Night Galleries

The Night Galleries

This project is an exercise in the concept that the more people in a space, the safer it will be. It includes the creation of purpose built interative light installations in various locations across the city.

The Installations

These purpose built installations are pretty special! They illuminate space and display works of art drawn from the Newcastle Art Gallery collection. They have light, sound, are responsive to touch or movement, and even have augmented reality (utilising the Newcastle City App).

Each unit has been built in such a way that while they are modular, each location can have different experiences.

They also sleep

When no one is nearby, or the batteries are low, the instllations will sleep, demonstrating the finite resource of power and the importance of conserving supply.

The project has been jointly funded by the City of Newcastle and NSW Communities and Justice in partnership with the University of Newcastle FastLab, Newcastle Art Gallery, and local technology partners.

Where to find them

Take a walk through the city to explore three installations at Market Street Steps, Kuwumi Place and Pacific Park.

View the program catalogues below.

View the Program for Market Street (PDF).

View the Program for Pacific Park (PDF).

Check out the Kuwumi Place Program (PDF) below.