ETC On The Canning Stock Route

Posted on Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Yiwarra Kuju: Canning Stock Route, a landmark exhibition celebrating the lives and stories of Western Desert Aboriginal people, was held in the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in October especially for CHOGM.

The exhibition explored the impact of the 1750km stock route on Aboriginal people, through an exciting and innovative blend of contemporary art, oral history, photography, film and interactive multimedia.

Clifton’s Perth was engaged to supply the over head rigging and lighting for the exhibition which prompted them to purchase seventy-two ETC Source Four Juniors which allow maximum field-angle flexibility.

“We chose the ETC Source Four Juniors mainly for their zoom capability,” commented Ed Matthews, managing director of Clifton’s Perth. “Plus they are a good compact size and sell at a reasonable price. They certainly are the benchmark light in that category. Their zoom capability was very useful as every piece of art in the exhibition is a different size and shape. We really needed the flexibility in the zoom and focus to be able to cut-in and shutter-in each picture. Every picture had to be shuttered at the sides, top and bottom – the Source Four Junior was ideal for that. You get the function of shuttering so you can get nice hard edges and it also has a very big zoom so you can hit a picture that is very small or very large. It’s great to have one light that can cover all of that.”

Ed reports that he has received some fantastic comments on the lighting of the exhibition with a representative of the National Museum of Australia commenting that it was one of the best lit exhibitions she had ever seen.

“The people from the Perth art gallery were very impressed and said the lighting was awesome,” added Ed.

The exhibition also utilised some of Clifton’s existing ETC stock including eight ETC Source Four 15º-30º Zooms and eight ETC PARNels.