The Leading Lights are available as part of illuminart’s services in communities and regional arts. They are based across regional South Australia and can aid the effective delivery of digital media projects in regional communities. They are available for on the ground research, story capture and community consultation as well as remote collaboration and projection delivery, all supported with high level expertise of illuminart mentors.
WHAT CAN THE LEADING LIGHTS DO FOR YOUR PRODUCTION?
For all booking and enquires for the Leading Lights, please contact:
0405 629 225
MEET THE 2017 LEADING LIGHTS COHORT:
Hi, I'm Sammi, a creative short film artist. I live and work in Second Valley, South Australia in the heart of the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula. My formal background lies in Information Technology and YouTube from the last 10 years has been my creative canvas.
My interest in film and art started with a Super 8 and still SLR camera in high school and has developed to use more current mediums including but not limited to a digital SLR, smart phone and Go Pro. Information Technology is what pays my bills, but film and art is what makes my heart pump, it is my life’s passion.
SAMMI LANE – SECOND VALLEY
I am a Visual Artist and Community Art Coordinator in regional South Australia. From my private studio practice in Encounter Bay I specialize in painting and digital design and I am unashamedly a total Photoshop addict. After years as a self taught artist I completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree at University of South Australia in 2016.
Whilst still studying I paid a visit to my local council with ideas for public art and music projects and promptly set up and coordinate, with assistance from City of Victor Harbor and a team of volunteers, The Victor Harbor Artisan Market. The market is a platform for visual & performing arts, music, dance and writing and has now celebrated its first year as a regional arts event.
CARE VAUGHAN – ENCOUNTER BAY
KELLIE HIGGINBOTTOM – PORT PIRIE
Need Kellie's bio here.
NISA SCHEBELLA – ENCOUNTER BAY
I am a community networker and Creative Producer with a rich background in dance, multicultural performance art, writing, photography, broadcasting, event and project management. I have produced three tours of South Australian Indigenous artists to festivals overseas, sang with the Dya Singh World Music Group around Australia, danced before an audience of 35 million at the F1 Grand Prix, worked at the elite level of cycling as a photographer, writer and explored the creative aspects of cycling in a curated exhibition The Art of Cycling, collaborated with Ugandan music royalty Geoffrey Oryema.
I sang my own tribute song to the late cyclist Amy Gillet at the 2010 Road Cycling World Championships, wrote and recorded narratives and produced soundtracks for ballets with the South Australian Children’s Ballet Company, worked on the first decade of both Womadelaide and the Tour Down Under as a broadcaster, radio producer, exhibition curator and initiated the Saltwater SurfArt Festival and Saltwater SurfArt Filmfest.
The Leading Lights began their menteeship with illuminart in February 2017, and already have commenced community projects, and training others in their local communities.
Here are a small selection of photographs from a recent digital skills workshop in Goolwa,
supported by Country Arts SA and Alexandrina Connect.
SUE WEGENER – LOUTH BAY
My home is a farm at Louth Bay on Eastern Eyre Peninsula. My creative genre is new media art and design where I use imagery and storytelling to explore questions of identity. I love working collaboratively with others including visual artists, historians, storytellers and digital artists to develop works where the viewer can recognise aspects of the production through the context of their own experiences. I am continually working to improve my skills with practise and ongoing tertiary studies that teach me new creative innovative ways to enrich people’s lives through community driven artistic storytelling.
I am committed to expanding arts practise utilising outdoor projection and enthusiastically welcome opportunities for involvement in such projects. I have extensive experience in community event planning and community arts development with various local government agencies across Australia.
CAROLINE HAMMAT – MILLICENT
I am currently studying a BA in Visual Culture to both explore my own arts practice and to contribute to the arts in my community. This has led to opportunities with illuminant’s Leading Lights program and the Limestone Coast Video Art Residency I am currently undertaking.
I have skills in graphic design, new media, photography and community arts. I aim to build on my current skill set, learn new ones and utilise these to teach others in my community. I believe community art and public art projects play an important role in improving regional communities and I am keen to see this developed within my own town and be an active participant in making this happen.
WHO ARE THE LEADING LIGHTS?
The Leading Lights are a network of regionally based digital producers who are being trained and mentored by acclaimed arts company illuminart in the specialised practice of digital storytelling and placemaking.
Through the mentorship, the Leading Lights are assisted to produce digital media stories of significance to their community, and to be involved in the creation of public projection events. They are also involved in a large cross regional project that will connect all of their communities.
The artists come from diverse backgrounds and bring to the project their own set of skills which they share with the network, through peer to peer training and collaboration. Their learning with illuminart is tailored to their needs and they have access to the whole illuminart team as a support, expertise and equipment resource when required.
During the program, the Leading Lights are participating in professional projects around Australia with illuminart’s support. They are learning through personalised training and the experience of delivering a extensive range of projects.
How will you involve them in your production?
Contact illuminart to find out more.