HOSH 2014: Madame Butterfly

HOSH 2014: Madame Butterfly

 Opera on Sydney Harbour 2014

About this Project

For the second year in a row, Tri-Point are proud to have provided the main stage structure and lighting towers to suit 2014’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.

Fast becoming an iconic event around the world, the spectacular 2014 season saw Opera Australia put on a production of Madame Butterfly, which was based on a large grassy hill for the first act, and in a run down Japanese dwelling for the second act.

Tri-Point managed the installation of the pylons into the sea bed, constructing a heavy duty truss grid to sit on top to create the stage that appears to be “hovering” above Sydney Harbour’s waters.

 

Photo Credit: James Morgan & Opera Australia

Tri-Point also installed crane bases for the two stage cranes, sub-decking, and a scaffold underworld for the dressing rooms, orchestra pit and set support. Red Circle cladded the set support with their beautiful set decoration.

On either side of the main stage, Tri-Point installed two heavy duty steel goalposts – again on the water – to suit the lighting of the show. 

The event takes place at Farm Cove, in the Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney.

Filament Storm for Vivid 2014

Filament Storm for Vivid 2014

 Filament Storm for Vivid 2014

About this Project

Tri-Point has been involved with Vivid Sydney projects for many years on behalf of individual artists and production managers alike. From ground supported truss structures to support LED video walls and lighting installations, to scaffold projection towers and rigging solutions in and around the harbour, Tri-Point have worked on a vast range of bespoke projects at Vivid.

Vivid 2014 was no exception. Tri-Point were recognised as an official event collaborator to Vivid Sydney by providing scaffolding, truss and rigging solutions for Filament Storm.

Produced by Sketch Evolution, the project lit 5 buildings across Sydney’s skyline with illumination technology and we were thrilled to provide the infrastructure for this innovative installation.

3D Scan of The House

3D Scan of The House

 3D Scan of The House

About this Project

Tri-Point were contracted by Kerrect Group on behalf of the Sydney Opera House to assist the team from Scottish 10 who came to Sydney to complete a 3D digital scan of the Sydney Opera House.

The purpose of the project was to digitally document an International World Heritage site, as chosen by the Scottish Government, effectively imprinting this iconic building into the history books in 3D.

Tri-Point provided a number of truss rigs to support the 3D laser scanner as it overhung the sails on the roof of The House, utilising our aluminium concert box truss and tri truss.

Sculpture by the Sea ‘Horizon’

Sculpture by the Sea ‘Horizon’

 Sculptures by the Sea ‘Horizon’

About this Project

Tri-Point installed this sculpture, on behalf of artist Lucy Humphrey, for Sculptures by the Sea 2013.

Named ‘Horizon’, the sculpture was a water filled sphere, wighing 2000kg once full, which had to be carried (carefully) by hand into place by our rigging team on the rocks at Bondi Beach, where it was filled with water once onsite.

Director, Warren Jones, led the install and dismantle crew.

Anish Kapoor ‘Sky Mirror’

Anish Kapoor ‘Sky Mirror’

 Anish Kapoor ‘Sky Mirror’

About this Project

The first major exhibition of celebrated artist, Anish Kapoor, was put on by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. Tri-Point were engaged to install the “Sky Mirror”, a 10.6m wide concave dish of polished stainless steel, weighing in at 23 tonnes. The artwork was built at an angle pointing up towards the sky so that it’s surface reflected the ever-changing environment.

Pieced together by Kapoor’s team, with the assistance of our riggers, and with a little help from a boom lift and a crane, the structure sat in situ on the banks of Sydney Harbour for approximately 5 months, from December 2012 through to April 2013.