Yarrila Place Signature Public Artwork – Concept Images Released

Coffs Harbour City

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.

Image gallery:

Other info:

• 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

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