Major Events

Canonisation of Blessed Mary MacKillop

Sydney Australia 17 October 2010

Client: NSW Government



The Electric Canvas was engaged to project images onto both pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of the celebrations leading up to the Canonisation of Blessed Mary MacKillop on Sunday 17 October 2010.


This represents the first time ever that top to bottom digital projections have been applied to both the North and South pylons of the Harbour Bridge. The projections utilised 26 x 20,000 ANSI Lumen digital projectors achieving an image intensity of 120 lux.

Once the decision had been made to go ahead with the projections, our art department had less than a week to create a visual story incorporating five portraits of Mary MacKillop, supplied by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, and structured around the themes of Humble Beginnings, Inspiration, Coming of Age, Leadership and Legacy.