LUMINOUS STREETS was the first project of the The Edge of Us which I have visioned and am artistic directing in parntership with co-artists Jeannie Haughton and Mary Sullivan as well as the communities of 5 tiny towns on the water's edge, 1.5hrs outside Melbourne: Pioneer Bay, Grantville, Tenby Point, Corinella, Coronet Bay. Five artists - one in each town - worked with community members and children at the Bass Valley Primary School to create light based artworks. The artworks were then assembled in 5 tiny parks most on the waters edge and launched with a smoking ceremony by Naweet Carolyn Briggs. Driven by 200 rechargable batteries, 600 LED bulbs and nearly 1000m of electrical wire, the project involved over 500 participants. The galleries were celebrated by many hundreds of viewers on their opening night - April 8 2017 - then lit up for 5 consecutive nights with a battery recharge system involving many community members. THE EDGE OF US is a successful recipient of a Small Town Transformations grant, a Victorian Government Initiative managed by Regional Arts Victoria.
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