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
40 Minutes

Upcoming Dates

2023 Australian Tour
Pakenham, VIC – Cardinia Cultural Centre Book
Ulverstone, TAS – Ten Days on the Island Book
Gold Coast, QLD – HOTA Book
Southern Eyre Peninsula, SA – SALT Festival Book
Frankston, VIC – South Side Festival Book
Adelaide, SA – DreamBIG Children's Festival Book
Cairns, QLD – Cairns Children's Festival Book
Prospect, SA – Lit for Life Festival Book
Angle Park, SA – Lit for Life Festival Book
Marion, SA – Lit for Life Festival Book
Horsham, VIC – Families Book
Horsham, VIC – Schools Book
“Just magical! ✨” Emma, mother
“This is the best day of my life!” Child


Geoff Cobham Creator
Michelle 'Maddog' Delaney Creator
Jason Sweeney Composor
Elizabeth Close Visual Artist
Wendy Todd Boat Maker
Jimmy Dodd Boat Maker
Seana O'Brien Fabric Wizard


Light Painting Create stunning artworks with lights and a phone.
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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.
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Storytime with Temeka: The Dark Temeka reads The Dark by Lemony Snicket
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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.


Australia (2023) Cardinia Cultural Centre, VIC
Ten Days on the Island, TAS
DreamBIG Children's Festival, SA
Australia & International (2022) Sydney Festival, Australian National Maritime Museum, NSW
Inland Sea of Sound Festival, Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, NSW
Lift Off! Children's Festival, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, TAS
Noor Riyadh Festival, Saudi Arabia
Premiere Season (2021) Art Gallery of South Australia, SA


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.