Stencil light art comes to Port Augusta

COLOUR: Albert Lovegrove Buckskin and David Williams show off the many different types of light stencil paintings as they are placed on a LED board.
COLOUR: Albert Lovegrove Buckskin and David Williams show off the many different types of light stencil paintings as they are placed on a LED board.

iDreamingTV's David Williams and Albert Lovegrove Buckskin were at the Port Augusta Arts and Cultural Centre to display the different types of light paintings in hope of gaining new indigenous artists.

Stencil light paintings are usually done on a black A4 piece of carboard or paper with an image of animals, flags, or scenery cut out onto it.

Colour is then added to the stencil by placing different materials like coloured gel paper, glass, cellophane and even different types of fabric that will add extra detail.

Both David and Albert have their own makeshift carboard boxes where they slide the painting into it to create a pitch black environment.

If you shine a light behind the painting then you can see it illuminate once you peak inside and if you want to get a picture of it then its good to put your camera lens inside and take a long exposure shot to really see the colours boom.

"That's basically how its done. You use a long exposure and paint things with coloured light," Mr Buckskin said.

"We want people to use their own imagination and come up with all these ideas to use different textures."

Mr Williams said "we provide a baseline for artists and then we want them to experiment and show us what you can do."

Most of the artwork will be placed on a LED lightboard that hangs on the wall so viewers can see many pieces of light stencils at a time.

Mr Williams said they have about 40 artists ready to put on a full exhibition but they want to get more indigenous artists on board to expand the gallery.

"This is one of the areas that has really lagged with interest but places like Ceduna and Coopy Pedy have taken off really well," Mr Buckskin said.

"It doesn't mean that artists here aren't interested, we just haven't connected with them yet," Mr Williams said.

David and Albert are also set to launch the official web channel for iDreaming TV by the end of year which will feature shows based around indigenous cultures

If you're interested interested in being apart of the exhibition then email admin@idreamingtv.org or visit their Facebook page for more information.