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The primary purpose of events in the Library is to enrich the intellectual, educational, and cultural life of the SCU community. Events held in the Library provide the opportunity for SCU students and staff and the local community to come together to share a diversity of ideas, values, and artistic expressions.

Now showing

Refugee Week

18 - 24 June

Gallery Space, Level 1, SCU Library, Lismore Campus

Small Bream Feeding, Digby Moran, 2016

Refugee Week (18-24 June) is an annual, national event to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. The theme for 2017 Refugee Week is "With courage let us all combine". Refugee week displays will be at Lismore and Coffs Harbour Campus Libraries of Southern Cross University.

In Lismore, the "I'm A Local…" poster project resulted from a collaboration between Southern Cross University and the North Coast Settlement Service, with support from Lismore City Council's "Come to The Heart program.

The project aims to;

  • provide a local focus to the national event by profiling people who came into the Lismore community as refugees and who now feel they have become 'locals',
  • re-position how people who were once refugees are perceived,
  • acknowledge the contributions these people make, and
  • celebrate our community for fostering their sense of belonging.

Three of the people featured are students at Southern Cross University and two are studying at Trinity Catholic College.

The "I'm a local" posters will be displayed during Refugee Week at a range of locations in the community including Lismore and Goonellabah Libraries, The Bank Café, Music Bizarre, the Book Warehouse, Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre and Southern Cross University's Lismore campus Library.

Previous events

Reconciliation Connective Art and Indigenous Artworks Exhibition

29 May - 16 June
Gallery Space, Level 1, SCU Library, Lismore Campus

Connective art

Stories and visual arts connect us all. The Connective Art process is a visual and narrative methodology for sharing knowledge in a group. It creates a safe place to share opinions, knowledge and stories openly or privately. When connected, the works generated form a new narrative that assists groups to co-create future directions.

Bricolage 2.0 Wearable art as embellishing the 'already made'

8 - 25 May
Gallery Space, Level 1, SCU Library, Lismore Campus

Denim love hearts

The Library is pleased to host this wonderful display of costumes, from a practice of bricolage. Stitched from op-shop finds and bits from friends, family, and even passed along strangers, these costumes coalesce as figures with imaginary stories.

The exhibition runs from 8 - 25 May in the Gallery space with a closing reception on Wednesday 24 May at 4.00 pm in the Manning Clark Room, Level 1.

SCU Curatorial Exhibition

20th April - 5th May 2017
Gallery Space, Lismore
The Library in partnership with the School of Arts & Social Sciences welcomes you to Re-collect, an exhibition showcasing a considered selection of past student artworks from the Southern Cross University Alumni Art Collection.
Curated by Darren Bryant, Associate Lecturer, School of Arts & Social Sciences

ANZAC Day public holiday and display

All SCU libraries will be closed on Tuesday 25th April for ANZAC Day.
Enjoy some ANZAC biscuits on Monday 24th April at Lismore Campus library.

'Past and Present' by Digby Moran, Art Exhibition

5 - 23 December 2016
SCU Learning Centre, Gallery Space

This exhibition presented a new series of paintings in which Digby explores new techniques to tell his dreamtime stories.

Digby was raised on Cabbage Tree Island, a mission located on the Richmond River in north east NSW. His work has always been closely connected to his people and their past, telling the history of his Aboriginal community, life on a mission as a child and stories told to him by his family elders. Water, a most vital element in Bundjalung Dreamings, features prominently in his art.

Digby's latest commission is to paint a mural for the $3million Ballina Aboriginal Child and Family Centre at West Ballina's Porter Park.

Booking an event

Events in the Library may include exhibitions, launches and displays. See the Library Events Guidelines & Procedures for more information. If you would like to hold an event, please contact Libby Pownall for more information.