About us

Lismore Art Club was established in 1960 and maintains a healthy, enthusiastic membership. It is credited with the longest running annual art exhibition in the region.

All artists, including beginners are welcome to Lismore Art Club tutorials held on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Venue location to be advised each month with an invited artist/tutor sharing their skills. Arrive time generally 9am to prepare for a 9.30am start to finish at 3pm and includes a morning tea & lunch break.  Bring your own lunch, a small table, easel and art materials. Outdoor plein air days are another feature of the calendar. The cost of each tutorial is $30 for members and $50 for visitors.

REFER TO TUTORIAL PAGE FOR EVENTS

Save the date: Members 64th Annual Exhibition will be held in September 2024  Opening Night Friday 6th Sept. Official opening by Janelle Saffin MP.  Venue Flourish Gallery 15 Casino St. South Lismore NSW 2480 


Meetings are held quarterly  on the first Saturday of March ( + A.G.M), June, September and December. 2024 September meeting will be held earlier due to Exhibition.The Next Quarterly Meeting will be 24th August 2024 venue Kay’s home for more details email lismoreartclub@gmail.com

This year’s AGM & quarterly meetings was held Saturday 2nd March 2024 at Flourish gallery studio space: 15 Casino St South Lismore. Time 10am with light refreshments provided.  Financial members can vote. New members welcome. Annual membership of $30 is due annually each December.


The Lismore Art Club welcomes back Jeht Burgoyne as President for 2024


We support Wilson Park Special School

To find out more about LAC, you may like to contact our secretary by phone or send the club an email to lismoreartclub@gmail.com

Secretary: Linnea Hannan ph 6624 1618    15 Casino Street South Lismore NSW 2480  Treasurer: Kay McCheyne: Direct Deposit including  payments and or Donations can be made at Greater Bank       BSB 637 000  Account 781710229  Please reference your payment or Donation.   


Testimonial from a new member.

“I joined LAC seven months ago and am so pleased that I did. I came from a background in sculpting, with clay modelling and also wood carving, so my experience working in 2 dimensional spaces was very limited. Likewise I didn’t know much about paint. So I was a bit nervous; performance anxiety I guess! I really should never have worried. LAC is a pleasure to belong to, because members are, as a group, dedicated to learning and improving their art. They are understanding and supportive of each other, regardless of style differences or the medium used.


As a group we get lots of opportunity with monthly workshops given by outstanding artists, and also by joining a weekly card painting group which provides the public with very affordable and original small art works. There is a lot of information sharing and we learn by doing. Through these opportunities, we also find out about the best materials to use and hear how others solved their problems. One good thing is we learn that making mistakes is not the end of everything! And actually there are plenty of ways to fix an error!


For my own part, I have found that I am getting the hang of perspective. I have managed to try most mediums (not yet oils) and am surprised to find I am very comfortable with pastels and also watercolor. I have, since joining LAC, become quite comfortable working on paper and have learnt to look and really see what I wish to focus on. Even so, I know I still have a lot to learn, and that’s OK and something to look forward to.”

 


Painting  – 

  1. Promotes creative growth
  2. Boosts memory
  3. Builds motor skills and problem solving dexterity
  4. Relieves stress
  5. Encourages an optimistic approach.
  6. Cultivates growth emotionally.