Kaleidoscope Festival to light up city centre

October 24, 2016 by  

The switch will soon be turned on to the City of Joondalup’s first festival of light.

The inaugural four-day Kaleidoscope event is expected to draw thousands of visitors and residents from Joondalup and neighbouring suburbs including Wangara, Western Australia.

Entry is free to the event which, according to organisers, will effectively light up the centre of Joondalup with large-scale augmented reality experiences, interactive art pieces and lighting projections.

According to Mayor Troy Pickard, attendees will also enjoy a host of entertainment and activities which will kick off at 5.30pm followed at 7.15pm by the city illuminated, a lighting show that will be seen until late each night.

He said the festival’s theme is A City of the Future, with the focus on sustainability, architecture, innovation and futurism.

Mr Pickard said he looked forward to the way the creative artists who put Kaleidoscope together delivered and conveyed theme.

The festival’s creative director, Cindi Drennan, said Kaleidoscope will deliver an amazing cultural experience that will be incorporated into everything from signs at the event to 3D architectural transformations, virtual reality, projection performance, workshops and immersive and interactive curated spaces.

Kaleidoscope, to be held from November 10 to 13, will also feature the work of film maker Sam Price (Naik), choreographer Chrissie Parrot, Gareth Lockett who specialises in mixed technology and Dennis Simmons, a traditional cultural educator.