NATURE INDOORS: Dennis and Melina's house in the Not So Square exhibition at Lismore's Regional Art Gallery.
NATURE INDOORS: Dennis and Melina's house in the Not So Square exhibition at Lismore's Regional Art Gallery. Tim Hixon

From the unique to extraordinary

LISMORE Regional Gallery's upcoming exhibition is something a little left of centre.

Opening at 3.30pm on April 20, the Not Quite Square exhibition will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Aquarius Festival in Nimbin by showcasing weird and wonderful owner-built homes from across the region.

A couple of years in the making, the show will look at houses hand-built by their environmentally conscious owners since the 1970s.

"There's genuine interest in the region and the story," said Lismore Regional Gallery director Brett Adlington.

"We look for ways that the gallery's program can be used to speak to the community, and this is an inclusive exhibition that the community will respond to."

As well as the formally structured exhibition, there is a community input section for people to share their own stories of unique owner builder experiences, big or small.

"We're looking at the impact of that culture on the region", Mr Adlington said.

For further information, contact the Lismore Regional Gallery at 6622 2209.

At a glance

Other events in association with the Not Quite Square exhibition will include a panel discussion on the owner builder movement from 2-3pm prior to the exhibition opening on Saturday, April 20, a bus trip to experience an owner-built home first hand on Sunday, May 5, and a screening of the documentary Detropia on Thursday, May 2.



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