Kalei­do­scope Fes­ti­val ad­di­tions

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THREE new el­e­ments have been added to the pro­gram for WA’s free fes­ti­val of light, art, mu­sic and food.

Back for its sec­ond year, Kalei­do­scope Fes­ti­val is set to trans­form the Joon­dalup city cen­tre from Novem­ber 9 to 12, spark­ing the imag­i­na­tion of visi­tors of all ages.

The lat­est ad­di­tions in­clude Will-othe-Wisps by Mandy­lights in NSW.

Made up of thou­sands of in­di­vid­u­ally con­trolled light ‘wisps’, it will be the first in­stal­la­tion on Kalei­do­scope’s ‘Walk of Won­der’.

“In the dark night, the mys­te­ri­ous wisps are never truly re­vealed; each form ex­ists with­out def­i­ni­tion, much like the world­wide leg­ends of mys­te­ri­ous lights,” a state­ment said.

“In­stead, they glow softly, ap­pear­ing and dis­ap­pear­ing seem­ingly at ran­dom in the gar­dens, work­ing to­gether to form a huge il­lu­mi­nated can­vas that rises out of the ground.

“In­di­vid­u­ally, their lights are beau­ti­ful, how­ever it’s when they work with their thou­sands of sur­round­ing wisps that the in­stal­la­tion as a whole truly comes to life.”

Also added is The Birds of Lu­mos by Syd­ney’s amigo and amigo.

In­spired by the rare kiwi species, Rowi and her chick are large-scale light sculp­tures that in­vite the au­di­ence to con­sider its role in restor­ing the health of en­dan­gered an­i­mals and the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment.

Sci­ence will also be in­cluded in the pro­gram with Scitech host­ing in­ter­ac­tive shows each day from 5.15pm to 7.15pm, be­fore the lights come on.

There will also be a Sci­ence Won­der­land, with in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits, puz­zles, challenges and tech for chil­dren to ex­plore.

These el­e­ments join the pre­vi­ously an­nounced works Fan­tas­tic Planet by Amanda Parer, All You Need Is Love by Carla O’Brien and Face-Off by David Jones.

Fes­ti­val cre­ative di­rec­tor Drew An­thony said he was de­ter­mined to make this year’s fes­ti­val big­ger and bet­ter.

“The pro­gram has been cu­rated based on the fol­low­ing state­ment: You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you, in your own way, can il­lu­mi­nate the world,” he said.

“All of the artists we’ve se­cured so far are bring­ing ex­tra­or­di­nary and in­spir­ing in­stal­la­tions to West­ern Aus­tralia.

“We’re re­ally ex­cited to show­case these to the gen­eral pub­lic; the art will ap­peal to all ages.”

Kalei­do­scope Fes­ti­val will run from Thurs­day, Novem­ber 9 to Sun­day, Novem­ber 12, start­ing at 5pm with mu­sic and food, be­fore the lights come on from 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

The Birds of Lu­mos by amigo and amigo.

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