After the postponement of the event in 2021, Lismore City Council’s SHINE Festival will light up the Lismore CBD from 2 May to 8 May this year.
SHINE is a discovery focused light festival with sites along Molesworth St and its laneways transformed by contemporary light works that will inspire and ignite the imagination.
Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg said he was excited that the community could once again come together as we learn how to live with COVID.
“I’m very excited by this innovative festival which I am sure will bring many people into Lismore after dark,” he said.
“It was disappointing that Council had to cancel the festival last year due to COVID, but it’s great that the community can now get back onto the streets of Lismore and celebrate our wonderful city and all it has to offer.
“It is all about supporting our local artists, businesses and local jobs.”
Audiences can expect the unexpected as a program of artists present bold new works ranging from small surprises, large scale projections, the telling of untold stories and immersive light installations that will reframe Lismore’s CBD.
The free event is made possible by a grant from the Federal Government’s Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery program.
All of the featured artists come from the Northern Rivers, predominately from Lismore.
SHINE is a platform for artists to produce new experimental public works and for local and visiting audiences to experience the high-quality work produced in the region.
To find out more go to www.shinefestivaloflight.com.au