Lantern Season is over…for this year

Since returning from the  Bird Lab Residency is Sweden I have been deep in lantern land. First the Lismore Lantern Parade This year we celebrated the 20th anniversary of this fabulous event. and then INTO THE LIGHT – Cycles of Change. This was the 4th year for INTO THE LIGHT, which started in response to the 2009 Black Saturday fires. Each year we have reflected on the process of healing and with a group of local artists,designed an event in response to where the community is at now. It is a very special event. I feel privileged to be part of it…

June

June has been an exciting month. Into the lIght – The Unfolding Story won a national Local Government award for active arts. This was very exciting, a great acknowledgement for us and the community and for everyone that participated and helped to create this magical event….. needless to say it will happen again this year. Unfortunately i couldn’t join Mahony and Lee in Canberra to collect the award as i was once again wrangling 2300 people for the Lismore Lantern Parade. Which was amazing. The shift to Oaks Oval was massive, and while there were a few teething problems, the…

The Lismore Lantern Parade

was last weekend It was fantastic we were blessed with a week of beautiful sunny weather. The parade continues to grow each year, although I’m hoping at 2000 people it has reached capacity!! This year i was only in Lismore for a week, thankfully i had some awesome people helping me to pull the parade together …….. heres a link to some of the media echo net daily northernstar and nastsky’s very beautiful photos Im in there carrying a fiery dragonfly…. my treat for managing the parade…. it can’t be all work…..