Port to Port: a show created by collaborators around SA

Port to Port – A visual story connecting South Australia’s coastal towns (and digital collaborators in them).

Illuminart and our regional collaborators are making a touring projection show that will be presented on buildings and silos around Regional SA in 2019.

The show will interweave the history of South Australia’s mosquito fleet (ships that serviced the regional Ports) with stories about local people and places, into a stunning digital show that combines art and storytelling from around South Australia.

After it has toured, it will be displayed in Adelaide as an interactive tourism attraction.

We are involving several regional towns as key partners, and they are benefitting from specialised workshops and unique projects in their region, and being on the touring route for final show where their community will have a free public presentation.

We have invited a group of digital creatives from all around regional SA, to be trained them as producers and digital artisans. These special people are called the Leading Lights and are working with us to lead the project in their region.

Participating communities receive mentorship and support to assist the regional artists in their community to develop locally driven media that forms part of the large scale Port to Port project and to have it presented in their town.


Ways you can get involved in Port to Port:



We will be working with regional creatives. For example visual artists will be involved to illustrate a scene which is then animated by digital artisans. Regional musicians and actors could perform roles or help with the soundtrack.

We are also working with regional digital creatives who can animate, work with digital media, edit and create video. If local artists and makers are interested and want to go to the next level of skill we can provide specialised training and mentorship during the project.

We will be involving regional historians, elders, researchers and storytellers. In each area we will be researching and developing stories and we will need your help to get the story straight.

For more information about our training and research on Port to Port please speak to Verity Brookes on 0405 629 225


We are working closely with towns who are interested in being a co-host of our free touring show in their regional community in 2019.

We also have key partnerships with some towns who are looking for a deeper involvement over the three years including specialised training and workshops, involving their community in making the project.

For more information about our partnership projects on Port to Port please speak to Verity Brookes on 0405 629 225



Other Info


Streaky Bay Level1 Partner
City of Onkaparinga Level1 Partner
City of Victor Harbor Presenter / Host
City of Mount Gambier Presenter / Host
Tunarama (Port Lincoln) Presenter 2016
Leading Lights (mentee producers): Sue Wegener, Tellene Clark, Lauren Karp, Nisa Schebella, Sammi Lane, Care Vaughan, Kellie Higginbottom, Caroline Hammat


The idea for Port to Port began in 2011 with a “Geek in Residence” project at Country Arts SA, to develop connections and reach out to digital creatives in the bush. Meanwhile illuminart was working in Port Adelaide on projects featuring the history of the Port, and its connections to all of regional SA.

In 2014 with the assistance of Arts SA and Regional Arts Australia we began developing the concept for a large cross regional project that helped us find and train them to be able to collaborate with us remotely.

In 2015 we went on tour to meet interested artists and communities Port Pirie, Port Germein, Port Augusta, Whyalla and Victor Harbor.

In January 2016 the momentum for the project really picked up, with illuminart partnering with the Tunarama Festival. In January 2016 we completed and presented Boston Bay Broadcast, as an event at Tunarama in January 2016.

In June 2016 we held digital media training workshops in Port Pirie, in July 2016 we held workshops in Victor Harbor.

In late 2016 we confirmed successful multi-year funding and began training digital artisans (the Leading Lights) which continued into 2017 with training and presentations in other regional towns. In 2018 the project will present 8 key productions and training projects with key partners.



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