August 5, 2019
If you’re wondering what was happening at the Kingaroy peanut silos on Sunday night, the light show was all in the name of art …
The results of a two-day digital arts workshop held in Kingaroy were projected on to the western wall of the silos from about 6:00pm.
Thirteen students from across the Central Queensland arts region gathered at the South Burnett Enterprise Centre at the weekend to learn more about digital stop-go animation under the guidance of Mackay visual artist Donna Maree Robinson.
Their results – a series of short clips – were combined and projected on to the silos, with the assistance of Bega (PCA).
About 100 people gathered in Haly Street at the foot of the silos to watch the display.
The workshop was organised by the Central Queensland Regional Arts Services Network (CQ-RASN) in conjunction with the South Burnett Regional Council and South Burnett Arts Inc.
Last year the State Government sliced Queensland into different regions to deliver on-the-ground arts services.
A lead organisation was appointed in each region to work with local councils.
The South Burnett and Cherbourg council areas were included in the Central Queensland region with Central Queensland University chosen as the local service provider.
The digital animation workshop held was the first major project co-ordinated by CQ-RASN in the South Burnett under the new arrangements.
South Burnett Arts chairperson Jane Iszlaub said she was excited by the project and hoped it would lead to many more projections on to the peanut silos.
Council’s arts portfolio holder Cr Danita Potter was also very enthusiastic about the results of the workshop.
[Disclosure: Anne Miller is secretary of South Burnett Arts Inc]