Be blown away by the multi media outdoor art installations!
Stellar Constellation of Art
To celebrate 50 years since Apollo 11 and man landing on the moon, Parkes is shining bright with astro art popping up everywhere! From lights and projection shows, to poems and multi-media art all created by local artists and inspired by our dark skies!
♦ Projection: see Parkes icons come to life on the Woolworths Wall on Clarinda Street, featuring local artist Sean James Cassidy’s collaboration with sound artist and producer Jason Nacho Murchie and local poets, Kerrie Peden and Jim Cassidy. As this is a light projection show, this will come to life of an evening from dark until 10pm, 17 – 21 July 2019. FREE!
♦ Vivid Dish: straight from Vivid Sydney 2019, the KA3323 Interactive Satellite Dish will pop-up in Cooke Park from 19-21 July, best viewed after dark. Jump on the control hub and navigate the telescope to hunt for signals in the night sky!
♦ Giant Orange Astronaut (Jaffa): One giant step for mankind will literally be evident as a giant 3m tall astronaut sculpture. Introducing ‘Jaffa’, one of the original Apollo 11 Sydmonauts, created for Sydney Festival 2019 by Sydney design studio Amigo & Amigo, known for their large-scale installations. The large 3m astronaut sculpture pays tribute to the diverse and under-appreciated heroes of space travel, from astronauts to mathematicians and beyond. You won’t miss it, but the Giant Orange Astronaut ‘Jaffa’ can be found near Cooke Park and Clarinda Street, from 18-21 July, best viewed during the day. FREE!
♦ Astrophotography Community Wall: featuring previous David Malin Astrophotography Award winners can be found on the corner of Court and Clarinda Street, on Westpac Wall. See during the day time all year. FREE!
♦ Astronaut: flying high above the shops near Coles Clarinda Street Car Park, you’ll spy an astronaut, painted by Parkes artist Jac Clarke. Spot this during daylight hours all year round. FREE!
♦ To the Moon and Back Exhibition: featuring Apollo 11 inspired artworks by Parkes youth, on display at Cedar Cafe from 19-31 July 2019. Go to the event, to find out opening times. FREE, but we dare you to enjoy a coffee and scone while you enjoy the exhibition.
Image courtesy of Sean James Cassidy.
17 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm - 21 (Sunday) 10:00 pm