Artists:Beam Collective: Bettina Easton (Australia) / Grace Tham (Malaysia) / Colin Shum (Singapore) / Ales Vasenda (Czech Republic)Collaborator:Chris...

Come Fly With Me


2000 NSW

Come Fly With Me

Event Details

Beam Collective: Bettina Easton (Australia) / Grace Tham (Malaysia) / Colin Shum (Singapore) / Ales Vasenda (Czech Republic)

Chris Lock (Australia) / Isabel Duffy (Australia) / Jenssen Turnowsky (Australia) / Carlo Cresta (Australia) / Joe Lankuba (Australia)

Come Fly with Me invites you to look up into the night sky and let your dreams take flight.

With a bit of care and creativity, a humble piece of paper is transformed into a magical paper airplane with outstretched wings ready to lift off and go where the winds of change blow.

The simple form of this light sculpture suspends a series of airplanes in a pattern that traces the trajectory of flight, drifting up into the night sky. Much like a paper airplane responding to the prevailing breeze, these airplanes gently twist and sway in the sky, changing angles, colours and light intensity in response to their surroundings.

When viewed from the waterside, the moving tides create a play of reflections and shadows on the installation, which dance in and out of focus.

This work encourages the imagination to soar and take flight — and in doing so visitors may want to consider a rather apt quote from the great American entrepreneur Henry Ford:

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

Country represented by installation: Australia

Audio Description

Access and Inclusion

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
  • Audio described - Audio description is a service provided for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Trained audio describers give live, objective, verbal descriptions.