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Local talent to shine at gallery Friday Session

Shine Bright
Projector artwork that will form part of the Friday session. Photo by: Photopia Studio's William Deboise

Bundaberg residents can end the working week on a high note at this week's Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery Friday Session as part of the Shine Bright Festival.

Brought to life by live music and artwork projection, the event is hosted in partnership with Central Queensland Regional Art Services Network (CQRASN).

The free event will feature a program of live performances and visual art including dance, live music, exhibitions and projection artwork that will bring the gallery and park to life.

Bundaberg Regional Galleries Director Rebecca McDuff said the event was a great way for the community to come together and relax on a Friday afternoon, while enjoying local talent.

“We all look forward to Friday afternoon and our Friday sessions are a great way to visit the gallery and enjoy the arts scene,” Rebecca said.

“We are teaming up with Central Queensland Regional Arts Services Network for the Shine Bright Festival with both the gallery and gallery park being activated for this great event.

“On the stage in the park there will be music by a number of local musicians, including the ever-popular Brad Flamingo DJ, with visitors invited to grab a drink from the gallery bar and relax in this chilled space.”

Live music
Performance of live music at the Young Creators Market. Photo: Paul Beute

Live performances take the stage on the night and projection artwork will bring the whole park to life.

“The highlight of the event will be the premiere of a digital projection by six artists from across Queensland, including our local artist Marlies Oakley,” Rebecca said.

Exhibitions on display inside the gallery will also be open to visitors, with artists from the Savour exhibition in attendance for the evening.

“As well as the musicians and digital projection, there will be artists from the Savour exhibition joining us in the gallery for those wanting to find out the stories behind the artworks,” Rebecca said.

Local artists performing live music include Chelsea Stutchbury, Matthew Barker, Ella Marschke, Michaela Onyx and Mark Lavender.

The Shine Bright Festival encourages audiences to get out and explore the incredible creativity that thrives across Central Queensland.

The Regional Arts Services Network is an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Event details:
When: Friday 21 May 2021, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, 1 Barolin Street
What: Shine Bright Festival Friday Session
Cost: Entry is FREE – no bookings required! Paid bar and food available for purchase.