arts & culture

Lismore’s cultural diversity, idyllic climate and spectacular landscape has attracted and inspired creative innovators from all around the globe. The result is a dynamic and eclectic mix, with an extraordinary output of traditional, innovative and alternative arts.

There are, quite possibly, more actors, artisans, buskers, dancers, divas, film-makers, musicians, painters, potters and performers, per capita, than anywhere else in the country. You’ll find their work on display at weekend markets, galleries, cafes, pubs and many venues throughout the region.

Our region’s talented multi arts community is largely supported and nurtured by the excellent and progressive courses on offer at Lismore’s Southern Cross University, North Coast Institute of TAFE and Northern Rivers Conservatorium of Music. Organisations such as the Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA) and the Lismore Regional Gallery resonates the creative spirit of the region.

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