Mesengers of Mackay

Six giant Gouldian Finches flew to Mackay in July for the annual Mackay Festival of Arts. I got the opportunity to photograph 3 of them at Artspace Mackay, Bluewater Quay and the Bluewater Lagoon.

Created by internationally renowned artist Florentijn Hofman and brought to life by Brisbane’s Urban Art Projects, these spectacularly coloured birds invite us to look up and smile.

Perched atop Artspace Mackay, Bluewater Quay, Bluewater Lagoon, Rydges Mackay, Caneland Central and Mackay Showgrounds, Messengers of Mackay can be viewed on a leisurely stroll or bike ride.


DBCT Illuminate is always a popular event in July each year.

DBCT Illuminate 4.0 was held along the Bluewater Trail.
People ventured through a rainbow sea of interactive neon wire sculptures that change shape, wandered across the Electric Meadow, admired the community creations by local artists and watched as a giant illuminated puppet, the String Symphon is brought to life by you and the team from Spare Parts Puppet Theatre.