Light Up Camperdown Project



The Light Up Camperdown Project is an exciting project that includes lighting, projections and interactive activities. 

As part of the project, the historic Camperdown Clocktower and the old court house building have been illuminated so both their beauty can be seen all the time.

The installation was funded by a grant from the State Government’s $5 million Our Regions: Living Local – Regional Fund.

The fund is aimed at activating public spaces to promote social connections, enhance liveability and revitalise regional shopping strips.



Submit a request for lighting - Camperdown Clocktower and Courthouse

Community organisations are invited to submit a request for lighting for a particular day of significance.

Lighting of council owned public buildings (e.g. the Clock Tower and Courthouse) will be managed by Council and programmed as a contribution towards the vibrancy and creativity of the region.   

Requests relating to the lighting of public buildings can be submitted to Council and will be considered against the following criteria.  

How the proposed colour and lighting:   

  • promotes respect for all  

  • is consistent with Council’s values and policies 

  • engages with the community  

  • embraces a sense of belonging and enhances community life 

  • aligns and furthers the requesting organisations values  

Requests that are for an individual’s enhancement, are political or culturally sensitive or may expose Council to adverse criticism will not be supported.  

Requests must be submitted by an organisation or registered not-for-profit organisation (individual requests for lighting will not be supported). Requests must be received a minimum of 31 days in advance of the requested light-up date and can be submitted up to twelve months in advance. 

If approved general conditions would include:   

  • One-off (not repetitive) approval: approval when granted is considered a one-off approval with a new application required for subsequent events or campaigns. 

  • Requests will be accepted on a first in basis. 

  • Preference will be given for municipal, state, national or globally recognised/significant events/days. 

  • Length of lighting display ranging from one night up to a maximum one week, additional time by exception and approval. 

  • Promotion: approved light ups may be promoted on Council’s website and or social media pages. By accepting the booking conditions, the applicant is also accepting consent for Council to photograph and publish their light up. 

  • Council reserves the right to cancel or re-negotiate a new light update for any approved booking at their discretion. 

Council’s digital projection and creative art boxes have been developed for Council use with content to be owned, curated and managed by Council officers. Consideration may be given for programming which would be managed through an Expression of Interest or similar process.  

Please refer to our Public Art Policy(PDF, 245KB) and the full guidelines(PDF, 168KB) before submitting a request below.


Expression of Interest - Artist in residence - Light Up Camperdown and Lantern Night

Corangamite Shire is offering an artist in residence opportunity to support the Light Up Camperdown event.

This is a unique opportunity to work from a dedicated space within the iconic Theatre Royal, share your creative skills through the delivery of lantern-making workshops for local schools and community, and assist in the coordination of a spectacular lantern parade through Camperdown’s iconic avenue on 6 December 2024.

Corangamite Shire is seeking expressions of interest (EoI) from artists for a residency experience. We want to share the art of lantern making with the wider community to encourage creativity, participation and inclusion.

Corangamite Shire will support the artist in residence through:

  • Arts Space: Theatre Royal & other spaces if required
  • Promotion and marketing of artist in residence and art outcome, community and school workshop and other activities related to project.
  • Contact and liaison with schools and community to set up workshops
  • Dependent on art residence outcomes projection of works on Civic Centre and in light boxes to be negotiated with successful artist
  • $5,000 payment to deliver workshops and parade.

Council will work with the successful artist to finalise exact timeline, but it is anticipated the residency would be a minimum of two weeks (two weeks prior to Light Up Camperdown event on Friday 6 December 2024) up to a maximum of four weeks.

Please note that residential accommodation is not offered as part of this artist residency.

The successful artist would be responsible for:

  • The development of their artistic outcomes
  • Development and implementation of project (e.g. school and community workshops; parade at Light up Event, and individual art outcomes)
  • Delivery of workshops:
    • Workshops for community (minimum of two, exact outcomes to be negotiated)
    • Workshops in local schools, with minimum four lantern workshops at schools. (two at each school)
  • Co-ordination of the final lantern parade on the night of Light Up Camperdown (event/parade delivery will be supported by Council Officers)
  • Foster community engagement and schools for the parade 

The successful artist will have use of Camperdown Theatre Royal and support from Council staff during the project.

Artist selection

Council is seeking EOI’s from interested artists with assessment to be made based on the following criteria:

  1. Evidence of ongoing artistic practise and experience
  2. Quality of submitted samples of work.
  3. Quality of proposed project – artistic merit, alignment, and community merit
  4. Ability to deliver project within schools.
  5. Ability to deliver accessible and inclusive community sessions.
  6. Preference for local artists.

Artist requirements

Artist requirements

  • Must be 18 years and over to apply.
  • Must be locally based or have a strong connection to the Shire.
  • Responses are invited from all forms of visual arts, literary arts and performing arts or cross-disciplinary practices across
  • Applications must be submitted online through our website and respond to the questions which will inform the assessment based on criteria above.
  • Creatives are encouraged to consider activities that will support their own creative practice and help strengthen their community connections.
  • Must hold a valid Working with Children’s Check and adhere to Corangamite Shire’s Child Safe Policy and procedures.
  • Artists must provide their own materials and specialist equipment for delivery of any of any individual artistic outcomes however, council will provide a supply of materials for school and community workshop to a maximum value of $1500.
  • Must undertake the residency in line with the brief (i.e. opportunity outlined above)
  • As part of the artist submissions artists must provide a short 250-word biography and details of their art practice, project, and other activities plus images for promotional purposes to Council as requested. Copyright will remain with the artist but reproduction of the images/material for non-commercial promotional purposes will be granted to Council.
  • Public Liability Insurance of not less than $20,000,000.00 is required for the term of the residency

On acceptance of the residency offer, successful artist will be awarded an amount of $5,000. This will be paid in two instalments of $2,500 on receipt of an invoice. One payment at commencement and one on completion.

Successful artists will be required to complete evaluations, provide feedback, and project updates as requested by Council via an acquittal online.

EOI's are open until Monday 5 August at 5 pm. Submit via the form below: