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Perth Is Getting Its Own Festival Of Light

By Anna Franklyn
3rd Nov 2016

Kaleidoscope Festival Perth
Kaleidoscope Festival Perth

Watch out Vivid Sydney, Perth has got its own festival of light and it’s set to be kick-ass! For the first time ever, Kaleidoscope is coming to Joondalup to light up the night. This festival of illumination is hitting our city on Thursday 10 November and it will be transforming Joondalup’s City Centre with its large-scale lighting projects and interactive art pieces from local and interstate artists.

The theme for the festival is A City of the Future and the art projections will focus on innovation, architecture, sustainability and futurism—but most importantly they’re going to blow your mind.

While everything looks pretty dang speccie, there are a few projections you absolutely can’t miss while you’re there.

Lighthouse—a giant 20x20x8m pop-up performance space is number one on our list. The huge structure encompasses The Lifebox stage where you can catch the projection dance collaboration Pallas by world renowned choreographer Chrissie Parrot and animator Stu Nankivell. The Stack, which will be full of various DJs and video projections, is also set to be amazing as well as Portal—an audio visual installation which explores urban development and population growth.

You’ll also want to catch Reverse Dreamtime Story which combines the visual art of Nyoongar artist Dennis Kickett and his daughter Michelle and builds on the Dreamtime story of the rainbow serpent to light up the Joondalup library with both 2D and 3D animation and music from local music producer Mason Vellios.

You can also try your hand at glow in the dark juggling and why not give the light speed hula spin workshop a go while you’re at it!

There will be 20 food trucks feeding the crowds each day including some of our favourites like Fish Boss, Soul Provider, That Greek Food Truck, The Merrywell and Grilled To The Mac will be there each day feeding the crowds, so get in early, eat yourself silly and then watch as the sun goes down and the city lights up.

There will also be live music and DJ’s spinning beats so there’ll be no shortage of entertainment. Starting at 5:30pm each day from Thursday 10 November through to Sunday 13 November you can head to Joondalup’s City Centre and the Edith Cowan University Joondalup Campus to take it all in. Check out the full program of events here.

Image credit: Mellen Events

Editor's note: This article is proudly sponsored by Kaleidoscope Festival and endorsed by The Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy. 

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