Elliston silos to be illuminated

The Elliston silos will light up with art on August 6 as part of Illuminart's Travelling Light show.

The mid-winter show, part of the South Australian Living Arts (SALA) festival will showcase bright and colourful animations and images that depict the state's history.

Artistic director at Illuminart Cindi Drennan said the tour was about bringing "warmth and happiness" to communities in winter.

"The creative stories depicting South Australia's heritage in a joyful way, are all about appreciating the beautiful and interesting place you live in," she said.

"We are very fortunate to be able to bring this project out to Elliston during SALA and will be looking forward to sharing this celebration of arts and culture with everyone."

The Travelling Light show is the final stage of Illuminart's Port to Port project that involved local artists, historians and community members in creating stories.

Local artist Sue Wegener has been a researcher and animator with the Port to Port project for the past three years.

"Many of the stories I have researched and explored have involved characters known right across South Australia in the early years of British settlement," she said.

"My animation style is quirky, colourful and leans towards the humorous.

"Now that the Port to Port project is coming to an end, I feel a sense of loss and nostalgia for the project.

"It has been an incredible project for South Australian regional digital artists exposing us to audiences we wouldn't normally have had.

"Through this project I have been given the opportunity to develop skills, learn new techniques, open new doors for my craft and showcase my work on a really big screen.

"I will be forever grateful to Illuminart and Port to Port for helping me establish myself as a digital storyteller and animator."

Viewing of the light show on the silos on Tuesday evening will be from inside the Elliston Caravan Park.

Please arrive at 6pm for a 6.30pm start, and bring your own chairs and winter warmers.