Lisa Cowan


Lisa Cowan, Founder and CEO

Local Bangalow resident, Lisa Cowan, is CEO and Founder of ART BYRON. Lisa will project manage all aspects of the festival (including marketing, sponsorship  and production), supported by a small team and freelance specialists. 


Lisa is a senior cultural professional with over 20 years’ experience in advertising, PR, sponsorship and event management. As the former Development Manager of Art Month Sydney and Fair Manager for Spring1883, she has significant experience in producing major contemporary art events. Over a six year period Lisa was responsible for curation of NAB Private Wealth bespoke client events nationally, and produced the first ever in-store exhibition of works by Del Kathryn Barton for Giorgio Armani. Lisa managed all aspects of two iterations of Spring1883 held at The Establishment, from gallery liaison to production, sponsorship and marketing. 


Closer to home Lisa recently launched the BAM Art Dinner Series program hosting dinners with leading artists including Janet Laurence, Michael Cook, Michael Zavros and Lindy Lee. With strong connections in both the local and wider arts community she has the passion, energy and networks to produce ART BYRON along with her strong, collaborative team.