Sunday, 6 October 2019
The Travelling Light tour, planned for over a year, continues here into the final leg of the tour, in the Adelaide urban region. (If you missed our previous four posts, you can review them here – here – here – and here.
We have been working with City of Onkaparinga over the last 2 and a half years now to create community projects as part of the Port to Port project. (The first of these was Lucentide). Our presentation during the tour featured a series of stories curated for the City of Onkaparinga, but then culminated with a special show created over several months, capturing the story of the wreck of the Star of Greece in an animated production.
The turn out to the Uniting Church on old coach road, was brilliant with hundreds of rugged up residents filling the grounds to see the Church come to life with the magical projections.
More than half stayed to experience “In Perilous seas” presented as a dramatic projection, taking us back to 100 years ago when the ship sank close to shore in a powerful storm. The moving production featured images by local Marine Biologist Janine Baker, diving and underwater photography by Krystle Newton and other contributors. It was assisted with research and material from the local Willunga branch of the National trust. We are planning to develop the piece into a permanent installation at the courthouse museum in future.
The City of Onkaparinga were wonderful supporters of the program and we were thrilled at the reception and turnout.
The Falie Ketch has a significant place in South Australia’s Maritime history and completed our tour with projection and illumination of the ship itself, as part of the Falie’s centenary celebrations. Illumination and Projection began at sunset and end at approximately 9:30 PM on Sunday the 29th September 2019.
Adelaide residents were invited to stroll past and see the ship illuminated and connect with their heritage in an informal way.
On a nearby wall, we projected the animations and moving image art created by our Port to Port mentees over the last three years, with many of the stories celebrating South Australia’s mosquito fleet and the Falie, including those recently featured during illuminart’s travelling light projection tour which visited many Port towns which once were the working Ports visited by the Falie. This illumination event celebrates the heritage of the Falie and Port Adelaide, and pays homage and thanks all the volunteers and community members who continue to support the Falie and maintaining South Australia’s mosquito fleet maritime legacy.
The final night of the Travelling Light tour was a gentle end to the many months of work to the project. And although the tour is now over, the project continues as we hope in the not too distant future, to have the stories displayed in a permanent digital display on board the Falie.
Thanks to all our partners, cohosts and supporters:
and the Progress Association of Booleroo, Progress Society of Wilmington, The Falie Ketch, Uniting Church of Aldinga