12-22 AUGUST 2021 View all events

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As dusk settles over the Gold Coast and BLEACH* draws to a close for another year, let’s celebrate together on the shore at Burleigh Heads.

From first light to last light, we’ve come full circle. Watch the full moon rise over the ocean and help us light up the coastline with fire, song and 10,000 candles.

This large-scale temporal work is led by visual artist Rick Roser with light artist Kristian Baggerson.

Join us for this special ceremony under the Blue Moon as we cleanse the space that’s welcomed us, and farewell the 2021 Bleach* Festival.

Be part of the vision
We’re looking for 100 community members to work with us to build this incredible new ephemeral artwork on the shores of Burleigh Beach.

You’re invited to collaborate with light artist Kristian Baggerson to help create five large-scale mandalas using 10,000 candles.  The outcome will see a vast sea of glowing candles, set within fire and light.

Candle Installation Participation: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Lighting of Candles: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Last Light Performance: 6:00pm

To register your interest as a collaborator or to find out what’s involved click on the link below:


Please note this experience will fill your heart with joy and involves activities such as sitting, walking, mild lifting, bending and crouching on the sand.

And if you’d like to learn how to start a fire from scratch with Rick Roser then click here to meet Rick in one of his Embers workshops.

About the artist

Rick Roser of the Picambul people of southern Queensland, has been making art and artefacts since age 12. His art and sculptures have been collected in the National Gallery , Queensland Art Gallery and private collections. Rick has toured internationally as a performer and artist many times and creates contemporary representations of traditional Aboriginal weaponry and sculptures that are crafted from stone, resin, fibre, lawyer cane and ochres.

Kristian's works focus on large scale participatory visual arts through the medium of candles. He invites audiences to become part of the creative process as he explores the art of people making art.
"When we come together to share in creating beauty through art, we reinforce the foundations of community and stoke the flames of culture."

    Presented by BLEACH*
    Photo Credit Claudio Kirac, Art-Work Agency

    Burleigh Beach

    Justins Park, The EsplanadeBurleigh Heads QLD 4220

    Sunday 22 AugPerformance: from 6pm
    All times are QLD AEST
    • Wheelchair access
    • Primarily visual content
    • Accessible toilet
    • Click here for more information.

    Important Info
    • Covid Safe
    • Transport options available
    • Suitable for all ages
    • Limited seating available, bring beach chair or blanket
    • Cancelled
    • Family
    • Installation
    • Visual Art

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