Arts & Culture

Shout out for local artists of all abilities to make mini-Vivid at Bermagui

Ian Campbell 21 February 2019
Mathew Daymond from Lismore standing in front of one of his installations. Photo: Supplied.

Mathew Daymond from Lismore standing in front of one of his installations. Photo: Supplied.

A shout out for local artists of all abilities who want to help create a mini-Vivid light and sound show at Bermagui!

Lismore based, inclusive arts organisation Real Art Works has developed an exciting partnership with Sculpture Bermagui and the Bega Valley Shire Library Service to create a series of installations that will be exhibited in early March.

‘The Trail of Light and Sound’ will feature a number of site-specific audio-visual artworks between the Bermagui Community Hall and the larger outdoor sculptures on the Dickinson Point headland.

Opening with the annual Sculpture Bermagui on March 8, The Trail of Light and Sound will lead the first night audience via a number of digital media interactive happenings.

Professional artists from The Useless Assembly, who identify as experiencing disability, will exhibit their own work and mentor local artists to create original concepts to be incorporated into the trail.

The Useless Assembly is a group of artists from the Northern Rivers of NSW who work with their various abilities utilising obsolete technology to create interactive and multi-disciplinary art.

Involving core artists from Real Art Works and electronic outfit Tralala Blip, this group of post-disability emerging and professional artists have made installations at the Lismore and Wagga Wagga Regional Galleries and Dubbo Goal.

Shannon Hobbs imposing fire sculpture "Hot Head" sits at the end of the headland keeping watch. Photo: Ian Campbell.

Shannon Hobbs imposing fire sculpture “Hot Head” sits at the end of the headland keeping watch at Sculpture Bermagui 2018. Photo: Ian Campbell.

Real Art Works is looking for up to ten Bega Valley artists to be a part of the Useless Assembly project and participate in a four-day development workshop to create the artworks.

The artists will have full input into the creative process along with participating in workshops to learn stop motion animation, experimental sound techniques and the processes required for public art and performance.

Bega Valley Shire Library Programs and Partnerships Officer Scott Baker says, “This is a fabulous opportunity for artists of all abilities to work with the nationally renowned Real Art Works.”

“The artists and mentors they are bringing down have an amazing skill set.

“The event will light up Bermagui for one night and will be a real treat for locals and visitors alike. It will be a mini-Vivid in Bermagui!”

Local artists of all abilities can apply to be a part of the team HERE or they can pick up a printed form from any Bega Valley library.

For more information email Scott Baker – [email protected] or phone 6499 2172.

The Trail of Light and Sound starts after the Sculpture Bermagui official opening ceremony at 6 pm Friday, March 8. Entry is free, the exhibition is suitable for the whole family.

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