ART FROM THE HEART: Local artist Jay Manby at The Art In Heart Pop Up Gallery, Lismore.
ART FROM THE HEART: Local artist Jay Manby at The Art In Heart Pop Up Gallery, Lismore. Patrick Gorbunovs

Pop Up heads off

THE final exhibition in the Lismore Art in the Heart Pop-Up Gallery in Magellan St, Unwild by Jay Manby opens tomorrow, and is set to make for a vivacious goodbye to the space.

Unwild will be the second exhibition at the gallery from the local visual and will be "the last picture show" at the art space which has hosted dozens of artist exhibitions in the past 18 months.

The Art in the Heart co-ordinator Stephen Nelson said the Pop-Up Gallery, which makes it's home in vacant CBD spaces in agreements with the owners, will continue after moving from this particular space, and will be on the lookout for a new hub in the coming weeks.

"It's not the end of Art in the Heart," he said.

Mr Nelson said the Art in the Heart project had helped more than 200 artists over two years in 37 separate projects, such as exhibitions like Unwild.

Mr Manby said he was excited to showcase his vibrant paintings in his second exhibition in Lismore. "Unwild highlights the plight of our planet's rapidly-disappearing 'wild' zones and their uneasy co-existence with urbanisation and consumer society," he said.

Mr Manby said his new works, created in his Eltham studio, use an intense visual language to "make marks demonstrating the momentum and complexity of our culture."

Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell will officially open the exhibition at the Art in the Heart Pop Up Gallery, 56 Magellan St, tomorrow from 6pm. All are invited to attend the event, which will include live music provided by local trio Black Train. Unwild will be on display until November 15.



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