Deborah Kelly and collaborators; Ramesh Mario Nitiyendran from No Human Being Is Illegal (in all our glory) (detail) 2014, Portrait Photographer: Sebastian Kriete. Created for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014).
Deborah Kelly and collaborators; Ramesh Mario Nitiyendran from No Human Being Is Illegal (in all our glory) (detail) 2014, Portrait Photographer: Sebastian Kriete. Created for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014). Sebastian Kriete

Five art shows not to be missed in Lismore this year

THIS is the last year Lismore Regional Gallery will be housing its exhibitions at the Mollesworth building, with the impending move to a new headquarters planned for 2017.

Lismore Regional Gallery announced today its arts program for 2016.

Lismore Regional Gallery Director, Brett Adlington, touched on this changes ahead for the organisation in his announcement of the 2016 program.

"Given the huge year we have in front of us overseeing the new development, there have been a few minor changes to the program," he said.

"We have again strived to bring you a diversity of projects - primarily generated by our small and committed team.

"There are cutting edge contemporary projects, mixed with ones from artists we know you love - and others from artists you may not have experienced before.

"We have Indigenous ceramics, through to photography of iconic 20th Century architecture; masterful woodwork and all your favourite rock stars from the last few decades.

"The exhibition program will again be augmented by an engaging range of public programs, from regular artists talks to after school activities for the older kids," he added.

Here is a list of five shows you cannot afford to miss:

1. Deborah Kelly: No Human Being Is Illegal (in all our glory)

(6 February - 2 April)

Created for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014), this work comprises 20 life-sized photographic portraits realised through ongoing discussion, exchange and art making between the artist, the subjects and public participants.

A MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury) exhibition toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW. The project was created for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014) with the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts and funding advisory body.

The Artist or Curator Residency Program is supported by the Copyright Agency Limited's Cultural Fund.

2. Tony Mott: What a life!

(11 June - 13 August)

Bjork, 1994.
Bjork, 1994. Tony Mott

Australia's premier rock photographer, Tony Mott, has captured all aspects of the rock'n'roll lifestyle through his camera lens.

An untrained photographer, he got his break with a photograph of Chrissy Amphlett, lead singer of Divinyls.

Mott went on to have over 3,000 photographs published in 20 countries and his images have appeared on 400 posters and the covers of 500 CDs and more than 900 magazines.

Mott was the photographer bands asked for and his portfolio features everyone from the Rolling Stones to members of the independent band scene. From candid portraits to awe-inspiring live shots, Mott has a unique ability to connect with his subject.

A touring exhibition from the State Library of NSW.

3. Geoff Hannah: The China Cabinet

(20 August - 25 September)

Geoff Hannah, The Hannah Cabinet, 2009.
Geoff Hannah, The Hannah Cabinet, 2009. Contributed

The Hannah Cabinet, exhibited in 2009, is possibly one of the most popular exhibitions in the history of Lismore Regional Gallery.

This exhibition will be the first outing for Geoff Hannah's latest work, The China Cabinet, which will be shown alongside the work of his students, some of whom have been doing classes with Geoff for over 15 years.

A film will be commissioned to document Hannah's workshop.

4. The Arty Party!

(October 6)

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In 2015, 100 Wonderplace brought to Lismore The Arty Party - a fantastic day where 1,000 people joined in a day of creative play in adjoining Spinks Park.

Mark Thursday, October 6, in your diaries as the day to play in art together at the Lismore Regional Gallery at the 2016 Arty Party!

5. Masato Takasaka and Madeline Kidd

(10 December 2016, - 5 February, 2017)

Masato Takasaka and Madeline Kidd, Living Room Arrangement, 2013, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne.
Masato Takasaka and Madeline Kidd, Living Room Arrangement, 2013, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne. Contributed

Madeline Kidd and Masato Takasaka are both Melbourne based artists with respective independent practices.

For this exhibition, however, they are working together, creating an installation in which works are in conversation .

Takasaka and Kidd are husband and wife, thus the act of working together will draw parallels with their domestic relationship, the knowing of each other and agreements and disagreements that come when bounded people share space.

Click here for further details of the 2016 Lismore Regional Gallery line up.



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