Electric Playground | Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga | Illuminate Adelaide | 1-31 Jul 2022


Electric Playground

Showcasing a brand-new series exclusive to Base Camp, Electric Playground features two premiere installation works from South Australia’s most innovative audio-visual artists.

Nestled at Victoria Square, Base Camp is your Illuminate Adelaide winter village with a twist – purpose-built to gather your crew, raise a winter toast, and boldly go forth on your next adventure. Co-presented by the team that brings you Gluttony and Lucky Dumpling Market year-on-year, enjoy free entry, great food and drink, or get your skates on and enjoy Base Camp’s dedicated ice skating rink. 


Electric Playground Installations:

ORBIT – Mapped and Motez

A landmark audio-visual display humming to the cycles of our solar system. 

Inviting audiences to experience a cacophony of cosmic sound inspired by the orbital cycles of our solar system, ORBIT is a ground breaking synergy of sound design paired with state of the art lighting effects.

Featuring a dedicated soundtrack conceived and mastered by renowned Adelaide music producer Motez Obaidi working together with the technical innovation of creative studio Mapped Design under the pseudonym Harsh Realities. Imagine yourself at the centre of the solar system as planets, moons and stars become sounds, orbiting around you in this captivating abstract Orrery.

Full of awe, wonder and excitement, witness how the rhythms of the universe repeat and intersect with each other through vivid visuals and immersive surround sound.


SEEP – House of Vnholy in collaboration with Marcus Whale

The feeling of falling through the possibilities of light.

Just like water has a way of working itself through obstacles to reach the earth, light can be manipulated to act in the same way. SEEP is a new installation work exploring the experience of seeping and falling through the movement of light and white noise. From experimental studio House of Vnholy known for their macabre and neo-gothic performance art style, this brooding and atmospheric exploration uses haze, light spirals, strobe effects and sub frequency sound to recreate a temporary feeling of falling, disorientation, compression and release.

An unnerving yet riveting experience designed to create moments of transcendence, meditation and contemplation, SEEP is a voluntary thrill for the brave and the curious.

NEON VILLAGE – Carla O’Brien

A Winter-themed playground of Neon and multicolour.

Carla O’Brien’s neon light art installations are bright enough to liven up even the greyest of Adelaide’s days and nights. In this special showcase for Electric Playground, these illuminating works are created with LED Neon Flex – a revolutionary new replacement for glass neon giving you an immersive 3D multicolour experience. Take a photo with a cute Big or Baby Penguin, take a ride on a glowing winter sled, or give a Big Neon Snowman a hug. 

Vibrant and glowing bright at night, Neon Village is a cool Winter-themed delight to mingle amongst and capture the perfect selfie.

Electric Playground


We really enjoyed Electric Playground and spent about 40 minutes inside the dome, completely immersed in the play of coloured lights in Ortiz. Adults and children alike played with the light as it danced around them, casting shadows and illuminating faces. 

While at Seep, people of all ages lined the floor, their faces aligned to the ceiling, watching, entranced by the rising and falling of light and almost mesmerised by the pulsating, edgy music vibrating through the floor.

Neon Lights is fun for all ages, an interactive winter-themed neon light display set on the lawns next to the dome. This is a popular spot for selfies: become an angel with sprawling wings; have your photo taken in “Base Camp” with mountains and a snowman in the background; or take to the ski’s and dream of gliding down those snowy mountains. 

Opening hours:

Sessions available every 30 minutes during Base Camp opening hours

  • Wednesday – Thursday | 4.30pm to 8pm
  • Friday | 4.30pm to 9pm
  • Saturday | 10.30am to 9pm
  • Sunday | 10.30am to 8pm
  • No sessions Mon – Tue

School Holiday Session Times:

  • Monday – Thursday | 10.30am to 8pm
  • Friday – Saturday | 10.30am to 9pm
  • Sunday | 10.30am to 8pm


  • General Admission: Sunday – Thursday $15.00
  • General Admission: Friday – Saturday $20.00
  • Group 4+ Friday – Saturday $15.00
  • Under 10 years FREE – however, a $0.00 ticket is required for entry (must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult)

A merchant service fee of 2% applies.

Sessions are available every 30 minutes during Base Camp opening hours.



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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Illuminate Adelaide website.

What:   Electric Playground

When:    1 – 31 July 2022 | See opening times above

Where: The Moa Tent @ Base Camp | Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga, Adelaide

Who:   All ages

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