Lighting : Lighting June 2015 - Vol 35 Issue 3
40 LIGHTING MAGAZINE | June/July 2015 Figure 2. Group 2’s kiln design, depicting a post-apocalyptic campfire. Figure 1. Group 1’s design invoked the long-past industrial processes used on site, with a hint of ghostliness remaining. IES UPDATES+POSTS June/July 2015 | LIGHTING MAGAZINE 41 IESANZ ACT BRANCH PARK LIGHT 2015 – YARRALUMLA BRICKWORKS On the 29th April, the ACT branch ran our fourth annual Park Light event. Scheduled to coincide with the end of daylight savings, and after two postponements due to rain, the event finally went ahead at the exciting venue of the Yarralumla Brickworks. The Yarralumla Brickworks was one of the earliest constructions in Canberra and provided the construction materials for many local building projects, including the Old Parliament House, between 1913 and 1976. With a 45 metre high red brick chimney, the brickworks still provides a prominent feature on the Canberra skyline. The site has been derelict for many years and has been fenced off to restrict public access. The site has also been slated for redevelopment as part of an urban renewal project, and a number of architectural studies have been performed over the years to investigate possible uses for the site including as a hub for artisans and designers. In addition, the site has recently been used in the filming of two different movies – a post-apocalyptic film starring Billy Zane as well as a zombie movie. All of this history adds to the mystique of the site, making it a perfect venue for a guerrilla lighting event. The format for Park Light is as follows: a number of sites are chosen across the venue, and each site is assigned a random collection of luminaires. Then randomly- assigned groups of designers are set to work at each of the sites and given an hour to assemble creative lighting designs. Once the installations are complete, the whole group tours each installation and each group has the opportunity to describe the intent or story behind their design. We chose seven sites across the Brickworks. These included two decaying steel structures made from I-beams and corrugated iron, two enormous brick kilns, Figure 3. Group 3’s kiln design, utilising light, shadow and pattern.
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