Client: Events ACT and Australian National Botanic Gardens
Location: Parliamentary Triangle and Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra
Artistic Credit: “I Am Visible” (National Gallery of Australia) based on original artworks by Tony Albert
Enlighten Canberra, the annual cultural festival set against the backdrop of the capital’s stunning builidngs of the Parliamentary Triangle, commenced some nine years ago in 2011. Since the inaugural festival, The Electric Canvas has had the priviledge of creating stunning projections mapped to some of our nation’s most iconic architecture. Each year Enlighten and its building projections continue to grow and captivate Canberrans and visitors alike.
This year we created projections for a total of eight sites, six of which are located in the Parliamentenary Triangle: Australian Parliament House, the Museum of Australian Democracy (Old Parliament House), the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Library of Australia and Questacon (The National Science and Technology Centre). In addition, we added the new sites of the City Renewal Authority’s Melbourne and Sydney buildings, and created a special activation for the Australian National Botanic Gardens’ “Luminous Botanicus”.
One of our favourite aspects of working on Enlighten is the opportunity to collaborate with the staff of the national institutions and attractions to create content inspired by and relevant to their exhibitions and programs. Of special note this year was the National Gallery of Australia’s move to digital projection for the first time. Our art department worked alongside celebrated Aboriginal artitst, Tony Albert, to translate his work, “I Am Visible”, onto the angular surface of the Gallery.