Panel Discussion | Light: Between Art, Architecture and Public Spaces

What: Panel discussion and Q&A
When: Thursday 4th August, 2022
Time: 6.30 pm drinks, 7 pm start
Where: MARS Gallery, 7 James Street, Windsor, 3181
Speakers: Sarah Box – Associate Rothelowman, Bruce Munro, Jason Sims, Meagan Streader

This is a free event, RSVP required 

Join MARS Gallery for an illuminating panel discussion about light through an artistic and architectural lens.

The session will bring together a panel of experts to discuss how light is utilised as both a medium and concept with particular emphasis in the intersection between light art and architectural practice.

Recent years has seen a growing trend of light festivals, exhibitions, projections and installations into cities, architecture and urban spaces. Hear how the transformational role and qualities of light as art are employed and how lighting techniques are wielded and used to activate and inform the built environment.

The talk will provide architects, developers, curators, art consultants, civil servants and artists the space to discuss and understand distinct approaches and viewpoints for creating and integrating site-specific lightwork.

The event will also be streamed live on @marsgallery Instagram, so if you can’t make it be sure to tune in!

Join MARS Gallery on Thursday 4th August at 6:30pm for drinks before a panel discussion Light: Between Art, Architecture and Public Spaces and Q&A. The panel talk will commence at 7pm sharp.

Please rsvp to vinaya@marsgallery.com.au

Panellists include:

Sarah Box
Sarah Box is an Associate at Rothelowman specialising in mixed-use development design. She has experience working across both residential and commercial developments and brings a collaborative approach to everything she does. Sarah’s keen eye for modern and sustainable design has been applied across Eleven Eastern, a commercial office building in South Melbourne, due for completion early next year. As part of her role for this project, Sarah worked closely with the design team to seamlessly integrate an experiential public artwork by artists John Power and Joanne Mott who explore the themes of ecologies, environment and place in their practice.


Bruce Munro 
British artist Bruce Munro is best known for immersive large-scale light-based installations inspired largely by his interest in shared human experience. Recording ideas and images in sketchbooks has been his practice for over 30 years. By this means he has captured his responses to stimuli such as music, literature, science, and the world around him for reference, reflection, and subject matter. This tendency has been combined with a liking for components and an inventive urge for reuse, coupled with career training in manufacture of light. As a result Munro produces both monumental temporary experiential artworks as well as intimate story-pieces.


Jason Sims
Jason Sims is a contemporary Australian artist known for his sculptural works that explore the potential of light and reflection to create simple illusions of space and form. He is most interested in producing work that serves as a vehicle to re-imagine the space encountered – to deconstruct perceived physical limitations – and facilitate a kind of meditative response allowing viewers to interpret the illusion of space created as reality.

Sims will be exhibiting new work at MARS Gallery in August 2022.


Meagan Streader
Meagan Streader’s work pushes the limits of light within sculpture and installation. Reflecting the Minimalist art of the Light and Space movement, Streader manipulates, reinterprets and extends upon the boundaries of constructed spaces. Through site-specific interventions, her multidimensional use of light reorientates the viewer’s relationship to the pre-existing architecture and scale of a given space.

Her upcoming exhibition This space of vibration at MARS Gallery expands on her previous explorations into colour, optics and light phenomena, and references her large-scale immersive light installations.

Artwork Image: Jason Sims, Golden Rhombohedron (Obtuse), 2021, stainless steel, reflective glass, polished concrete and LED lighting, Commissioned by Adelaide City Council as part of Illuminate Adelaide, Photo by Pippy Mount

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