Jyllie Jackon OAM
Based in Lismore NSW, Jyllie has had over 40 years’ experience in the creative industries, from international fashion designer to now CEO and Artistic Director of LightnUp Inc., an independent community arts enterprise and producers of the renowned Lismore Lantern Parade. She is in the unique position of being an arts administrator, entrepreneur and practising artist, and manages projects ranging from three artists to 3,000 participants. Fundamental to Jyllie’s philosophy is a commitment to fostering the creative spirit and ability in individuals and their communities. This includes the principles of excellence, respect and authenticity, which allow projects to be accessible with a strong sense of ownership by the participants involved.