ShipShape: illuminart’s mobile illuminated projection ship

Shipshape is a mobile projection sculpture, designed to move among and interact with audiences.

The illuminated, mobile sculpture is a glorious twist on “moving image” as it is fitted with a video projector that projects images of swimming dolphins that accompany it as it “sails” along the street.

It has been a big attraction at festivals, venues and even had a stint exhibited at the South Australian Maritime Museum. It debuted at Port Festival 2011 and has appeared in the Adelaide Fringe Parade.

Designed and built by Craig Laurendet, Shipshape was built in 2011 using almost 100% recycled materials,  including a recycled recumbent bicycle.

Shipshape combines industrial crane with old fashioned sailing ship – inspired by the change of Port Adelaide from a working port, to a historic port with move of bulk handling to outer harbor.

Shipshape is equipped with deepcycle batteries sponsored by Century Yuasa and  at night it is illuminated with LED lights manufactured in Australia by ME Lighting.