Aus Lights on the River 2022

In a first for Australia Day, Aus Lights on the River brought a stunning immersion of light, sound and vision to Elder Park (Tarntanya Wama).

The spectacular was held over five consecutive nights from Saturday 22 January until Wednesday 26 January, each night from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm.

  • The beautiful precinct featured projections on to the Festival Centre roof shells, the river and trees along the banks, the rotunda and illuminart’s AirLume.

    Aus Lights on the River was the centrepiece of the free Australia Day 2022 program, presented by the Australia Day Council of South Australia (ADCSA). Illuminart Australia worked alongside the Australia Day Council SA, Campfire, Novatech and other suppliers to bring the event to life, and we are proud to have involved artists and creatives from regional areas in the creation of digital art appearing around the site.

    Key features of the illuminart contributions included:

    • presentation of Flocking Together, a bushfire recovery artwork made with the Lobethal community and commissioned by Fabrik
    • First ever presentation of AirLume in Adelaide, South Australia – supported by Epson Australia
    • Artwork and Animation on sites including the Rotunda Lantern, Festival Centre shells, Waterscreen, Trees.

    Thank you to Epson Australia for your support of AirLume.

  • illuminart Creative Collaborators
    Belinda Broughton – Poet/Narrator (Flocking Together)
    Anne Griffiths – Project Facilitator (Flocking Together)
    Lobethal and Woodside Children – Creative Contributors (Flocking Together)
    Matthew Frost (infusion Photography) – Macro Photography
    Barb Walker – Wildflower Photography
    Raffi Kojian (Gardenology Org) – Plant Photography
    Karl Telfer (Yellaka) – Creative Contributor
    Lavene Ngatokorua – Project Facilitator (Art Showcase)
    Stu Nankivell (Blue Goanna Digital) – Creative Contributor
    Aaron Welch (Red Bird Creative) – Creative Contributor
    Solid Air – Technical Support
    Ben Phillips (Ben FX) – Technical Support, Show Support Crew, Technical Support
    EPSON Australia – Projection Ambassador Support

    Campfire Collaborators and Supporters
    Sam Wark – Creative Director
    Lisa Browne – Producer
    Miles Rowland / Jake Cooper – Studio Cinematography
    Sam Matthews – Edit / Colour Grade
    Wilson Tran – Editor / Data Wrangling
    Alice Yang – Editor
    Scott Illingworth – Sound Engineer
    Nic Datson – Lighting / Gaffer

    Contributing Artists:

    Thank you to artists from Umeewarra network who were part of the Naidoc2K20 project who agreed to exhibit at Aus Lights.

    Pauline Crombie : Sandhill Country, Untitled
    Regina McKenzie : Arkarru
    Charmaine Wilson : NAIDOC
    Jennifer Reid : Creeks APY lands
    Linda Dare : Rain Wind and Fire, Goorranya (Rainbow)
    Inkjata : Community, Flamingos, Honey Ants
    Rehanna Coulthard : Mudlarpin
    Regina McKenzie and granddaughters Ngarlaa, Ngayan and Ngintaka Donovan : Family painting
    Jonas Dare : Triptych Barlarri, Barlarri Seven Sisters
    Jasmine Brown : Coming Together
    Aaron Reid : Gawler Ranges Rock Holes, Untitled, Country

    illuminart Technical Collaborators
    Projectors and AV equipment (except AirLume): Novatech Creative Event Technology
    Projection Towers: Nexstage
    Power on site: Apollo Lighting
    Event support: Eventwise

  • For more information about the AusLights program visit:

    Australia Day Council Link: https://australiadaysa.com.au/pages/australia-day-program-2022

    Glam Adelaide article: https://glamadelaide.com.au/aus-lights-on-the-river-spectacular-to-debut-in-adelaide-for-australia-day/

    CX Network Story: https://www.cxnetwork.com.au/aus-lights-on-the-river/

    To see a full sized copy of the map, click the image at left.

  • Project ID # 1297

    Technical Insights: Find out more from this CX website article by Ashley Gabriel.
    https://www.cxnetwork.com.au/aus-lights-on-the-river/