Art Practice in 3 Bites

Art Practice in 3 Bites

Art Practice in 3 Bites is a series of three arts focused panel sessions that will discuss, dissect and dispel the myths, challenges, opportunities and advantages for artists working in the Northern Rivers and beyond.

A collaboration between Southern Cross University, Lismore Regional Gallery and Arts Northern Rivers. Each ‘Bite’ engages in critical discourse around creative practice across the many disciplines that contribute to our culturally rich and diverse arts community.

Art Practice in 3 Bites is an opportunity for all artists in varying stages of their careers to come together, connect and learn from a respected and eclectic mix of local and national industry professionals.



Coming up – 

3rd Bite – Public Art, Public Space and Collective Identity

Join the final panel event of Art Practice in 3 Bites, hosting an in-person conversation and presentation focusing on how public art contributes to a vibrant community, challenges audiences, and shapes the identity of place.

Deborah McCormick founder and former Executive Director of SCAPE Public Art, New Zealand, who was instrumental in the cultural rebuild of Otautahi Christchurch and Ineke Dane, an award-winning curator working as Associate Curator, International Art at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art QAGOMA, will discuss their journeys with public art and debate the provocative and sometimes challenging nature of art in public spaces.

Facilitated by Jane Fuller, Executive Director of Arts Northern Rivers, this bite will be an engaging insight into how public art is an innovative and experimental platform for artists of all practices to consider and its wide-ranging cultural influence on the wider public.


Previous –

2nd Bite was a conversation about transdisciplinary practice with Léuli Eshrāghi, Curatorial Researcher in Residence, and Peta Rake, Acting Director and Senior Curator at The University of Queensland Art Museum moderated by Ashleigh Ralph, the Director at Lismore Regional Gallery. Through the presentation of their respective practices and collaborations, this conversation aims to illustrate alternative ways for artists and curators to work across disciplines and, perhaps, reframe how we think about water in Lismore and the East Coast – through a blue lens.

1st Bite – Sustain was a lively and engaging conversation focusing on Sustainable Practice, Artist Run Initiatives and Emerging Artists. “How do artists sustain a career in the regions?”, “What are the benefits of the creative arts degree pathway?”, “How do artists connect and create their own opportunities?” 1st Bite – Sustain, brought together dynamic creative industry heavyweights: Lisa Havilah; Chief Executive of Sydney Powerhouse Museum; Hamish Sawyer; Independent curator and recently the Director of Outer Space; and Laith McGreggor; Internationally exhibited Artist. Facilitated by Dr Marian Tubbs, artist and Senior Lecturer in Art and Design at SCU. This panel session was an invaluable opportunity for pre professional and emerging artists, including artists considering taking on an Arts degree to be inspired and discover the many creative pathways for a sustainable and successful career in the arts.



This project is delivered in collaboration with Southern Cross University and Lismore Regional Gallery and made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.


Coming up – 

3rd Bite – Public Art, Public Space and Collective Identity

Register here!

Friday 30 June, 2:30 – 4pm

Lismore City Bowling and Recreation Club