The Lismore Regional Gallery Permanent Collection aims to be a source of knowledge, ideas, stories and memories. It is developed and managed as a community resource to inspire, educate and inform the community and visitors, and to contribute to the conservation of the history and culture of the Lismore region.
The new Lismore Regional Gallery building will include purpose built storage facility, and a gallery space dedicated to showing works from the Collection. Works are also on display in the Lismore Base Hospital and Lismore City Council offices.
The Collection aims to:
• Tell the story of Australian art in the 20th Century.
• Reflect the work of local significant and emerging artists.
• Include significant works about the Northern Rivers by current or past artists.
• Reflect and explore the region’s cultural, artistic and social diversity, including its significant indigenous culture and heritage.
• Investigate photographic and video works exploring the notion of ‘documentary photomedia’
• Extend existing holdings of indigenous art from or relating to the region.
• Provide access for cultural enrichment, exhibition and education and be the basis for future reference and research.
• Encourage recognition of art and artists as valued assets of the City.