Continuing the theme of community engagement, the SLJ’s Associate Professor John Page (as moderator) and Dr. Cristy Clark, together with Gnibi College’s Dr. Shawn Wilson, and local community activist and Lismore City Councillor Elly Bird, joined a full-house Thursday Night Live panel that looked at the diverse implications of protest and drew parallels between Standing Rock and the Bentley Blockade.

The event coincided with photojournalist Angus Mordant’s exhibition at the gallery – ‘Standing Rock’- images that captured the iconic protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Sioux territory in North Dakota, USA.