Event News

Joining in at ALIA’s first Virtual AGM

Posted on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015


The ALIA Annual General Meeting is your chance to get involved with the direction and the future activities of ALIA; and this time you don’t even have to leave your office, control room, lounge or underground bunker to attend. (A prize will be awarded to the ALIA member attending from the most exotic location.)

Anybody with a web-connected device can join in at ALIA’s first ever Virtual AGM on Google Hangouts by clicking on the link below at 18:00 Eastern Daylight time next Monday, November 30th.
[That’s 15:00 in WA, 17:30 in SA, 16:30 in NT and 17:00 in Qld]

Link to:  ALIA’s Virtual AGM

Full details of the AGM.


ALIA Annual General Meeting – November 30th

Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

ALIA is holding its first ever on- line AGM on November 30th.
It’s long been an ALIA tradition to hold our AGM at the end of the first day of the Entech Show, however with Entech being cancelled this year we unfortunately missed out on that opportunity.

As there are unlikely to be any other national gatherings of lighting people this year, ALIA has decided to hold our AGM on-line, most likely using Google Hangouts (we’re still evaluating conferencing apps).

The AGM provides an opportunity for the lighting industry to find out more about what ALIA has been up to and also gives members a chance to become involved with the running of the association by nominating for positions on the ALIA committee, our governing body.

Full details of the meeting and how to nominate for membership of the ALIA committee can be found on the AGM Page.



ALIA Tour to Fleetwood Mac, Brisbane

Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

fmThe On With The Show Tour marks Fleetwood Mac’s first series of concert dates in Australia and New Zealand since 2009’s sold-out Unleashed Tour. Designed by Paul ‘Arlo’ Guthrie, the lighting is taken care of by Chris Lose who has kindly agreed to conduct a tour of the lighting rig in Brisbane next week.

You can read more on the lighting of this show at http://www.plsn.com/current-issue/49-features/15198-fleetwood-mac-the-full-on-mac-is-back.html

Lighting Equipment
30 PRG Best Boy 4000 Spot
3 PRG Best Boy followspot conversion
17 VL 3500 Wash
36 Clay Paky Sharpy Wash 330
48 GLP Impression X4
18 GLP Volkslichts (SP?)
12 Clay Paky B-eye K-20
36 Generic 4- Lite Mole strip – 1 Vertical Mount
3 PRG Mbox Extreme
3 Tait Towers Set LED
2 MA Lighting GrandMA 2 Console SW
2 GrandMA 2 NPU’s
1 Apple Mac Mini, (Mbox remote)
7 Lycian 3k FOH followspots
6x Pathway Via 12 fiber ethernet switches
1 48-way Avolites ART 2000 dimmer rack

Where: Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
When: Thursday November 12th
Time: 3pm (note you MUST arrive by 2.30pm to clear security)

If you would like to attend this tour then email your name and mobile number to mailto:tours@alia.com.au

Please state whether or not you are an ALIA member.  Note that tours cost $20 for non-members. Please ensure that you have read the ALIA Tour Protocol.


ALIA Tour to Robbie Williams, Melbourne

Posted on Friday, October 16th, 2015

Robbie Williams is currently touring Australia armed with his biggest hits, a glittering collection of fan favourites and a handful of unique covers. The aptly-named Let Me Entertain You Tour 2015 boasts a set-list perfected over a career spanning two decades at the very pinnacle of pop and includes the likes of Angels, Rock DJ, Better Man and Bodies. Coupled with his characteristic showmanship, infectious charisma and the wicked wit for which he is renowned worldwide, Robbie Williams is a born entertainer and a consummate showman.

Overall design is by Willie Williams, set design by Ric Lipson and lighting design by Mark Cunniffe with the talented Jonathan Rouse looking after the lighting on the road. Jonathan has kindly agreed to conduct a tour of the lighting rig on Saturday October 24th at 2pm. And it’s quite possible that there will be a tour of the laser system too!

Lighting Equipment: 60x Clay Paky Mythos, 61x Clay Paky Sharpy Wash, 22x Martin Mac Quantum Wash, 4x VL3500 Spot, 43x Clay Paky Stormy CC, 282x Martin Tripix 300, 86x Martin Tripx  1200, Control: 2x grandMA Fullsize

Laser Equipment: 15x GLP RGB Burst 3w, 16x ER RGB Beam Burst 3w, 5x Excellent 21w RGBB, 4x Arc-Regus RGB 8w, Control: 1x RoadHog 4, 1and Pangolin Systems

Where: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
When: Saturday October 24th
Time: 2pm

If you would like to attend this tour then email your name and mobile number to mailto:tours@alia.com.au Please state whether or not you are an ALIA member.  Note that tours cost $20 for non-members. Please ensure that you have read the ALIA Tour Protocol.


Vivid Light 2016 Expressions of Interest close in one week

Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Vivid Sydney invites you to join us in transforming Sydney into a colourful canvas of light in 2016. Expressions of Interest close on 23 September 2015, that’s only one week away.

There’s just one week to go! Vivid Sydney is inviting creative industry professionals and aspiring practitioners from Australia and around the world to put forward their best and brightest creative concepts for Vivid Light, a core component of Vivid Sydney which includes spectacular Light Walk installations and iconic building projections.

It’s your chance to be part of this annual spectacular, when lighting artists, designers and manufacturers from around Australia and the world will illuminate, interpret and transform Sydney’s urban spaces for the 18 nights during Vivid Sydney through their creative vision.
Industry leaders, creative companies, artists and students collaborate to provide ground-breaking, sustainable and interactive light creations around The Rocks, Circular Quay, Walsh Bay, Darling Harbour, the CBD and surrounds, giving clients, customers, artists, practitioners and the general public a unique opportunity to see your creation.

SUBMISSIONS WILL CLOSE IN ONE WEEK for the supply of design, lighting equipment, laser equipment and projection equipment for Sydney’s iconic landmarks, CBD buildings, heritage facades and the design and manufacture of lighting sculptures and installations.

To apply, please review the expression of information pack, and complete the application form.


MA2 Training Sydney and Melbourne

Posted on Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Show Technology is excited to be offering a 2 day MA2 Training Course in Melbourne and Sydney. Training will be conducted in line with the MA University with no more than 2 operators per console. This course will be perfect for technicians and programmers new to MA2 but with some experience on other moving light consoles.

Melbourne: October 7th & 8th at the Show Technology Melbourne Office
Sydney: October 14th & 15th at the Show Technology Sydney Office

To register follow these links:
Melbourne https://MAMelbourne.eventbrite.com.au
Sydney https://MASydney.eventbrite.com.au

Places are limited and always sell fast so be quick to reserve your place.

For more information email training@showtech.com.au


ALIA Tour to Vivid Light Walk

Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Join Sarah Robertson, Production Manager from AGB Events, and Anthony Bastic, Curator of the Light Walk, for a guided tour of some of the Vivid Light Walk. Why only some? Well the entire Light Walk takes about three hours!

AGB Events curates and produces the Vivid Light Walk and has been involved since the festivals inception in 2009. The principal of AGB Events, Anthony Bastic is the Festival Director of Vivid Light. Colouring the city with creativity and inspiration AGB Events is proud to be involved with this innovative festival of light, music and ideas, now in it’s sixth year. Regularly shattering attendance records, Vivid Sydney is internationally recognized and brings the work of renowned and emerging artists together for 18 nights every year. Vivid Sydney is produced on behalf of Destination NSW.

We will walk from the Opera House to Campbells Cove and will take in the following installations:

•    Splendens
•    Heart of the City
•    Rhizome Prism
•    Exposed
•    Move Over Damien
•    Cloud
•    Water’s Edge
•    Wave Chandelier
•    Space Folding
•    Swing Glow
•    BeatDice
•    Affinity
•    Duck Duck Goose
•    Mechanised Colour Assemblage (MCA Projection)
•    Entitle
•    Our House
•    InterPLAY (Cadmans Cottage Projection)
•    Ayla
•    Geometric Eye
•    Dolly
•    Lux Forma

For further information on each project go to http://www.vividsydney.com/search/events/type/light

Date: Monday May 25th
Time: 7pm

Afterwards we may go for a drink or six.

If you would like to attend this tour then email your name and mobile number to mailto:tours@alia.com.au Please state whether or not you are an ALIA member.  Note that tours cost $20 for non-members. Please ensure that you have read the ALIA Tour Protocol.