Lismore is well known as an artistic mecca – creative people are drawn to the city like moths to a flame. And while a large chunk of that creativity can be seen in art galleries, cafes and the local library, my favourite works are found on the streets – specifically the brilliant Back Alley Art Gallery.
Lismore’s town centre is a large square, and within it there’s a network of narrow streets and arcades that don’t see a whole lot of foot traffic. To make the city’s heart more inviting, the Back Alley Art Gallery was created as a space for people to unleash their artistic talents and revitalise the town centre.
An initiative of the Lismore Business Promotion Program, the Back Alley Gallery features over 60 artworks by talented artists from Lismore, Byron, Mullumbimby, and further afield.
Artworks range from large scale murals to pasteups, stencils, graffiti and installations.
Artworks change frequently so it’s worthwhile giving the laneways a repeat visit now and then.
Photo: Chris Ashton
The laneways can be accessed via Carrington Street and a small alleyway off Keen Street.
What are your favourite street art destinations?