Now’s your chance to see Sandgate in a new light! In November the Sandgate foreshore will be lit up during the very first Sandgate Bay of Lights Project. It’s an innovative collaboration between the Sandgate and District Historical Society and Museum, the Sandgate Creative Engine and the Brisbane City Council.
The Sandgate Bay of Lights outdoor projection project will run over two nights (November 23 and 24) and will tell the story of the Sandgate area. This project is ambitious in terms of its scope and scale as well as the involved technology. A series of large projectors and speakers will project a story-canvas of historical images, sounds and music across the entire front surface of the 1887 heritage-listed Sandgate Baptist Church, on the corner of Flinders Parade and Cliff Street.
Pam Verney, president of the Historical Society says it’s a perfect opportunity to showcase an array of photos from their collection.
“Many people aren’t aware of the valued contents of our archives. This project will let us bring them outside of the museum’s walls and display them across the bay,” she says.
The project’s creative director is Dean Gibson. He is part of the Sandgate Creative Engine, with his film production company, Bacon Factory Films.
He took his vision to the Brisbane City Council, suggesting they work together with local small business creatives and community groups in a project to promote the rich history and stories of the area.
“It’s a great opportunity to learn about where we’ve come from, in order to know where we want to go in the future, as a community. Everyone behind this project is playing a significant role in telling a very special story for a very special community.”
Creative Designer Kassi Cartia of Kartia Designs is also part of the Sandgate Creative Engine.
She is bringing her design expertise to the collaboration and is looking forward to seeing Sandgate’s local history brought to life.
“This is a really exciting project, which will appeal to all locals – from those who’ve been here for fifty years through to our younger generations.”
The Sandgate Bay of Lights will launch on Friday 23rd November at 6:50pm.
The projection will play every thirty minutes at 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm and 8:30pm on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November and is sponsored and supported by the Brisbane City Council.
For more information, search for the event on Facebook.