Course dream themed lunch


Hanging lighting and floral features


Immersive lighting and
projection states

Pastel dreamscape

The MCA’s audio-visual partner, AV1, started the year with its annual Long Summer Lunch, hosting 120 guests in the MCA’s Harbourside Room. The event was an opportunity to reflect on the past year and to showcase its AV capabilities, transforming the space with this year’s theme of ‘Follow your dreams’.

The rooftop Harbourside Room was transformed into a pastel-hued dreamscape featuring hanging flowers and orbs of light. Ethereal harp music welcomed guests into the space, with a floral canopy leading guests onto the terrace for drinks and canapés. After soaking in the harbour views with a cocktail in hand, guests moved to the dining area for a three-course shared table lunch.

Kinesys motors were used to easily raise LED orbs to varying heights above tables. The orbs were programmed to integrate with content that was projected onto the white wall. Three 14,000 lumen projectors were used to create a seamless projection image, showing ethereal dreamscapes created by AV1’s Art Director, Tom Ewart. Atmospheric dry ice was used along the floor to further enhance the dreamlike theme of the venue during speeches.

Keep scrolling for photographs, a video showing the dream likelunch.

  • Event
    Long Summer Lunch
  • Date
    25 January 2023
  • Venue
    Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Lunch is served

A custom shared table was seamlessly woven into the dream theme by The Fresh Collective. Canapes included a sublime combination of jackfruit, hoi sin, orange and Thai basil, while mains comprised of Tiger prawns and Cone Bay Barramundi. To conclude the meal, guests enjoyed desserts consisting of blue pea flowers, lemon balm, miso caramel figs and fairy floss.

An AI-generated poem based on guest dreams for 2023 featured on the back of each menu card, adding a personal element to the event.

AV1 is a certified B-Corp and specialise in premium event experiences through audio-visual technology.

Photography credit: April Josie

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