Following on from the huge success of LuminousNight, The University of Western Australia's biggest community event in a century, the city of Geraldton will play host to Luminous Dreams, the curtain closer to UWA's centenary celebrations.
On the evening of Friday 15 November a dramatic tale of Geraldton's future, imagined through the eyes of artists and local high school students, will be projected onto the CBH silo at the Port, with a soundtrack simulcast on Radio Mama 100.5FM.
The community is invited to bring a picnic and radio to the foreshore park to view this special event, based on a future tale created by Western Australian author and UWA graduate, Annabel Smith. Vision and sound are provided by artists Sohan Ariel Hayes and Cat Hope (both UWA graduates).
Mid-West artists Rose Holdaway and Anthea DaSilva in conjunction with UWA's Aspire program helped coordinate student contributions including work from Mullewa District High School, Nagle Catholic College, Geraldton Senior College, John Willcock College and Geraldton Grammar School.
The curator of the film exhibition and project manager is Dr Anthony Duckworth-Smith, Assistant Professor at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre at UWA.
"It's not really science fiction but a dramatic tale about a possible future for Geraldton and the kids helped with the production and also become the 'actors'" Dr Duckworth-Smith said. "We described the setting and the role of young people in that future story and the students were asked to furnish it with visual images - so effectively they did the story board."
"What we wanted to achieve was a project that demonstrated, in a compelling way, that the energies of these emerging creative thinkers is valued in Geraldton and given the right opportunities and guidance they can make a positive impact on the development of the culture of their city."
The Luminous Dreams project was developed by the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (UWA) and Australian Urban Design Research Centre with generous support from the City of Greater Geraldton, as part of UWA Gives Back.
UWA Gives Back is part of the University's 2013 Centenary where faculties have been taking the celebration of a century of achievement to the people of regional Western Australia. Many in rural and regional WA have had a long relationship with the University and UWA gratefully acknowledges the support provided over the decades.
EVENT: Luminous Dreams - Outdoor Film Viewing - Free event.
LOCATION: Stow Gardens, Geraldton foreshore.
DATE: Friday 15 November 2013.
TIME: 7:00PM - 8:30PM (Screening commences at 7.30pm).
Mr Anthony Duckworth-Smith (The Australian Urban Design Research Centre) (+61 8) 6318 6204
Media (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 7977 / (+61 4) 32 637 716