SATURDAY DECEMBER 18 | LISMORE QUAD
Art on Bundjalung Market returned to the Lismore Quad on Saturday the 18th of December to celebrate the creative and cultural heritage of the Bundjalung region.
The combination of established and emerging artists estimated combined sales exceeding $45,000, as audiences from a far travelled to purchase weavings, ceramics, carvings, photographs, paintings and textiles.
The impressive line-up of creatives included wearable art and homewares from celebrated artists Kay Lee Williams and Jugan Dandii. The market also welcomed ceramic works from artists including Nan & I, SOPHT Studio and Clarence Valley Artists plus original paintings, prints and photographs from Amarina Gallery, The North Lismore Plateau Protection Association, Kristina Davis, Jenny Fraser, Clinton Roberts, Raelene Mirindo and Tracey Estridge.
A collection of beautiful Indigenous designed and themed jewellery was on offer from designers Rosie Vesper, Rouline Ferguson and Jill Rock Designs. Connection City, Toys Change Lives and Yidabal Galii Maa presented a collection of sculptural works and traditional crafts including coolamons, boomerangs, didgeridoos and hand painted wooden toys.
Casino’s Wake Up Time group, renowned for supporting cultural renewal of traditional weaving and their artistic native plant dyeing of silk, hosted a weaving workshop on the day as well as held a stall selling a collection of garments, jewellery, bags, wall hangings and more.
The event featured a full cultural program including a Welcome To Country, live music from Uncle Billy Smith, Michael Laurie and Sione Senior with Sione, Sisosaia, Sislilia and Mafileo. Audiences from a few travelled to enjoy dance performances from Nini Nahri Gali and Deadly Bunarhms, didgeridoo performances, delicious native food stalls featuring Cuurie Country, Bakarindi and Natural Ice Cream Australia plus face painting and kids activities.