In November, former Australian Prime Minister John Howard was presented with the Edmund Burke Award at the National Gallery in London. The Award is presented annually to someone who has made an outstanding champion of conservative values. Following its frequent work on a series of award ceremonies, White Light was approached to provide the technical support on this occasion.
WL is an approved supplier at the National Gallery and often works at the historic venue. Phil Gladman, WL’s Project Manager, comments, "This was a very prestigious invite-only dinner and we had to oversee all production aspects, including lighting, audio and staging.
Along with the production support, WL also had to create the set and backdrop for the Award presentation. Phil comments, "We worked closely with our design team to create a very precise set that was suitable for the National Gallery space
With any event taking place within an historic building, this often means working around the various elements within the Gallery space. As the room is filled with valuable paintings, WL had to accommodate this by creating an intricate room layout prior to the event. On the evening itself, the company arrived at the building at 6pm and had 45 minutes to set up before the start.
The organisers commented that they were grateful to WL for providing such reliable and efficient support on the evening."
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