Jessie Hughes is an internationally-recognised Australian new media artist and VR ﬁlmmaker, her works having exhibited most notably at the Tate Modern, Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, and Cannes in 2017. Hughes holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interactive and Visual Design, having completed her studies at Brisbane’s Queensland University of Technology, Australia; San Diego State University, USA; and Sonoda Women’s University, Japan. Hughes has been awarded the Lord Mayor's Young and Emerging Artist Fellowship for 2018 to the value of $20,000 to further her profession in Film and Contemporary Art.
Artwork title: Flying Fox
Artist Statement: Nothing sounds more like home here in Queensland than the vibrant chatter of our brilliant flying foxes at sunset. Flying foxes are native to Australia, with three species of flying-fox protected in Brisbane under Queensland's Nature Consideration Act. Flying Fox is a nocturnal work, reflective of the nature of our lively night-animals. Just as the Valley comes to life as the sun goes down, Flying Fox is projection-mapped installation ready to light up the streets of our bustling nightlife.