2015 is the International Year of Light and The Light in Winter celebrates the newest and oldest sources of light, both of which continue to exert a profound influence on humanity.
The laser is a unique kind of light, the most intense and concentrated on earth. It is already part of our daily lives, in supermarket scanners, video and compact discs, and in medical tools. A laser bores holes in the hardest of diamonds, but also performs delicate surgical operations. Lasers are part of scientific research, space and environmental exploration and are also part of art and fun. Come into Fed Square at 5.30pm each night from 1 June and experience Chris Levine’s laser-based installation Molecule of Light.
From 15 June, the oldest source of man-made light is juxtaposed with the newest when a Welcome to Country lights up Leempeeyt Weeyn’, the campfire created by Vicki Couzens for the first The Light in Winter nine years ago. This year the campfire will be bright with performances and talks at lunchtime and dusk in a fantastic lead-up to festival favourite, the Solstice Celebration. Come and warm yourself by the fire as our family of diverse communities and artists share their culture and tell their stories of light and enlightenment.
In the meantime there are exhibitions, talks and screen programs throughout the month, so please join us in Fed Square this June and let us warm up your winter.
The Light in Winter is proudly supported by a range of partners and we thank them for their contributions.