Now in its third year, the City Lights program engages local and national artists to create a large scale projection artwork on the historic Cairns City Library. These artworks speak to the culture, history and lifestyle of Tropical North Queensland, turning the Cairns City Library into an outdoor gallery of pictures, sound and light. This year the library will be the canvas for Resonance.
A natural frequency, a vibration determined by the physical experience of living on country.This work is a visual response to country, to the land that has formed and nurtured these three proud women of Yarrabah – Edna Ambrym, Philomena Yeatman and Valmai Pollard. Resonance is a collaboration between Yarrabah Art Centre and projection specialists AGB Events.
The work invites the viewer to witness the emotional response these women have to living on country, which remains the dominant inspiration source informing their art practice over many years. The Yarrabah Arts Precinct is made up of the Art Centre and Menmuny Museum. The Art Centre is a dynamic space for local artists to undertake many local art forms and cultural activities including ceramics, painting, weaving, arts and craft and textiles. AGB Events are specialists in creating public celebrations, innovative experiences and 3D artworks that are responsive to place, audiences, local stories and culture.