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Lismore Regional Gallery

11 Rural St, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
+61 2 6627 4600
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New gallery is much more inviting

The new Lismore Regional Gallery has lots of natural light and is a vast improvement on the space... read more

Reviewed yesterday
TravellerFaye
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Lennox Head, Australia
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Well done Lismore

It might be small but great things come in small packages. The newly completed Lismore Regional... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2018
Catherine L
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Lismore, Australia
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Now open at our exciting new location in the Lismore Quadrangle, with an expanded range of programs and exhibitions.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
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11 Rural St, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The new Lismore Regional Gallery has lots of natural light and is a vast improvement on the space provided in the former location. Its inviting. A large group of us went to see Hobie Porter’s exhibition and Hobie accepted an invitation to speak with us....More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

It might be small but great things come in small packages. The newly completed Lismore Regional Gallery has much to be proud about. It is centrally located and has created a very beautiful location for locals and visitors. It showcases local artists, indigenous art and...More

Thank Catherine L
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brettlis2016, Manager at Lismore Regional Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Big thanks for this review. And don't forget the occasional interbational artists also!

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

This gallery is very new and a definite improvement on the shoe-box place that existed before. Unfortunately corners have been cut, there is too much emphasis on aboriginal art and abstract. The worst part is the ugly car park that was allowed to be built...More

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

A terrific regional gallery. The jewel of Lismore. Beautifully curated exhibitions. Knowledgeable and helpful staff and volunteers.

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Reviewed December 1, 2017

The new regional gallery at Lismore is a delightful building with a number of small spaces featuring indigenous art, contemporary artists, and artists with links to the area. There are some lovely Margaret Olley still life works, an Anh Do portrait, and the stunning Hannah...More

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Reviewed November 19, 2017

This gallery is only newly opened and is well worth the visit. Entry is free, although donations are appreciated. There are many wonderful art works on display, including a number of Margaret Olleys still art works. A section of indigenous art. The gallery is in...More

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Brett A, General Manager at Lismore Regional Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2017

Thanks for your detailed review. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. We’ll have a whole new range of shows opening in December.

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

Was lucky that Geoff Hannah was there in person telling us all about his work - types of woods used, secret compartments, rare shells used, precious stones used, hours of work, how gilding was done around the pillars etc.

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Brett A, General Manager at Lismore Regional Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2017

Thanks for your review. If you need more of a Geoff fix, he will be giving free monthly talks on the cabinet every second Wednesday of the month at 10:30am.

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Reviewed October 29, 2017

The local community came out in droves to celebrate the opening of the new Lismore Regional Gallery and with good cause. It is a fantastic facility with exhibition spaces showcasing local and visiting artists, the amazing Hannah Cabinet and the event space and cafe downstairs....More

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Brett A, Manager at Lismore Regional Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2017

Thanks! Looking forward to welcoming you back!

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

The Lismore Regional Gallery opened in its new building in Keen Street yesterday (Oct 28, 2017) so if you haven’t visited recently, you’re in for a great surprise. Much much bigger, lots of new exhibition spaces including a Margaret Olley space, great lighting etc. Stairs...More

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Brett A, Manager at Lismore Regional Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Thank you!

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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Well worth the drive from Lismore! The gallery is situated in a beautiful rural setting. The Margaret Olley centre was amazing. Such a wonderful replica of her objects and home. Currently till Sept 10 there is a wonderful exhibition of portraits painted of her and...More

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brettlis2016, Manager at Lismore Regional Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2017

Thanks for your review - but I'm guessing you are referring to the wonderful Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Arts Centre in Murwillumbah. We agree it's a great gallery - but we will soon be opening (likely end of October) in our new gallery...More

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