Golf Festival to feature cutting-edge 3D projection

Coolum’s Festival of Golf got underway over the weekend with a sand bunker competition on the beach. PGA Representative Nick Thornton is pictured giving golfing tips to Summer Surf Girl entrant, Kate Norman.

Coolum’s week-long Festival of Golf got underway on Sunday with a fun sand-bunker competition on the beach in support of Coolum Beach’s Summer Surf Girl entrant, Kate Norman.
The beach will again become a focal point for the Coolum Business and Tourism presented ‘Coolum’s Festival of Golf’ on Friday night (14 December) when projection artist James Muller works his magic with a unique 3D Projection Art Display, screening directly onto the beach from the Coolum Beach Surf Lifesaving Club.
Using cutting-edge technology, the exciting 3D projection is expected to carry a golfing and beach theme, with the public invited to view it free from numerous vantage points in Tickle Park, in front of the Surf Club and from public space areas at the start of the Coolum Boardwalk.
3D projection art has become popular around the world, with many well-known public spaces and buildings becoming backdrops for innovative, exciting and interactive art displays. Friday’s 3D Projection Art event will be the largest (and possible the only) of its kind to ever be performed on the coast.
It has been funded by Council’s smartArts+ creative and cultural industry development program and is presented by Coolum Business and Tourism as part of their Festival of Golf.
Film maker and projection Artist James Muller runs the Hinterland-based Earth Base Productions, a multi-disciplinary, creative media studio.
He has over 14 years experience in the film, television and digital media industries and his work has earned Earth Base Productions a Greening the Arts ‘Glossies’ Award for the past two years’ running.
“This will be one of the largest-scale visual projections ever performed on the coast and we’ll be projecting some exciting 3D images mixed with some surfing footage and local 2D imagery,” James Muller explained.
“To view these projections at their best, you need to have some height and Coolum is the ideal spot because all the vantage points are above the beach, providing great public viewing opportunities.”
While based on the Sunshine Coast, Earth Base Productions works throughout the State and nationally and their revolutionary works have been featured locally as part of the Woodford Folk Festival, the Floating Land project, the Sunshine Coast Show 100th anniversary, Commonwealth Games Baton relay at Cotton Tree Park, the Caloundra Lighthouse during Festuri, and most of the performance venues on the Coast.
Film maker and projection Artist James Muller of Earth Base Productions.

In addition, James has worked on the AFI award winning ‘Cybergirl’ TV series, the 70mm IMAX film ‘Science of Speed’ which he also coordinated in Sunshine Coast locations and was a Tropfest finalist with the film ‘The Race’.
Earth base productions have been commissioned, collaborated or worked for media and art organisations across multiple platforms throughout Australia; and Coolum Business and Tourism are excited to be leading the way and working with James and council to screen the coast’s largest-ever 3D Projection Art Display.
“We are thrilled that this 3D Art project will be part of our Festival of Golf, which celebrates the 2012 Australian PGA Championships presented by Coca-Cola,” said Coolum Business and Tourism President, Noel Mooney.
 “The screening coincides with our gala CBAT Cut Party at the Coolum Beach Surf Club on the same night, so our guests will be lucky enough to have front row seats to the free event on the beach.
“The Twilight Markets will also be on in Tickle Park, so Coolum will absolutely come alive on Friday night. From what I hear, there will be a chance for kids to interact with the display on the beach too and really have some fun.
“It’s with thanks to the Surf Club and council that we are able to present this event, and we can’t wait!” Mr Mooney added.
Friday’s free 3D Projection Art Display kicks off at 6:30pm and will cover the beach in front of the Coolum Surf Club.
It is part of the week-long Coolum’s Festival of Golf, which began on Sunday (9 Dec) and continues through until this Sunday (16 December).
For detailed event information and to download the full program, visit or pick up a “Festival of Golf’ Map at one of the local ‘flagged’ businesses.