Monday, 13 August 2018

Capture the Onkaparinga River in Light

Calling community members, photographers and nature enthusiasts with an interest in the Onkaparinga River area and its the natural and wild spaces.

Bring the river to light by contributing your photographs to a light projection and digital display. 

The end result will be a digital moving image assemblage made with photographs contributed by local people interwoven into a spectacular projection.  

The work will shine a light on the tidal estuary in a low impact creative way.


Attend a Lucentide photo excursion or info session. (Free events)

These free events provide you with an opportunity to meet with the illuminart team and photographer Matt Frost (infusion photography), and gain technical tips and ideas for working with light and photography. Contribute your photos to the lucentide show.

download info pack here

To book your place / RSVP please click here.

1) information session to learn more about the project – Tuesday 21 August – 7-8:30 PM

2) Low tide photography excursion– 25 August at 9:30 am for 3 hrs. A minibus will pick you up and drop you off from our meeting place (Saurbier House).

3) High tide and full moon rise photography excursion– 25 August at 2:30 pm for 3 hrs. A minibus will pick you up and drop you off from our meeting place (Saurbier House).

4) Tech help session – 27 August 1-4PM – for assistance to extract photos from cameras and devices. or want to drop off a USB instead of uploading them.

5) Attend the launch of Shimmer on 14th September to see the photo collage projected at Onkaparinga Arts Centre.


How to contribute photos to Lucentide:

Take a camera, take time out and visit the Onkaparinga river.
Listen, look, do not disturb.
Take your time, take a photograph that captures the natural spaces and life.
Take a note of where and when, and your thoughts, wish or feeling there.
Send us your digital photographs, words and your permission form (see the info pack)

The deadline for photo contribution is Midnight on the 31 August, 2018.
download info pack here


This project is devised in collaboration with local Onkaparinga photographer, Matt Frost of Infusion Photography.

For further information please email or call 1300 illuminart

Will you help us raise awareness of the beautiful and diverse areas of the Onkaparinga River, by contributing photographs and your thoughts to a community collage about the area?  ‘Lucentide’ is a projection art installation that will collect many photographs into a moving image collection about the Onkaparinga river in a visual exploration of the unique coastal landscape of the Onkaparinga region.

Lucentide is a contribution of projection art and digital media to the City of Onkaparinga’s Shimmer photographic biennale festival.

This event is part of the Port to Port project, assisted by the Australia Council for the Arts, and supported by the City of Onkaparinga.