Sydney students light up Singapore

7 October 2010

Andrew Daly and Sascha Crocker, two students from the University of Sydney's Master of Architecture program, are participating in the inaugural Smart Light Singapore Festival, commencing on the 15th of October 2010.

The students will be exhibiting a reworking of their Lumenocity installation that formed a central part of the Sydney Smart Light festival in 2009, during which the installation, located in the Customs House Forecourt, won the people's prize.

Sascha Crocker and Andrew Daly, together with fellow student Sean Bryen, developed Lumenocity as part of the Smart Light Walk, a series of dynamic light sculptures following a pedestrian route around the city's harbour precinct.

Lumenocity, an abstraction of the city's CBD, is illuminated by the glow of energy-efficient fluorescents. The installation will be modified to reflect Singapore's skyline.

The Light Festival will be a free family-friendly outdoor celebration, consisting of 20 low-energy light art installations by international, regional and local design luminaries and will include the lighting of Marina Bay's iconic buildings and landmarks. The festival will also feature a series of educational and fun activities for the public as well as industry events for the professional community.

The installation was constructed by Concept Craft. "Concept Craft have been generous supporters of the exhibition," said Sascha Crocker. "With additional funding for materials coming from the University of Sydney."

Initial funding in the development of Lumenocity was provided by the Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning, with additional funding to help ensure the installation is shipped over safely. "It is wonderful to be able to help, in a small way, our students participate in opportunities like these to showcase their many talents" said John Elliott, the Faculty's Communications and Engagement Manager, adding that "students like Sascha and Andrew are ambassadors not only for the Faculty but for Australian design studies in general."

"We look forward to seeing our work in situ in Singapore, and sharing some of our insights with other architecture and design students in Singapore" adds Andrew Daly.

In addition to the accolade of being selected to exhibit in Singapore the two students have a strong academic track record with Sascha winning the 2008 Byera Hadley and Diana Inglis Carment Scholarships and Andrew a 2008 University Medalist.

The Smart Light Festival will be held from 15 October to 7 November 2010 in Singapore's Marina Bay precinct.

Contact: John Elliott

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