For its electrifying inaugural year, Kaleidoscope, Western Australia’s first festival of illumination, will light up the Joondalup City Centre from 10 November to 13 November. Transforming the fast-growing capital of the North West growth corridor into an extraordinary wonderland of illumination, Kaleidoscope will shine a light on some of Australia’s most dynamic creatives and give them the opportunity to realise their most exciting ideas. Commencing each evening at 5:30pm, the free event will see the Joondalup City Centre become an interactive living, breathing museum exploring the theme of the ‘City of the Future’, through an exciting multidisciplinary cultural program boasting 3D architectural transformations (live buildings), projection performance, virtual reality, augmented reality, workshops, and interactive and immersive curated spaces.Kaleidoscope’s Creative Director Cindi Drennan said festival goers could expect a remarkable cultural experience from the festival: “Kaleidoscope will be a journey of surprising light that take you on an adventure into the city of the future, created by WA artists nurturing brand new collaborations and innovations. This inaugural festival will take you on a multi-faceted journey into a magical night, to encounter a wonderland of spectacular architectural projection, virtual reality, mobile animated art, fluorescent interactive activities, and luminous spaces. It is an extraordinary opportunity to experience immersion in the dreamlike glistening imaginings, created collectively by local and interstate artists.” Key projects include Lifebox, a projection mapping and dance stage hosting Pallas, a performance piece commissioned by the festival, representing the growth and survival of a species, and the driving forces of life. Another exciting installation is the Portal, which will provide an immersive entry way into the festival, using layers of scrim with multidimensional projection that appear to project back into infinity. A ground breaking new work, The Reverse Dream Time Architectural Projection, will transform the façade of the Joondalup Library with vibrant animation that represents the deep time connection that the local Indigenous people have to the country, and takes it towards the future in a ‘reverse dreamtime story’ that looks back on our time. A ground-breaking approach to dream time story telling.