Thursday, February 11th, 2016 - NewsMaker

The University of Adelaide’s North Terrace campus will be transformed into a living canvas of light, with three of its iconic and historic buildings participating in the Adelaide Fringe’s Fringe Illuminations.

Fringe Illuminations will see the spectacular buildings along North Terrace, including the University’s Mitchell, Elder and Bonython Halls, brought to life with colour, light and movement for the first two weeks of Adelaide Fringe (12-28 February).

Award winning large-sale and architectural projections company, The Electric Canvas, will be creating the artworks, which are sure to dazzle spectators as they walk through the stunning grounds of the University of Adelaide.

The University of Adelaide will be involved in numerous other Adelaide Fringe and Adelaide Festival events.

Adelaide Fringe (12 February-14 March)

· Former University of Adelaide Footlighters will be performing their revue Be your age – the 6th and almost probably definitely the very, very last show ever in this current series, at the Holden Street Theatres, 10-20 February.
· Radio Adelaide will broadcast live from the Fringe Parade on 13 February. They will also be featuring reviews, interviews and performances across the entire festival season, on air and online.
· Assemblage Basketry brings together all the experience, skill and creative energy of the members of Basketry SA in an exhibition at the University’s Urrbrae House, 14-28 February.
· The Adelaide University Choral Society will be presenting their show AUC on the Wild Side at Estonian Hall, 19-20 February.
· The University’s Barr Smith Library Reading Room will be hosting Around the World in Eighteen Songs, presented by the Lumina Vocal Ensemble, 20 and 28 February.
· The University’s Elder Hall will host Danza Y Magia, presented by Duo Contraste, 12 March. Macarena Zambrano and Callum Gunn, both graduates of the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music, formed Duo Contraste in 2013.

Adelaide Festival (26 February-14 March)

· Elder Conservatorium of Music graduates Zephyr Quartet will be joining Icelandic composer J?hann J?hansson on stage at Thebarton Theatre as part of Unsound Adelaide, on 27 February.

Adelaide Festival Writers Week (27 February-3 March)

· University of Adelaide alumna and award winning presenter, writer and journalist Annabelle Crabb will be discussing gender, politics and her book The Wife Drought.
· University of Adelaide Graduate and writer Sonja Dechian will be discussing An Astronaut’s Life, her debut collection of short stories.

Image caption/credit: The University of Adelaide's Mitchell Hall. Image courtesy of The National Fairground Archive and The Electric Canvas. 

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