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Over three nights in July Illuminate Adelaide are offering all-access tours of selected City Lights Installations.

Presented with generous support from Bedford Group and by Access2Arts, tours will be hosted by Adelaide artist and disability advocates and will cover six key installations along North Terrace.

Tours will combine multi-sensory interactive elements and audio description delivered via headsets. An Auslan Tour will be held on Tuesday 26 July. 

Other key accessibility points for the tour include:

  • Wheelchair friendly route
  • Accessible bathroom facilities en route

All in the disability community are invited to join us. Register via the link -

Tour installations include:

  • Submergence
  • Behind the Façade
  • The Pool
  • Neon Winter
  • Going Out Bush
  • I Love Adelaide

Find out more about City Lights here 

Read more about how Illuminate Adelaide are shining a light on inclusivity here


Selected installations include:

Submergence, by Squid Soup

(located on the corner of Kintore Avenue and North Terrace)

Using thousands of individual points of suspended light, Submergence is an all-encompassing walkthrough experience. Vividly presenting how virtual and physical worlds collide, immerse yourself in this hybrid, atmospheric environment.


Behind the Façade, by Dave Court

(located at the Story Wall, State Library of South Australia Courtyard North Terrace)

This new projected animation work from local artist Dave Court peels back layers of a facade, revealing an assortment of abstracted and representational sculptural forms creating suggestions of complex machinery and inner workings below the surface.

Building on Dave's current explorations bouncing between physical and digital modes of making, this new projection work is thinking through ideas around what is hidden and what is shown, what is seen and unseen, represented and abstracted.


The Pool, by Jen Lewin

(located on the South Australian Museum Lawns)

Merging the movements of individuals to create an overlapping and everchanging collage of light, The Pool is a giant field of concentric circles that swirl with colour when activated by touch. Inspired by Australian tidal rock pools, The Pool uses cutting edge mesh-network technology and custom code to bring this vivid and ever-changing composition to life.


Neon Winter, by Carla O’Brien

(located on the South Australian Museum Lawns)

Carla O’Brien’s Neon Winter light art installations are bright enough to liven up even the greyest of Adelaide’s day and nights during Illuminate Adelaide.

Vibrant and glowing bright at night, these touchable works are created with LED Neon Flex – a revolutionary new replacement for glass neon giving you an immersive 3D multicolour experience. Take a selfie with a cute Big or Baby Penguin, ‘wear’ a pair of oversized Neon Mittens or give a Big Neon Snowman a hug.


Going Out Bush, by Vincent Namatjira

(located on the front plaza of the Art Gallery of South Australia)

A painter from Indulkana in South Australia’s Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, Vincent Namatjira has established himself as a celebrated portraitist and a subversive chronicler of Australian history. He is an Archibald and Ramsay Art Prize winner, as well as being the great-grandson of the renowned Western Aranda artist Albert Namatjira.

In Going Out Bush the colonial façade of the Art Gallery of South Australia is temporarily relocated to the Central Australian desert.  Here, ‘out bush’, the building becomes a stage set for a vibrant and witty series of encounters where the Aboriginal flag takes pride of place and ghost gums grow as AGSA’s new architectural columns.


I Love Adelaide, by Jacques Rival

(Located on the Goodman Crescent Lawns of the University of Adelaide – adjacent to the Art Gallery of South Australia)

Jacques Rival brings his trademark sense of dream and wonder with this mischievous and playful tribute to our wonderful city. I LOVE ADELAIDE takes the simplicity of childhood and reimagines it with a monumental takeover of the Goodman Crescent Lawns, of the University of Adelaide. This larger than life snow globe engulfs the Sir Thomas Elder statue within it, emblazoned with a neon titled ‘I LOVE ADELAIDE’.


About City Lights

Illuminate Adelaide’s free, city-wide centrepiece returns with a new series of immersive installations, artworks and large-scale activations set to turn Adelaide’s most iconic streetscapes into a night-time playground of colour and sound.


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Mon 25 - Wed 27 July

City Lights

View the full City Lights program here