Lismore Regional Art Gallery

Lismore Regional Art Gallery

Housed in the Trench Building, erected in 1908, the Lismore Regional Art Gallery has been operating since 1953. The National Trust has stated that this building, a combination of Art Nouveau and Continental Secession, is almost unique. In February 2004 the Lismore Regional Gallery celebrates its 50th Anniversary with an exhibition of historic works from the permanent collection.

Address: 
131 Molesworth Street, Lismore, NSW
Tel: 
0266222209
Hours: 
Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday 10:30am - 2:30pm
Admission: 
By donation
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access, reference library, guided tours, education programs, coffee shop, licensed restaurant.
Collection: 
Over 400 items. Works by significant Australian artists such as Margaret Olley, Albert Namatjira and Kevin Connor as well as many talented and well known local artists such as Jan Davis, Patsy Hely, Dennis Monks and Mostyn Bramley-Moore.
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Items

Painting

Goanna Headland

Goanna Headland
Creator:
Albert (Digby) Moran
Description:
Contemporary Aboriginal Painting
Date:
1997
Item Id Number:
1997.205

Digby Moran is Bundalung/ Dungutti and his painting represents the dreamtime legend of Evans Head and the Bundalung People.

Painted Woomera

Landscape painted Woomera

Landscape painted Woomera
Creator:
Albert Namatjira
Description:
A landscape painted on a woomera. It has Namatjira totem on the back, piece is boxed
Date:
1942-43
Item Id Number:
1961.46

Purchased from Mr K H Langsam's Southport Gallery Qld. Its Albert own Woomera and came from the Hermannesberg Mission and has been verified by DR Rex Battersbee

Painting

Child

Creator:
Jon Molvig
Description:
A Portrait of a child
Date:
1953
Item Id Number:
1955.27

Winner of City of Lismore Art Prize 1955. He began teaching at St Mary's Church studio, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane 1954. It seems to be one of the first art prizes he won.

Painting

Lilies and Grapes

Creator:
Margaret Olley
Description:
Still Life of lilies and grapes. White and red lilies in a blue vase against a green background with grapes, apples and a blue mug on a blue tablecloth.
Date:
1958

Margaret Olley was born in Lismore and still has family here. It was the winner of city of Lismore Art Prize 1958.

Painting

Britains Heritage

Creator:
Arthur James Wetherall Burgess
Description:
A large marine painting with battleships in realistic oceanscape
Date:
1947

Exhibited at the society of marine artists, guildhall, London 1947. Presented to the Ciry of Lismore by Mrs G.W.F. Mcnaughton of London, in appreciation of the gallantry of Australian sons in both wars.