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Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street as part of the Lismore Laneways Project designed to create a more vibrant CBD to support our local businesses.

The artworks were created by local artists as part of the Design A Bin competition which received close to 50 entries.

Lismore City Council Mayor Vanessa Ekins congratulated the six winning artists and thanked those who entered.

“The winning artwork reflects the diversity of our community and will draw visitors into our fantastic vibrant laneways, which is great for our CBD businesses,” she said.

The competition, in collaboration with the Back Alley Gallery, is being supported by Northern Rivers Waste in conjunction with The Lismore Laneways Project.

Lismore City Council’s Manager of Liveable and Active Communities Tony Duffy said the Lismore Laneways Project will have a positive impact on the CBD and businesses.

“Already rich with local art, the Design A Bin competition will make our laneways even more of a destination that is truly unique to Lismore, bringing tourism and supporting local businesses,” he said.

“The Lismore Laneways Project will also activate underutilised land, create new public space at the city centre while showcasing local art.”

The six selected artists chosen to feature on the new bins on Carrington Street are Interwoven: People & Place by Carmen Grady, The Heart of Lismore by Rebekkah Cottam⁠, Everything Lismore by Nina Hurr, Birds & Bats by Morgan Beresford, Cattle Dog & Rainbow by Mish Moran⁠ and Respect & Effort by Rasharnie Smith.

For hi-res images of the winning artworks, click here