Due to the numerous projects that took place on this night the documentation of this work occurred after the event.

About this project – ‘A twilight lantern parade up along the river walkway kicked off the main event. The UP River Lantern Parade was an exciting family friendly component of Animating Spaces Mackay UP! The project celebrated the beautiful Pioneer River with a parade of spectacular ocean-themed Lanterns. Starting at the Blue Water Lagoon at sunset, the parade meandered along the ambient lit river side board-walk to the Forgan Bridge. On arrival at the bridge, spectators were welcomed by the sounds of enchanting sea shanties drifting out over the water and wowed by illuminated spectacles projected on to the water. Lantern-making workshops were held in the lead up to the night. Both the lantern-making workshops and final event were free activities where members of the community came together, met new people and learnt new skills.’

Project Coordinator – Wanda Bennett
Stop motion animation tuition for St Patricks College and digital projections – Donna Maree Robinson