July 1999 to 30 June 2007, was instrumental in changing the culture of the public building sector in Queensland, generating employment for Queensland artists and arts workers and raising community awareness about public art and the role of artists in society.
Under this scheme, Bonney Bombach won two Public Art Commissions:
2001 Airlie Beach Lagoon Project, sculptural installation titled Resonance
2004 Mackay Courthouse Redevelopment, together with Robyn Muller.
Although Bombach was the primary designer of the Focal (foyer) sculptures titled Res Accedent Lumina Rebus and Muller, the primary designer of the exterior Soffit sculpture, Lumina Radiantes, the artists collaborated closely throughout the joint project.
Both works were fabricated in mirror-polished stainless steel by Peter Anderson, Classic Marine Products, Airlie Beach
Res Accedent Lumina Rebus (One Thing Throws Light Upon Others)
The poetic and philosophical essence of this Latin legal maxim with its evocations of illumination and relationship, was the inspiration for this sculptural installation.
Based on a transient environmental work, this sculptural installation reflects aspects of local geography, history and culture.
Alluding to islands, sails, rudimentary dwellings of indigenous inhabitants and to the family, it invites viewer interpretation.
Light, shadows, complex reflections and the possibilities of spatial interaction are considered elements of the work.
Narratives: Our Lives, Our Land, Our Water
Collaboration with Year 6/7 Home Hill State School, 2003