Friday, 12 July 2019

IN PERILOUS SEAS: Call out to Shipwreck and Coastal Photographers

(This event is now completed)

Illuminart are inviting South Australian diver and coastal photographers to help us create a winter night vigil for the Star of Greece, a ship that was wrecked off Port Willunga on July 13 1888.

The historic event now forms part of South Australia’s shipwreck legacy, of 8000 wrecks along our rugged coastlines, and is a tragic tale of lives that may have otherwise been saved.

Our story IN PERILOUS SEAS will integrate images contributed by photographers, divers, and artists who wish to be part of this new community based public art performance to help tell this story to the community of Onkaparinga.

Stories in light are a powerful way to help our community understand heritage and with your contribution we will illuminate the historic Aldinga Uniting Church, were the gravesite and memorial of those whose lives were lost, is located. Help us create a significant memory and knowledge for the purpose of this memorial and the unique historic Shipwreck Trail at Onkaparinga.

The contributions of video, photo or art can be posted, emailed, dropped off, and digitally transferred – we can provide assistance.

Our projection art story will interweave your contributions with music and narration to help us tell the community the important tragic history of our coastlines and provide insight into coastal safety today.


The story about local shipwrecks and the lives lost at sea to be projected onto the Aldinga Uniting Church on Saturday 31 August. The show ‘In Perilous Seas’ will last for 45 minutes to an hour.

The contributions of video footage, still images or artistic expressions of shipwrecks along the South Australian Coast will help us to create a layered and moving experience for the viewers as we tell the solemn and heartbreaking story of lives lost at sea, and also help to promote the recognition of the Shipwreck trail and heritage sites and how these are being protected.

In addition to being part of the event, which we invite you to attend, all contributions will be compiled into a recording which you will be able to keep, documenting this story.

IN PERILOUS SEAS is presented as part of illuminart’s Travelling Light Tour. Friday 30th August 2019. Arrive from 6PM for a 6:30 PM beginning

To contribute, please complete the registration form below and we will be in touch.

The deadline for your registration of interest is July 21 2019, and we will be collecting content up until August 10 2019. From 10-25 August there will be a limited capacity for late content contribution subject to our limited resources.