Haig Park and the Sydney and Melbourne Buildings will be in the spotlight during Enlighten 2019 as the festival comes to Civic for a second year.
The Northbourne Avenue facades of the Sydney and Melbourne Buildings will be illuminated with the work of Canberra-based artist Hannah Quinlivan from 1-11 March 2019.
Local traders are being encouraged to trade out to take advantage of the newly widened footpaths during the festival, especially on the weekend of 8-9 March, with the added attention the illuminations will bring to these landmark buildings.
Hannah Quinlivan’s artworks are based on her designs for the new light rail stops. The artworks are visually and conceptually interlinked, each drawing on the artist’s observations at specific locations along the light rail route.
The City Renewal Authority chose the buildings to be the focus of Enlighten in Civic to draw attention to their importance as historic markers at the entrance to Civic.
Projections of a different kind are illuminating Haig Park on the weekend of 1‑3 March 2019.The Haig Park Pickture Festival is screening retro classics and movie-goers are able to purchase a ticket and choose between three films, screening concurrently across the park. A central social hub will provide a place to eat, drink and socialise while dipping in and out of film watching. To find out more about the film festival and to purchase a ticket, visit pickture.com.au.