Glow Winter Arts Festival 2016

This initial full scale interpretation of Illuminate 2030 focused on the environment of the lower Yarra River catchment within The City of Stonnington.  The community participated via: online imagery contributions; a video art workshop at South Yarra Library; and open air drawing workshops integrated with roaming projection performances.

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EcoArts Festival 2016

The Illuminate 2030 team in partnership with the Port Phillip EcoCentre developed the inaugural EcoArts Festival held in September 2016. Centered on the Illuminate 2030 Port Phillip Bay interpretation, the festival program included: wildlife walks; Welcome to Country; campfire food; interactive installations; open-air art workshops; online imagery contributions, projection performances; music; stories and a climate art-science forum. The forum explored some of the challenges, benefits and opportunities of climate art-science collaborations with panelists: artist Lachlan Plain; Rob Murray-Leach from the Energy Efficiency Council; James Whitmore co-author of The Handbook Surviving and Living with Climate Change and environment editor for The Conversation; and April Seymore Port Phillip EcoCentre Executive Officer.  The main festival day was held at the Port Phillip EcoCentre with additional projection performances roaming through St Kilda.  

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Sustainable Living Festival @ Artplay 2018

A new interpretation of Illuminate 2030 representing Melbourne was developed through series of workshops  at ArtPlay for the Sustainable Living Festival 2018.  A group of young artists created paintings and drawings reflecting different future climate scenarios and created an interactive Future Forest and new soundscape.  The projection performance was integrated with the projected Future Forest landscape and the audience were invited to draw their ideas for a climate safe future Melbourne inside the forest shapes via interactive projection drawing.  Refillable markers were supplied by Auspen.

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The artists behind Illuminate 2030 have been active in roaming projection since 2014 performing works in festivals across Victoria. Two past projects are presented here: Future Us and Walk.

Future Us

Future Us by Caroline Packham, Minna Lappainen and Danielle Karalus
Projection show presented at Collingwood & Atherton Gardens Estate and Emerge in Yarra 2016

Future Us is a roaming projection show that was produced with children from Cubbies and LiveWires at the Atherton Gardens and Collingwood Housing Estates. Children participated in a month long series of art workshops at each centre in 2015. Photo stories, paintings, collage, filmed movement, audio recordings and music that were created at the workshops formed the content for an animated projection work. The work embraces the notion that imagining the future, helps shape the future. The children explored their dreams and discussed through art what they desire for their communities, their education and their future careers and how will they get there?  

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Walk by Caroline Packham.  Editing by Danielle Karalus.  
Presented at City of Banyule Pinpoint Public Art Program 2014
New interpretations presented at Ballarat Laneways Festival 2015, Gertrude St Projection Festival 2015 and Glow Winter Arts Festival 2015