Lower Midlands Arts (LMA) is a group previously known as the Greater Green Ponds Branch Tasmanian Regional Arts (TRA) and was launched on Saturday 15th of July 2017 at a bonfire at Lauriston, Kempton.
The Lower Midlands Arts vision is to promote and support the arts in the Southern Midlands region through offering a wide range of events and workshops to suit the varied tastes of our membership.
Lower Midlands Arts also administers the Lower Midlands Collection - a collection of artworks that aims to celebrate the Southern Midlands and its artists with works by local artists or artworks representing the local area. The artworks of this collection are available to organisations and individuals to lease on an annual basis.
Artlands is an exhibition that focuses on the Southern Midlands area. It is held annually at Dysart House and is supported by the Old Kempton Distillery and the Southern Midlands Council.
Artworks are all for sale and are exhibited during September. Since 2017 a "feature artist" has been invited to exhibit as well as the general exhibition. Feature artists have included the late Stephen Walker (sculptor), Merinda Young (glass artist) and Lynne Hasenkam (ceramist).
The 2020 Artlands Exhibition is tentatively scheduled for September, however may need to be changed due to current coronavirus restrictions. Information will provided as soon as available.
Lower Midlands Arts Contacts:
Catherine Johnson, President
Carolyn Bassett, Secretary
Sandra Brown, Treasurer
Selection of Artlands exhibited works 2017-2019
Lower Midlands Arts Recent Activities:
Kempton Mural - an initiative of Lower Midlands Arts (LMA) and the Southern Midlands Council Streetscape Committee the mural is being developed on the wall of the Football Club at the Kempton Oval. LMA artists have designed and worked on the mural, with school children from Kempton and Bagdad contributing to the terracotta work.
Stage 3 will commence when Covid 19 restrictions ae fully lifted. If you are interesting in joining this group, please call Sandra.