ShipShape: illuminart’s mobile illuminated projection ship

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

Shipshape was built in 2011 using almost 100% recycled materials,  including a recycled recumbent bicycle.

It was fashioned into a sailing ship with the option of having a projector mounted onboard projectors so that moving image could be projected alongside or in front of the ship as it “sailed” along.  At night it is also illuminated with LED lights manufactured in Australia by ME Lighting.

Project Team


Portside Messenger October 2011