Night Mural 2014: Art in the Open

This one night show transformed an ordinary building into an extraordinary creation of colour and light, as it experienced a number of temporary “makeovers” by the participating artists. The 2014 Night Mural artwork was created by young artists from the Port Adelaide Enfield area, in a professional menteeship and training with the illuminart team. Each of these wonderful fantasy murals was brought to life by animation and music, ensuring the audience will never see this building in the same way again!

The event was held at 6PM on the 23rd August 2014 with a formal speech by mayor Gary Johanssen and a launch presentation for 45 minutes. From 7PM – 10PM (approx) the animations and projections looped.

A special guest at Night Mural 2014 was homeJames, the digital nomad bus and its technoevangelist operator Fee Plumley. Live video painting by Penny Campton illuminated the big red bus, and was a fun form of light graffiti that members of the audience could try during the event.


Cyclists coming on an a night time adventure were a group that started from Honeybee Cycles on St Vincent Street at 5PM and followed the new hike and bike loop to the event.

Poster face illustration by Emma Dangerfield age 17

WOW - what a creative event for the community to enjoy! As a ‘first timer’ at seeing projection art live, I waited for the shadows to creep over the Hart’s Mill and the sun to sink with great anticipation of what was to come. I came away from the event feeling both immensely proud as a parent of one of the young artists and also humbled by your confidence, warmth and collaborative support in nurturing all the young artists and their wonderful artwork.

Glenn Beaver

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Night Mural 2014 – Art in the Open from Illuminart on Vimeo.


Project Team