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 Light 2023 are Chantel Bates, Elizabeth Close, and Jonathon Saunders.

The New Light program has considerable lineage. A series of moving image works were first commissioned by ANAT (Australian Network for Art and Technology) in association with the City of Adelaide for the 2017 TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art. Four contemporary First Nations artists created short experimental projection works, which screened as part of the East End Moving Image program in Adelaide.

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia went on to support the work to screen at the Enlighten Festival, Canberra in 2018. In 2019, two of the New Light artists were selected to present their work at ISEA2019 in Gwangju, South Korea.

The works are free to view at the Adelaide Festival Centre Media Screens from 7 – 23 July 2023.

View New Light 2021 below:

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Illuminate Adelaide website or follow the Illuminate Adelaide Facebook page.

What:   New Light – Illuminate Adelaide

When:    Friday 7 – Sunday 23 July 2023

Where:   Adelaide Festival Centre – Media Screens | King Willian Rd

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.

Image Source: New Light 2023 Facebook event page. Pictured: ‘Beeyali’ by 2021 New Light commissioned artist Lyndon Davis. Photo credit: Frankie The Creative


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