Festival Theatre Shells
22nd April – 3rd June 2022
The Festival Theatre shells will be alive with large scale animated projections by 4 local South Australian artists, Sue Michael, Jake Yang, Cedric Varcoe and Bridgette Minuzzo in collaboration with the award-winning creative team Electric Canvas. Every night a series of unforgettable projections will light up the precinct this May.
Bring the family to this free activity and explore the new Festival Plaza and its many offerings or settle under the Plaza arbors for the best view in the house.
Adelaide based Bridgette Minuzzo is a visual artist working across a diversity of media on public art commissions and art projects. Her work focuses on the experience of place. Phantasmagoria is a visual celebration of the spaces and architecture of Adelaide Festival Centre. Bridgette animated layers of photographs to create a series of kaleidoscopes, a reference to the psychedelic 70s and the use of octagons in the AFC building design.
First Nations artist Cedric belongs to language groups Narungga and Ngarrindjeri. Born in Adelaide he was fascinated by painting at a young age, mainly lizards, snakes and stylized corroboree men. His work has been licensed and exhibited throughout Australia, notably by the Department for Agriculture and Water Resources Canberra and Port Pirie Police Department.
Sue is a trans-disciplinary place researcher. Sue likes to assess all aspects when entering a place, using close scrutiny of the details of daily life and then turning to the wider view of the surrounding landscape. The local natural world provides inspiration and a place to escape the bustle of modern life.
Born and raised in Adelaide, Jake Yang recently graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Adelaide Central School of Art. His evolving practice explores various disciplines, notably painting, sculpture and drawing. Yang’s practice is based on an exploration of identity and self, with strong links to his Chinese heritage and the influences of contemporary Western culture.
Image credit: Jake Yang, Festival Theatre projection (installation photograph), 2022. Photograph by Jane Rosetto.