Friday, 5 December 2014
Barossa Illuminated, an initiative of the Barossa Council, will see the creation of a body of work for presentation in the Barossa Regional Gallery’s new projection space. The works will showcase the diversity of local art and, through the new medium of digital projection, bring to life the variety of art, design and craft practiced in the region.
The work itself will be created by a group of ten to fifteen local artists who will be trained by core illuminart projection artists to utilise projection facilities to, either adapt existing work into projection, or create new digital works specifically for the exhibition.
The exhibition itself will run for six to eight weeks in March/April 2015.
The works will be developed in collaboration with illuminart through a skills development program (a presentation, professional development workshop and feedback session) mounted in January to March 2015. This program will be led by the core illuminart artists Andy Petrusevics, Luku Kukuku and Luke ‘Zero’ Shaw.
Participating artists will be invited to submit at least one digital artwork for inclusion in the exhibition.
The featured image above is a reconstruction of “Under Grapevines” by local Barossa artist Edith Kring, animated by Luku Kukuku. It’s part of a permanent collection held by the Barossa Regional Gallery, reinterpreted into the “Projection Collection” which was the first installation curated for the permanent projection space.