Illumination and projection provides both an up-close and personal experience as well as overall dramatic effects on a city skyline, architectural features or bridges which are viewed from a distance. Illumination as a form of public engagement offers multiple opportunities for visual interaction and precinct activation. Lighting can provide way-finding methods, cultural expressions and engagement. Illumination can cater to a broad audience and reach out to a large audience simultaneously. This strategy allows for visual engagement from a distance and at multiple sites at the same time, minimising requirements for space at particularly tight locations. In addition, minimal space is required for installing illumination equipment and it can be reused and transferred to an alternative destination if needed. Illuminating various buildings and monuments also highlights and showcases unique features of the city.

These types of activation strategies can be used during the night at any time of the year. Using a range of illumination and projection techniques, this activation strategy reveals Honeysuckle to a wide range of audiences and age groups during the night. It aims to highlight and showcase particular areas and buildings of interest. This lighting installation is a collaboration between the UON School of Architecture and School of Creative Industries, with additional support from the City of Newcastle Community Place Making grant funding.

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Railway Workshop Projection at 1 Wright Lane


The projection animations were created by students, alumni and staff of the School of Creative Industries:

Tara Ainsworth, James Hodgett, Raven Law, Fraser Shiers, Callum Foot, Jane Shadbolt, Sam MacIntosh, James Stuckey, Reid McManus, Sam Blomley, Nicole Lekach, Andrew White, Sharon Salmi and Renee McIntosh.