Second Round Programming Just Announced

26th September 2017

Back for its second year, Kaleidoscope is set to transform the Joondalup City Centre into an electrifying and energetic wonderland from 9th to 12th November 2017.

It has been confirmed that the 2017 program will include WILL-O-THE-WISPS, the BIRDS OF LUMOS and SCIENCE WONDERLAND. They join the previously announced programming: Fantastic Planet (by Amanda Parer), All You Need Is Love (by Carla O’Brien) and Face-Off (by David Jones).

Mr Anthony says, “The program has been curated based on the following statement: You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world. All of the artists we’ve secured so far are bringing extraordinary and inspiring installations to Western Australia. We’re really excited to showcase these to the general public, the art will appeal to all ages.”

WILL-O-THE-WISPS - amigo & amigo

Thousands of mysterious wisps appear and disappear in the night, appearing to work together as a huge illuminated canvas that rises out of the ground.

The gardens provide refuge for a seemingly countless number of mysterious, glowing entities known only as the Will-o-the-Wisps. In the dark night, their form is never truly revealed - instead they glow softly, appearing and disappearing seemingly at random. The wisps draw their energy from folklore and legends born from every corner of the world; known as ‘fairy fire’ by Welsh travellers, as ‘Aleya’ by Bengali fisherman, “luces del tesoro” in Mexico and even in Australia as “Min Min lights”


BIRDS OF LUMOS - Mandy Lights

Inspired by the New Zealand kiwi, amigo & amigo [Simone Chua and Renzo B.Larriviere] have re-imagined these rare animals by combining natural forms with elements of ‘Steampunk. The result is an otherworldly light sculpture that invites the audience to consider our role in restoring the health of endangered animals and the natural environment. 



Each day, from 5.15pm to 7.15pm before the lights come on, Scitech will host interactive Science Shows designed to ignite curiosity in both kids and adults alike.

There will be a mix of experimentation, interaction and amazing demonstrations of science. There will also be a ‘Science Wonderland’, packed with interactive exhibits, exciting puzzles, challenges and awesome tech for children to engage in.