Shining a light on Streaky Bay’s history

Stories of Streaky Bay will be told in light on the historic old council building next week as part of the Port to Port event.

The Streaky Bay community has the opportunity to discover the unique history of the community through vibrant digital artworks that will be projected on to the historic old council chamber.

Leading lights Lauren Karp, Sue Wegener, historian Liz Davis, plus artists, creatives and community members have collected local tales and stories, turning them into a magical visual and audio light show.

A larger collaborative work will tour statewide around the South Australian coast during 2019.

Throughout 2018, Streaky Bay visual artist Ms Karp was participating in the statewide Port to Port project.

Port to Port is produced by illuminart and is working with port communities throughout South Australia to uncover their history, which is then developed into digital artworks to be projected on to local buildings.

Each artwork becomes part of the larger collaborative work.

The project works with local artists, historians and creatives to collect and research the tales of local storytellers and turn them into a light show, which means the skills and knowledge stays in the town to leave a lasting cultural legacy.

Ms Wegener, one of illuminart’s leading lights based in Port Lincoln, has been working with Ms Karp on the project, teaching her and local creatives how to animate still images.

Ms Wegener has created three works for the projection event which shine light into the local stories of sea travel, adventure and resilience.

Streaky Bay’s Port to Port community art projection will take place at Campbells Landing on the corner of Linklater Street and Eyre Avenue on Tuesday, January 8 from 8.30pm to 9.45pm.

The projection starts at 9pm and is free for all community members to enjoy.

Contact Jayne Holland on 0427 706 454 for more information.