Illuminate Adelaide tempts with art, food and music after dark

Until 31 July roam the laneways, streets and discover the art centres of North, East and West Adelaide for the city’s second iteration of art festival in light by night – ‘Illuminate Adelaide’.

Local and international artists are taking part in the spectacle of art, light and sound, daring you to ‘shake off the winter blues and rekindle a sense of wonder.’

With a program of free and ticketed events to choose from, we’ve selected a handful of experiences that look exciting; from Renaissance art to wild animals, nanotechnology, ice-skating and dance music there seems to be something to tempt everyone out of the house on a chilly evening!

For a map of where to wander, follow this link.

Immersive Art Experiences
Wisdom of AI Light touts itself as a ‘digital renaissance’ using artificial intelligence and projection techniques. Istanbul based team Ouchhh Studio invites you to gaze upon astounding visuals as your ears feast on the music of Ludovico Einaudi.

Image: Ouchhh Studio | Wisdom of AI Light

Outdoor & After Dark Art
Visit the Botanic Gardens for a unique sensory experience with Light Cycles which is brought to us by Moment Factory who will delight audiences with their cutting edge use of light, lasers, projection and a moving original soundtrack.

Night-time at the Zoo! For Light Creatures we are promised a celebration of conservation, immersive experiences, and interactive performance. A glowing tiger will prowl the zoo grounds.

Base camp is a night market, with food, drinks and ice-skating!

Science & Politics
Curious about nanotechnology? The event The Society of NanoBioSensing might be for you, a ‘virtual microscope and playful interface’ will offer an embodied experience of medical nanotechnology.

We Will Slam You With Our Wings at the State Library of South Australia turns 19th century colonial imperialistic portraits on their heads, each screen which combines a moving image and sound depicts a girl or young woman in a position of power as they individually and collectively create a ‘different kind of social order, based on their own rules and their own wishes.’

Image: We Will Slam You With Our Wings, Joanna Dudley

Weekend of 22 and 23 July – Unsound at Dom Polski Centre, an array of sounds from experimental to pop, electronic and club forms with some A/V performance as well.

Saturday 23 July – Classical and contemporary music combine in Eishan Ensemble at Nexus Arts. The group has been previously tagged as “Persian chamber jazz” or “Middle-Eastern jazz fusion” but defies labels, together Hamed Sadeghi, Maryam Rahmani, Hilary Kleinig and Dylan Paul will create a soundscape.

Thursday 28 July ­– The playful and virtual music experience the Gorillaz offer will be showcased at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.