Breathing Space: Transformative Projections in the Magic Hour

Blue Mountains residents were invited to help “grow” a light and projection display to collectively share the community spirit through messages of hope and courage. Contributions to the projection were  welcomed in the form of words, poetry, a photo, drawing or artwork. The contributions were compiled into a sequence of hopeful animations and moving image artworks, representing our collective hope to continue working together and supporting each other during times ahead.

The project was developed through partnership between illuminart and the Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre in response to the 2019/2020 bushfires. Local Schools – Blackheath Primary and Megalong Valley Primary School – participated in the project. Three local illustrators – Faye Wilson, Chloe McNamara and Tessa Bunton – were involved as paid interns to develop animation skills.

To find out more about the project, please visit the official website! at 

Blue Mountains Breathing Space has been made possible through the support of Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre, The Blue Mountains City Council and illuminart. Our project has been supported by the NSW Government through Destination NSW’s 2020 Regional Event Fund program.



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