Local artists shine at illuminARTe

Artwork by Michael Wenman

illuminARTe Wollondilly

Incorporating old and new lighting technologies Picton will celebrate its own unique place in regional NSW Picton will transform for one night into a place of light and wonder. Southern Tablelands Arts and Wollondilly Shire Council are excited for illuminARTe 2017, taking place in Picton this Saturday. With over 120 stalls, craft and makers market, the illuminARTe pop up exhibition, Brainlight, Neural Knitworks, a Lantern parade, stargazing with the Macarthur Astronomical Society and live music and performance everywhere you turn. The RSL Park will host a kids event and the whole night will be topped off with spectacular fireworks.

Southern Tablelands wishes to extend their congratulations to the selected artists for the IlluminARTe Building Projections on Saturday 29 April 2017. Lisa Maris McDonell, Daus von Roe, Freya Jobbins, Julie Ryder, Fiona Hooton, Nic Humphries, Elizabeth Blunt, Lyndal Kelly, Natalia Rudnicki, Barbara Nell, Christine Aquilina, Tharawal Local Aboriginal Land Council, Julie Farnham, Penny Levett, The Black Cockatoos Aboriginal Elders Group, Australian Institute of Professional Photographers – Macarthur and students from Picton High School.

The iIluminARTe Pop Up exhibition in the old RFS building corner of Colden and Menangle Sts, Featuring works by local artists Freya Jobbins, Celeste Coucke, Tracy Luff, Lisa McDonell, Garry Jones, Julie Ryder and the Black Cockatoo Aboriginal Corporation.

Neural Knitworks workshops outside the Library from 2pm -5pm at illuminARTe, Come and knit (or wrap) a neuron and help us cover the library with neurons for brain health.

The fantastic Brainlight exhibition will be in the supper room of the Shire Hall. Take part in the interactive bio loop using the EEG machine and watching as your thoughts take shape.

The lantern parade will help officially open the festival and the parade will march accompanied by the Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra’s river song played by Picton Strings on Stage. If you missed out on the sculptural workshops you can still make a simple lantern on the day from 2 – 5pm

Southern Tablelands Arts will also be making simple bees wax wraps for the Love Food Hate Waste project Waste Free for me, as an introduction to the new workshops coming to Picton in May with artists Garry Jones and Camille Kersley teaching printmaking, and talking reducing food waste in our homes.

Come and find us outside the library for fun activities and say hi.  Look for the new Southern Tablelands Arts banner!