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The North Lismore Plateau is of great significance to the Bundjalung people. It has been a long battle for the Bundjalung people to stop the works at the North Lismore Plateau and it has been an ongoing financial stress for those opposing the project.

To help was that stress, a group of Bundjalung artists have donated art pieces for and online ‘artivism’ auction with the proceeds going to the North Lismore Plateau Protection Association Inc. (NLPPA).

Earlier this year, a ‘Sleeping Lizard’ Concert raised $3000 – local musicians did their bit to help protect the plateau. The concert provided assistance in a successful court case to halt the works already being undertaken below, and on the Plateau.

Nimlingu by Dean Rotumah

Now, with the new restrictions, an online ‘Pocket Art’ exhibition of highly regarded local aboriginal artists has been launched to raise further funds for to court costs in the ongoing battle to defend the North Lismore Plateau against inappropriate development.

On the ‘Sleeping Lizard Art website, works by Oral Roberts, Dean Rotumah, Michael Dhinawan Baker and more, are on show at

Stunning artworks are accompanied by stories about the artists and their work. Information about each piece is available. Serpentine Gallery is supporting this venture with a window display of three of the artworks during Lantern Festival week.

For a quick look, the link and information has also been placed on the North Lismore Plateau Protection Association (NLPPA) Facebook page.


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