Enlighten

Museum of Australian Democracy/Old Parliament House
Weekends 1, 2 and 8, 9 March 2019

It’s that fabulous time of year in Canberra when the Enlighten Festival sees our public buildings awash with images made by light. If you want something handson rather than just to look at the wonderful artworks on the buildings, head to Museum of Australian Democracy.

MOAD always come sup with engaging visitor experiences at this time and for 2019 Enlighten they have a program 33 Revolutions. It’s  a collaborative, all-ages artwork which gives people the opportunity to creatively express opinions and political ideas, inspired by the transformative power of music.  

Visitors are encouraged to decorate a vinyl record relating to an issue they are passionate about and to contribute to a collaborative artwork that will take shape in King’s Hall. The artwork will continue to grow and evolve as thousands of people add their ideas during Enlighten.

In King’s Hall you’ll hear a soundtrack of the best protest songs to entertain and inspire you as you work.

MoAD will also be creating a selfie station where visitors can create a video of themselves lip-syncing and dancing to their favourite songs using social media platform TikTok. They can also take part in social media phenomenon #sleeveface, using face vinyl record covers to obscure part of their face to create a photographic illusion.

Information at https://www.moadoph.gov.au/ en

Barbie talks to creative producer, Nanette Louchard-Fletcher