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lightnup inc.

LightnUp Inc is a community, arts-based, not for profit organisation based in Lismore, in the heart of the Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia.


LightnUp Inc are the producers of the annual Lismore Lantern Parade and run year round programs and workshops throughout regional, rural and metropolitan Australia, including lantern making, shadow theatre, illuminated puppets, masks and costume making, and story development.


LightnUp Inc has a strong commitment to social inclusion and access to the arts. As an unfunded not for profit organisation they are proud to welcome people from all walks of life, cultural backgrounds, abilities and socio-economic groups offering them the opportunity to express themselves creatively and to work alongside experienced and high profile artists.


LightnUp Inc is widely recognised for their expertise in lantern making, spectacular event production and staging. They hire lanterns, produce specially commissioned work and develop lantern parades and events for communities across Australia. They also provide event theming for conferences and events - weddings, parties, funerals,  celebrations.


the board


John Allan


Susan Vallis


Susanna Carpi


Susanna Carpi

Elysha Mitchell

Susan Vallis

public officer

Amber Gooley

executive officer

Jyllie Jackson OAM


the team


ceo / creative director, artist
Jyllie Jackson OAM

financial manager / administration
Nixie Wilson
& Chris Mortimer

lantern lighting, main image & workshop supervisor
Brett Haydon


workshop assistant
Greg Neal


workshop preparation coordinator
Kathy Culley

market delight

Robyn Kelly & Jacob Stone

parade manager

Virginia Waters

school workshop coordinator
Jenny Mortimer

purchasing officer

Karen Schafer


Karen Schafer

Alan Lethbridge


Nixie Wilson

Vivian Johnstone