Illuminate Adelaide is excited to announce VALO Corporation as its Illuminate Partner for its inaugural winter event set to take over Adelaide’s city streets, laneways, and CBD buildings. The 17-day event will offer visitors a collaboration of light shows, art installations, immersive technology experiences, music performances, forums and ideas.
“We are delighted to partner with VALO; an organisation that is committed to bringing manufacturing back to South Australia. Like Illuminate Adelaide, VALO is a future-facing organisation with innovation and creativity at its core” said Azzopardi and Cumberlidge.
“We are excited to partner with the inaugural Illuminate Adelaide event which celebrates the union between art, technology, music and light; we are proud to be showcasing VALO product manufactured less than 1km from the heart of the Adelaide CBD at our new high-tech headquarters in Kent Town,” said Aaron Hickmann, VALO Founder & CEO.
Illuminate Adelaide is set to take place from 16 July to 1 August. A program of free and ticketed events will be available for all ages including a selection of exclusive projects featuring international artists, cultural institutions, technology companies, and the local entrepreneurial community.
“Our partnership demonstrates the strong synergy between future technologies and their application across the wider creative arts industry; driving positive community and economic outcomes for South Australia,” said Nathan Godfrey, VALO Commercial Advisor.
The event was founded by South Australian Creative Leaders, Rachael Azzopardi and Lee Cumberlidge, who have joined forces as Creative Directors and will work in collaboration with the city’s cultural, academic and science institutions to bring this event to life.
The inaugural Illuminate Adelaide will run over two weeks and three weekends in July – August 2021 during the traditionally quieter winter months. An event of global significance and distinctively South Australian, Illuminate Adelaide will present a new event concept that celebrates the union between future technology and creative industries. The Illuminate Adelaide Foundation will partner with SA-based company Arts Projects Australia for the management and presentation of the event and is supported by Events South Australia, a division of the South Australian Tourism Commission.
VALO is an advanced technology company with its core in LED lighting. It is focused on accelerating immersive and sustainable tech in SA, with its significant investment of $8M in industry 4.0 local manufacturing, 3D printing and drone services. Founded in 2014 VALO is bringing local manufacturing for LED lighting back in 2021 and has a global export vision.