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Illuminate Wollondilly 2020

Be Part of Something Spectacular 

Immerse yourself in an enchanting world of art, performance, colour and light at illuminate Wollondilly, Picton’s award-winning arts and cultural festival, taking place on Saturday 16 May 2020.

Experience the township of Picton transformed with spectacular performing arts and live music, delicious local and international food, market stalls selling unique and eclectic items, and fun activities for all ages. As night falls, watch landmark buildings come to life with breathtaking digital projections from emerging and established local artists. This brilliant visual display will be curated by renowned multimedia artist Khaled Sabsabi, known for his immersive, engaging and enlightening visual experiences.

The town’s glowing buildings will be the backdrop for the crowd-pleasing lantern parade, where children and adults parade through the festival footprint with paper lanterns they have created. The event will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display over our historic town.

Now in its sixth year, the reinvigorated illuminate Wollondilly 2020 is set to delight attendees once again, with exciting activities for the whole family and even more awe-inspiring lighting projections. Crowd favourites will return to entertain including the LED dancers, street performers, silent disco, fire dancers and more.

Illuminate Wollondilly is a free event and will run from 12 pm to 9 pm. In the three days leading up to the festival, local artworks will be displayed in Picton Shire Hall alongside a selection of artisan market stalls, showcasing the rich talent of the area.


The Team

Wollondilly Shire Council, Southern Tablelands Arts and its innovative team behind Macarthurs most extraordinary illuminative creation, encourages spectators to immerse themselves in what has now become one of the most exciting annual experiences on the Wollondilly cultural calendar, designed to promote public awareness and appreciation of the regions established and emerging artists.

The lead digital Artist – Khaled Sabsabi is a full-time professional artist who specialises in mixed media and site-specific installation presentations. His process and practice involves working across art mediums, geographical borders and cultures to create immersive and engaging art experiences.  He see’s art as an effective tool to communicate with people, through a familiar language. Sabsabi makes work that questions; rationales and complexities of nationhood, identity and change. His practice speaks to audiences in ways that enlighten our understanding of universal dynamics which is more complex and ultimately more unknowable than our own selves.

Along with Khaled is his team of digital professionals; Jerome Pearce, Andy Ko and David Kirkpatrick, they are set to raise the bar yet again for 2020.



Artists for the 2020 festival will be revealed early 2020.