The Residents

Created by: Craig Walsh

Country: NSW, Australia

Working alongside Queensland Museum’s award-winning palaeontology staff, celebrated visual artist Craig Walsh has created stylised, high-definition projections of prehistoric creatures known to have inhabited the Brisbane River (Maiwar) millions of years ago!

Queensland Museum palaeontologists likened the descriptions to Pliosaurs, which lived in Australian waters more than 100 million years ago.

By day, the strange river residents can be seen through the underwater surveillance cameras on the Goodwill Bridge, or lucky viewers can catch them playing in the water as they come closer to the surface at night.

About the Creators

Artist Craig Walsh is known for his innovative approach to site-specific art and projection mapping in unconventional sites, with over 30 years of experience. His site-responsive works have animated natural environments, as well as urban and architectural spaces. His practice includes major public art commissions and collaborations with cultural institutions, festivals and communities.

Photography credit: Joseph Ruckli, Image provided by Tourism and Events Queensland

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