Turn up the lights
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.