Far West artist sought for Port to Port

A West Coast participant is being sought to learn new skills and to shine a light on the state’s coastal past.

Illuminart has organised the Port to Port project to bring large scale projection art to coastal communities across South Australia.

One person in each community will receive training with Illuminart as a ‘Leading Light’ to develop their own projects and foster projection art in their area.

Port to Port creative producer Verity Brookes said each Leading Light would work together for a large scale project to be delivered in 2019 which focues on the old sea trade that linked port communities.

“It’s how stories travelled, how people communicated between places,” she said.

“Today instead of port to port with a boat it’s computer port to computer port.”

Leading lights will collect unique stories about the coastal trade which will be collated to form a piece of the larger project.

Ms Brookes said as well as learning projection skills, “it’s teaching people how to work collaboratively, cross-regionally.”

For this project a Leading Light from the Far West Coast is being sought to take part in training in Streaky Bay.

Arts and cultural facilitator for Western Eyre Jayne Holland said there had been interest in projection art in Streaky Bay in recent years.

“This is a great opportunity for a local person to learn new skills, gain employment in the sector long term and for our entire community to participate in future projects,” she said.

For information on how to apply people can go to www.apply.leadinglights.illuminart.com.au, applications close September 23.

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