Alien installation invasion in Whyalla

An alien installation put together by D’faces of Youth Arts recently wowed the public when it was unveiled at a top secret location.

It’s a part of Area 53, a project funded by Country Arts SA through the Regional Arts Fund.

The idea was originally conceived by two D’faces members, Lachlan Judd and Adam Oosthuizen, during a  project the group ran last year called ‘Where to from here?’ 

Company Manager Olivia White said D’faces were aiming to create alien tourism based around the ‘alien activity’ in Whyalla and the Spencer Gulf.

“The final result is an experiential theatre piece created and performed by members of D’faces and directed by award winning artists Claire Glenn and Anthony Kelly,” she said.

“Members of D’faces created the Association for the Response to and Science of Extraterrestrials, who have been meeting and working on the project every week over term three.

“This culminated in two weeks of intensive creation in the school holidays.”

The young members of D’faces have worked tirelessly to create a top secret lab, props, characters and a performance with the expert guidance of Claire and Anthony. “It has been wonderful to see the dedication and handwork of all the young people involved and the amazing artists who led this project and taught us so much,” Ms White said. “We are delighted with the response to Area 53.”