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EDEN | Illuminate Adelaide | 4-21 Jul 2024

[ July 4, 2024 to July 7, 2024. July 9, 2024 to July 14, 2024. July 16, 2024 to July 21, 2024. ]
The unparalleled beauty of nature is showcased in all its vibrant glory in EDEN, an interactive experience that encourages everyone to see the beauty in the world around us, as part of Illuminate Adelaide 2024.
From internationally acclaimed Berlin-based studio flora&faunavisions, art and nature collide to unveil the playful and hopeful aspects of the natural world, sparking […]

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Superluminal Patch Theatre Illuminate Adelaide 2024

Superluminal | Patch Theatre | Illuminate Adelaide | Jul – Aug 2024

[ July 6, 2024 to July 7, 2024. July 9, 2024 to July 14, 2024. July 16, 2024 to July 21, 2024. July 27, 2024; August 3, 2024; August 10, 2024; ]
Superluminal by Patch Theatre – Illuminate Adelaide 2024
Art and science converge at the world premiere of Superluminal, a family-friendly interactive installation from award-winning Patch Theatre that will spark wonder in the inquiring minds of children aged 4 to 8 at the South Australian Museum.
Guided by performers, children are invited into the action to explore light, […]

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Universal Kingdom: Prehistoric Nights | Dinosaurs at Adelaide Zoo | 4-21 Jul 2024

[ July 4, 2024 to July 21, 2024. ]  
Adelaide Zoo and Illuminate Adelaide present Universal Kingdom: Prehistoric Nights this July!
Step back in time and into the Mesozoic Era to a land where puppets, lights and dinosaurs collide.
In a brand-new experience and a night not seen for millions of years, prepare to be electrified by the first in a trilogy exploring the prehistoric era. […]

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Base Camp | Illuminate Adelaide | 4–21 July 2024

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Base Camp is back at Illuminate Adelaide in 2024 at its new home – Lot Fourteen on North Terrace.
Make your way over to Lot Fourteen on North Terrace to discover the city’s latest pop-up village filled with food, firepits, and winter’s best entertainment, nestled between Fire Gardens […]

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City Lights | Free Light Trail | Illuminate Adelaide | 5-21 Jul 2024

[ July 5, 2024 to July 21, 2024. ] [caption id="attachment_196290" align="alignnone" width="630"] Photo credit: Amigo & Amigo[/caption]
City Lights – Illuminate Adelaide’s FREE Family Friendly Event!
Illuminate Adelaide’s biggest free program of art, light and technology returns with a whole-new free program of interactive surprises, thought-provoking installations, and breathtaking projections.
Works by local and international artists from the world’s leading creative studios will be showcased at […]

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Fire Gardens | Illuminate Adelaide | Adelaide Botanic Garden | 4-21 Jul 2024

[ July 4, 2024 to July 7, 2024. July 11, 2024 10:00 pm to July 14, 2024 10:00 pm. July 18, 2024 10:00 pm to July 21, 2024 10:00 pm. ]

Spectacular international hit Fire Gardens is coming to Adelaide Botanic Garden for Illuminate Adelaide 2024.
From 4 – 21 July, gather around the firelight and journey through a wonderland of captivating flaming sculpture at Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Heading to Australia exclusively for Illuminate Adelaide, French masters of flame Compagnie Carabosse invite you to experience an extraordinary winter […]

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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 […]

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River Lights | Mannum | Illuminate Adelaide | 4–13 Aug 2023

[ August 4, 2023 to August 13, 2023. ]
See the River Lights in Mannum – Free Family Friendly Event

lluminate Adelaide and the Government of South Australia through the South Australian Tourism Commission are partnering once again with innovative regional councils and award-winning artists to rise up for the mighty Murray River this winter.
Transforming the Mannum main township and riverfront, River Lights is set […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

[ June 29, 2023 10:00 am to August 6, 2023 10:00 am. ]   
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 […]

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

[ July 8, 2023 to July 28, 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 […]

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Augmented Revolution | Illuminate Adelaide | 7-23 Jul 2023

[ July 7, 2023 to July 23, 2023. ] [caption id="attachment_183205" align="alignnone" width="630"] Image: Tarndanyangga Dreaming, by Jaydenlee Tong[/caption]
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 […]

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

[ July 7, 2023 to July 23, 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 […]

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

[ June 28, 2023 to July 2, 2023. July 4, 2023 to July 9, 2023. July 11, 2023 to July 16, 2023. July 18, 2023 to July 23, 2023. July 25, 2023 to July 30, 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 […]

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Architects of Air: Arborialis Inflatable Maze | Illuminate Adelaide | 1-23 Jul 2023

[ July 1, 2023 to July 23, 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 […]

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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 […]

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Light Cycles | Illuminate Adelaide | Adelaide Botanic Garden | Review

Review of Light Cycles at Adelaide Botanic Garden 
Light Cycles is a spectacular magical light trail that will leave you feeling as though you’ve stepped into another world. The digital artworks are mesmerising, incredibly beautiful and intriguing and they become more elaborate as the trail progresses past some of the stunning trees and garden features that […]

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Ouchhh Studio: Wisdom of AI Light | Illuminate Adelaide 2022 | Review

Ouchhh Studio: Wisdom of AI Light | Review

Ouchhh Studio’s Wisdom of AI Light is one of the highlights of Illuminate Adelaide’s exciting annual winter festival. It’s a 30 minute immersive wave of art, data, swirling patterns, shapes, light and colour all fused into a mesmerising sensory feast that sweeps around the walls and floors.

The concept […]

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City Lights | Illuminate Adelaide 2022 | Review

City Lights – Illuminate Adelaide 2022 | Review
By Claire Davill
Rug up and go for a night walk in the city, because there’s plenty of amazing, interactive and FREE light installations around to discover during Illuminate Adelaide.
The City Lights are a series of free art installations that are worth a trip into the city for. There’s […]

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Toasting Marshmallows at Illuminate Adelaide | Light Cycles Bar

Toasting Marshmallows at Illuminate Adelaide’s Light Cycles Bar
Here’s a fun idea to do with the kids at Light Cycles – take marshmallows and wooden skewers and toast them on the fires around the Light Cycles Bar at the Adelaide Botanic Garden.
If you don’t usually go camping then this is a fab way for your kids to […]

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Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo 2022 | Review

Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo 2022 | Review
By Claire Davill 
Light Creatures is back at Adelaide Zoo for it’s second year as part of the Illuminate Adelaide festival.
The event is largely similar to last year, but with a few additions and changes that really enhance the experience.

Light Creatures is a spectacular display of giant illuminated lanterns […]

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

[ July 1, 2022 to July 31, 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. […]

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The Pool | Illuminate Adelaide | 15-31 Jul 2022

[ July 15, 2022 to July 31, 2022. ]
The Pool – Illuminate Adelaide 2022
City Lights North Precinct Highlight
As part of the FREE City Lights program this July, The Pool by Artist Jen Lewin will take over the South Australian Museum lawn on North Terrace.

Merging the movements of individuals to create an overlapping and everchanging collage of light, The Pool is a giant field […]

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Submergence | Illuminate Adelaide | 15-31 Jul 2022

[ July 15, 2022 to July 31, 2022. ] [caption id="attachment_166986" align="alignnone" width="630"] Photo by Rikard Osterlund[/caption]
Using thousands of individual points of suspended light, Submergence by Squidsoup will engulf the corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue this July as part of Illuminate Adelaide and the FREE City Lights program.
Submergence is an all-encompassing walkthrough experience. Vividly presenting how virtual and physical worlds collide, immerse […]

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Harbor Lights | Illuminate Adelaide | Victor Harbor | 26 Aug – 11 Sep 2022

[ August 26, 2022 to September 11, 2022. ]
Illuminate Adelaide: Harbor Lights
Harbor Lights will transform Victor Harbor across two weeks with a collection of immersive installations, lighting and mind-blowing projections.
Rug up, hit the pavement and follow the light as Illuminate Adelaide takes over the Victor Harbor foreshore.  One of the highlights of Harbor Lights is Craig Walsh’s, Monuments.

Night-time projections transform trees into sculptural […]

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Digital Garden | Illuminate Adelaide | Mt Gambier | 5-21 Aug 2022

[ August 5, 2022 to August 21, 2022. ]
Illuminate Adelaide: Digital Garden
Transforming Cave Garden with a series of experiences from renowned local and international artists, Digital Garden will light up winter in the South East of the state.
Building on its success in 2021, Digital Garden once again reimagines the cultural centre of Mount Gambier with captivating installations, projections, and interactive lighting.  A highlight […]

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Impulse | Illuminate Adelaide | 15 -31 Jul 2022

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Impulse – Illuminate Adelaide 2022
City Lights North Precinct Highlight
A glowing series of 15 giant seesaws, Impulse is one of the only City Lights works that must be ridden to come alive during Illuminate Adelaide this Winter.  

With the light and sound of Impulse changing when in motion – […]

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Base Camp Winter Village & Ice Skating | Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga | Illuminate Adelaide | Review

Family Friendly Winter Village and Ice Skating – Illuminate Adelaide’s 2022 Base Camp
Nestled at Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga, 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. Perfect for the whole family, this winter playground is open […]

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Gorillaz | Adelaide Entertainment Centre | 28 Jul 2022

[ July 28, 2022; ]
Gorillaz – The biggest music event storming Adelaide this year!
Last chance to catch the groundbreaking entourage on their Australian tour in one of the biggest music events to hit Adelaide in 2022.
Presented by: Secret Sounds & Illuminate Adelaide
Way back when at the turn of the millennium, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett smashed art, music and technology […]

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