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The City of Wagga Wagga is inviting emerging artists to apply for limited spots in it’s 2017 NightLights Digital Projection Masterclass with Joel Zika. Expressions of Interest are also now open for National Reconciliation Week 2017.
ARTISTS: Participate in the 2016 NightLights Projection Masterclass

The City of Wagga Wagga is now taking applications for the third NightLights Projection Masterclass with Joel Zika.

Joel Zika is a digital artist and academic from Melbourne. His work spans the mediums of projection design, installation, virtual reality, digital sculpture and live performance. He has been commissioned for public projections and performances across the globe and artworks in private and public collections across Australia. His work featured in ‘New Romantics – Darkness and  Light in Australian Art’ alongside Bill Henson, Jane Burton and Tony Lloyd.

Currently Joel lecturers in Screen Design at Deakin University. From that position he manages ‘The Dark Ride Project’, an initiative to document historic amusement rides using Virtual Reality.

The intensive masterclass in digital media and projection art will contextualise the practice of projection art, teaching the technology involved and completing a professional project to the highest level possible.

Masterclass participants will then have the unique opportunity to pitch a projection concept, with up to three of the artists to be commissioned by the City of Wagga Wagga to be part of the annual projection program featuring our state of the art projectors and the 50m x 8m canvas of the Civic Centre building.

Dates: Wednesday 19 – Sunday 23 April 2017
Location: Wagga Wagga Art Gallery E3 art space
Cost: Free
Eligibility: This masterclass is for emerging artists and tertiary creative arts students with an interest in digital art.
For questions or more information please contact Cultural Officer, Tracie Miller on 02 6926 9356 or
To apply fill out the application form before 28 March 2017.
EVENTWORKS Call Out for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Artists
The City of Wagga Wagga is now accepting Expressions of Interest from Wagga Wagga Local Government Area based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists for the creation of an art and design concept to feature on the Civic Centre forecourt. Installation of this artwork will coincide with National Reconciliation Week 27 May – 3 June 2017.

The graphic should respond to the National Reconciliation Week theme “Let’s take the next step”, reflecting on the two significant anniversaries of the 1967 referendum and the Mabo decision, now in their 50th and 25th years respectively.

The successful artist is only responsible for the creation of the art and design as a digital file. Final production and installation of the art work will be completed by the City of Wagga Wagga. The artwork will be licensed to the City and the artist will be paid a licence fee of $4 000 plus GST.

The artwork can be:

The artwork should inspire and engage the general public, spark discussion and make people think. For further information, download the artist brief below.

Expressions of Interest close 5pm, Wednesday 22 March 2017.

All enquiries and Expressions of Interest should be directed to Tracie Miller, Cultural Officer on 1300 292 442 or
For more information and forms visit the website.