Illuminate Adelaide | Winter Light Festival | 28 Jun – 30 Jul 2023

Illuminate Adelaide 2023.

Illuminate Adelaide, a spectacular winter light festival returns from 28 June to 30 July 2023 with immersive events like City Lights and Light Creatures while the Adelaide Botanic Garden will light up with a new experience from the visionary team behind sell-out sensation Light Cycles, Resonate. This year, Architects of Air: Arborialis, an inflatable labyrinthine wonderland of colour and light debuts at Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka.

Adelaide’s streetscapes and iconic locations will be transformed into a spectacular interactive experience that combines the best and boldest in art, music, technology and invention. This is the perfect winter event for families with free and ticketed events for all ages.



City Lights | Illuminate Adelaide 2023 | Review

City Lights - Illuminate Adelaide 2023 City Lights has once again brought Adelaide's city streetscapes alive with colour, light and interactive fun and it's all free to view. If you like games and interactive installations, North Terrace is an ideal starting point. It's so much fun for families. This year, one of the highlights of City Lights is Into the Light, a spectacular and inspiring light display on the facade ...

Resonate | Illuminate Adelaide | Review & Tips for Families

Resonate 2023 Review - Illuminate Adelaide Resonate is a whole new light experience in 2023 which covers much more of the expansive Botanic Garden. The 6 installations are spread out over a 1.7km trail so there’s plenty of space for everyone to really appreciate the captivating light and sound displays. It also means there’s a lot more walking this year, so be prepared with our tips below. Moment Factory, the ...

Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo | Review 2023

Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo 2023 Step through the gates of the historic Adelaide Zoo after-dark to experience a mesmerising, immersive tribute to the natural world. Review by Carla Caruso Fancy a night at the zoo? Light Creatures is back at the Adelaide Zoo as part of the Illuminate Adelaide festival program. The experience has grown and evolved since the first one held three years ago. There’s a really fun ...

Base Camp | Illuminate Adelaide | 29 Jun – 30 Jul 2023

Base Camp is back in 2023 with a whole new look and a whole new location. The light of the party for Illuminate Adelaide 2023 and claiming space in the glorious Rundle Park/Kadlitpina, Base Camp is your go-to destination for a memorable night right in the heart of Illuminate Adelaide’s month-long season. With a fresh new design and layout in its new parklands home, Base Camp is conveniently placed just ...

Resonate | Adelaide Botanic Garden | Illuminate Adelaide | 29 Jun – 6 Aug 2023

Resonate at Adelaide Botanic Garden this Winter. Moment Factory - the visionaries behind sell-out phenomenon Light Cycles at Illuminate Adelaide 2021 and 2022 - return to Adelaide Botanic Garden with Resonate, a whole new immersive experience. The 2023 season of Resonate has been extended until 6 August 2023. With six all-new installations along a brand-new night-time trail through the Garden’s grounds, you’re invited to connect and resonate deeply with your ...

Make|Shift | Illuminate Adelaide | 8-28 Jul 2023

Make|Shift - Illuminate Adelaide The Mill presents Make|Shift, an immersive and experimental exhibition of projection art by six South Australian multidisciplinary artists. Free for all to attend, enjoy opening weekend at The Mill on 8 and 9 July 2023 and experience works created by multidisciplinary artists James Alberts, Ray Harris, Sarah Neville, Liam Somerville, Inneke Taal, and Tanya Voges, brought together under Artistic & Curatorial Facilitator Margie Medlin with mentors ...

Augmented Revolution | Illuminate Adelaide | 7-23 Jul 2023

Augmented Revolution First Nations peoples have a long history of innovation and adaptation, and have been using technology in various forms for millennia. In its inaugural series, this special Illuminate Adelaide experience curated by Dearna Newchurch sees contemporary First Nations artists leveraging the emerging technology of AR as a storytelling platform. Harnessing this technology through a First Nations lens, Augmented Revolution reimagines our device as a powerful tool to express ...

New Light | Illuminate Adelaide | Adelaide Festival Centre | 7 – 23 Jul 2023

Presented by Illuminate Adelaide and ANAT, New Light 2023 showcases experimental and diverse moving image works by contemporary First Nations artists. Following a national call out, New Light 2023 will feature commissioned work that explores compelling and complex concepts, with artworks being exhibited on the media screens at the entrance to the Adelaide Festival Centre as part of Illuminate Adelaide's City Lights program. The three successful artists commissioned for New ...

Mirror Mirror | Illuminate Adelaide | 28 Jun – 30 Jul 2023

Mirror Mirror - Go on a journey through the possibilities of your own imagination. An Australian-first experience fresh from its premiere run in Montreal, Mirror Mirror is a playground of interactive technology inviting you to discover your own creativity. Sharing a unique experience with everyone who enters, this series of immersive digital installations spanning from the forest of yourself to a reimagined hall of mirrors is specifically designed to awaken ...
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Architects of Air: Arborialis Inflatable Maze | Illuminate Adelaide | 1-23 Jul 2023

Architects of Air: Arborialis - Inflatable Maze Lose yourself in an inflatable labyrinthine wonderland of colour and light at Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka. A global phenomenon for the past thirty years, the inflatable mazes of UK-based Architects of Air have transported audiences of all ages from around the world to alternate realms of the not-quite natural. Through their series of Luminaria, Architects of Air create illuminated, inflatable structures that are somehow both ...
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City Lights | Free Light Trail | Illuminate Adelaide | 7-23 Jul 2023

City Lights - Illuminate Adelaide FREE Family Friendly Event Illuminate Adelaide’s biggest free program of art, light and technology returns with a new series of immersive installations, artworks and large-scale activations set to turn Adelaide’s most iconic streetscapes into a high-tech night-time playground of colour and sound. Open, accessible, and running nightly from 7 - 23 July 2023, Illuminate Adelaide’s flagship centrepiece invites the young and young at heart to ...

Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo | Illuminate Adelaide | 29 June – 23 Jul 2023

Light Creatures to soar high and shine bright this Winter at Adelaide Zoo. Light Creatures is back and it’s brighter than ever in 2023! A shining beacon of conservation swooping into Adelaide Zoo from 29 June - 23 July, this year’s event promises to warm even the coldest of winter nights. Every budding zoologist knows that the many mysteries of the animal kingdom are revealed just as the moon appears ...


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

What:   Illuminate Adelaide

WhenWednesday 28 June – Friday 30 July 2023

Where:   Adelaide, South Australia (various venues)

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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