Illumination bedazzles Geelong with light art

A dedicated arts-loving crowd rugged up in their winter woollies and braved the razor-edged breeze skimming off Corio Bay, to take a look at the light projections of Illumination last night.

The historic Customs House, circa 1856, was transformed into a 21st century canvas for multimedia projections by the ever-innovative crew at Courthouse Arts. The iconic building became the backdrop for a brilliantly lit, outdoor gallery which featured animations and images by local artists and ambient electronic music by digital artist, Stephen Oakes. There was also an interactive lighting display by My Plastic Planet, a nomadic outfit that provide the technological wizardry to enable members of the public to create drawings on a digital tablet which are then projected onto buildings.

Illumination has a different program of artworks each week in July as part of Light Up Geelong and there is still one more night to come. The Customs House facade will once more be lit up with art and light next Friday 29 July at 6.30pm – 8.00 pm. Contact Creative Producer, Luke Gleeson at Courthouse Arts for more details on 5272 4955 or visit the Courthouse Arts website www.courthouse.org.au.

Photos by artingeelong.
Illumination Light Up Geelong
Sarah Hayes Illumination Light Up Geelong Courthouse ArtsProjected image by Sarah Hayes.
Illumination Light Up Geelong Courthouse Arts My Plastic Planet
Trying out the digital tablet.
Illumination Light Up Geelong Courthouse Arts
Projected image by Sam Spry.

Projected image from an animation by Matt Bonner and youth from Cloverdale Community Centre.
Emma Webb Illumination Light up Geelong Courthouse Arts
Projected image by Emma Webb.
Illumination Light up Geelong Courthouse Arts
Interested onlookers checking out the show.

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