City of Wagga Wagga
Public Art Commission
Wagga Wagga Civic Centre
It is widely accepted that ‘Wagga’ means ‘crow’ and to create the plural, the Wiradjuri people repeat the word. Thus Wagga Wagga translates as ‘the place of many crows’. This is fitting for our latest commission and workshop series in Wagga Wagga NSW: A feathered adventure in flight.
Illuminart have been engaged by Wagga Wagga City Council to deliver a series of workshops where local artists will learn how to adapt their drawing and painting talents to make their bird artworks ‘fly’.
Whether they are an ornithologist illustrator enthralled by the intricacies of bird markings or just a doodler fascinated by the gracefulness of flight, the participants will have the opportunity to enhance their skills and contribute to an original animated artwork.
Working with local bird lovers, artists, sketchers and animators, we will be making a collaborative artwork to celebrate the unique bird life of our region and tell stories sourced from the Wagga Wagga community. The work will be shown on the permanent projection system on the wall of the Wagga Wagga Civic Centre.
The work and its processes will be then be presented by illuminarts artistic director Cindi Drennan at the Australian International Animation Festival in Wagga on Saturday 18 May and the final work will become part of the Night Lights program on the walls of the Wagga Wagga Civic Centre..
See our animated work in progress here: https://illuminart.com.au/blog/wagga-civic/
Read more about the program here: https://wagga.nsw.gov.au/art-gallery/activities-and-events/A-Feathered-Adventure-in-Light
Discover more about the Marrambidya Wetland and the sanctuary it provides to birds here: https://wagga.nsw.gov.au/city-of-wagga-wagga/environment/marrambidya-wetland
An Invitation to Wagga Wagga Community Members:
Take part in an exciting community project for bird watchers, artists and animators of all skill levels.
Through the cooperation of local bird lovers, artists, sketchers and animators, award-winning animation studio illuminart will draw together a stunning projection artwork to celebrate the unique bird life of our region and tell stories sourced from the Wagga Wagga community.
Learn new skills, contribute some artwork or simply share your experiences and love of our precious local wildlife in this collaborative community project.
You can attend these sessions:
Experience 1: Bird Watching at Marrambidya Wetland, Sunday 12th May, 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Experience 2: Drawing and animating birds for beginners class, Monday 13th May, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Experience 3: Bringing birds to life – demo and info session for animators, Tuesday 14th May, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
- Cindi Drennan Projection artist & Creative Director
- Andy Petrusevics Animator
- Alice Peacock Animation Support
- Zero Animation Support
- Stu Nankivell Animation Support
- Vent Thomas Community Engagement