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Video of Night Mural 2014

Sep 9, 2014

Just up and running is the Night Mural 2014 video, edited by one of the Night Mural young artists, Luke “Zero” Shaw.  Zero is now working full time at illuminart as the Directors’ interagent, with plenty of exciting training in projection artistry and animation! Check out Zero’s and other young artists’ designs for the Night Mural 2014 show in the video below.

Night Mural: a life changing experience

Sep 9, 2014

The 2014 Night Mural was a great success building on the format of the previous year, with a new element involving collaboration and menteeship of 10 young artists, and in the words of the Mayor himself in his speech, “This has nothing on ‘smoke and mirrors’. This is sheer magic.”

Mayor Gary Johanson also said: “Night Mural this year brings together the technical, creative, mentorship skills of the illuminart team and the enthusiasm of the young artists. This project has been sponsored by Council with events funding and with arts, cultural and youth program support for young artists to be involved and mentored. We see it as a very significant opportunity to take young artists up to a professional level of presentation.” (more…)

Night Mural 2014 Photo Gallery

Aug 8, 2014

Night Mural 2014 – what a fabulous evening! Here are a few photos of the architectural projections in Port Adelaide last weekend – the images were created in collaboration between 10 young artists and the illuminart team.  Photos taken by illuminart photographer Craig Laurendet.


Amy Le Fleur Art Segment

As Night Mural 2014 approaches…

Aug 8, 2014

Night Mural 2014 is fast approaching… an exciting event that will transform an iconic building of the Port Adelaide area, just for one night, with artwork and animation! (check out the full details here… )

And for those of you who want to know a bit about what makes such an event possible… here is a story from behind the scenes at illuminart.

Back in June illuminart ran workshops for 10 young people from the Port area…  and all participants came away with a whole swag of new skills which they quickly put to use, and they have been very busy indeed. During July the young artists (aged 15 to 25) spent hours putting together their own unique design for the projection show, which are now in the crafty hands of animators.

Lukas Shaw Art SegmentArtist Lukas Shaw has designed a digital art work titled “midnight”. It was inspired by the realistic oil paintings of Karen Woods and the clean, illustrative style of Justin Kamera. “For this piece I wanted a stark dichotomy that is prominent in Port Adelaide. The gritty, realistic inspiration of the port is offset by the bright unnatural colours, giving the piece an ethereal quality. The idea of dichotomy is present in most pieces of my art, as I believe it is the most interesting way to create something truly new, presenting two conflicting ideas as one coherent piece.” Lukas can be contacted at shaw.luke [at]


Night Mural Flyer

Night Mural 2014 – young artists are underway!

Jun 6, 2014

12 young artists from the Port Adelaide Enfield area, will have their artistic skills developed to a new level through specialised workshops offered by illuminart this weekend, in preparation for Night Mural 2014.

Curator for this project, Kaz Pedersen, was one of the local artists commissioned to have her artwork projected at Night Mural 2013. She is extremely excited to be working with youth this year. “We got a great response straight away after the tenders went out to all the Port Adelaide Enfield schools and youth groups. All the applicants were dedicated and put in strong applications in order to be part of the Night Mural event, which will be part of the SA Living Artists Festival this year .”


Night Mural 2014 Young Artist EOI

Invitation to young artists in Port Adelaide Enfield Area

May 5, 2014

Opportunity for Young Artists!  Would you like to see your art animated and projected onto a public building…and a bus?

If you are under 26 and live or work or study within the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, this is an exciting opportunity to create a special artwork, which will be animated and projected onto a building and a bus as a public mural in Port Adelaide during illuminart’s Night Mural event in August 2014 during the SALA Festival.

NIGHT MURAL transforms a building with projected animated murals designed by local artists. This year the focus will be on young and emerging artists.

Participants will be required to attend a free training workshop on either Saturday 28 or Sunday 29 June 2014, where you will be given coaching in creating mural art and designs for the animated projected murals.


Night Mural 2013 Photo Gallery

Aug 8, 2013

A  transformation of an apartment building in Port Adelaide, with ten temporary mural concepts created in collaboration with local artists. They were presented to an audience on 17th August 2013 during SALA festival 2013. (more…)

Night Mural 2013 – innovative winter family event brings a warm glow to Port Adelaide

May 5, 2013

NIGHT MURAL PICNIC was held on 17th August 2013

Night Mural Picnic

Grab your blanket and thermos and join us for an exciting community outdoor art event! Come and see a dockside building transformed before your eyes with projected murals created by local Port Adelaide artists. Hear from the artists and experience a dozen possible future urban transformations with a live audience in one night. BYO warming picnic!

Night Mural Picnic

Apr 4, 2013

Did you ever wonder what you could do to make a plain old building, much more interesting? Well, we are going to trial just that idea by commissioning ten artists to each design a mural… and then show you all of these options on one aweinspiring heartwarming winter evening.

Night Mural Picnic will be held on the 17th of August 2013. This public event is a one off event sponsored by illuminart, Mosaic AV, and presented with the support of Port Adelaide Enfield Council and Arts SA. It’s also supported by Community Arts SA through the Say Something 2 project. (more…)