DBCT Illuminate


Wednesday, July 25 - Friday, July 27, 2018
6pm - 9pm
FREE entry
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
Parking and entry to DBCT Illuminate is via Alexandra Street. There is strictly NO entry to the event from Lagoon Street.

After the huge response to the inaugural event in 2017, DBCT Illuminate is returning to the Festival to once again delight audiences and engage the community in this wonderful arts-project-turned-family-night-out!

DBCT Illuminate will light up the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens for three nights during the 2018 Mackay Festival of Arts, looping around the gardens from the Meadowlands Amphitheatre event hub. This hub will include an eatery with local food vendors and acoustic entertainment for patrons to enjoy as part of their Illuminate journey.

Join in the fun and immerse yourself in this incredible event.

Kicking off with a series of hands-on artistic workshops in the lead up to Illuminate, participants will be led by experienced local artists from the region to create intricate and enchanting objects.

Then enjoy DBCT Illuminate the event at the Botanic Gardens! Take a wander through the wonderful creations made locally at the workshops and displayed as part of DBCT Illuminate. Enhanced with an impressive showcase of beautiful lighting, you’ll be amazed at the giant firefly roving puppets, interactive cocoons, Calypso the photo booth and much more!

Bring a picnic blanket to sit on the grass and enjoy the entertainment on the Amphitheatre stage.

Free workshops

Lantern making workshops for all the family?

  • Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4
    Canelands 'The Zone' s[ace (Next to Gloria Jeans)
  • Wednesday, July 11, Thursday, July 12 and Sunday, July 22
    Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre  

All workshops will run from 10am - 4pm.

No bookings necessary.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Come and see your work light up at the Botanic Gardens at 'DBCT Illuminate; 6pm-9pm daily from Wednesday, July 25 to Friday, July 27, 2018.

Fireflies Enlighten 2017 from the indirect Object on Vimeo.

METAMORPHOSIS White Night Melbourne 2018 from the indirect Object on Vimeo.