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This July, Access2Arts and Illuminate Adelaide present two tours of the North Precinct of City Lights: an audio-described tour, and a Deaf-led Auslan tour.

City Lights returns for 2023, spanning across three precincts in Adelaide's CBD. With interactive games, artworks brought to life as projections that span entire buildings, and larger than life characters (literally!), City Lights is the perfect free activity for both the young and the young at heart. 

Both tours will depart from the National War Memorial on the corner of Kintore Avenue and North Terrace at 6:30pm, Wednesday 19 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.

The Deaf-led tour will be in Auslan only with no English interpretation.


Read more about Access for all Illuminate Adelaide events here.

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.

Read more about all City Lights installations here.

Ephemeral Droplets
By Atelier Sisu

In this immersive walkthrough installation, Ephemeral Droplets examines the impermanent, fleeting nature of our world, captured trough a series of shimmering bubbles along North Terrace.

By Amanda Parer

Amanda Parer's Intrude represents both the light and the dark side of the cute, fluffy rabbit, a creature beloved in our childhood, but is classified as a pest here in Australia.

No Time to Think
By Wendy Yu

No Time to Think vividly illustrates imaginative narratives contained through projection mapping, where colourful shapes fly off the architectural features of the State Library of South Australia.

By Amigo & Amigo

With a design inspired by the complexity of the human brain, this intricate light and sound installation activates on touch to send memories travelling throughout the structure. The longer you touch the globe, the longer the memory lasts.

The Pearl
By Angela Tiatia

Reimagined for City Lights in collaboration with The Electric Canvas, Angela Tiatia's major work The Pearl conjures a speculative world to recast the idea of the Pacific.

LAPS Games
By Groupe Laps

Seven interactive games take over The University of Adelaide lawns, inviting people of all ages to step up to the plate and play, challenge each other, and have new fun in an iconic Adelaide setting.

Proximity State
By Miles Dunne

Particles and waves come to life in Proximity State, an interactive installation by South Australian Graduate Pathway Program artist Miles Dunne.

The Eyes
By CoolShit

A commentary on drifting attention spans in an increasingly digital world, this 8-metre-high colossal inflatable structure made of dozens of technicolour eyeballs can be found on the lawns of Lot Fourteen.

Ursula Lassos the Moon
By Studio Vertigo

Reworking this narrative with a female protagonist, Ursula Lassos the Moon was commissioned as a response to the tale of an heiress who filled a park in England with dazzling inventions in 1905, which was a time when reaching the Moon was the stuff of science fiction.

Electric Dandelions
By Liquid PXL

Awe-inspiring constructions by day, endless digital display by night, Liquid PXL's Electric Dandelions span North Terrace, providing pops of colour to break the winter nights.

Base Camp

The light of the party for Illuminate Adelaide 2023 and claiming space in the glorious Rundle Park/Kadlitpina, Base Camp is your go-to food and beverage destination for a memorable night right in the heart of Illuminate Adelaide’s month-long season.

Presented by The University of Adelaide

Bring the family to visit the University of Adelaide’s pop-up venue for Illuminate Adelaide. Lumen and East End Cellars will be serving up a menu that satisfies kids and connoisseurs alike.

Storytellers Bar @ The Mortlock
Presented by the State Library of South Australia

Opening for the duration of City Lights, the Mortlock Wing of the State Library of South Australia will become a gin bar, serving delicious drinks as a pit stop on your City Lights journey.

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19 July


War Memorial Lawns

War Memorial Lawns

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City Lights

Keen to explore more? View the full City Lights program here.