Fusion of art and fun
SOUTHERN Cross University's annual Fusion Festival is in full swing and the winners of the festival's photographic competition have been announced.
The winning photo came from Bachelor of Environmental Science student, Chantelle Burn at Lismore Campus with second prize won by Karen Coatsworth who studies nursing at the Coffs Harbour campus.
Third place was taken out by Chris Fernance who studies for a Bachelor of Marine Science externally.
Commenting on her winning photo, Ms Burn said "a child's smile is like the sun, whenever it rises, the world becomes so much brighter".
The festival celebrates cultural diversity at the university and in the community and this year's theme is 'Unity in Diversity'; the coming together of cultures and communities.
The Fusion Festival is free, open to the public and aims to further intercultural understanding and communal harmony.
Today's festival program includes a number of dance performances by Baala Baajo African Dance and Drum group, Blakboi Hip Hop/ Pop/ Experimental, Gold Coast Indonesian Dance group and Gold Coast Sian's Zumba.
The Bundjalung Kunjiel Dance Group will also perform at the university's Riverside campus and Tweed Civic Centre.
Food from around the world can be tasted for free and visitors are in the running for a number of door prizes including an iPad, a $100 dinner voucher and a $50 book voucher.