Canberra’s upcoming Enlighten Festival 2018, proudly presented by Singapore Airlines, will kick off with the unveiling of the architectural projections, Illuminating cultural institutions within the Parliamentary Triangle, at this year’s Switch On event.
Unveiled by one lucky member of the public chosen through an ActewAGL competition , Switch On will be the first chance to see the capital’s major attractions including the National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, Museum of Australian Democracy, Questacon and Australian Parliament House transform in myriad colours, shapes and images projected on the buildings’ facades.
“Switch On” is a theme that resonates across Enlighten Festival 2018 – at the launch event we officially switch on the Enlighten Illuminations. Then over the following 16 days, visitors can switch on their minds with events at the ANU precinct, new for 2018, and switch on their senses at the vibrant and bustling Enlighten Night Noodle Markets,” said Minister for the Arts and Community Events, Gordon Ramsay MLA.
Switch On will take place from 7.45pm on the steps of the National Library with the official “Switch On” taking place at 8pm.
Head down to the National Library a little earlier from 6:30pm to join in all the excitement as the National Library explodes in a far-out event of sound, colour and activity celebrating 50 swingin’ years since the building opened in 1968. Families can twist and shout to 60s music, a kids disco and get creative at art and craft stations prior to the official Switch On ceremony.