Sea of Light

Paint a voyage in light

Embark on a journey of light and imagination in the illuminating interactive installation by Patch Theatre. With a UV torch as your paintbrush, paint and stencil your own voyage and steer ships that leave glowing paths of light in their wake.

As you explore Sea of Light, artworks by Contemporary Aboriginal visual artist Elizabeth Close are painted in light across the sea floor. These paintings speak to the connection between land and sea, the earth and waterways and are informed by the diversity of the Australian landscape. They also reflect the deep relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia have with Country.

Sea of Light brings together magical light and a gentle soundscape to create a unique adventure for the whole family.

“Today was our second visit... it won’t be our last!” Linda, mother
All Ages
Interactive Installation
30 Minutes

Upcoming Dates

Unfortunately there are no upcoming dates.
2024 Australia Tour
Southern Eyre Peninsula – SALT Festival Book
“Brilliant! Our children were so inspired and engaged in the half hour they spent in there. It led to some very deep learning both during and after the experience.” Teacher
“This is the best day of my life!” Child

Credits

Geoff Cobham Creator
Michelle 'Maddog' Delaney Creator
Rob Edwards Composor
Elizabeth Close Contributing Artist
Wendy Todd Boat Maker
Jimmy Dodd Boat Maker

Learn

Light Painting Create stunning artworks with lights and a phone.
Try It
Timelapse Videos Create your own timelapse video! Timelapse videos are a clever way to quickly show something that takes a much longer time in real life.
Try It
Storytime with Temeka: The Dark Temeka reads The Dark by Lemony Snicket
Try It
Shadow Drawing Create artworks of your favourite toys using their shadows!
Try It
Sea of Light Book List Explore the themes of Sea of Light through picture books, chapter books, and non-fiction books.
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Sea of Light Colour In Colour in the creatures and boats from Sea of Light!
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Tours

Australia (2023) Pakenham, VIC – Cardinia Cultural Centre
Ulverstone, TAS – Ten Days on the Island
Gold Coast, QLD – HOTA
Darwin, NT – Darwin Festival
Horsham, VIC – Horsham Town Hall
Marion, Angle Park, and Prospect, SA – Lit for Life Festival
Cairns, QLD – Cairns Children's Festival
Adelaide, SA – DreamBIG Children's Festival
Frankston, VIC – South Side Festival
Southern Eyre Peninsula, SA – SALT Festival
Australia & International (2022) Sydney, NSW – Sydney Festival, Australian National Maritime Museum
Bathurst, NSW – Inland Sea of Sound Festival, Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
Hobart, TAS – Lift Off! Children's Festival, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Saudi Arabia – Noor Riyadh Festival
Premiere Season (2021) Adelaide, SA – Art Gallery of South Australia

Supporters

The touring of this interactive installation work would not be possible without our partners The original Sea of Light was commissioned by the Art Gallery of South Australia and Illuminate Adelaide in 2021.