SOME LIGHT WORK
Kaleidoscope Festival November 9-12 5pm to 10.30pm Joondalup city centre WORKING on Kaleidoscope Festival has been “one of the most enjoyable experiences” creative director Drew Anthony has ever had.
And that is saying something from someone who has worked on many large-scale events, including the Sydney Olympics Closing Ceremony, Doha Asian Games, Vancouver Winter Olympics, NZ Rugby World Cup, NRL State of Origin and White Night in Melbourne and Ballarat.
“Over the years I’ve done some pretty amazing events around the world but I feel this is the culmination of a lot of things that I’ve learnt,” he said.
“I’ve had the best time putting this festival together and working with some really amazing local creative people and artists.
“I really think the audience this year is going to be blown away by what we’ve been able to achieve in such a short space of time.”
Kaleidoscope Festival, which the City launched last year, is a four-night free festival of light, art, music and food that will take over the Joondalup city centre from November 9 to 12.
Anthony said he “jumped at the chance” to work on this year’s event, which has been created around the artist statement: “You have to find the light within you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world”.
“It’s a really simple but very potent statement which asks people to take responsibility for their own lives and to positively affect the people around them,” he said.
WHAT: WHEN: TIME: WHERE: Kaleidoscope Festival director Drew Anthony.