After Effects, Commercial, Creative Direction, Educational, Events, Illustrator, InDesign, Live Projections, Photoshop, Premier Pro, Production Management, Projection Mapping, Storyboards, Theatre, Visualisation


  • Illuminart®
    2007 - Present

    Illuminart develop interactive digital media innovations and collaborate on large scale precinct projects. Illuminart is a Ruby award winning company recognised for an innovative practice, integrating arts and cultural leadership, and supporting cultural development and urban renewal. Recent projects include Luminous Hall in Perth WA 2013, the award winning No Boundaries Project in 2012, award winning Port Inhabited in 2011, The Ribbon for the Regional Centre of Culture program in Murray Bridge SA 2010, and Landed for the National Regional Arts Conference in Launceston, 2010.

Awards and Achievements

  • Best regional event SA at the Australian Event Awards

    On behalf of everyone involved in illuminart’s Port to Port project, illuminart is proud and honoured by the award for State Winner, Best Regional Event SA for Boston Bay Broadcast in the 2016 Australian Event Awards. This is a wonderful recognition of the partnership between Tunarama, Port Lincoln community artists, Viterra, Mosaic AV and the wonderful community and network of people who support the work we do. The project was possible thanks to support from Country Arts SA, Arts SA, and Festivals Australia.

    This project was the launch of our Port to Port project connecting regional artists around Ports of SA.

  • Highly Commended in Civic Trust Awards 2014

    Illuminart have been “highly commended” in the 2014 Civic Trust awards for the New Light Industrial project, in recognition of the impact on the local arts and business community.

    The project involved presentation of over a dozen different events and installations over a two year period in Port Adelaide, culminating in a full time period of artistic residency in 2013. Projects included Night Mural 2013 and Night Mural 2014, Harts Mill Re-animated, Luminous Art Trail, Future Portal, and several R&D projects including the Interactive Quilt, Mood Lanterns, and Hopes Passion.

    The project was supported by Arts SA (community partnerships funding) and also received project support from CAN SA, Renewal SA and Port Adelaide Enfield Council.

    Illuminart is grateful for this recognition for our work in Port Adelaide, and the generous commitment and support of partners, local artists, organisations, businesses and volunteers, without whom the project would not have been possible.

  • The Mark Butler MP certificate of Honour awarded for significant contribution to the arts in the federal seat of Port Adelaide.

    Illuminart's New Light Industrial Project in Port Adelaide directed by Cindi Drennan was a creative partnership involving local artists, businesses and young people in some new ideas around urban renewal. It was a very, very big year with all sorts of challenges, and some unexpected rewards. The Mark Butler MP Art Award of Honour was a recognition of the huge work involved and the impact on the community.

  • Ruby award for best Arts Enterprise

    On Friday 4th of October illuminart was awarded the Ruby for Arts Enterprise, at the 2013 Arts SA Ruby Awards. The Rubies are annual prestigious South Australian arts awards that celebrate artistic excellence, creative achievement, innovation, community involvement and inspirational leadership.

    The award was accepted by Cindi Drennan, Luku Kukuku and Craig Laurendet on behalf of the illuminart team and supporters.

  • Ruby award for Innovation, for the project "If there was a colour darker than black, I'd wear it"

    Illuminart, Country Arts SA and Rising Damp jointly received the Ruby award for innovation for If there was a colour darker than black I’d wear it, a stunning multi-arts and hybrid media performance project developed over three years, and presented in three regional centres. The ruby was jointly accepted by Cindi Drennan on behalf of illuminart and the co-directors, and Steve Saffell on behalf of Country Arts SA.

  • Community Event of the Year at the Port Adelaide Enfield Australia Day Awards 2012, for "Port Inhabited"


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Cindi Drennan
Employer Illuminart®
Location Blue Mountains Australia


About Cindi

Illuminart design, create and present interactive and innovative illuminated and moving image art for public spaces. Founded in 2007 by projection art pioneer, Cindi Drennan, the award winning company have specialised in projection media innovation for heritage, arts, entertainment and cultural sector. The team includes high profile artists, technologists and animators, writers, developers and project managers based in SA, NSW and WA.




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