Mosman Art Gallery reignited with lighting
Posted on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
The Mosman Art Gallery is a dedicated public gallery established by Mosman Council. As well as presenting a rich and varied program of high quality exhibitions, educational activities and special events, it offers a range of well-appointed function rooms for hire.
The Gallery is part of the Mosman Art Gallery and Community Centre which in its former life, was a Methodist Church designed by Burcham Clamp and Walter Burley Griffin, and built in 1915.
In 1998 the building was opened to the public after adaptive design work by the architect Hugh Fraser.
The Grand Hall has impressive architectural features, such as stained glass windows, a soaring interior which creates excellent acoustics, rich timber detailing and polished floors, which give the room an atmosphere of heritage and tradition. The perfect venue for a wedding reception, party, corporate function or large gathering, the Grand Hall can accommodate over 200 people.
Along with some of their competitors, Show Technology were invited to put forward a presentation of how they would reignite the venue through lighting.
“Looking at the impressive architectural features of the Grand Hall, we decided to put forward a lighting solution that would highlight original venue features but also cater to their operational requirements,” commented Stephen Dallimore, Show Technology’s Business Development Manager.
For ease of control, especially as the venue has no dedicated technician, an ELC AC6 12 twelve-memory push button playback panel was installed. This provides simple touch panel control with presets that instantly bring up a selection of lighting states.
“It’s a very venue-friendly control system which is difficult to mess up – an important consideration when such a variety of people are using the system!” said Stephen.
Chosen for their cost-effectiveness and great wash options, Martin RUSH MH6 wash lights are used to flood the ceiling in colour and their spectacular 10°–60° zoom means you don’t need many of them to supply a nice even coverage. Show Pro LED Profile FC fixtures are installed for presentations and spot lighting.