Light and Sound comes to Bermi

By February 15, 2019News

14 February 2019

Inclusive arts organisation Real Art Works from Lismore has developed an exciting partnership with Sculpture Bermagui and the Bega Valley Shire Library to create a series of installations for the opening ceremony night of the sculpture festival.

The Trail of Light and Sound will feature a number of site-specific audio-visual artworks installed from the Indoor Sculpture exhibition in the Bermagui Community Hall, leading to the start of Dickinson Point headland where the larger Outdoor Sculpture works are exhibited.

The Trail of Light and Sound at Sculpture Bermagui is a unique hybrid of sculpture, digital media and performance that will lead the audience at the end of the opening ceremony from the Community Hall to the start of the headland via a number of digital media interactive happenings.

Professional artists identifying as experiencing disability will exhibit their own work and mentor local artists to create original concepts to be incorporated into the trail of sound and light.

The Useless Assembly is a group of artists from the Northern Rivers of NSW utilising obsolete technology and experimental process to create interactive and multi-disciplinary art.

Involving core artists from RealArtWorks Inc and electronic outfit Tralala Blip, the group of post-disability, emerging and professional artists have made exhibitions/installations at Lismore and Wagga Wagga Regional Galleries in 2014 and 2015.

In 2016 they presented a showing of part creative development/part interactive artwork and part performance in the old Dubbo Goal as part of Artlands.

Real Art Works are looking for up to ten local artists to be a part of the Useless Assembly project and participate in a four-day development workshop to create the artworks.

The artists will have full input into the creative process along with participating in skills workshops to learn stop motion animation, experimental sound techniques and the processes required for public art and performance.

Bega Valley Shire Library Programs and Partnerships Officer, Scott Baker, said this is a fabulous opportunity for artists of all abilities to work with the nationally renowned Real Art Works. 

“The artists and mentors they are bringing down have an amazing skill set they are sharing with local artists,” Mr Baker said.

“The event will light up Bermagui for one night and will be a real treat for locals and visitors alike. It will be a mini-Vivid in Bermagui!”

Local artists of all abilities can apply to be a part of the team online at or they can pick up a printed form from any library.

There will be an information session at Bermagui Library on Monday, 18 February at 4pm.

To RSVP or for more information email or phone 6499 2172.

The Trail of Light and Sound starts after the Sculpture Bermagui official Opening Ceremony at 6pm on Friday, 8 March – entry is free and suitable for the whole family.

Photograph: Mathew Daymond standing in front of one of his installations in Lismore.

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