Turn up the lights

Wanneroo Times - - News - Tyler Brown

JOON­DALUP city cen­tre will shine bright when the Kalei­do­scope fes­ti­val re­turns in Novem­ber.

With a big­ger fes­ti­val foot­print this year, the event will com­bine il­lu­mi­na­tion, artis­tic in­stal­la­tions, pro­jec­tions, live per­for­mance and food over four evenings

Here’s our first look at what vis­i­tors can ex­pect.

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.

This year’s fes­ti­val foot­print will ex­tend over the city cen­tre and Lake­side Joon­dalup Shop­ping Cen­tre and fea­ture more than 60 food trucks.

Also re­turn­ing this year is in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned cre­ative di­rec­tor Drew Anthony, who has se­cured a range of lo­cal, in­ter­state and in­ter­na­tional artists to en­ter­tain and in­spire all ages across the free fam­ily-friendly event.

Some of the ma­jor at­trac­tions in­clude 1000

Cranes by Syd­ney’s Am­bi­ent & Co, in­spired by an an­cient Ja­panese le­gend that if a group of 1000 origami cranes are hung in a home they will act as a pow­er­ful and benev­o­lent charm and bring good luck.

It will be placed in­side Lake­side Joon­dalup.

In­trude by Tas­ma­nian artist Amanda Parer 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.

There will also be Dance Like No One Is Watch­ing, per­formed by Matt Papa (Tap Dogs), Hil­ton De­nis (Limbo), Ben­son Jack Anthony (800 Words) and Perth’s Jar­rent Wal­ton, fea­tur­ing one male tap dancer, four glass walls and cool light­ing, and 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 from 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.

by Ger­ald­ton artist Phil Don­con.

Paint Storm

by Syd­ney’s Am­bi­ent & Co.

1000 Cranes

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