VARIED STYLES: Roger Jones, Val Frearson and Betty Wotherspoon in the Lismore Art Club exhibition at Lismore Square Shopping Centre.
VARIED STYLES: Roger Jones, Val Frearson and Betty Wotherspoon in the Lismore Art Club exhibition at Lismore Square Shopping Centre. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Art in the Heart of the Square

IF YOU go to Lismore Square Shopping Centre this week you'll find a selection of artworks created by local artists.

Members of Lismore Art Club are displaying their works in a group pop-up exhibition in the centre until Saturday, in partnership with the Lismore Art in the Heart project.

A temporarily vacant shop provided by the Square near the bottom of the main escalators has given the club the opportunity to promote art and the club in a prime location.

The exhibition holds about 50 pieces, including oils, watercol- ours and pastels and subjects such as landscapes, animals and still-life paintings.

The club's exhibition co-ordinator, Roger Jones, said the exhibition shows the diversity of ideas, styles and mediums used.

Lismore Square Shopping Centre marketing manager Mel Carrero said the Square was delighted to host the club.

"It's not often we get something like this," Ms Carrero said.

"I think people really enjoy seeing the Square support the art community.

"We're very open to more activity of this kind."

Lismore Art Club has more than 30 members and has been running for 53 years, making it the longest-lasting in the region.

And they're always looking for new members to join in the crew, said member Val Frearson.

She said the club, which meets once a month, is about "getting together artists willing to improve and learn different methods".

"Everybody's helpful to one another," Mrs Frearson said.

Another member, Betty Wotherspoon, said that while ever- yone comes from different walks of life with different interests, they're brought together by the common interest of art.



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