illuminARTe set to be bigger and brighter

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illuminARTe set to be bigger and brighter

Posted on: 19.04.2016

On Saturday 7th May, illuminARTe Wollondilly is set to be bigger and brighter this year.

Southern Tablelands Arts (STARTS) and professional Lantern Artist Tracy Luff have been guiding workshop participants in the construction of lanterns inspired by Tracy’s childhood in rural Malaysia.  Tracy has had her work nationally and internationally exhibited, is represented by Kensington Contemporary Art Gallery and notably, was an invited artist for the major works on paper exhibition at CODA museum in the Netherlands (2015).

There have been 6 workshops held with 82 participants creating their own creative lanterns using wire and cellophane, warmly lit by tea lights. The illuminARTe Wollondilly Lantern Parade, proudly supported by the Festival’s Premier Partner Bradcorp Community Partnership Fund, will take place through Menangle Street Picton at 7pm.

The Picton Courthouse, the latest edition to our illuminated buildings, will also be lit with pink and purple lights to raise money for Cancer and Breast Cancer.  Other buildings in Menangle Street will also be lit with coloured interactive lights and the Picton RSL Park will be coloured lit to tie in with the projections.

A new aspect of the Festival this year will be the Family Friendly Fireworks Show, also proudly supported by Bradcorp Community Partnership Fund.   The fireworks spectacular will take place at 8.50pm on top of the Mushroom Hill Tunnel in Picton and will cap off a night of colour, fun and creativity.

illuminARTe Wollondilly is proud to recognise our Premier Partner for this year’s Festival - Bradcorp Community Partnership Fund. Through the Bradcorp Community Partnership Fund, Bradcorp have been able to express their social and financial commitment to the local community and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that they have contributed in a meaningful way to the communities in which they operate.

The Bradcorp Community Fund was established in 1998 and has made donations worth more than $3.3 million to the local community, two-thirds of which have been directed to Schools & Education.

For more information, contact Kym Buck, Community Projects Officer - Events on 4677 9505, or email kym.buck@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au