VISUAL ARTS GRANT FOR LISMORE REGIONAL GALLERY

VISUAL ARTS GRANT FOR LISMORE REGIONAL GALLERY

VISUAL ARTS GRANT FOR LISMORE REGIONAL GALLERY

16 December 2005

The Nationals Member for Lismore, Thomas George today announced $46,965 in funding for the Lismore Regional Art Gallery.

"I am pleased to announce this substantial funding under the NSW Ministry for the Arts 2006 Visual Arts and Craft Program," Mr George said.

"$26,965 of the funding will be used to establish a Curators position at the gallery, and $20,000 will fund the project, "Sense of Place- A Northern Rivers Landscape."

"The Northern Rivers reputation as a visual arts and craft hub is further cemented with this grant," he said.

"In particular, the Lismore Regional Art Gallery's 2006 exhibition program will be significantly enhanced by this announcement."

Mr George said the 2006 Visual Arts and Craft Program stimulates the development of visual arts and crafts in New South Wales by providing funding assistance to eligible organisations.

Information about future funding programs is available from the NSW Ministry for the Arts website at www.arts.nsw.gov.au

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577