This year Illuminart and artists introduced Pedal Powered Lantern Making Workshops, where festival visitors could make their own Lantern to take home. These pedal powered sewing machines are powered by renewable energy (that is… you and your cycling legs!)
The Lobethal Lanterns are a textile lantern designed and made especially for the Lobethal community. The lanterns are suspended from verandahs of shopfronts and homes in Lobethal during the daytime, and are designed to be illuminated only by renewable energy powered light sources.
Video by Jessica Foster
In 2010 hundreds of Lobethal Lanterns have been made by groups of people living in and around Lobethal. These colourful lanterns each have their own individual design, colours and decorations, and are installed along the Main Rd of Lobethal for day-time visitors to enjoy.
The Solar Grove sites in Lobethal are lighting displays powered by renewable energy. Local residents who have an interest in supporting energy innovations are hosting these displays, which use low energy consuming light sources in creative ways.
The Lobethal Lanterns and Giant Lanterns projects have been supported by Festivals Australia, to assist local artists to work with the Lobethal community to create new projects in the Lights of Lobethal festival 2010.
During the daytime, visitors could enjoy the Lobethal lanterns and Giant Lanterns displayed along the Main Road. In the evening, there lantern making workshops illuminated Giant Lanterns and Window Projections along the trail.
Download an A4 printable map, or view the one below to see the locations of the various displays.
This year the Lights of Lobethal Festival features new projections and lantern displays to enhance the long running festival and transform the main street. Local residents and artists have been working alongside multimedia artist Cindi Drennan and the Illuminart creative team on a variety of projects.
These include giant lanterns that children can get inside, workshops to make your own lantern using bicycle-powered sewing machines, a string of interesting new displays by local textile artists and animated window projections by Illuminart. They can be seen from the 13th to the 23rd of December (the festival lights up on Sunday December 12th and continues until the 31st of December 2010.)
The Lobethal Lanterns are large, light textile constructions, that can be made from recycled fabrics. Lobethal Lanterns are a unique decoration that was designed for the Lobethal community in 2009 by Cindi Drennan of Illuminart, to celebrate Lobethal’s textile based traditions and the town’s long running Lights of Lobethal festival.
LOOK WHATS NEW!
This year Illuminart are introducing Pedal Powered Lantern Making Workshops.
Pedal powered sewing machines are powered by renewable energy (yes you and your cycling legs!)
Loads of fun and a great activity for visiting friends and family! Lantern Workshops will be operating during the Lights of Lobethal Festival at Illuminart’s Lantern Stall at the Gallery and Gifts Shop, 20 Main Road Lobethal.
Bookings are best to ensure a place (but not essential), book by calling Victoria on 08 8389 6249 or 0400 099 926
Victoria Harrison, textile and well known community artist will be leading community groups to make the Lobethal Lanterns. Groups and individuals are welcome. You can either book into a workshop or Victoria can supply you with a pattern and you can organize your very own workshops with friends and family.
To see the full schedule of workshop dates and venues visit soon – the details will be updated here!
The first stage of work involved research into the chequered lives and stories of Queens Theatre, and engaging with the space itself.