From the moment you set foot into our art gallery your senses are awakened. An amazing array of colourful artworks compete for your attention in every way you turn. Quirky sculptures stimulate the imagination in ways you never thought possible and upcycled creations make you re-think anything you’ve disposed of.
Creativity is certainly alive and thriving in our Murwillumbah Hub and there is no wonder why it is a stand-out feature in this years Murwillumbah Art Trail (MAT18).
“I am proud and honoured to be a part of MAT18 in our beautiful art gallery where we sell amazing artworks in a great community. The Lifebridge Visual Arts Program is not about your disability, it is about your ability and about encouraging you to be good at what you can do. To really enjoy art.” said Lifebridge artist, Jocelyn Smith.
Artists and tutors have opened the doors into the Murwillumbah art space welcoming the public to wonder inside and see where the creative process unfolds. For any budding artists, this is the perfect chance for you to connect with our artists and tutors and ask any questions about how you can nurture your creativity and passion and also how you can be a part of our Visual Arts Program.
In just the opening week of MAT18 we have sold over $1,300.00 worth of artworks which is a tremendous credit to our very talented artists and tutors who nurture each individual’s talents.
MAT18 has been themed ‘Moving On’, in relation to the devastating floods of 2017 which left the town reeling. It showcases the resilience of the town, when in a time of crisis, they band together as a community and support each other.
As well as supporting the Murwillumbah community, ‘Moving On’ has personal meaning to Lifebridge. In the past 6 months major changes have been made, which has taken many customers out of their comfort zones. Our biggest change, our move from Tweed Heads and into Murwillumbah.
The embrace of the community and the willing attitudes of our customers, however, has seen this turn into such a wonderful experience for everyone involved. Our customers are thriving in their new space and we are continuing to expand our involvement in community activities.
“A lot has changed for me this year, I have got a job and I am going on a holiday this year which I never thought would be possible. We are doing amazing things at Lifebridge. We are doing Cooly Rocks On and the Banana Festival and I really enjoy coming to the Murwillumbah Art Hub at Lifebridge.” said Jocelyn.
The Murwillumbah Art Trail runs from May 18 to May 27, 2018 and our gallery is open from 10am to 4pm every day during the event. If you haven’t already visited our Murwillumbah Art Hub, located at Shop 1, 131 Murwillumbah Street, please pop in and say hello.