SatelLIGHT: Shine on Perth
As the switch is flicked on our City of Lights Festival Hub, we're shining some light on it's namesake
A dazzling exhibition has arrived at the ground floor of Council House as a part of City of Perth's latest Cultural Collections exhibition that shines a light on our Festival Hub's namesake – City of Lights
It's a visual representation of a fleeting moment in Perth's past, check out what you can witness until 15 May.
Brendan van Hek, Light Study, 2017, neon, carbon fibre tubes, electronics, 127 x 245 cm, City of Perth Cultural Collections.
City of Light; a title Perth has held since 1962 when astronaut John Glenn witnessed an urban island of light surrounded by vast geographic darkness when orbiting past our provincial city. Since then, Perth has reflected, reinvented and grown, building a bright and vibrant city on the fringe of the Indian Ocean and Nullarbor Plain.
SatelLIGHT takes a 'light-hearted' approach exploring our identity as the City of Light. Featuring contemporary art works and kitsch objects from the City of Perth Cultural Collections, ‘SATELLIGHT’ provides glimpses into the story of John Glenn and Mayor Sir Henry Howard, notions of geographic uniqueness as well as a city that truly knows how to celebrate both day and night!
SatelLIGHT runs until 15 May 2020; Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. 2020.
STILL NOT SURE THIS IS THE EXHIBITION FOR YOU?
How about a little reminder from the man who inspired it all, John Glenn, with a message to the people of Perth on the 50th anniversary of his flight over our city, to remind you of the moment this work inspired.