Uluṟu drones – more than ‘clip art in the sky’

ArtsHub speaks with a drone technologist on creating memories above Country, in a world-first permanent drone show to drive Australian tourism.
Light artist Bruce Ramus holding a drone

Drone shows as arts performances have become a growing trend globally. Today, they are a regular at international festivals, with a number of permanent drone shows starting to pop up. Most of them are splashy spectaculars, seasonal or indoor shows using on average a maximum of 200 to 600 drones.

The market is beginning to become populated with event providers, such as Dronisas and SKYMAGIC and, in Australia, the Melbourne-based studio RAMUS – which is breaking new ground with its latest show, Wintjiri Wiṟu, launched this week over Uluṟu.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina