The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre will contribute to the 2022 Winter Magic program with a free, mesmerising after dark experience for local audiences and visitors to the region.
r e s o n a n t w a v e combines art, music and large-scale projections to take over the gallery and outdoor spaces of the venue, starting from 4pm Saturday August 27.
The event features a gallery up-late session with artist talks, celebrating three projection, light and sound installations by artists Eddie Abd, Yvette Hamilton and Vic McEwan.
The central courtyard will feature four ethereal, atmosphere-driven soundscapes from diverse, cutting-edge music acts.
Each performance will be accompanied by a curated line up of contemporary visual artists who have been preparing for the event, with the assistance of technologists from Illuminart’s team of local projection art specialists.
Cultural Development Coordinator, Katrina Noorbergen, curated the eclectic line-up of the live performances and visual projections with the help of the Federal Government’s Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund.
“I am really excited to see this event come to life at the Cultural Centre, showcasing local music and visual artists and promoting the Blue Mountains as a City of the Arts. Working with Illuminart has expanded the creative potential of this event, allowing us to utilise spaces in innovative and exciting ways.”
Musicians include local acts Deepsea Lights, Sonori and Tania Wilds, with a finale from Melbourne’s experimental contemporary/classical composer Tilman Robinson, who has already attended international sound art residencies and performed at Dark Mofo.
Downbeat folk and electronica trip-hop artists Deepsea Lights are looking forward to the opportunity to test new material.
“Winter Magic is one of the defining events of the Blue Mountains arts and music calendar and it’s a real privilege to be part of its revival with r e s o n a n t w a v e. We’re thrilled to be working with some very talented visual artists to bring together a multidisciplinary exploration of the senses, and to perform our music for the local community here after a rough few years.”
Visuals by Tania Mason, Eddie Abd, Tania Wilds and Peachey & Mosig will accompany the performances, projected onto the Cultural Centre’s iconic glass archway. Each artist was invited to respond to sonic and musical elements to create an immersive audio-visual experience for punters.
The viewing platform end of the Cultural Centre courtyard will include a pop-up kitchen serving warming food and hot drinks under the winter night sky.
Visitors and locals are encouraged to rug up and make a weekend of it by visiting the Winter Wollemi Markets at the Cultural Centre from 10am the following day, Sunday August 28. The markets will include a music program of local artists and family activities including craft stations. The Cultural Centre Café will also be serving up some winter specials to celebrate.
r e s o a n t w a v e and the Winter Wollemi Markets are free events with program details on the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre website: