City Lights - Light Moves

The City Lights program engages local and national artists to create large scale projection and multimedia installations. Since 2015 the Cairns City Library has been transformed with large scale projections, this year for the first time the City Lights program will expand beyond the library to feature projections and installations across the city. The City Lights program speaks to the culture, history and lifestyle of Tropical North Queensland, transforming spaces into outdoor galleries of pictures, sound and light.


Lake Placid projection and art event
Friday 31 August 2018
7pm – 9pm (shows every 30 minutes)


James Cook University Design and Creative Arts presents ‘Light Moves’. A world of cosmological reflections told through the medium of projected light, dance and music.

Light Moves is a pop up performance featuring projection, dance and music presented on the banks of Lake Placid. Featuring a series of episodes moving between shimmering Indigenous rock art adapted for animation and projection, roving light performers, live musicians and Indigenous dancers.

The stunning natural spectacle of Lake Placid is the ambient scene for a mountain projection across the water and the natural amphitheatre of the recreation reserve provides the stage for an intimate encounter with the living spirit of this Bama story place.


Miriki Performing Arts
JCU Creative Arts Students
CQU Dance Students
Merindi Schrieber
Natalia Mann
Bernard Lee Singleton

With special thanks to:Russell Milledge, Lecturer James Cook University, College of Arts, Society & Education
And mentor and associate artist Giles Westley, Artistic Director AGB Events

Starts: 31 Aug 2018 07:00 pm
Ends: 31 Aug 2018 09:00 pm
Location: Lake Placid, Lake Placid Road Caravonica
Admission: FREE