WA's largest light and illumination festival, Kaleidoscope, is returning to Joondalup for its biggest and brightest year yet.
Now in its third year, the multi-sensory festival will combine illumination, artistic installations, projections, live performance and food over four evenings from Thursday, November 1, to Sunday, November 4.
Also returning this year is internationally renowned creative director Drew Anthony, who has secured a range of local, interstate and international artists for the free family-friendly event.
Some of the major attractions include 1000 Cranes by Sydney's Ambient & Co, inspired by an ancient Japanese legend, and Intrude by Tasmanian artist Amanda Parer, which will create a wonderland of giant glowing white rabbits but will also reveal a slightly darker tale.
Perth students will also feature, with WAAPA third-year design student Maeli Cherel presenting Joyeux Noel – a walk-through tunnel full of texture, colour and light – and North Metro Tafe animation students with the Lost and
Found virtual animation.
Dance Like No One Is Watching features one male tap dancer, four glass walls and cool lighting, and there is Neon Dog Park by Melbourne visual artist Carla O'Brien.
Pre-show entertainment will include Paint Storm from Geraldton artist Phil Doncon and The Rumble Bumble battery-powered vehicle with light show and party beats by WA DJ Peter Sharp from The Liberators International.
Anthony said this year's program had been curated based on the statement: “There is beauty all around us. Everywhere. Notice it. Reflect on the past with gratitude. Squeeze every drop from the present. Hope and dream for wondrous future. Everything is extraordinary when you are seeing with loving eyes.”
Pre-show entertainment and food starts at 5pm, with lights on from 7.30pm.
Joyeux Noel by WAAPA third-year design student Maeli Cherel.