NW Group deliver for ACC East opening

Posted on Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The Adelaide Convention Centre East was officially opened on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 by the South Australian Premier, the Hon. Jay Weatherill, MP. The Woods Bagot-designed expansion has transformed Adelaide’s skyline with two new buildings, boosting the Centre’s footprint to 20,000 square metres of multi-purpose space.

NW Group brought together the services of Haycom, Norwest and Spyglass to provide a full production solution for the event. Lighting, Audio, Projection Mapping and Musion Holograms were handled by our team, with crew and operators from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Auckland. It’s never polite to boast, but seeing a team of pros come together from around the business with a common goal is a powerful thing. One team one dream!

For the outdoor lighting show production was looked after by the NW Group whilst inside the building venue, NW Group and the venue’s technical crew worked together.

Lighting designer Ziggy Ziegler utilized 32 x TourPro LightSky AquaBeam, 18 x Claypaky Sharpys, 20 x Martin MAC Aura, 16 x Vari-lite VL3000 spots, 36 x high powered LED PARs, and 3 x Martin MAC Viper Profiles with custom gobos. Control was via 2 x MA Lighting MA2 light consoles, plus an MA2 onPC with fader wing. Added to that were 6 x smoke machines, lots of flame blasts and fireworks as well as the existing stadium and bridge LED architectural lighting.

Technical Producer for the event was Mario Valenti for NW Group, production manager was Jack Matthews, and lighting visualisation, programming and operating was by Dan Evans.
The client was Scott Ireland, MD of In Front Events who produced the event working closely with Mario Valenti and in partnership with the in house AV team at the ACC.

Flamers were from Adelaide company FCT Flamers.