Light projection show brings Aussie innovation to KL streets

Lights Up is a dazzling light show projected onto the Australian High Commission building in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

GET ready to be dazzled by the “Australia Now: Lights Up” light show projected onto the Australian High Commission building in the heart of Kuala Lumpur this month.

It is the focus of the “Australia Now” programme in Malaysia, which showcases the best of Australian innovation, diversity and creative excellence.

The illuminations, curated by Mosster Studio and its Malaysian partner Filamen, will be projected onto the façade of the Australian High Commission building, creating a highly visible public display.

Designs created by Malaysian and international participants in the Isle of Design Projection Mapping competition, and original artwork by primary school pupils from the Australian International School Malaysia will be featured.

The light projections will be shown from 7.30pm daily from Jan 20 to 30, and will showcase digital artwork, including iconic Australian images that honour and celebrate Indigenous Australia.

Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia Dr Justin Lee said “Lights Up” brings Australian innovation and creativity to the streets of Kuala Lumpur through a cutting-edge medium.

“It is a fantastic example of Australians and Malaysians working together in partnership, to deliver a creative and engaging event that many people can enjoy.”

“We are excited to showcase digital artwork from the 10 finalists, including six Malaysian digital artists, of the Isle of Design International Projection Mapping competition run by Mosster Studio and Filamen,” said mission to Malaysia deputy head Hannah Birdsey.

“As one of the judges of the competition, I was impressed by the energy and diversity of the designs,” she said.

The Australian High Commission building in Kuala Lumpur is located across from the Petronas Twin Towers in Jalan Yap Kwan Seng.

Visitors are encouraged to drop by and take photos with the light projection, using the hashtag #LightsUpMY when they visit.

This 11-night event is part of “Australia Now”, the Australian government’s flagship diplomacy programme which was launched digitally in October last year.

It is supported by Lynas Corporation, Tourism Australia, Epson Malaysia, the Australia-Asean Council, the city of Bendigo, the government of New South Wales, the government of Western Australia, Bluescope as well as Meat and Livestock Australia.

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