East End Echoes

Come See and Hear East End Echoes – an ambitious storytelling and creative heritage project by illuminart – a team of artist-animators and creative collaborators – commissioned for the inaugural Illuminate Adelaide festival.

Program details are provided here: https://www.illuminateadelaide.com/events/east-end-echoes

Here is a map to help you find the 12 sites. East End Map Print A4

Come to the Rundle Street precinct between 16 July and 2 August 2021, with your mobile device and headphones, ready for a journey with illuminart. QR codes on the street will take you to the sound track, or you can play it within the embedded window below.

OPTION 1: PLAY SOUND ONLY from within the Soundcloud display below. 

OPTION 2: PLAY and watch with CAPTIONS within the Vimeo display below. 



Audio story only, will stream from your device.


Fully captioned video below providing the stories and animation cues.

Other Info

The projections and light storytelling will illuminate 12 landmarks along the Rundle Street and adjacent laneways, each capturing aspects the interwoven histories of people who have lived and journeyed in the East End.

The project is designed to be experienced, listening to an audiovisual track created by illuminart, where you will meet many of the people who have inspired the projections that playfully transform the buildings.  Uncovering the clues to kaleidoscopic arrays of vegetables, deconstructed daubist art, and firecracker fashions, takes place as you stroll along the street listening to the voices, sound and music.

One of the spectacular sites is the East End Market gateway located on the Union Street entranceway to Ebenezer lane. Many decades ago it was the site of hustle and bustle, as market gardeners trucked in their boxes of produce grown in Virginia greenhouses and further beyond, selling to the people of Adelaide well before dawn broke, which gave Rundle Street a 24 hour life cycle of market growers, businesses, community and the cultivation of creativity at all hours.

While a stunning artists-eye-view of the East End Market and its neighbours unfolds through the projection onto the Gateway, the soundscape offers a deeper emotional interaction. The calling voices of the past will share with listeners, a sense of pride, opportunity, tragedy, loss, romance, grief, and the complex feelings about change that happens around us in the urban landscape, and an understanding of whose footsteps have echoed in this gateway.

The creative team at illuminart have interviewed widely to capture the stories and develop the soundscapes and projection installations. Recordings of community members, business owners, former residents and creative people have been interwoven with performed voice and soundscape elements, into a 45 minute walking track. The 12 sites can be viewed in any order and don’t require you to listen or watch all in one setting, just BYO your headphones and mobile device to listen and explore.

Listening to the unfolding stories of people who have lived and created in years gone by, while you stroll past an array of historic material and surreal memories, will bring a deeper dimension – the past among the present – to all the sites along the East End Echoes trail.

Thanks to all the contributors who shared memories for the project story and to Tim Gladdis Photography – Timgladddis.com – for historic East End photographs.


Project Team

  • Andy Petrusevics Lead Visual Artist / Animator
  • Michael Mills (Heaps Good Productions) Storytelling Voices and Interviews
  • DJ TR!P Music Loops
  • Zero Shaw Art Dept Manager, Projection Mapping
  • Cindi Drennan Research, Projection Design
  • Craig Laurendet Projection Mapping
  • Care Vaughan (Zilm Studios) Illustration (Sym Choon Graphics)
  • Michael Mills, Georgia Broomhall Character Voices
  • Karl Telfer, Andy Petrusevics, Razak Mohammed, Colin Corso, Jennifer Layther, Driller Jet Armstrong, Monica Corduff Gonzales, Tim Gladdis, Kath Wilden, Simon Loffler, Danica Morgan, Frank Vaianam, Greg Bannon, Felix Hill Voices of the East End
  • Tim Gladdis (Tim Gladdis Photography) East End Market Photographer
  • Danica Morgan Artwork & Photos from Exasketch Era
  • Alison Lea Photography of bands
  • Driller Jet Armstrong Photography, Mural elements
  • Zero Shaw Video of Bands
  • Exasketch Artists Sketches
  • Andy Petrusevics Helicopter Man, Scooter Man
  • Karl Telfer, Keith Conlon, Catherine Manning, Steve Maras, Debbie Williams, Megan Collins, Corinne Ball, Tim Gladdis Research and Advice
  • Craig Williams and the Mosaic Audio Visual Team Technical Supplier (Projection)
  • AJ Sound Technical Supplier (Lighting)
  • Jayden Sutherland (Illuminate Adelaide) Technical Manager for illuminate Adelaide