Bathurst Winter Festival Illuminations: Turn

Bathurst-Regional-Art-Gallery-WBYK-TurnBathurst Regional Art Gallery and ESEM Projects are delighted to present a new animation work by local art and design duo WBYK (Sonny Day and Biddy Maroney) as part of the 2020 Bathurst Winter Festival Illuminations.

Turn is a digital animation featuring bold symbols in a set of looping animations including a water droplet and ripples, two figures hand in hand, a moon/sun rise, an all-seeing eye and a tear. The symbols convey a message of healing, strength and acceptance.

“More than just a light projection, Turn is a specially commissioned artwork by two of the region’s most successful designers, Sonny Day and Biddy Maroney,” says BRAG Director Sarah Gurich. “This beautiful animation is a poignant message of humanity, hope, and resilience.”

Turn is one of seven illuminations for the 2020 Bathurst Winter Festival and will be projected in the BRAG/Bathurst Library Forecourt, visible along Keppel Street from Machattie Park, from Saturday 4 July to Sunday 19 July from Sunset till 10.00pm each night.

The other illuminations produced by ESEM projects as part of the 2020 Bathurst Winter Festival can be seen at the Court House, 84 George Street, 173 George Street, 99 Keppel Street and 11 Keppel Street (Doppio). Click here for full list of illuminations.

WBYK (Sonny Day and Biddy Maroney) work across illustration, design and art. Working together since 2006, playing with colour, shape and texture their work is influenced by comic books, skateboarding, music and film.

They have exhibited around the world and have worked with many small and major clients including Time Magazine, Rolling Stone Australia, The New York Times, ABC Radio National, Sydney Opera House, Disney, Adidas, MTV and Monster Children.

They managed Ludlow Creative Space in Orange from 2016-2017 and in 2018 established Ludlow Projects as a platform for sharing and exposing visual art practice and contemporary graphic design in regional NSW.

The Bathurst Winter Festival runs 4 – 19 July 2020. For more information and full program, visit: for details.

Image: Turn by WBYK (Sonny Day and Biddy Maroney) – courtesy of Bathurst Regional Art Gallery