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Lismore marks child protection week with sand mandala

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The sand mandala. (photo supplied)

The Lismore community came together to make a sand mandala on a roundabout in the central business district for National Child Protection Week.

Hundreds of men, women and children worked throughout the day on the Magellan and Keen Street roundabout to build the sand and soil installation as part of the Lismore Plays its Part – Stronger Communities; Safer Children event.

Louise Collins, event organiser from the YWCA, said: ‘It is an astounding piece of community art. I don’t know how it came about… we just brought people together, gave some simple instructions and they were able to create one of the most beautiful public art installations I’ve ever seen. It was magical. It just shows what we can do as a community.’


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  1. This is awe inspiring. Congratulations to all involved. And now lets do all that we can to make sure that we keep children with their families . No more “hidden” stolen generation . Big Love from MatiJo Beams (living for now in London. )

  2. It’s really beautiful! I wanted to be there myself, because I was keen to be part of such a worthy cause, but was unable to.

    Seeing the finished results makes me wish even more that I’d been there! The combined effort of all involved is just wonderful!

    A heartfelt effort that will endure! That’s brilliant!


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