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A Place Based Contemporary Art Festival
1-18 August, North Queensland, Australia
Yunbenun Magnetic Island

Friday 2 August - Sunday 18 August 24 hrs

Illuminated Waters

Jo Stacey

Illuminated Waters is a large-scale installation overlooking the water on the jetty in Picnic Bay on Yunbenun / Magnetic Island. The centrepiece is a giant pacific octopus that measuring two metres high whose body and tentacles entwine the jetty shelter. The octopus’ sculpture is complimented by five nudibranchs which form a lit trail to the centrepiece. Illuminated Waters highlights the beauty of creatures found in the natural environment off Yunbenun and draws attention to the important ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef.

About The Artist

Jo Stacey’s artworks express her love of community, sustainable living, concerns about the environment and a sense of place. Stacey’s art practice encompasses printmaking, book binding, drawing, and experimenting with different methods and medium and cross disciplinary collaboration to convey her visual story.

Location Details

Picnic Bay Jetty: 2 Yule Street, Picnic Bay, Yunbenun / Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819.

View the interactive PUNQ Art Trail Map for directions or experience as part of the Yunbenun / Magnetic Island Bus Tour.

Venue Accessibility
  • Picnic Bay Jetty is accessible by wheelchair. 

  • The jetty surface is wooden planks, which may have uneven sections, gaps, and slight inclines, especially towards the end.
  • This uneven surface and the absence of handrails in some sections may make the jetty difficult to navigate for wheelchairs, prams, or those with mobility limitations.
  • There are no designated accessible toilets on the jetty itself. Accessible toilets are located at the park near the jetty entrance.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and watch out for others.
  • Be mindful of weather conditions. The jetty can become slippery when wet, so take care after rain or during strong winds.
  • The jetty offers little shade, so wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen, especially during the hotter parts of the day.
  • If you see any hazards, report them to the local authorities.

Pricing

This is a free event.

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PUNQ respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region; Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.

PUNQ respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region; Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.

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Umbrella Studio
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PUNQ is produced by Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts. The festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and receives funding from Creative Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund. Townsville City Council is a funding partner of PUNQ.