major aims are to promote the awareness and appreciation of art
within the community and to visitors, and to foster professional
changing exhibition program throughout the year provides a focus
for renewal and our retail outlet offers art pieces at affordable
Cafe offers lunches Thursday - Sunday
membership based group, incorporated as a volunteer association,
is also dedicated to completing the refurbishment of the building
over time. The multi-staged plan includes workshop space where
artists can provide training and skill-sharing, or attend workshops
offered by invited artists, as well as extensions to the cafe
Judy Cassab - Portrait donation.
Blue Knob Hall Gallery has had the honour of being the recipient of a lithograph print titled ‘Guitar Player’ by the renowned Australian artist Judy Cassab (1920 – 2015).
Through her son John Seed and family she had a long association with people in the Lismore/Channon area and became very close to people’s hearts. Donated to the Gallery by her son John and family, on her behalf, it will have its own permanent place to hang in our community Gallery.
Judy Cassab was the first woman to win the Archibald Prize twice for her portraits 'Stanislaus Rapotec' (1960) and 'Portrait of Margo Lewers' (1967) She was an artist of immense insight and imagination, and as well as painting portraitures of social luminaries, royals, fellow artists, family and friends, she was also a prolific draughtswoman, printmaker and an acclaimed landscape artist.
Our deepest gratitude goes to her family in thinking of us as a place to hold one of her beautiful pieces. If you would like to know more about Judy Cassab and her work you can go to www.judycassab.com