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Liam Bruce with his work at the Lone Goat Gallery in Byron Bay. Photo supplied.
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Local artist, Liam Bruce, has donated all the money he made from selling cards of his art work, at  his recent combined exhibition, to disability service provider REDinc who lost four of their offices in the recent flooding in Lismore.

Despite their losses in the flooding REDinc managed continue with the IncREDible Art Show earlier this month at the Lone Goat Gallery in Byron Bay.

‘They only had a short time to get the four offices ready for the flood,’ said Liam’s mother, Margi Bruce.

‘They managed to get the cars out and the computers up and luckily someone noticed the all the art work that had been placed behind a door ready for the exhibition. They put it up on a big sturdy table out of flood range.

‘Apparently the flooding was so high all the other furniture floated around except this one table. So the show was able to go on.’

With the four offices out of action REDinc have been operating out of their Mullumbimby outpost, the accountant’s house and Southern Cross University.

‘I don’t know where they are going get the funds to get themselves sorted out,’ said Margi.

‘The show was really well received,’ said gallery coodinator Andrew McDonald.

‘Liam is a charming young man and it was a beautiful show. People always talk about the REDinc show and look forward to it.’

There were several local artists exhibiting their work and regardless of the damage from the flooding REDinc made sure the show went on as planned.

‘They were amazing,’ said Margi.

‘It is always so fantastic to see all their art together, it is so powerful.

‘Mayor Simon Richardson has opened the exhibition for the last three years running and he said it was one of his favourite art exhibitions.’

To see more of Liam’s art check out his blog.

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