Quorn Silo Permanent Projection Art

Quorn Silo Light Show: A new permanent attraction is in development for Quorn – a nightly projection art installation, managed and installed by illuminart, a leading Australian projection art company.

The Silo artwork will be quite different to painted silo murals, because it can change many times during the year, and can offer ways for local artists, community groups, school projects to have a chance to be seen. It also will be able to present beautiful animated stories about the region highlighting First Nation heritage, the Pichi Richi Railway, pioneering heritage and the natural and geological marvel of the Flinders Ranges.  Being able to be updated regularly gives it extra potential functions and attractions, that a painted mural can not offer.

Illuminart would like to hear from you to be able to record your ideas, suggestions and concerns, and ensure all are considered for the ‘launch show’ and future developments.

Here are three ways to provide feedback:

  1. Book in for a meeting with one of our team (Must be between Tuesday 1 October and Thursday 10 October 2019). Contact Verity Brookes, 0405629225, verity@illuminart.com.au
  2. Book in for a phone consultation before 25 October 2019 (it will take about 20 minutes).  Contact Verity Brookes: 0405 629 225, verity@illuminart.com.au
  3. Complete the online survey before 25 October 2019 (link here) visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P22GJJY


The proposed silo projection system will be located in the Pichi Richi Rail yards to the east of the Train station, and will be visible from Railway Terrace and parts of the town in the vicinity of Fifth and Sixth street. It is proposed to run nightly to play a sound and projection show that lasts up to three hours and can be viewed from a dedicated park and picnic area directly opposite the silos.

The show will be a Son et lumière (sound and light show) using available oral and documented history and other subject matter, produced and directed by illuminart.

Examples of similar systems:

  • Story Wall: State Library of South Australia, North Terrace Adelaide SA
    one of Australia’s first permanent architectural projections, it runs every night in the forecourt of the State Library (and, its interactive!)
    – see http://storywall.illuminart.com.au
  • Victa Cinema: Ocean Street, Victor Harbor SA
    This digital art system is a colourful feature of the main street of Victor Harbor and it showcases commissioned digital art, including the very exciting story of Harry Butler and his Red Devil aeroplane.
    – see http://victorharbor.illuminart.com.au
  • Language of the Land projection sculpture: RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre, Queensland.
    This unique sculpture blends structure and line, with stories and artwork about people who live on the land.
    –  see http://eidsvold.illuminart.com.au
  • Karoonda Silo Art: District Council of Karoonda East Murray, 11 Railway Terrace, Karoonda, South Australia, 5307
    The newest addition to the Silo Art Trail combines a stunning mural by Heesco, and a nightly light show. An Australian First!
    – see http://karoondasilo.illuminart.com.au