Australia’s boutique creative events powerhouse, AGB Events has delivered another stunning digital projection piece for the 2018 Cairns Festival in collaboration with local artist Vanghoua Anthony Vue, weaving a culturally vibrant display to life for public enjoyment.
‘Mix Tape’ at the Cairns City Library launched the festival last Friday evening and is on every night until 2 September, between 7pm-11pm. AGB’s client, the Cairns Regional Council, were thrilled with the work and the way it enlivened the Festival, the urban space and how the work reflected a unique aspect of the Cairns community.
Mix Tape has been developed collaboratively between Sydney-based AGB Events and the Brisbane-based artist to reflect Vue’s experiences growing up in Cairns. It explores the complexities of his Hmong-Australian heritage, reflecting on the push and pull of language, culture, identity and place.
The digital artwork re-interprets Vue’s ‘tape-affitis’, tape-based installations, utilising AGB’s digital creative experts to present the works in a series of delightfully and intricately designed textures that morph across a detailed façade on the library. AGB Art Director Giles Westley, a global leader in projection art, teamed up with animators Jason Chow and Martin Crouch to bring Vue’s artworks to life in this mesmerising show. The artist commented that he was thrilled to see his art brought out of galleries and shared in such a publicly accessible medium.
This festival feature attraction has been warmly welcomed and enjoyed by the festival going audiences.
AGB Events Founder and CEO Anthony Bastic said the company was rapidly growing a dynamic body of work that combines contemporary digital and light format the work of traditional art composition, helping push new boundaries for the display and revelation of artwork.
Bastic is famous for developing and delivering the Vivid Sydney Light show for the past 10 years, and more recently for the exceptional Parrtjima light festival out of Alice Springs that reflects the thousands of years of Aboriginal art development and contemporary indigenous works across the majestic MacDonnell Ranges.