Lighting : Lighting April 2015 - Vol 35 Issue 2
50 LIGHTING MAGAZINE | April/May 2015 Incoming and outgoing NSW committee members from L-R: Tim Shotbolt – Chapter President, James Vlassis – Chapter Vice President/Treasurer, Jonas Olander – Lighting Magazine, Leo Trimboli – Outgoing, thank you, Caleb King – Standards, Jan Primrose – Secretary, Julie Van Der Ley, Derrick Edwards – both outgoing, thank you, Vessi Ivanova – Board Member, Bettina Easton – Education/Technical Meetings, Ales Vasenda – Sidelights Newsletter/Website. NSW CHAPTER IES NSW CHAPTER COMMITTEE The IES NSW chapter has had some personnel changes to the CMC board that represents the NSW IES members. Outgoing members: Julie Van Der Ley, Derrick Edwards and Leo Trimboli. To Julie, Derrick and Leo, thank you for the time, talent, and expertise you have given to the IES NSW Chapter over the years you all have served through your active participation on the CMC committee. You have made a difference through your dedication and continued support for the members and the IES. Your ideas, input, and enthusiasm were most helpful and have assisted us in making valuable improvements to our society. Again, I thank you for your contributions, time, and efforts through serving on this committee. To the new committee members Bettina Easton, Ales Vasenda and Jonas Olander welcome aboard and we look forward to your enthusiastic involvement with the CMC team. – James Vlassis, Vice President / Treasurer – NSW IES Chapter IES UPDATES+POSTS in depth experience of navigating the world with impaired vision and the effect of lighting on her day to day experiences. Karyn pointed out that most of the comments Jo made apply to most vision impaired people, and Prof. Julian emphasised that most of Jo’s problems would be minimised if good lighting design techniques were applied. “The underlying message is to use common sense” said Professor Julian. Karyn and Jo whole heartedly welcomed the interaction with the lighting industry, and stated that Guide dogs Australia would be glad to answer any queries about the impact of lighting on impaired vision from any lighting professional. Prof. Julian again educated us ACT CHAPTER LIGHTING FOR THE VISION IMPAIRED – ACT BRANCH TECHNICAL MEETING REPORT Following the success of the presentation of this topic in Sydney in August last year, Emeritus Professor Warren Julian AM kindly travelled to Canberra to share his knowledge with the ACT branch of the IES. The event was held from 5:30pm on Monday 9 February at the ‘China in the World’ building in the Australian National University grounds. The building has been beautifully lit by our own award winning Anthony Linard and Scott Leslie-McCarthy, so it was a treat to see their work in action. Our generous sponsors catered for us with plenty to eat and drink before we retired with our drinks into the lecture theatre. The first half hour or so was given over to Guide Dogs Australia represented by Karyn Willins and Jo Weir accompanied by her well behaved partner Wiley the sleek, black Labrador. Jo gave us her personal and on the biology of the eye, diseases and causes of vision impairment and good lighting as it applies to vision impairment. It was quite sobering to realise many of the conditions he listed are inevitable for most of us as they are part of the aging process, so the art of lighting for poor vision is one that is of increasing concern to us all, and an increasing percentage of the population as well. Many interesting issues arose from these talks and a number of questions were asked, resulting in some educational discussion and a highly informative evening. Thanks to Prof Julian, Jo and Karyn for their time and for sharing their knowledge and experience with us. – Cynthia Jolley-Rogers ACT TECHNICAL MEETING WAS HELD ON WEDNESDAY 4TH MARCH AT OLD PARLIAMENT HOUSE Chief Technician Glenn Williams from the Electric Canvas took us on a tour around a number of the building projection installations in the Parliamentary Triangle, and gave us an insight into the planning, design and operation of the projections. Glenn has been involved in the design and operation of the Enlighten projections for a number of years, and has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years.
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