Beauty Rich and Rare

Experience the North Australian Festival of Arts live at The Ville with this mesmerising free show in October.

Art and Science meet in Beauty Rich and Rare, a vibrant, 20-minute digital work of art showcasing the flora of Australia.

Presented by The Ville Resort-Casino and Townsville City Council, Beauty Rich and Rare recreates the wonder experienced by Joseph Banks and the botanists, scientists, and illustrators who travelled on the HMB Endeavour from England to Australia 250 years ago.

Using modern digital techniques to interpret real artefacts from the collection, Beauty Rich and Rare captures the imagination of the audience; the show helps them experience the wonder that the HMB Endeavour’s passengers and crew felt on their historic journey.

BEAUTY RICH AND RARE
9 – 27 OCTOBER
SHOWS DAILY
EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR
10AM – 6PM
THE VILLE GRAND BALLROOM
FREE ENTRY – BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

 

 

Global awareness of Australia’s exotic plants and animals is the result of a fascinating story of intrigue, adventure, and daring exploration – all depicted in Beauty Rich and Rare.

From the moment they enter, visitors are enveloped in Beauty Rich and Rare. In a darkened room, the breathtaking images unfold on a five-panel screen measuring 20 metres long by 2.5 metres tall; surrounding the audience in its 180-degrees. The visual storyline is narrated by renowned Australian personality Angela Catterns.

Visitors of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds will be inspired by the extraordinary accomplishments of these courageous people from the Age of Enlightenment, whose curiosity and daring took them to Australia 250 years ago.

 

Commissioned by the National Library of Australia.
Created and produced by AGB Events, specialists in digital storytelling.

 

Subject to availability, cancellation and change.