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Get Lit Up at Joondalup’s Kaleidoscope Festival

Following a spectacular launch last year, the Kaleidoscope Festival is back for its second year and is set to transform Joondalup City Centre into an extraordinary wonderland of electrifying illumination and art from 9th to 12th November.

It will be a vibrant visual feast for all the senses. Combining world-class illumination, art, installations, music and food, the program for 2017 is set to be even bigger and better. The festival is free, family-friendly and accessible for everyone to enjoy.

Over four evenings, Joondalup City Centre will become an interactive living, breathing entertainment hub  with music and food starting  at 5pm, and lights are on from 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

Some highlights (pun intended) not to be missed are:

Cast – by COMBS with illustrations by Kambarni and music by Ned Beckley (WA)

This is Kaleidoscope’s major projection piece and promises to be a visual feast. Exploring form, blurring the lines between the organic and the geometric, and informed by sound, ‘Cast’ reflects the moulding of art by the limitations placed upon it by its medium.

Be Still My Beating Heart – by Lux Events (WA)

This installation spans 15 metres wide and is highly interactive as it’s audience triggered. The must-see attraction is a self-standing 3D neon heart and 7 neon rings radiating outwards – lights pulsing with the sound of a slow steady heartbeat.

Light Forest – by Mellen Events (WA)

Thousands of strands of brilliantly lit fibre optic cable hanging along a 24-metre length of the front balcony of the Joondalup Library – and you get to walk through it.
Three words… bring your camera.

One Voice – by Charmaine Cole (WA)

Nine intense Noongar portraits by digital artist Charmaine Cole will be projected onto the facade of the Joondalup Admin Building, telling a dreamtime story voiced by Elder Joe Northover.

LED Starfall – by Christian Lovelady and Alastair Swanson (WA)

What do 79 awesome LED meteor tubes affixed to the facade of the Joondalup Public Library look like when they are creatively programmed by an enthusiastic recent WAAPA Lighting
graduate? Well, we think they look fantastically awesome – but you be the judge!

Event Details:

Thursday – Sunday, November 9-12, Joondalup City Centre. free entry.

For more information on what’s on check out www.kaleidoscopefestival.com.au

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