Architectural Projections

Projection Schedule

Date Time
Fri 28 Feb 8pm – midnight
Sat 1 Mar 8pm – midnight
Sun 2 Mar 8pm – 10pm
Mon 3 Mar 8pm – 10pm
Tue 4 Mar 8pm – 10pm
Wed 5 Mar 8pm – 10pm
Thu 6 Mar 8pm – 10pm
Fri 7 Mar 8pm – midnight
Sat 8 Mar 8pm – midnight
Sun 9 Mar 8pm – 10pm
Mon 10 Mar 8pm – 10pm

Enlighten’s architectural projections will transform the buildings of the Parliamentary Triangle Bringing vibrant colour, movement and celebration to the cultural institutions at the heart of our city.


Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre

The Electric Canvas interactive Fingerpaint program lets you add a dash of colour to brighten up the walls of Questacon. With colour and outrageous animated wall papers, Questacon will have a whole new look and feel once you’re finished with it.


National Portrait Gallery

When it comes to animation the Academy of Interactive Entertainment have their finger on the pulse. Working with The Electric Canvas they have put their skills to the test, crafting a series of animations that will take over the building’s northern façade.


National Gallery of Australia

Spectacular golden treasures and ancient artefacts from the Gold and the Incas: Lost worlds of Peru exhibition will enthral visitors when projected across the western façade of the National Gallery of Australia.


Circle of Light

Twelve robotic searchlights arranged in a circular formation create an astounding luminary attraction. Sending pencil thin beams into the night sky the searchlights are visible across the city. Sitting inside the Circle of Light you will be transported by the shifting colour and light of this ethereal creation.From outside the Circle of Light audiences will be able to play with its colour and movement, by manipulating controls to command this dynamic light sculpture.

Around the Parliamentary triangle

The Electric Canvas, with the help of some of Australia’s most exciting contemporary artists will claim the walls of Parliament House, Old Parliament House and the National Library of Australia, creating a gallery of the grandest proportions.

JOhn Cattapan

Night Figures: Gleno, 2009
National Library of Australia

Night Figures (Gleno) was made after being in Timor Leste at the behest of the Australian War Memorial. Figures claiming territories and the eerie glow seen through night vision goggles were what I experienced there.

Jon Cattapan’s works have dealt primarily with ways of representing urban topographies and narratives. He has a long held preoccupation for the way human beings negotiate territories. Within his paintings, drawings and prints we see influences of contemporary global culture and recent history that range from science fiction and film through to urban social debates. 1n 2008, he took up a commission through the Australian War Memorial to become Australia’s 63rd Official war artist and was deployed to Timor Leste, where he explored the nature of Night Vision technology as an aesthetic tool, which continues to inform his works.

In 2006 he was honoured with a comprehensive survey ‘The Drowned World: Jon Cattapan works and collaborations’, at The Potter Museum, University of Melbourne. In 2008 a monograph ‘Jon Cattapan: Possible histories’ written by Dr Chris McAuliffe was published. In 2013, Cattapan was the recipient of the Bulgari Art ward through the Art Gallery of New South Wales. His work is held in most major Australian public collections as well as private and public collections in Australia, India, Korea, United States and the UK.


A Slice of Australia, 2014
National Library of Australia

Through the art of cartography we trace out a map of Australia and the different ways it can be viewed. Slices of information create meaning and context.


Pulse Lines, 2014
Museum of Australian Democracy

Australian democracy represents the diversity of its population. Each line is like a different personality type that twists and tuns in its own way and at its own speed. There is convergence, harmony, syncopation and discord.


Behind the Lines 2013
Museum of Australian Democracy

Behind the Lines 2013: the year’s best political cartoons.  The moments of tragedy and comedy from a turbulent political year depicted by some of the country’s most talented political cartoonists.


Boyd Tapestry
Parliament House

It took 12 artisans 2 years to weave the magnificent landscape of the Boyd Tapestry. The towering eucalypt trees bring the majesty of the Australian bush to the sleek and elegant architectural lines of Parliament House.

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Magna Carta
Parliament House

The Magna Carta is a foundation stone of constitutional and parliamentary government and the Australian Parliament holds one of the four surviving originals of the 1297 Inspeximus issue of it.


Parliament House

The rich warm tones of the timber and intricate inlay of the panels found in the foyer depict native flora from around Australia and refer to the entwined histories of Aboriginal and European cultures.


Opalescent Colours
Parliament House

The opalescent colours found in the Australian landscape shimmer on the white canvas that is Parliament House.


Parliament House

It’s all in the detail. A mosaic puzzle created from the fixtures, finishes and artwork found throughout Parliament House.


Cosmos Colours
Parliament House

A decorative explosion of cosmos colours.

The Electric Canvas

The Electric Canvas is a multi-award winning projection company whose exceptional team is passionate about the transformative power of projection mapping. Established in Sydney in 1997, the company pioneered the art of projection mapping in Australia. Specialising in both high-power digital and large-format filmstrip projection techniques, we have worked on countless prestigious projects across the globe, presenting architectural decorative, stadium field of play, and immersive projections.

As a complete solution provider, The Electric Canvas believes that creativity and technology are inseparable entities, the marriage of which makes for the most engaging spectator experience. Drawing on our unique blend of artistic and technical expertise, we use transformative modelling and compelling sound to sculpt a narrative from a building or space and its environs; celebrating, transforming and challenging structural form and detail.


Alterations, 2011
National Library of Australia

Alterations twists and stitches the world into disorienting formations, transforming the familiarity of space as projected through mapping.

Anna Madeleine

Anna Madeleine is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice is informed by the nexus between art and technology. Her work in animation and mixed media explores the influence of digital technologies on personal expression and interpersonal communication.

Anna’s practice transforms found materials such as maps, diagrams, dress-making patterns, anatomical drawings and scientific patterns. She uses drawing, collage and animation to create assemblages that combine human and machine aesthetics and to present a co-evolution of old and new media.

Anna graduated from ANU School of Art in 2007 and will complete her PhD in Media Arts at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW in 2014. Her work has been shown in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Los Angeles, Montreal and London, and she has been involved in multiple Australian and international residencies.

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Refuge Island, 2005
Museum of Australian Democracy

Part of “A SIGN OF THE CRIMES”, Mori Gallery. One of the many visual puns I found myself consciously observing. The theory of such a fixture installed at various intersections on roadways, designed to aid those individuals whom require a ‘rest’ point while in bodily transit. Perhaps… just like ‘boat people’ and this very island now titled- ‘Australia’.

Adam Hill (aka BLAK DOUGLAS)

Raised on Dharug country (Blacktown – Penrith). Certified by anglicised names and removed from a dreaming / spiritual initiation (until later). Educated according to the Empirical curriculum culminating with a BA in Graphic Design.

Now a keen artistic advocate of social justice and full time artisan. Career highlight- being now studied as an artistic subject by students within the modern art curriculum. That to me surpasses ALL potential self absorbed accolades.

Jan Senbergs

Swaying City, 2011
National Library of Australia

The work Swaying City is one of my ‘picture-map’ series of real and imagined sites and cities that I have worked on for the last twenty years or so.

Jan Senbergs

Jan has held one-man exhibitions since the early sixties. Selected exhibitions, commissions and awards include -

  • Helena Rubenstein Travelling Art Prize – 1966.
  • Represented at the Sao Paolo Biennale -Brazil- 1973
  • High Court of Australia , Canberra – commission for the atrium – 1977-80
  • Artist Trustee – National Gallery of Victoria – 1984-89
  • Voyage Six – Antarctic Paintings exhibition-1988
  • Visiting Professor – Chair of Australian Studies – Harvard University, Boston, USA  1989-90
  • William Dobell Drawing Prizewinner – 1994 – AGNSW
  • Survey Exhibition – Heide Museum of Modern Art – 1994

Represented in the National Gallery of Australia and all State Galleries
Represented by Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

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Toy Series, 2010-2013
Museum of Australian Democracy

Toy Series is an ongoing collection of sculptures by artist Rose Skinner. The series of strangely assembled toys examines the curious world of trend, mass production, consumerism and the worshiping of plastic idols.

Rose Skinner

Hailing from Perth, Rose Skinner is an Australian born artist with a unique twist to her work – creating large-scale, immersive environments from intricately composed materials. Exploring notions of escapism, wonder and play, Skinner’s practice is expressive and colorful by nature – from her highly detailed installations to a portfolio of quirky illustrations and strange toy sculptures.

As an emerging artist, Skinner’s creations have found a place under the spotlight within galleries, festivals and art spaces – earning her awards and new opportunities that have helped to bring her distinct style to a global public.

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Cape Capricorn, 2002
National Library of Australia

Richard Woldendorp AM is an eminent Australian photographer best known for his aerial photography. Acquired by the Library to record the variety and uniqueness of the Australian landscape.


Bluey and Hola Ocho, 2012
Museum of Australian Democracy

These works feature the themes of dislocation and relocation. The creatures are based on dolls I found in Asian markets and are a metaphor for my own story of adoption.

Peter Waples-Crowe

Peter Waples-Crowe is a contemporary Koori artist who describes his practice as a series of life maps. His art focuses on the areas of identity, dislocation, popular culture, sub-cultures and his Aboriginality.

His art is influenced by many things including adoption, sexuality, popular culture, street art, traditional Indigenous cultures, humour and things found on his travels. He was raised in Wollongong, and has lived and exhibited in Sydney, Newcastle, Byron Bay, and now Melbourne (for the past 9 years).

Peter has studied art formally at the University of Wollongong and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Fine Arts at Monash University. He has been selected for the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (2005 & 2006), and won the Koorie Heritage Trust acquisition award at Victorian Indigenous Art Awards in 2009. In 2010 he won the people’s choice award at the Gumbri: White Dove, City of Darebin Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art award.


44 degrees in the shade. I’ll have a long black please, 2009
National Library of Australia

Ben Mckeown’s works are vibrant, bold, and visually exciting. Affiliated to the styles of Rover Thomas, and other Indigenous artists who map country, his landscapes, “Aboriginalises” the built urban environment.

Ben McKeown

Ben McKeown boldly experiments with visual art forms that include painting, photography, and digital media and has developed a distinctive visual language along the way.

He ‘Aboriginalises’ the built, urban environment in ways that have not been attempted by other artists, defining the urban as a valid iteration of Aboriginal experience.

McKeown is interested in the histories, and aesthetics of these environs and how, they are re witnessed and re claimed by Indigenous people.

These observations and the artist’s own interactions within the urban landscape help inform his practice his works are a manifestation of cultural understanding and individual identity.

McKeown has works in collections including: National Gallery of Australia, State Library of Victoria, and The United Nations Collection Geneva among others.

Descendant of the Wirangu language group of the Far West Coast of South Australia he lives and works in Melbourne Victoria.

He has a Master of Visual Art from the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne and a Master of Fine Art (research) the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne that he graduated from in 2012 as Valedictorian.