Live Event Installations & Projections

The Night Before Christmas - Brisbane City Hall Lights 2021

The Electric Canvas


The Electric Canvas has designed and delivered the highly popular “City Hall Lights” Christmas projections onto Brisbane City Hall since 2013. For the 2021 event, a narrative projection ‘son et lumière’ was created, based on “A Visit from St Nicholas”, the classic poem by Clement Clarke Moore. The façade of City Hall was transformed with beautifully animated scenes and characters to tell the story of the night before Christmas, all set to a whimsical custom soundtrack.


Designed and Directed by Jonathan Nix
Produced by Peter Milne
Animated by Jonathan Nix, Rebecca George, Samantha Gleeson, Kieran Kenny

Original Soundtrack by Jonathan Nix