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LUMINOUS is about bringing positive energy into the lives of our community and business district. It is about celebrating the beginning of well-earned school holidays, the coming of Christmas and summer, and about reclaiming our Christmas/New Year period lost in 2019/2020 to devastating bush fires. It is open to all members and businesses of our community, and it is planned with coherence to COVID restrictions.
Date: 5pm to 11pm daily for three evenings: Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th December 2020.
Location: Vulcan Street precinct, with businesses along the Princes Hwy route and Moruya CBD area also invited to participate.
Activities: 5pm – 8pm live mini-mural painting by local visual artists (on temporary walls)
Activities: 7:30pm – 9pm live music performances by local musicians
Activities: 5pm – 9pm late night shopping, restaurants & take away food
Activities: 8pm – 11pm (overnight if possible) light up of shopfronts and building facades to create a colourful wonderland
Moruya Business Chamber, River of Art Inc (ROA), Moruya Rotary Inc and Southern Phone have collaborated to fund and present a light installation in Vulcan Street, bringing light and life to Moruya over three nights, the weekend prior to Christmas 2020.
Over the three nights of LUMINOUS the facades of selected shop fronts and heritage buildings along Vulcan Street will be wrapped in colour, with Moruya Courthouse and its tall pine trees being a focus point on Thursday and Friday nights. The lighting will include multi-colour static lighting and textured lighting programmed on a changing loop. Textured lighting is marked by a repeating pattern created by components within the light, and examples include water waves or concentric circles moving in a cycle.
This event is first and foremost a gift to the Moruya community and surrounding region. With the last 12 months being a blur of mostly grey due to bushfires and smoke, lost revenue due to COVID lockdowns and many suffering mental health issues, the wash of colour across Moruya is intended to enliven the spirit and mark the Christmas period as a time to move into the future with a new spark of hope in our hearts.
LUMINOUS is open to all members of our community and visitors, meander the main street of Moruya absorbing the beautiful lights and enjoy the ambience of a community coming together with positive hearts.
This campaign has been developed to support all local businesses and increase consumer traffic in the region. For more information please contact the Moruya Business Chamber.
Contact Person: Judith Manahan
Phone: 0427 744 999
From its original inhabitants, the Bugelli-Manji tribe, to bushrangers, the Gold Rush and beyond, Moruya has a rich history filled with the colour and romance typical of Australia's early days.