Friday, 21 February 2020

Finishing touches to South Australia’s newest Permanent Projection at Quorn

Flinders Ranges Council have been working on a special project to bring light and projection art into the heart of Quorn township, nestled in the Flinders Ranges to the east of Port Augusta. The town has long been known internationally for being the home of the Pichi Richi Railways, where steam and deisel trains maintained by volunteers, roll the line through the pcituresque Flinders Ranges.

The new vision brings illuminated, animated artwork, stories and icons of the region, into a bold nightly display that represents the culture, creativity and unique nature of the region.

The project commenced mid last year, with various stages of surveys and site planning, heritage consulting, design and construction of a shed (designed to match the heritage precinct) that houses the equipment. Epson high powered laser projector technology combined with sound, network, weatherproofing and security systems ensures that the installation will operate reliably in those harsh summer temperatures.

Below are some photographs of the new structure being completed, and the installation of the new permanent projector and first checks and tests in mid February.

It was a huge thrill for Quorn residents and illuminart alike to see the Silo glowing from bottom to top and looking forward to completion of the animation over coming weeks.

The installation will feature stories of the area, images of the ranges, and an array of exhibitions featuring local artists.

The official launch date is yet to be announced and will coincide with tourism season for the region.