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Multi-media work for Quad highlights Lismore’s indigenous history

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L to R: Lismore MP Thomas George (Nationals), Lismore Quadrangle place making officer Marisa Snow and Professor Norm Sheehan from Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples.

A $100,000 grant will see a large-scale digital work projected in the Lismore Quadrangle, providing a multi-sensory experience of Bundjalung language, history and story.

Lismore MP Thomas George (Nationals) said the money from the NSW Government’s Heritage Near Me project would go towards Talk to Me, a major feature of the 2019 Quadrangle program.

The Quadrangle site is heritage listed due to the Lismore Library and Conservatorium of Music’s buildings sitting on the original site of the Lismore High School.

‘Using 3D animations projected on the Quadrangle buildings, digital artist Craig Walsh will work closely with Southern Cross University’s Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples to research and record stories of significant Elders who attended the original school,’ Mr George said.

The event is free and will run for several days including an opening ceremony and celebration of Bundjalung culture on the first night.

The Quad is a new cultural precinct located in Lismore which connects Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore City Library, and the Northern Rivers Conservatorium. The activation of The Quad as Lismore’s creative playground is a strategic partnership between Southern Cross University and Lismore City Council.

For more information on the Heritage Near Me program, which offers a range of grant programs to assist local communities, owners and managers of heritage items, visit www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritage-near-me

 

 


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