Following a national call out for artists to create a signature public artwork for Yarrila Place, winning artist Emma Coulter is excited to unveil her first concept images of ‘Let them feel the light.’
An integrated three-story sculpture, the work will traverse the light-filled atrium space, dispersing colour and light, in honour of the meaning of “Yarrila” – a Gumbaynggirr word meaning to illuminate or brighten.
The work also draws inspiration from Coffs Harbour’s rich geography and social history.
Coffs Harbour Gallery & Museum Curator, Joanna Besley said the concept images from Emma Coulter are captivating and inspiring:
“Not only does this artwork beautifully capture the meaning of the Gumbaynggirr word ‘yarrila,’ but it is a bold statement about optimism and how this new building signals Coffs Harbour’s bright future.”
Currently under fabrication, this work will be completed late 2022/ early 2023.
• Emma Coulter is a successful mid-career artist who has been awarded several grants, prizes and major public art projects across Australia
• Examples of her previous works can be found on her website
• Commissioned by Coffs Harbour City Council
• Public Artwork curated by iAM projects
• Architecture by BVN Architects
• Fabrication by Stainless Aesthetics
• With subcontract legal assistance by Guest Work Agency