The Electric Canvas, an Australian authority in architectural and large-scale projection, welcomes leading projection and animation artist Richard De Souza in the role of art director.
De Souza joins The Electric Canvas after two decades of designing, programming and technically directing visual content for projection, stage and emerging technologies. His wide-ranging experience has taken him from performing as a VJ on numerous touring festivals, to developing projection works for cultural festivals such as Splendour in the Grass, Kaleidoscope Festival and Vivid Sydney. More recently De Souza has created visual content for musical artists including Peking Duk, Key4050 and John O’Callaghan, as well as for events such as Subculture.
“I’m excited to be a part of The Electric Canvas and look forward to sharing and developing new ideas with the team. It's a privilege to be able to create unique and engaging public experiences, especially in a collaborative environment, so I’m eager to see what comes next,” says De Souza.
The company’s award-winning creative studio has produced an impressive array of projection content for countless projects in Australia and around the world. From special occasions or commemorative events for City, State and Federal Governments, to large-scale public festivals such as Vivid Sydney and White Night Melbourne, to major international broadcast ceremonies such as the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, The Electric Canvas boasts more than 20 years of telling stories and creating memories through the art of large-scale projection.
Peter Milne, Managing Director of The Electric Canvas, comments, “We are thrilled to welcome Richard to the TEC family. In addition to his artistry, he has a wealth of technical knowledge and experience that will bring a new dimension to our creative studio. Richard’s arrival, the opening of our new Melbourne office, as well as our imminent rebranding and new website, makes for truly exciting times at The Electric Canvas.”