The Art Oracle, May 19

The month of May has a wide range of fantastic art exhibitions and activities on offer, all aimed to inspire and engage our community. Here are a handful of creative arts events and workshops to add to your social calendar.

Lennox Arts Collective

The Lennox Arts Collective continues to offer a wide range of fantastic art classes throughout May. Call into their gallery at 2/72 Ballina Street, Lennox Head to enrol in a class. 

Workshops on offer include:
• Mondays – Narelle Bretherton, morning classes
• Tuesdays – Fiona Reddoch
• Wednesdays – Christine is in Europe from mid May-end June
• Thursdays – Sharon McIlwain, 6-8.30pm, 6 week course $150

Guest Exhibitions at the Lennox Arts Collective
Neil Matterson
Neil is exhibiting a variety of thought provoking etchings and paintings. If you are looking for a unique art piece for your art collection, then this is the exhibition for you! 

Kathleen Armstrong
Kathleen will be exhibiting her bold, bright and beautifully detailed paintings, inspired by the wonders of nature. Kathleen’s exhibition will open on Thursday night, 10 May. 

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery
The NRCG will be launching four exciting new exhibitions this month, opening Wednesday 8th May and running until 30 June, 2019.

Narelle Bretherton, Small Moments
This exhibition showcases new series of small paintings about small moments. Narelle’s intimate paintings capture her everyday, documenting time and place evoking the nostalgic and familiar. 

Deborah White,  Abstract Botanica – The Realisation 
As a fashion designer involved in the process from design concept, to sourcing and manufacture, Deborah White is acutely aware of the waste the design industry creates, as well as the tragic impact this has on our planet. Her work is inspired by her life in Africa and Australia.

The Ninth Annual Grace Cruice Memorial Exhibition 
Ballina Arts & Craft Centre Inc (BACCI)

This exhibition features new work by members of Ballina Arts and Craft Centre Inc (BACCI). The exhibition showcases the diverse talents of the group and celebrates its members’ shared passion for creativity.

Many members of BACCI come from Lennox Head, so come along to appreciate and celebrate our communities creativity!

Karyn Fendley, Flora
Landscape artist Karyn Fendley’s fascination with silhouettes and shadows continues indoors in this exhibition of still life paintings that explore extremes of lightness and darkness, and the transient liminal spaces created by shadows.

Lismore Regional Gallery
The Archibald Prize 
On exhibition until 16 June 2019.

The Archibald Prize and Young Archie are currently on exhibition at Lismore Regional Gallery, showcasing the very best of contemporary portrait paintings that Australia has to offer. This exhibition is awe-inspiring. Do yourself a favour and appreciate these artworks whilst they are in our region.

Lismore Symphony Orchestra – Dance
Lismore Symphony Orchestra will be performing their latest concert titled Dance featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Kats-Chernin and Brahms. They will be joined on stage by dancers from the Pam Bellingham School of Dance. 

Dance will be performed on 18 and 19 May at Southern Cross University. Visit for more information. This performance will provide a creative feast for your soul – don’t miss it!


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