Claremont: ARTTRA Light Festival to enthral visitors from April 6-8

The Town of Claremont's ARTTRA Light Festival will captivate visitor young and old from April 6-8.
The Town of Claremont's ARTTRA Light Festival will captivate visitor young and old from April 6-8.

JOIN Town of Claremont for its ARTTRA Light Festival when Claremont Park is transformed into an interactive outdoor gallery,

The specially designed, light-inspired installations and captivating performances will be on show from 6.30pm on Friday, April 6, to Sunday, April 8.

Mayor Jock Barker said the festival, now in its fourth year, was one of the highlights on the Town of Claremont’s event calendar.

“ARTTRA has grown significantly since the inaugural 2014 event,” he said.

“This year we are using art to transform one of the most iconic places within our community.”

More than 20 artists have been hand-picked to stimulate your senses with projections, vibrant light sculptures and satellite performances on show throughout the weekend.

Fremantle artist Amy Perejuan-Capone is just back from a residency in Svalbard and will be bringing a slice of the Arctic to the park in her piece entitled This is How We Walk on the Moon.

“This interactive piece recreates the miniature worlds that are encapsulated within geodesic domes which provide shelter in the extreme arctic winters,” Ms Perejuan-Capone said.

“Up to 10 people will be able to shelter within the dome at a time, while those standing outside the sculpture will be able to experience the lights through translucent walls.”

From the illuminated geodesic dome to a virtual busker projected onto Claremont Park’s trees, artists will be using a range of mediums to dazzle and delight Claremont and the broader community.

“Event goers will be able to play in rainbow lights, witness five-metre high alien-like structures or be mesmerised by the fluorescent deep sea jellyfish made from recycled plastic bottles – it is going to be quite spectacular,” Mayor Barker said.

“We are asking people to vote for their favourite piece in our People’s Choice Award, for an opportunity for the artist to win a cash prize.”

The event also offers a range of fire-inspired food options, a celebration of the relationship between food and the elemental force of fire.

People will enjoy delicious menu items from Argentinean grills to Sri Lankan curries, wood-fired pizza, barbeques and flame-grilled burgers with everyone’s favourite – toasted marshmallows – to finish off the night.

With all of this, as well as the ARTTRA pop up bar, live music and roving entertainment each night, this luminescent light festival will be a weekend the whole family will enjoy.

Visit www.claremont.wa.gov.au.