Stencil light art comes to Port Augusta

Albert and David Wilson.
Albert and David Wilson.

Art facilitator David Wilson and chairman Albert Lovegrove Buckskin from iDreamingTV were at the Port Augusta Arts and Cultural Centre to display different kinds of light paintings in the hope of finding 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 Mr Wilson and Mr Buckskin have their own makeshift carboard boxes where they slide the painting into it to create a pitch-black environment.

There is usually a place to put your eyes and camera into the box so you can see the painting.

If you shine a light behind the painting then you can see it illuminate once you peek 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 Wilson said: "We provide a baseline for artists and then we want them to experiment and show us what they 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 Wilson said they have about 40 artists ready to put on a full exhibition, but they wanted to get more indigenous artists on board to expand the gallery.

They are also set to launch the official web channel for iDreaming TV by the end of year. This will feature shows based around various indigenous cultures.

If you are interested interested in being apart of the exhibition, then email