Open Air - Byron Bay premiere screening

Open Air: a film by Grayson Cooke, with the painting of Emma Walker and the music of The Necks.

Tickets $15 via the Byron Centre website.

Followed by a Q&A with creator Grayson Cooke and painter Emma Walker, hosted by Peter Wood, Arts Northern Rivers Executive Director. 

A new perspective on Australia, from 700km above the Earth

It is a perfect match: Revered trio The Necks, known for mesmerizing, slowly unravelling musical pieces, and an hour-long art/science video project exploring the breath-taking beauty of the Australian landscape from space. 

Open Air pays homage to the elemental forces that shape the earth over time. Produced by Southern Cross University media artist Associate Professor Grayson Cooke in collaboration with esteemed Mullumbimby artist Emma Walker, Open Air is an hour-long film that combines stunning time-lapse satellite images of Australia with aerial photography of Walker’s works, set to the soundtrack of The Necks 2013 album ‘Open’.

The project has already garnered significant interest in Australia and internationally - it premiered at the National Film & Sound Archive in Canberra last year, the NASA Landsat team in the US published an interview with Professor Cooke, and Open Air was also shortlisted for the prestigious Lumen Prize, an international competition celebrating excellence in digital art.

Open Air Trailer

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Date and time

From: 07:30 PM Friday, February 22, 2019 Friday, February 22, 2019 7:30 PM - NSW time To: 10:00 PM Friday, February 22, 2019 Friday, February 22, 2019 10:00 PM - NSW time


Byron Theatre
Byron Community Centre
Fletcher Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481