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Hiromi Tango Art Magic :: Remnant

12 September - 24 October

Galleries 1 & 2

A Lismore Regional Gallery exhibition and community engagement project with Hiromi Tango. Tango is an acclaimed sculptural installation and performance artist who uses textiles to weave together tactile and immersive environments by hand. For Art Magic: Remnant, she and Community Engagement Facilitator, Claudie Frock, have worked with local community members to make a ‘Rainbow Forest’, responding to the flora, fauna and landscape of the Lismore region.

Tango has used the concept of the regeneration of the rainforest as a metaphor for emotional healing. She has a strong belief in the therapeutic qualities of her process and has developed “Art Magic recipes” to share the delight of making. Tango has worked extensively with a variety of community groups including local artists, the elderly, anxiety sufferers, children and young people, students, people living with a disability and culturally diverse community members.

Workshop participants and community group members played a crucial role in creating Art Magic: Remnant. A big thank you to everyone for their enthusiasm and dedication in the realisation of this project. Community groups that were involved include; R.E.D. Inc, Lismore TAFE, Jarjum Preschool, Lismore Yarn Guerillas, The Crafty Mummas, Jiggi Makers Circle, The Village Artists, Tuntable Falls Community Preschool & Primary School, Friends Child Care Centre, Lismore Deaf Artists Group & Lismore Rainforest Botanical Gardens.


Hiromi Tango is an internationally respected artist based in Tweed Heads. She has undertaken major community engagement works including Pistil, a sculptural site-specific installation that was created for Contemporary Australia: Women, Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art (2012) and more recently she was commissioned as the 2013 Jackson Bella Room Artist at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Other recent projects and exhibitions include Monster Hotel, (Out of the Box Festival, QPAC, Brisbane 2014), Hiromi Hotel: Moon Jellies, (Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Sydney 2013); Traces – Blue (with Craig Walsh at Art Setouchi , Japan, 2013); Home – Gwangju (with Craig Walsh, Gwangju Biennale, Korea, 2012); Hiromi Hotel – Mixed Blood, ‘Primavera’, (Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2011) and Behind the Door, (PICA, Perth 2010). Over the last two years, Hiromi also undertook a series of community engagement through FIVE (DADAA, 2013 - 2014) – a community engagement project developed to foster awareness of mental health issues through the arts in Western Australia.

Art Magic: Remnant on youtube, filmed by Cloudcatcher Media:


An introduction to Hiromi Tango and the Art Magic: Remnant project


MOMO (a character Hiromi Tango has created for this project) goes through the Art Magic Recipes. These techniques are designed to engage community in her playful process of making art.

Hiromi Tango: Art Magic: Remnant High School – Education Kit 

Hiromi Tango: Art Magic: Remnant Primary School- Education Kit

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.


Auditory Visions

Auditory Visions

Seven contemporary Australian printmakers were asked to contribute works that could be seen and heard

Vicki Fayle Gallery & Screen Gallery
Trading Place <br/> Clare Urquhart & Cassandra Purdon

Trading Place
Clare Urquhart & Cassandra Purdon

The audience is invited to trade an object that signifies their connection to the place they live in return for an artwork or object from the Trading Place collection

Upstairs Gallery
Still Life: Varying Domesticities <br/> Miriam Salomon

Still Life: Varying Domesticities
Miriam Salomon

This object-based installation by the peripatetic artist Miriam Salomon comprises plastic domestic objects from the late-1960s and early-‘70s, alongside sand-blasted tins collected from second-hand stores in Lismore

24/7: Window
Artists In Conversation <br/>  Auditory Visions

Artists In Conversation
Auditory Visions

Thursday 22 October, 5.15 - 6.pm

Chaired by Miyuki Jokiranta, presenter of ABC RN Soundproof Jay-Dea Lopez, Jan Davis, and Travis Paterson speak with Miyuki Jokiranta about Auditory Visions

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