, and is one of the oldest cultural organisations in the Northern Rivers of NSW. Established in 1953, and opened by then Director of the Art Gallery of NSW Hal Missingham, we have played an active role in the cultural life of our community for generations.

Our Vision, ‘A Place for Every Body’, builds on our past and continued work in ensuring that everything we do connects deeply with the community, and builds on our work in supporting artists and audiences with different access needs.

Prior to our opening in a new facility in late 2017, Lismore Regional Gallery had established itself as an organisation known for presenting a bold program of largely self-generated exhibitions. We invest in artists in the commissioning of new work, and bring the community along on a shared journey of making and engaging in contemporary art.

As the site for Australia’s first forest blockade, Lismore and the Northern Rivers have long been champions of environmental causes. As such, social and environmental justice is a key aspect to who we are as an organisation, and who we are as a community.

The Northern Rivers is a dynamic community, and we see our role as being a key place to tell our stories.
Acting Director Sarah Harvey
Curators Fiona Fraser & Kezia Geddes
Community Engagement Officer Claudie Frock
Administrator Alex Taylor
Gallery Casuals:
Nathan Firth
Rich Stone
Jo Swepson (Art & Dementia Program Co Ordinator)
Beki Davies (After School Art Classes Teacher)
Andrew McNeill
Sky Haughton