Tullara performing at the Arstate Lismore launch. Credit: Supplied.
Lismore to host a new arts festival that showcases regional talent in November.
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Since 2003, Swell has gone from a grassroots event to an international festival.
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Intuitions by Jacqueline Damon

In September 2003, the first Swell Sculpture Festival was held at Currumbin beach in Queensland.

Tullara performing at the Arstate Lismore launch. Credit: Supplied., Blakboi will perform at Artstate Lismore. Credit: Marc Stapelberg, Soumik Datta will speak at the opening keynote. Credit: Supplied, Artstate Lismore postcards. Credit: Supplied.

Lismore will welcome around 200 arts industry delegates over four days in November and December when it hosts the inaugural Artstate&nb

The university classroom is quiet and the students’ heads are bowed as they doodle on white cardboard pieces.

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Poetry has a role to play in the planet’s survival. Far from being irrelevant, it can claim an engagement with the biosphere's crises.

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The provenance of To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) is perhaps less well known than the novel itself, which has come to be eve

The Back Alley Gallery was started in 2011 . Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, With the support of Lismore City Council, artists have transformed some of Lismore's CBD. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, Artwork on the buildings of the Back Alley Gallery. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, A doorway in the Back Alley Gallery. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, This striking art by Guido has been a mainstay in the Back Alley Gallery. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, Art with an anti CSG message featuring Fido the dog. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, Art by Kitty, Belle and Lady P in the Back Alley Gallery. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, The artists who participated in Saturday's street party tagged themselves on painted name tags. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt , The idea to brighten up neglected quarters of the CBD is based on Melbourne's lane ways. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, Austin's 40 Gallon Cow. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, A work-in-progress by artist Julla. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, First time contributor to the Back Alley Gallery - Peace by artist John Kaye., The BAG is part of an anti-graffiti and vandalism campaign championed by Mayor Jenny Dowell. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, Art by Magee in the Back Alley Gallery. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, Art on the back of the Mecca Cafe in the Back Alley Gallery. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, New art by first-timer Judy Rhum. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, A Mexican-flavoured mural by Austin. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt, Tribal art by Jinx in the Back Alley Gallery. Photo: Kaitlin Liemandt

The Back Alley Gallery’s third annual street party, held last Saturday, was a tasty liquorice all-sorts of live art, music and street culture.

Gold Coast City celebrate quarter final qualification. Credit: Patrick Leigh Perspectives, Jarrod Kyle top-scored for the side with nine goals for the season. Credit: Patrick Leigh Perspectives, Gold Coast City celebrate round of 32 qualification. Credit: Sportspics, Gold Coast City bow out with a 6-0 loss to South Melbourne. Credit: Patrick Leigh Perspectives

Gold Coast City’s Westfield FFA cup run came to an end in September's quarter finals

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