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Port Pirie Constellation – A trail of stories in light across regional SA

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  • Port Pirie City Park Projection
    Ellen Street, Port Pirie SA 5540, Australia

Experience artistic and visionary alternative futures in a science themed world first. Witness the transformation of five iconic Australian landmarks each sunset in August as illuminart's vibrant regional projections blaze to life simultaneously in a connected trail of spectacular Stories in Light. In collaboration with talented regional artists and animators, illuminart’s brand new animated stories combine local knowledge, ideas and creativity with epic science-fiction that plays in a different way on each site surrounded by other programmed content. Watch out for the special transmission from the future in the first half hour.

Port Pirie Light Show brings science and art together to uncover the secret depths and hidden glory of the Spencer Gulf. ‘Tides of Life’ is an exploration of the unique environments found just beneath the gulf’s waters, home to more abundant species than many other coasts. Dive into one of the most unique marine ecosystems in Australia, and learn how it came to be this way.

In the distant future of ‘Bridge to Somewhere’, Port Pirie is a tourist hub with a portal to the rest of the galaxy, a holiday destination for the weird and wonderful creatures that inhabit the Milky Way. Port Pirie hosts a myriad of extraordinary activities for the discerning interplanetary traveller as well as Earth-dwelling creatures. You’ll be introduced to some of these fascinating future beings during their intergalactic visit. Come and see what they love about Port Pirie’s rich heritage and fascinating past.

Grab some local tucker, bring a picnic chair or blanket, enjoy the sunset and watch the building light up.  Visit all five permanent projection sites and see how they connect to the events trail on a road trip of interesting local activities way outside the city limits.

Proudly brought to you by SA projection arts pioneers illuminart and Port Pirie Regional Council with the support of Arts SA and National Science Week.

Location Information

Adjacent to the Council Administration Centre. All weather event. Come rugged up and bring extra layers. For info about cancellations or wet weather delays, find out more about the story and event trails, see sneak previews and get updates check our website and Facebook page.