Artists: Apply to Exhibit at new LRG

Exhibition Proposals

CALL FOR PROPOSALS :: NEXT DEADLINE: 27 NOVEMBER 2017

Are you interested in exhibiting with Lismore Regional Gallery?

The first floor will showcase curated exhibitions, touring exhibitions and a dedicated gallery for the permanent collection. We will balance our program in these spaces across the year so that it reflects the diverse interests and voices of people from our region and beyond.

The prominently located downstairs gallery will prioritise local early career artists in a program of about eight exhibitions per year. The gallery is approx 9.8m x 3.5m x 3.4m (h) (download floor plan here) and has gallery lighting and hanging tracks. Artists will receive a fee of $250 per show, and be expected to help with installation/de-installation. With a large floor to ceiling window, the gallery space will be highly visible to people passing by and those engaging in activities in the Lismore Quadrangle.

Exhibition proposals can be submitted anytime throughout the year and selected by a panel.

Submitting your proposal

If you would like your artwork to be considered for exhibition at Lismore Regional Gallery, you can submit a proposal including:

• Images (10 maximum)
• CV/ BIO
• links to website (if available)
• an exhibition statement (approx. one page)

Your exhibition statement must include an artist’s statement/conceptual premise and a description of the show. You can also include ideas you have for public programming (workshop/artist talk/performance etc) and any preference for dates.

Download a proposal form here

Email your proposal to art.gallery@lismore.nsw.gov.au.

Industrial Relations  exhibition by Leora Sibony. Photograph: Kate Holmes

Industrial Relations exhibition by Leora Sibony. Photograph: Kate Holmes

New Photography Book Sheds Touching Light on Byron Homeless

No Fixed Abode is a book of portrait photographs and intimate stories that give voice to Byron’s homeless community. The book was created to build connection, empathy and understanding for the region’s homeless community.

The black and white photographic portraits in the book are the work of local photographer Drew Rogers, who also works with people experiencing homelessness in Byron. The trust and friendship that he has with his subjects is evident in the images.

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An astonishing book… the photographs by Drew of these homeless people are brimful of humanity, almost glamorous… heartfelt stories by the writers… I hope one of these days a book like this won’t be needed.
— Craig McGregor, writer, journalist, & academic
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The book’s stories are presented in firstperson narrative and have been collected by a team of local volunteer writers who’ve visited the services such as community breakfasts and showers in Byron Bay, Mullumbimby and Brunswick Heads over many months. The stories present an intimate insight into the lives of these storytellers. Such as from Lou:
“It was just before my fourteenth birthday when I went to the streets for the first time. My first night on the street I was sleeping under a band stand and three dogs attacked me, so I scrambled up a tree and tried to tie my sleeping bag under a branch. The sleeping bag gave way and I fell … I’d broken twelve bones and had fractures in my spine.”

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"No Fixed Abode, published by the Byron Community Centre and The Byron Writers Festival gently addresses that callous disconnect by giving otherwise stifled, invisible Australians a face and a voice. By exploring the stories of people who’ve fallen through society’s cracks, readers can better understand some of the common trajectories of disenfranchisement – and what a truly horrible thing it is to be without a home." -Byron Community Centre

The book is a not-for-profit project that has been made possible by contributors volunteering their professional skills, and through the support of the Byron Community Centre, Byron Writers Festival and private donors L & R Uechtritz Foundation and Temple Byron.