Saturday, 5 October 2013

Illuminart wins Award for Arts Enterprise at the Arts SA Ruby Awards 2013

Ruby_stamp_2013-02_smOn Friday 4th of October illuminart was awarded the Ruby for Arts Enterprise, at the 2013 Arts SA Ruby Awards.  The Rubies are annual prestigious South Australian arts awards that celebrate artistic excellence, creative achievement, innovation, community involvement and inspirational leadership.

Illuminart and partners also jointly received the Ruby award for innovation for If there was a colour darker than black I’d wear it, which opens next week in Mount Gambier.

Illuminart proudly celebrates and thanks all our supporters, sponsors, and collaborators, with a special thank you to Mosaic AV, the community of Port Adelaide, City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Arts SA, Country Arts SA, Rising Damp Youth Performing Arts and our co-directors for “Black“.

This award is a milestone moment for us, and we are truly honoured for the recognition of our work and accomplishments and impact of transformative projection art.

Our goal since beginning was to show the full potential of projection art, to showcase the creative, engaging and magical qualities to be accomplished working beyond the norms of Cinema and Digital Media. We stepped up to show that architectural projection art is so much more than gratuitous special effects, and that the true artistry of architectural projection is to meld the building, the insight, the story and the image; combining the illusion of projection mapping with magical content that’s meaningful and switched on to the audience.

We’ve innovated with synaesthetic projection sculpture, urban activation, and  collaboration on theatre projects.  Although the technology is important, our understanding of the audience and their journey is the key to making this technologically based artform have soul and significance.

In six years we’ve grown from one employee to three full time and several part time/casual employees and dozens of collaborators…  and participated in over sixty projects around Australia. It’s fantastic to be able to celebrate six years as both a small enterprise AND an artistic team. We look forward building on our success and continuing to evolve the artforms of mapped projection, augmented architecture and  interactive urban spaces.

We congratulate all of the Ruby award nominees and the award winners. It was excellent to see the representation of Regional Arts in many categories, including the award for best event over $100,000 going to Just Add Water in Goolwa, as well as the award for regional theatre project “Black” winning the award for innovation. Congratulations to Geoff Cobham, winner of Sustained Contribution by an Individual Award and Ollie Black, winner of the Geoff Crowhurst Memorial Award.