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City Park Projection Light Show

Port Pirie Regional Council has invested in permanent projection infrastructure at City Park, adjacent to the Council Administration Centre in Ellen Street, featuring a custom permanent projection enclosure designed for Australian conditions.  The new light show is part of the Port Pirie Central Business District Upgrade project that was designed to revitalise the Port Pirie City Centre and its environs and included improvements of the streetscape.

The system is designed for the council to manage content presentation projected onto a nearby building, with automated nightly projection using the illuminart system. The projection enclosure is waterproof and weatherproof with air conditioning, shutter controls, projector and sound system, and other automated mechanisms all able to be scheduled, monitored and controlled remotely.

Projecting every night from sunset until about 10:30pm.

Show times for the year

Below shows the approximate times that the story feature is scheduled to start each night. Note that April and October have daylight saving variations.

Standard Time
April* – 6:30pm
May – 6:00pm
June – 5:45pm
July – 6:15pm
August – 6:30pm
Sept – 6:45pm
Oct* – 6:45pm

Daylight Saving
Oct – 8:15pm
Nov – 8:45pm
Dec – 9:00pm
Jan – 8:45pm
Feb – 8:30pm
March – 8:15pm
April – 7:45pm

The current stories are:

Youth Week– Capture who you really are – your everyday, your favourite place/s in Port Pirie Regional Council area. showing 16 May - 5 June 2022

‘Many Hands’ showcasing reconciliation and exploring art through Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture.

‘Nosey’ Parker’ the renowned local photographer Des Parker’s images through the years including our Smelters Picnic.

‘The Ketches’ – a historic story about the early settlers arriving in the Port Pirie region.

Council is currently calling for contributions towards some upcoming shows.

Call for Submissions for NAIDOC Week Projection

NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week 2022 will be held from Sunday 3 July to Sunday 10 July with the theme - Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

Submissions of artworks/photographs for display can be made by local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members to be part of the NAIDOC Week City Park Projection.

Images/artworks must high resolution and include your name and the title of the artwork in the email or title of the file.

  • Deadline for NAIDOC submission is 5pm on Monday 13 June
  • Submissions can be emailed directly to: events@pirie.sa.gov.au
  • If you need assistance in photographing your artwork for the projection display, please contact Gallery and Cultural Arts Coordinator uhalpin@pirie.sa.gov.au or Community Development Coordinator Ebony Rodda erodda@pirie.sa.gov.au before 10 June.

You must be the copyright owner of the photograph/artworks (or have written permission to use it) and you grant permission for your submission to be used by Port Pirie Regional Council for the City Park Projector and other promotional content related to NAIDOC Week.

How do I contribute? 

Images may include artworks, photos, drawings or words. Landscape orientated images are preferred to ensure a good fit for the projector frame.

Submissions can include your details and we will endeavour to display it alongside your image.

Submissions can be emailed directly to: events@pirie.sa.gov.au

Deadlines

Submission Guidelines

  • You must be the copyright owner of the photograph (or have written permission to use it) and you grant permission for your image to be used for the City Park Projector and other promotional content.
  • A cap will be placed on the number of submissions for each theme.
  • Images/artworks must be created or taken in the Port Pirie Region and be in a digital format (JPEG files preferred).
  • Images/artworks must be at least 1MB in size and high resolution.

For more information about these opportunities or submission requirements, please contact Council on 8633 8723.

Nosey-Parker

📷 Image Courtesy PPRC.  ‘Nosey Parker’ story - Produced by illuminart Australia. Images supplied, and story written by local artists Kellie Higginbottom and Des Parker. Story and Animation by Kellie Higginbottom and Andy Petrusevics.