It’s Peggy Popart At Lismore Regional Gallery

Peggy Popart

Peggy Popart

Miss Peggy Popart is the ultimate art tour guide for kids and big kids at heart. We love her! Get to the Lismore Regional Art Gallery this every 2nd Saturday of the month from 10.30 – 11.30am for a kids’ overview of the current exhibition. It’s free and we love that. Auslan Interpreted. Support your local Regional Gallery and be inspired.


Peggy Popart Warming Up Crowd

Peggy Popart Warming Up Crowd



The Photo Exchange at The New Camera House

streetphoto1Did you know The New Camera House Lismore on Keen St (next to Blooms Chemist) still processes film? I had the magical experience this week of dropping off a 6 year old roll of Kodak 35MM film for processing that had been sitting in a box and on my to-do list for all that time. When I picked it up the staff said there were some cute photos on there and of course they were of my Daughter who was 18 mths at the time and indeed there were some great shots. Now forever on matte paper with that unmistakable real film look. So I will dust off the old Nikon and get film snapping again! The team at the New Camera House are just lovely and so helpful. They also introduced me to The Photo Exchange – a community photo club they run once a month at the lovely La Vida Bar and Restaurant – it looks awesome! Check out their Facebook, or website or drop into the shop and have a chat.

streetphoto2Photos taken from The Photo Exchange Newsletter – sign up for it now!

Bird Lady Emu Woman

Fab, now I know who is responsible for my favourite piece of Lismore Street Art. Found in the Back Alley Gallery and the work of local Joanna Kambourian.

Joanna Kambourian and Darren Bryant are msbrownslounge – 2 printmakers and a bossy dog on wheels (true!). Ms Browns Lounge is the home of Ms Browns PRESS, an open print studio (see image) offering access to presses, workshops and professional print services in a wide variety of processes including screen printing, etching, relief, litho, monotype, book binding services and master printing.


1 Norris St Lismore NSW 2480
CALL Joanna for more information 0424 929 393.

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Byron Bay Film Festival At Star Court Theatre Lismore

Fantastic news that the Star Court Theatre is screening sessions from the Byron Bay International Film Festival. This weekend I will be going to the Australian premiere of the documentary Lost And Sound (UK) Saturday at 2pm……….

Imagine waking up in the morning to find that the world sounds utterly different – and music is suddenly unrecognisable. All the songs you’ve loved and all the songs you’ve yet to discover are suddenly out of reach. Around one in seven of us will experience some kind of deafness in our lifetime. Could you find a way to get music back again? Made by a partially deaf filmmaker after the future of her own hearing was called into doubt, this fascinating documentary follows music critic Nick Coleman, dancer Emily Thornton and pianist Holly Loach over two years as they journey deep into sound and silence. It combines intimate filming with original animation, a rich soundtrack (often manipulated to reveal what deafness actually sounds like), and new accessible insights from the world’s top neuroscientists to tell the story of the human love affair with music.

Sunday afternoon bring the whole family down for the Family Friendly Kids Shorts at 1pm. Includes some locally produced animations. Tickets are only $8 each.Grab a choc top too. Heaps more at the Star Court Theatre, check

Affordable Wholefoods Lismore – The Whole Experience

I can’t believe it has taken me this long to mention Affordable Wholefoods (formerly Pacific Bulk Foods). I know…it’s not new but it is good. It’s bulk bin, self-serve, and features the friendliest staff in a most relaxing shop. I am not sure if it is the smell of wholefoods (grains, nuts, flours, beans, cereals) that hits me the most or the groovy music. Or perhaps the fact that each time I go there I find something new, and feel inspired to try something new. It’s an inspiring shop, thats what it is! At 119 Magellan St Lismore (opposite the Library).

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Print + Paper + Book – Jo Olive – 2013 Workshops

Image of Rusting Papers Workshop March 22Print + Paper + Book workshops are run by Jo Olive and Heather Mathew. Jo is also a regular at the Makers Market at the Lismore Conservatorium Of Music lawn, so thats how I sneak her in here as a creative Lismorian worth mentioning. This is her baby as well The workshops start from $50 for three hours of pure indulgent creativity in studios at South Murwillumbah.

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*Pic from the Rusting Papers Workshop page.