Successful projects & outcomes

Art in the Heart has so far worked on solo and group art exhibitions, workshops, forums, installations, film and poetry nights and community and street art projects.

For artists involved, there is the potential for exposure for their work as well as networking opportunities. One artist was able to run a series of workshops, poetry slams and film nights that she would have otherwise been unable to do. And the September 2011 collaboration with The Rocks Pop Up Project in Sydney shops saw two Lismore artists win top-dollar commissions for their work, as well as the opportunity to meet with gallery owners, future clients, academics and museum staff.

As of December 2011, the list of successful Art in the Heart projects includes:

  • Lismore Spinners and Weavers - 'Fibre Feast and Fantasy' Exhibition
  • Lismore Arts Collective - T-House Artspace 
  • Emma Burrows, artist in residence - 'The Boat' project 
  • University of the 3rd Age Exhibition - Centro Lismore
  • 'Realising every dream' Exhibition - Centro Lismore
  • Lismore Yarn Guerillas - International Yarn Bombing day / street art
  • Art in the Heart Street Signs project
  • Lismore Arts Collaborative - Lismore Arts Centre workshops 
  • 'No fracking way!' Exhibition - Lismore Arts Collaborative and Keerrong Gas Squad  
  • Art in the Heart @The Rocks Pop Up - a collaboration with The Rocks Pop Up Project which presented the work of Lismore artists in Sydney
  • Art Adventure - three concurrent exhibition spaces
  • Revolutionary Ceramicos - Southern Cross University's NEXT Gallery
  • Jay Manby's ' Bird of Paradise' Exhibition - Lismore Pop Up Gallery
  • Tutti Frutti Collective - Lismore Pop Up Gallery

With all these projects completed in the first year and a half, Art in the Heart has already increased vibrancy in the CBD and also developed the profile (and sales!) of local artists. And there's more in the pipeline.