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New projector shines light on arts centre

Published on Wednesday 5 April, 2017

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The curtain has risen on a range of new booking possibilities at the City of Gosnells Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, thanks to a new short-throw projector.

Recently installed, the new projector has a short-throw lens which is fixed in the lighting grid above the stage, so it can project full cinema-sized movies and images while performers are on the stage.

Previously it was only possible to project movies and images when there was no one on stage.

City of Gosnells Deputy Mayor Julie Brown said the new projector would allow for a wider range of theatre performances and other shows, and offer more flexibility to people who hire the venue for events.

“The Don Russell Performing Arts Centre already brings a wide range of national touring shows, Morning Melodies performances and local theatre productions to the City of Gosnells,” she said.

“This short-throw projector will provide a wider range of technical possibilities to performers and bring a new dynamic to performances.”

The new short-throw projector lens can cast an image of approximately 6m x 4m. Unlike most other lenses, the short-throw lens faces away from the stage and uses mirrors to project the image.

With the Centre also available for hire by the community, the new capacity for integrated projection will also benefit other events held at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, including seminars and school graduations.

For bookings, including the use of the new short throw projector, call 9498 9414.