Projection technology to light up the ANZAC spirit

In support of this year’s commemorations our history will come to life in a new way, with moving and powerful symbols of ANZAC remembrance illuminated by projections across Darwin and Palmerston from Monday 19 to Sunday 26 April, 7 – 9.30pm each evening. Projections can be viewed at four locations including Paspalis Building in Smith Street Mall, Hilton Darwin, The Cenotaph on the Esplanade and the Palmerston Water Tower in Goyder Square from Monday 19 – Sunday 26 April from 7pm to 9.30pm.

Australia continues to lead the way in projection mapping, designing projections to precisely fit and transform buildings into breathtaking graphic shows. Shane Eecen, owner of local Creative Light Studios has been commissioned by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to create multiple unique projection installations as part of ANZAC day commemorations to remember the sacrifice of those who served for our country.

A unique form of art, projection mapping uses technology to project imagery and animation onto 3D objects instead of traditional flat surfaces. Shane Eecen is a multi-talented commercial photographer who is at the forefront of the experimental world of 3D augmented reality, time-lapse photography, motion capture and audio.

Mr Eecen says that with each unique installation comes a special opportunity to remember the ANZACS in a new and powerful way.

“Red poppies that symbolically represent the service of our veterans past and present, and historical photos and imagery will illuminate the four locations across Darwin and Palmerston.”

“Projection mapping is an incredible way to reenergise people’s interest in a building, we see buildings every day and take little notice of them, however when we project such powerful images we help transform the ordinary into extraordinary. It’s a unique form of art, using technology to project imagery and animation onto 3D objects instead of traditional flat surfaces” said Shane.

The installations will include a mixture of historic and new style imagery, created through a cinema 4D animation process and will feature a range of commemorative and iconic images of people and places. Everyone is invited to attend and view the live projections in the week leading to ANZAC day, starting on Monday 19 April from 7 – 9.30pm.