If you've ever wanted to unleash your inner artist, but not known where to start, Lismore Art Club and Flourish Art might just be the places to start.
Jeht Burgoyne opened Flourish Gallery in South Lismore on the Friday before the flood.
It was unfortunate timing, but now Jeht is helping artists find a space to exhibit and is currently showing Lismore Art Club's 62nd Annual Exhibition.
Adorning the walls is the work of 16 local artists, who feared they might have to cancel after the flood.
"The arts industry has been very hard hit. The artists are very excited to be able to exhibit," Jeht says.
She said artists will be manning the gallery and are available to chat with the public about their work.
Jeht also offers workshops for budding artists, in everything from gelli plate printmaking to painting with glue guns and ink.
On September 17, the gallery will host a free 'Art for the Heart' workshop with Steven Giese.
The gallery will host a number of exhibitions over the rest of the year - 'A Woven Life', a fibre and weaving exhibition by Moksha in October; 'Introspection', the first solo exhibition by painter Rachael Meader in November, and in December, an exhibition of "beautiful and intriguing flood photos by Talulah Rae.
Jeht also runs her own version of the paint and sip concept on the fourth Saturday of each month, called Dapple and Tipple.
An NDIS program with classes in painting, printmaking, sculpture and drawing starts this week and runs until December.
The Lismore Art Club exhibition runs until September 23 at 15 Casino St, South Lismore.
Find out more about Flourish Art on Facebook, and Lismore Art Club at www.lismoreartclub.com.au.
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