Creative Lismore wants to meet up regularly

CALLING all creative 'bods' who love to network socially.

Local arts alliance Creative Lismore is inviting creative workers and supporters of the arts in general to a social networking party at The Studio in Lismore City Hall after work on Friday, November 13.

Want a regular event

The after-5pm event is the brainchild of Creative Lismore executive member and NORPA general manager Patrick Healey, who hopes it can become a regular event.

"A frequent comment I've heard from among the wide range of creative workers I've met since I moved to Lismore in February is that they'd like a place where they can all get together, swap ideas and just generally hang out," Mr Healey said.

"By offering The Studio at Lismore City Hall as a gathering space, NORPA and Creative Lismore hope that people can meet up, mix, and even form new creative collaborations. 

" We're keen to sign up more individual members for Creative Lismore too, so we'll have information on the city's peak arts body available as well."

Creative collaboration

As a member of the Creative Lismore arts alliance, contemporary artist Joanna Kambourian is based in Lismore and is a printmaker, graphic designer, first class honours graduate of Southern Cross University's Visual Arts Program and a recipient of an Australia Council Art Start grant.

She is looking forward to meeting other creative folk on Friday.

" We have such an amazing range of talented people here in Lismore," she said.

"Visual artists and  architects; fashion, graphic and web designers; ceramicists, screenprinters, poets, writers, actors, musicians, digital media specialists, photographers and web gurus…the range of creative endeavours being carried out locally is amazing.

"Some artists work in solitude; others enjoy a collaborative approach.

"From my experience, when they're able to meet up in a social setting, ideas are exchanged, creative practices are compared - and everyone has a great time. Our community is the richer for this."

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