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illuminart Australia and North Productions

Curated Stories in Light

8 Macquarie St
Sydney NSW 2000

Wednesday 19 May from 5:30pm to 11pm Thursday 20 May from 5:30pm to 11pm Friday 21 May from 5:30pm to 11pm Saturday 22 May from 5:30pm to 11pm Sunday 23 May from 5:30pm to 11pm



Bold stories, edgy and vibrant moving-images are transforming Sydney’s secret-nooks, sandstone lane-ways and colonial buildings.

From twilight, experience projections of award-winning contemporary photography, lyrical paintings and slam poetry. Share First Nation’s stories, hear women call for a loving revolution and experience a cinematic portal into the future. Join the adventure, visit three free, new artistic installations and rediscover Sydney’s CBD on a 1 km trail. 

CONTACT TRACE at Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospital, 8 Macquarie St, Sydney

A cinematic, futuristic light-artwork projected onto Sydney / Sydney Eye Hospital’s historic southern archway, Macquarie Street entrance. Inviting reflection, hundreds of photographs captured during the year of the pandemic will uncover tales of fear and hope in our city narrated by Uncle Jack Charles. Traversing the real and imaginary, by John Janson-Moore, composer Andrée Greenwell, producer Jacqui North. 

Artists: John Janson-Moore is a visual artist, photographer and filmmaker. He is a National Photographic Portrait Prize 2021 finalist, collaborative artist Sydney Biennale 2020, winner Moran Prize for Contemporary Photography 2013. Composer Andrée Greenwell is known for her ground-breaking multidisciplinary works, having written over 100 scores including Sydney Theatre Company, Australian Dance Theatre, Bell Shakespeare. Producer Jacqui North creates dynamic, collaborative cultural events and videos.

BUNGAREE at Angel Place

Artist Leanne Tobin, a Dharug descendent, shares powerful First Contact stories on colonial sandstone walls. Inviting meditation in Angel Place, Leanne’s work will be projected where the Tank Stream flowed and Gadigal people crafted stone tools. Bungaree of the Garigal clan (Broken Bay) was a teenager when the First Fleet sailed through the heads; he became a diplomat, interpreter and witty mimic of the colonials. Bungaree and his wives moved freely in the new colony, trading peaches and produce. He circumnavigated this country with the Royal Navy but unlike Captain Flinders and his cat, there is no statue for Bungaree.

Artist: Leanne Tobin, a Dharug woman with Irish and English ancestry seeks to bring stories of First Nations people that are often absent, to light through art. “My family became invisible, we went underground… but we are now in the process of renewal. For me it’s that underlying country, it might be covered in concrete… but those rivers and creeks are still running; they still hold stories of country… Where people come together to create ceremony, that creates memory and shared, positive healing stories.” 

LOVE & REVOLUTION at 47 George St, Tallawoladah (The Rocks)

Gather to live not wait, to love not hate. Women unite the street with light-artworks and strong lyrics. Hear 2021’s most awarded poet Sara Saleh, an Arab-Australian human rights lawyer and Candy Royalle, queer priestess of poetry (RIP) with street art by @Ms Saffaa in collaboration with Nicola Bailey.

“wow, stunning film and poetry,” Anne-Marie Te Whiu, Red Room

Director/Producer: Jacqui North with love-labour by people of colour and LGBTQI community. Jacqui is producing ‘Curated Stories in Light’ with illuminart. As an event producer she has delivered 130 festivals and her films have been broadcast in Denmark, Canada, America, Australia.


Covid-safe information

Self-guided adventure in an outdoor environment. Follow latest NSW Government Health guidelines to minimise the spread of Covid, including 1.5m physical distancing, washing hands, sneezing or coughing into elbow. Do not attend if you are feeling unwell, have recently visited a declared Covid hotspot or are awaiting Covid test results.

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