“The raw honesty of these artists is inspiring. It was my favourite exhibition so far.” said one of the many visitors to our exhibition simply titled, ‘Uninhibited’.
Revolving around the theme of ‘Moving On’, in reference to those affected by the 2017 floods that devastated the Murwillumbah community, MAT18 was a ten-day contemporary, diverse and interactive arts festival celebrating art in all its forms with 90 artists exhibiting in over 33 pop up galleries.
Our Murwillumbah Art Hub was the talk of the town during the event, with over a staggering 690 people visiting the gallery. An incredible outcome for our customers, was over $2,500 worth of artwork sold during the event. 90% of these proceeds go to the individuals and get reinvested back into group activities.
“I was 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.
The Murwillumbah Art Hub has over 100 pieces of artwork on display at any given time, from abstract paintings to creative sculptures, with each piece being truly unique.
“It’s great to see our customers thriving in their new space, embracing the opportunity of a store front and achieving their goals.” said Bronwyn Mitchell, Lifebridge CEO.
Since the Art Trail, the Murwillumbah Hub has already received five private commissions and plenty more interest in their artwork on display.
The Lifebridge Murwillumbah Art Hub is open Monday to Friday, with new works on display each week. For more information about the Murwillumbah Art Hub contact Lifebridge on 1800 043 186 or visit lifebridge.org.au. If you are in the area you can visit the display at Shop 1, 131 Murwillumbah Street, Murwillumbah.