CIT Students have created an immersive experience over a three-day festival on City Walk. Six retired Action buses will be transformed into small cinemas, music venues, fashion parades, maker spaces, and installation spaces. Orange Wolves 26-28 November 12-10pm will celebrate creativity, technology and performance, welcoming the public to explore a multidisciplinary journey delivered on board six decommissioned Action buses transformed by CIT students.

Explore the Aussie bush through smells and sounds, notions of “sparkle and shelter” through shiny kinetic art using thousands of discarded CDs, and an underwater adventure on board the ‘Night Rider.’ The ‘Design Den’ will feature augmented reality interactive content accessible to visitors through downloadable apps. A fashion parade and a music festival will be highlights of the event’s opening and closing nights.

An emphasis upon sustainability has been an important principle underpinning project delivery. The students have been required to identify and address the impact of their creations on the environment by selecting materials that can be re-used or have recycled content and for which sustainable industry practices can be applied.

The event has been funded through a $50K City Grant from the City Renewal Authority and supported by Transport Canberra.

City Renewal Authority Chief Executive Malcolm Snow said  “The Orange Wolves project will bring something totally different to our city’s public spaces and I am looking forward to seeing how the community interacts with these transformed buses.”

Students from multiple disciplines have contributed, required to brainstorm, sketch and construct the projects through a collaborative process.

“Orange Wolves is a hands-on learning opportunity that exemplifies the significance of vocational education and training. From designing a logo and pitching a concept to displaying their creations and wrapping up when the event concludes, the students are being assessed along every stage of the project,” said Fiona Dace-Lynn, Director of CIT Technology and Design.