Lismore Regional Gallery is presenting an exhibition and community engagement project with acclaimed Australian artist, Hiromi Tango. Tango is a sculptural installation and performance artist who uses textiles to weave together tactile and immersive environments by hand. For Art Magic: Remnant, her project and exhibition at Lismore Regional Gallery (exhibition 12 September to 26 October 2015), Tango has been working with local community members to make a Rainbow Forest, responding to the flora, fauna and landscape of the Lismore region.
Tango has used the concept of the regeneration of the rainforest as a metaphor for emotional healing. She has a strong belief in the therapeutic qualities of her process and has developed “Art Magic recipes” to share the delight of making. Tango has worked extensively with a variety of community groups including local artists, the elderly, anxiety sufferers, children and young people, students, people living with a disability and culturally diverse community members.