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Defiant: Never Alone Solid Together
11 April - 21 June 2020
Gallery 2 & 3

Defiant is a multi-disciplinary public art project aiming to disrupt risk-taking behaviour in young people from Lismore and the surrounding areas. For the past 12 months, participants have been taking to the streets, and in workshops at the gallery to create large scale photo/text paste-ups, zines, moving images and pop-up dance performances. Led by Beyond Empathy, and in partnership with Lismore Regional Gallery, Defiant aims to use public art to combat ways of thinking that may be contributing to the devastating rates of suicide in the region.

Led by a team of established and local artists including Abdul Abdullah, Jade Dewi, Wizz, Jessar, Hannah Brontë, Gilbert Laurie, Oral Roberts and Kiki — young people use film, visual arts, photography, music and movement to share stories of their lived experiences, reclaim their voice and overcome feelings of powerlessness.

This project aims to begin a conversation between young people and their broader community, and in so doing create stronger support and recognition of their perspectives, ultimately leading to improved wellbeing outcomes for young people.





Dissonant Rhythms :: Ross Manning

Dissonant Rhythms :: Ross Manning

Postponed until further notice

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