Civic Centre Projections
Image: BrightLights projection commission Re:App by Beck Storer. Photo WWCC
Every night, visitors of Wagga Wagga’s Wollundry Lagoon precinct are treated to a free showing of artistic content on one of the nation’s largest permanent projection surfaces.
After sundown each night, the 50 x 8m facade of the Wagga Wagga Civic Centre hosts a rotating program of commissioned projection art, which can be seen by park users and pedestrians on the Wollundry Lagoon bridge.
Each year a significant Australian projection artist is commissioned for a residency to create a site-specific work (‘The NightLights Commission’), to lead the NightLights Projection Lab, where emerging Riverina artists will workshop and explore their creative digital ideas in a workshop environment, and to give the NightLights Talk, where the artist’s work and process are shared with the wider public.
Each year the BrightLights commission delivers a site-specific work, a digital arts workshop and a public talk specifically aimed at developing the skills and creativity of young people.