It’s been an exciting year for illuminart with several people joining the team in the past few months as the number and variety of our projects have proliferated.
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.
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…)
“Write a wish, seal it in a bottle and place it on the Wishing Tree.”
This simple instruction drew hundreds of responses from visitors on North Adelaide’s Melbourne Street, to get involved in thinking about the future of the area. The wishes were collected on tags, placed in recycled plastic bottles which formed part of a temporary public installation on the corner of Melbourne and Jerningham Street.
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.
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.
Artist 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] hotmail.co.uk.
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 .”
Team illuminart just completed their second official visit to the Albany community for a cultural forum followed by a series of intense “quick response” workshops to provide opportunities for Albany region artists to contribute to the narrative development of the Storytelling Projections and Harbour Light Show planned for Anzac Albany.
The workshops were attended by approximately 30 local creative people including local film makers, photographers, writers, musicians and young artists. Many of the group have had further conversations with illuminart about participation in the creative development and production of content for the projections, and more communication is planned over the next week to support writers and visual artists who have already commenced work.
More than six years have passed since a small group of Quorn locals set up Flinders Flicks. Monthly double features were screened at the local Guide Hall, as well as a few other venues such as the Quorn Caravan Park, until other commitments got in the way and FF went in to hiatus in 2011.
In mid May Team illuminart visited Albany to begin the Anzac Albany projects. Naturally there was a lot of curiosity about the project would be and where it would take place. This interview by Sian from GWN7 has some of the answers!