Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Training opportunity for aspiring projection artists

Aspiring projection artists, digital curators and artisans will converge at the next illuminart Port to Port symposium, to be held in late October in Victor Harbor. 

This symposium is the second in a series of four advanced training projects in the skills of projection mapping, digital storytelling and placemaking.

The  program takes participants through the detailed and complex process of devising and producing content for a permanent architectural projection system, using the Victa Cinema facade as a site to experiment and build projection for.

The program, presented by the illuminart team, has prioritised regional digital artisans who will be collaborating on the Port to Port project.

The symposium will offer two separate, interwoven streams – the first being tailored to the needs of aspiring Digital Curators who need to gain an indepth knowledge of the procedures involved in commissioning digital projects, especially those with an unusual format or outcome. The second stream is designed for the needs of Digital Artisans – media makers and creatives who aspire to create content for unusual contexts such as architectural projection.

The symposium packages illuminart’s knowledge and systems into a set of procedures, and presented with a number of hands on activities to use software and see the outcomes publicly projected onto the Victor Harbor permanent projection system.

An exciting aspect of the program is the announcement of two commissions being offered by City of Victor Harbor. Participants of the symposium will be guided to develop their proposal and pitch for these opportunities, which include a cash payment and mentorship for the successful proposals.

The symposium program also includes project development workshops to help explore and build the future Port to Port production, a large scale digital media projection that will be produced collaboratively by creative partners around SA. This will involve the recruitment of several new Leading Lights, who will be mentored by illuminart over the next three years to develop digital storytelling and placemaking skills, and be supported to produce work in their own community.  The Leading Lights positions are being advertised here:

The Symposium will be held from the 19th to 22nd October 2018.

It has been made possible through the partnership with City of Victor Harbor and funding of the Port to Port project through the Australia Council for the Arts.

A full program and booking system will be announced shortly. The program summary follows. A full program will be provided soon. Please call Verity Brookes on 0405 629 225 if you have any questions.

Thursday 19 October 2017 – Prep day (optional)

  • introductory sessions for new Leading Lights and Mentees
  • Projection Mapping Primer
  • Introduction to the Victor Harbor Permanent Projection System
  • Networking Sessions

Friday 20 October 2017 – Day 1 9am-8pm

  • Introduction to Digital Commissions
  • Introduction to the Architectural Projection Workflow
  • Hands on with a Template and an Artboard
  • Best Practice in Digital Commissioning

Saturday 21 October 2017 – Day 2 9am-8pm

  • Advanced Animation Techniques (After Effects)
  • Digital Mastering and the Digital Review Process
  • Codecs, Digital Delivery, Approval, Upload
  • Public Projection aka The Wall

Sunday 22 October 2017 – Day 3 10am-4pm

  • Port to Port: A cross regional collaboration project
  • Remote Collaboration
  • The Digital Commission Proposal
  • Wrap up

Monday 23 October 2017 – optional via booking

  • Individual project consultations
  • Mentor meetings

This project is part of illuminart’s three year Port to Port project.


PorttoPortThis project is part of illuminart’s ‘Port to Port’ statewide project, creating digital stories to connect port towns throughout South Australia with their past, present and future through the exciting portal of projection art. It has been made possible with the support of the Australia Council for the Arts. 

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