Art illuminates region

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BROUGHT TO LIFE: illuminart used lights on the historic Hart's Mill at Port Adelaide.

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BROUGHT TO LIFE: illuminart used lights on the historic Hart’s Mill at Port Adelaide.

ILLUMINART is coming to Beachport this month to present a dynamic light show.

The short, yet brightly sparkling program of animated projections will light up a significant historic building in Railway Terrace.

The art will project onto the heritage-listed National Trust Museum, which was built as a wool and grain store in the 1870s.

The show will feature animations from across South Australia that relate to Beachport’s unique local history and experiences and celebrate The Falie ketch turning 100 this year.

The Falie had visited Beachport in 1986 as part of the grain trade re-enactment and the Jubilee 150 for South Australia.

The free, colourful midwinter show will bring a crowd to enjoy a bright and invigorating injection of entertainment and creativity, combining history, humour and warmth into a single event, celebrating arts and storytelling during South Australia’s Living Artists Festival.

The free projection event will run for one hour from 6.30pm.

illuminart is roving regional South Australia this month in a unique odyssey.

It is touring over 2000km to illuminate silos, town halls and landmarks, to share locally made animated stories and projection art with South Australians.

“The creative stories depicting South Australia’s heritage in a joyful way, are all about appreciating the beautiful and interesting place you live in,” illuminart artistic director Cindi Drennan said.

“Our tour is helping to bring some warmth and happiness to people in winter everywhere it goes.

“We are very fortunate to be able to bring this project out to Beachport during SALA and will look forward to sharing this celebration of arts and culture with everyone.”

Travelling Light is the final stage of illuminart’s Port to Port project, supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and supported locally by Wattle Range Council.