University of Adelaide lights up for the festival season

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

An interactive light display will shine brightly each night throughout this year's Adelaide Fringe festival, illuminating the University of Adelaide's North Terrace frontage.

Called LightWorks, the intelligent and adaptive LED light show will feature a motion-sensing wall mounted along the University's North Terrace fence. Capable of interacting with and following people’s movements, LightWorks is a playful display, enabling the audience to take control and become maestros of light.

"We're proud to be presenting LightWorks to the people of Adelaide, which is part of our University's partnership with and commitment to the Adelaide Fringe," says Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Warren Bebbington.

"This latest in a series of light-based installations continues a long-running festival theme of shining a light on some of Adelaide's greatest cultural icons. Seeking the light of new knowledge is core to the very existence of the University of Adelaide, which makes this a very fitting display both for the University and for the Fringe," he says.

The free nightly event starts 8.30pm until midnight this Friday 17 February, and will run until Sunday 19 March.

As in previous years, the University's historic Elder Hall will also be brought to life with a digital wall of animated lights and music during the opening weekend of the Adelaide Fringe (17-19 February). This year’s theme is Lumifonica, with a series of vibrant environmental themes, such as beaches and endangered species.

University of Adelaide graduates, staff and students will also be involved in numerous other Adelaide Fringe and Adelaide Festival events, including:

Adelaide Fringe (17 February–19 March)

• The Adelaide University Choral Society will perform Auc This Way at the Latvian Hall, Wayville, 25 February and 4 March
Gravity, a selection of multimedia drawings and collage, is curated by University of Adelaide alumna Kate Pulford Filsell, and will be shown every Tuesday-Saturday from 14 February-18 March

Adelaide Festival (2-19 March)

• Alumna Rachel Healy heads up the Adelaide Festival as Co-Artistic Director
• University of Adelaide alumna and award winning presenter, writer and journalist Annabel Crabb will discuss festivals, feminism, fragrance, food and everything in between, in her show The F Word with Annabel Crabb, 6-7, 9-10 March

Adelaide Writers' Week (4-9 March)

• Join University of Adelaide graduates and poets Dr Cath Kenneally, the inaugural Coetzee Centre Writer in Residence, and Dominic Symes, who will be performing poetry readings on 6 March
• Amrita Malhi, Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide and historian of South-East Asia will speak at The Griffith Review on 8 March
• Musician, writer and alumna of the University of Adelaide Zoe Morrison will explore the theme of violence against women in On Love And Violence on 9 March


Contact Details

Mr David Ellis
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
External Relations
The University of Adelaide
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