Enlighten Creative Producer, Nicole Warren will be joining Alison Gill and Diana Golden from The Electric Canvas to share the artistic concepts, production challenges and behind the scenes technology of this event.
Following the presentation Alison and Diana will take guests on a tour of the projections to explain just how it is all done.
To round off the night we will adjourn to the Noodle Markets (new to Enlighten this year) to enjoy a few drinks courtesy of Murrays Coaches and guests are invited to purchase your dinner from a selection of market stalls.
When: Thursday 5th March
Where: The Conference Room at the National Library of Australia
Parking: get in early
Timetable: 6:00pm arrivals
6:15 – 7:45 pm presentations, interviews and Q&A
8:00pm tour of the installations then over to the Noodle Markets for drinks and dinner.
Your host: Trevor Connell, publisher of Australasian Special Events will facilitate the presentations followed by questions from the audience.
Who: this event is not restricted to members – anyone with an interested in events is welcome
Registration: registrations now open
As Creative Producer Nicole is responsible for the artistic content and programming of International and National performances and activations. A core part of the event planning and development involved liaising with major national stakeholders to develop the overall program of activities. Additionally the role includes: managing the program budget, artist liaison, scheduling, overseeing creative logistics as well as internal communications with the Production and Marketing team.
As a program manager Nicole has experience in performing, visual and multi-disciplinary arts and previous roles have include Principal Arts Officer City of Joondalup, General Manager WA Circus School, Community Arts Network WA and Commedia Academy of Australia.
Nicole was Creative Producer for the Joondalup Festival which was named Best Community Event in WA at the 2014 Australian Event Awards.
Nicole holds the Executive Certificate in Event Management from the Australian Centre for Event Management
The Electric Canvas
The Electric Canvas is an award winning Australian company recognised internationally as a leader in large scale and architectural projections. Established in 1997, they have worked on many prestigious projects worldwide presenting architectural decorative, stadium field-of-play, and large-scale projections using digital video projection as well as their legacy ‘PIGI’ filmstrip projection technology.
The Electric Canvas has been the appointed projection provider for Enlighten since the festival’s inception in 2011. The architectural projections on the iconic buildings of Canberra’s Parliamentary Triangle are the centrepiece of Enlighten and form the event’s footprint.
They often work to a theme or concept nominated by the individual institutions to highlight and celebrate their individual cultural offerings.
From 2012 The Electric Canvas has also participated in an artist mentoring program for the festival, where they assist artists of diverse genres to realise their creative vision through the art of architectural projection.
As an extension to the projections for the past two years they have also installed an interactive display of powerful searchlights that can be programmed by the public to create grand light sculptures in the night sky over the city.
The Electric Canvas enjoys a long and successful history. In Australia they have produced architectural projections for the City of Melbourne, the City of Perth, the City of Sydney, Brisbane Marketing and the NSW and Queensland State Governments. They have also been invited to participate in several major international arts festivals, delivering original projection works for the Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney Festivals.
Their experience extends to working on numerous cultural events such as the G20 Cultural Celebrations in Brisbane, White Night Melbourne, Vivid Sydney, the Chinese New Year Twilight Parade in Sydney and the ANZAC Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial, to name but a few.
Their track record with Opening and Closing Ceremonies is considerable and includes most recently the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, as well as Sydney Olympics and Paralympics, Singapore National Day, East Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Gulf Football Cup, Rugby World Cup, and South East Asian Games.