Exhibitions

​Radiant Dreams

Extend­ed for an extra week, Radi­ant Dreams” is now in its last days.

Radi­ant Dreams holds an incred­i­ble promise as it cel­e­brates the 2015 Inter­na­tion­al Year of Light acknowl­edg­ing achieve­ments of light sci­ence and its appli­ca­tions, and its impor­tance to humankind. This UV lumi­nous instal­la­tion takes you on a jour­ney through diverse fields as each emerg­ing young stu­dent artist col­lab­o­rat­ed in pro­duc­ing sto­ries inspired by the sim­ple beau­ty and com­plex­i­ty of nature. 

Radi­ant Dreams holds an incred­i­ble promise as it cel­e­brates the 2015 Inter­na­tion­al Year of Light acknowl­edg­ing achieve­ments of light sci­ence and its appli­ca­tions, and its impor­tance to humankind. This UV lumi­nous instal­la­tion takes you on a jour­ney through diverse fields as each emerg­ing young stu­dent artist col­lab­o­rat­ed in pro­duc­ing sto­ries inspired by the sim­ple beau­ty and com­plex­i­ty of nature. The col­lab­o­ra­tion between the Nation­al Pio­neer Wom­en’s Hall of Fame and Cen­tralian Senior Col­lege which began in 2014 is fur­ther built on in Radi­ant Dreams and extend­ed to also include the works of stu­dents from Cen­tralian Mid­dle School, Ross Park Pri­ma­ry School and Gillen Pri­ma­ry School.

The dark­ened space of the Old Alice Springs Gaol men’s cells reassem­bles the imag­i­na­tion of undis­cov­ered places unbound by the sub­con­scious mind. These places are the only means of escape for the incar­cer­at­ed soul as the cell door and high walls act as a bar­ri­er to pre­vent a phys­i­cal trans­for­ma­tion. The black light serves up an inte­ri­or of unpre­dictable anom­alies from trees, moun­tain­ous forms, paint­ed views to del­i­cate lace pat­terns and body parts. The ambi­ent elec­tron­ic sounds echo dis­tant desires, entan­gling each space in new untamed sensations.

We would like to acknowl­edge the work and com­mit­ment of Judith Coverdale (Visual/​Creative Arts Teacher, Cen­tralian Senior Col­lege). Spe­cial thanks also goes to Alice Springs Music Producer/​Composer Erik Ander­sen for his exper­i­men­tal elec­tron­ic sounds com­mis­sioned to fill the instal­la­tion space and to Rosie Ben­nett (Gillen Pri­ma­ry School), Stone Lee (Cen­tralian Mid­dle School) and Miran­da Need­ham (Ross Park Pri­ma­ry School).

Radi­ant Dreams is now in its last days, so if you’re in Alice Springs and haven’t yet seen this won­drous exhi­bi­tion, make the time this week to come down and have a look!

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