Public Art

Ensemble by Kellie O'Dempsey

Photographer: Andrew Willis


June 2018
Projection on William Jolly Bridge | Brisbane, Australia
For the Brisbane Classic Music Festival

Ensemble was originally created live during a performance featuring members of the Shanghai Chamber Ensemble. Describing two of the violinists, the dynamic and bold brush marks were a direct response to the virtuosity of the musicians playing. This drawing interprets the energy and flow of sound through a fluid and liquid application. It was a direct translation of drawing music in real time.

Credit | Photographer: Andrew Willis


Elysium by Kellie O'Dempsey


Lateen Lane, Byron Bay NSW

ELYSIUM brought together a team of creative professionals driven by a desire to activate under-utilised urban spaces and transform them into places of wonder and beauty. The project’s aim was to uplift and enliven a key CBD site through a curated application of colour, pattern, light, form, texture and planting – integrated with existing structures and in collaboration with tenants and building owners.

A transformation project of this scale and calibre is a first for Byron Bay. ELYSIUM intentionally moved away from traditional imagery associated with Byron Bay and instead aimed to provide locals and visitors with something entirely different – an immersive contemporary art experience.

Find the installation video here.