Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee Festival
In 2021, the Centre for Projection Art team assisted in facilitating the amazing projection work by Coffinbirth aka Charlotte at Gareeal, the official opening of Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee Festival, presented by Triple R - 3RRR 102.7FM. Featuring performances by Allara, Alice Skype, Bumpy, Monica Jasmine Karo, Brent Watkins, and Ensemble Dutala & friends.
The Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee Festival is a celebration of Indigenous culture, taking place from Thursday 25 — Sunday 28 March 2021 in St Kilda.
Peter Mac & Centre for Projection Art: Radiation Therapy Projection Art for Kids
The radiation therapy bunker used for paediatric patients at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is now full of birds, butterflies and snowflakes.
An animated light show has been installed to welcome young patients to the room, to ease anxiety and distract them before their radiotherapy treatment.
The project was the brainchild of Medical Radiation Practitioner Dr Daniel Sapkaroski who worked with the Centre for Projection Art and artist Jacob Tolo to make his vision a reality.
“We really wanted to bring the outside in and make the entrance to the bunker fun and interactive for kids as they come through to the treatment machine,” Dr Sapkaroski says. “Seeing the smiles on their faces as they chase the birds and butterflies and try to catch the snowflakes is what it’s all about.”
The projection installation is the latest in a series of innovative projects by Peter Mac’s Radiation Therapy department to make treatment less daunting for young patients.
The team also use virtual reality, radiation therapy mask painting and special effects videos documenting the patients’ treatment journey to make the process a little less scary both for the kids and their families.
VACCHO: The Beautiful Shawl Project
In 2021, we were approached by Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Inc to help them celebrate their 25th anniversary and NAIDOC Week by projecting some of the magnificent artworks from The Beautiful Shawl project. We were honoured to be able to assist with this project and to light up the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung skies.
Alkina Edwards a Yorta Yorta, Wemba Wemba, Mutti Mutti and Wiradjuri woman; Brenda Farnham a Walbunia, Dhungutti woman; Bronwyn Ferguson a Gunditjmara woman; Jasmine-Skye Marinos an Arrernte woman; Jenna Bamblett a Yigar, Gunditjmara woman; Lynette Briggs a Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman; Rebecca Atkinson a Moiradu, Bangerang and Kerrupmara, Gunditjmara woman; Rebecca Clayton a Warlpiri woman; Shylee Corrigan a Yirandali woman; Simone Spencer a Barkindji woman; Sandra Kropdinyeri a Taungurung, Muthi Muthi, Yorta Yorta, Wiradjuri, and Wemba Wemba; Tahlia Wise a Wemba Wemba, Barkindji and Wiradjuri woman; Trina Dalton-Oogjes a Wadawurrung and Gunditjmara woman; Madison Connors a Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung and Gamilaroi woman; Veronica Harradine a Latji Latji woman.