By Wayne Robinson, 3 May 2023| 3 May 2023
This morning, the Visual Impact Sign, Display and Promotional Products Expo opened at Sydney Showground, with an official opening ceremony by Gawura Cultural Immersions.
Before the doors opened to some 100 exhibits showcasing signage, display, wide-format print, engraving, and textile printing, the group shared the rich heritage of First Nations People through a smoking ceremony – a cleansing ceremony which is a gesture of goodwill and bringing people together– before leading guests into Halls 5 & 6 where a song and dance performance continued.
As the show opened Charly Blades, event manager for organiser Visual Connections, said, “Sydney is one of the most comprehensive Visual Impact shows we have seen, featuring everything from printed and illuminated signage, to wide-format print, LED lighting, 3D printing, textile and direct-to-garment printing, trophies, badges and promotional items.
“There will be a busy programme of seminars and workshops, a Try-A-Trade program for students, channel lettering and photography workshops, a photo and fine art exhibition, plus the excitement of the Asga/Hexis Wrap Challenge heats running daily, all under one roof.”
Stuart McMinn from the Dharug & Gubbi Gubbi Nations, owner & lead cultural facilitator, has been performing and teaching cultural dance professionally for 17 years.
“At Gawura Cultural Immersions we aim to provide insights and immersion into the rich cultural heritage of First National People through song and dance, training, facilitation and education programs, and cultural awareness and wellbeing experiences,” he said.
“We enjoy sharing our culture, which has thrived for 120,000 years, and welcoming visitors to Visual Impact in Sydney.”
Visual Impact will feature the newest innovations in the fields of systems, equipment and software as well as media, consumables and other services.
Visual Impact is open until Friday from 10am-4pm. Tomorrow, the expo will run from 10am-6pm. Drinks are available from 5pm-7pm.
Register here by clicking on the link.