Qantas Founders Museum lights up outback Queensland

Qantas Founders Museum lights up outback Queensland

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LIGHTING UP THE SKY: Buchan senior associate Anthony Rawson (left) with Qantas Founders Museum CEO Tony Martin.

LIGHTING UP THE SKY: Buchan senior associate Anthony Rawson (left) with Qantas Founders Museum CEO Tony Martin.

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The 3D light display projects onto the surface of historic planes.

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A BOEING 747 will be the unusual backdrop for a dazzling light show to mark 100 years of Qantas in outback Queensland.

Luminescent Longreach is a new sound and light show at the Qantas Founders Museum being launched on July 1 to celebrate the airline's centenary year. It will mark the reopening and, it is hoped, the beginning of a recovery for the popular attraction.

"There is nothing like this anywhere else in the world, it is an entirely immersive experience that won't disappoint," said Qantas Founders Museum chief executive, Tony Martin.

"Not only do we have a new evening offering for tourists to encourage them to stay another night in our town, but we have also created the QPAC of the outback."

The outdoor 'theatre in the round' show will project images on to Airpark exhibits including a Boeing 707 and 747, the Super Constellation and the DC-3.

The $3 million lightshow was designed by Buchan which has worked on displays such as Vivid Sydney.

Buchan senior associate, Anthony Rawson, said he extremely proud of the finished experience and found working in Longreach deeply rewarding.

"It's a privilege to be working for Qantas Founders Museum in the airline's Centenary year when so much of Qantas' rich history is being re-told to new generations," Mr Rawson said.

"Beyond retelling the Founders' story amongst remarkable aircraft, it has been immensely satisfying to have created a new place for Longreach to host cultural, commercial and entertainment events of many kinds".

Bookings for Luminescent Longreach are essential as spaces are limited. To book the Luminescent Longreach experience click HERE

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