Each year, the buildings of Bathurst shine with static and interactive illumination breathing life into historical architecture throughout the city's CBD.

Illuminations will commence at sundown each night of the festival and run until 10pm

What to see:

Bathurst Court House

Court House Lane

Fernery, Machattie Park

Keppel Street, Ways of Seeing

Cathedral of St Michael and St John

Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing is a participatory digital arts project that allows young residents of Bathurst (18 - 25 years) to contribute to the making of digital illuminations and projects as part of the 2019 Bathurst Winter Festival. Discover spaces and places to explore inner and outer worlds, both real and imagined to make digital illuminated self-portraits. Work with illumination designers ESEM Projects and renowned local media artists Henry Denyer-Simmons and Nicole Welch to develop, produce and present your work in the Keppel Street Illumination.

Collaborate, create and visualise your own narrative, learn how to make a moving digital self-portrait using projectioms, photography and video.

Participants will be selected to participate in a series of workshops with local artists to co-create a series of moving image self-portraits reflecting on identity and place in a tech world of flux and change.

The workshops will be held on the following dates:

Tuesday 21 May, 6pm - 8pm

Wednesday 22 May, 6pm - 8pm

Thursday 23 May, 6pm - 8pm

Tuesday 28 May, 6pm - 8pm

Wednesday 29 May, 6pm - 8pm

Thursday 30 May, 6pm - 8pm

Workshops will be held at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, 70 - 78 Keppel Street, Bathurst

Register your interest

The Artists

ESEM Projects design and create platforms for community storytelling, historical discovery and collaborative learning and have been a dynamic force making the illuminations for the Bathurst Winter Festival from its inception.

Nicole Welch is an interdisciplinary artist who works with photography, installation, performance and moving image to make works that explore themese of land and body, exhibiting her work nationally and internationally.

Henry Simmons is a media artist and accredited documentary filmmaker whose personal creative works often explore human interest and philosophical perspectives using digital media and experimental techniques.

Ways of Seeing