Eleanor Gates-Stuart was one of 5 artists selected for Enlighten, producing artworks for the National Library of Australia, Questacon and the Museum of Australian Democracy (Old Parliament).
Eleanor’s Artwork for the Enlighten – See Canberra in a Whole New Light Festival
See all the projections in Eddie’s film shown below:
Amazing video produced by Eddie Peter Hobson, ‘Made in Canberra – Enlighten & Canberra Ballon Spectacular 2013’.
*Kind Permission to show on this website by Eddie
Contact Eleanor, if you would like more information on these Enlighten works or to discuss new commissions.
Making the Images
‘Night Lights’, Image used for CSIRO media release for Enlighten.
Created 3D model of Questacon and Bugs.
(Insect scans by Dr Chuong Nguyen CSIRO)
National Library of Australia
Creating the Artwork
Using the 3D Model of NLA as useful means to visualise my visual content (the model is not to scale)
Artwork: ‘The Federation Game’ at NLA
The Museum of Australian Democracy (MOAD) – Old Parliament
Bringing the main Chambers ‘out of the building’ and experience the once vibrant historical spaces open and celebrated in large-scale splendour. To enable such detail I used a robotic attachment to camera to capture 70 images in a panoramic detail and digitally stitched together for each Chamber. The images were then recomposed to apply a texture and modified for colour blending.
Subtle references to election speeches embedded behind the people silhouettes providing another layering of information and symbolic context.
Ref: Election Speeches website: http://electionspeeches.moadoph.gov.au/.
Final Designs for MOAD
Canberra is Enlightened, ABC 7.30 Report by Chris Kimball
Interview with Eleanor 2.35 mins into report
See the interview below
Insect of the Week: Attack of the giant bugs by Chris McKay. News@CSIRO