Public art exhibition

August - December

Haig Park Experiments is trialling a series of small and playful public art installations that will be installed in the park supported by associated tours and events. The local artists will draw inspiration from the environment and the potential for interactive works to encourage participation. Augmented reality experiences may form part of project. 

Place plan theme: Cultural Program
'To provide a diverse range of things to do within the park.'

Dates:
August - October
28 September to 9 December - Labyrinth art project in Limestone Avenue end of Haig Park
16-20 September - Silver Sprayers street art project
07 September - Forest Drawing in Haig Park, 2:00pm-3:00pm
29 August - Haig Park Light Painting Workshop, 5:30pm-7:30pm
30 August - Haig Park Light Painting Workshop (for young adults), 5:30pm-7:30pm
31 August - 'Forest of Light' in Haig Park, 5:00pm-7:00pm
*Event details below

Location:
Park area between Northbourne Ave and Torrens St

Observation:
There are currently few reasons to visit and stay in Haig Park. The area is a compelling and unique space for artists to respond to.  

Hypothesis:
Creating opportunities for people to have positive and unique interactions in Haig Park could assist in building positive associations and cultivate return visitation.

Favourable outcomes

Temporary public art will enliven Haig Park’s landscape and provide reasons for people to visit and explore the area.

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This experiment will be updated as more details become available.

Upcoming ‘Public art exhibition’ events


Public art exhibition / ‘Forest of Light’ in Haig Park
Saturday, 31 August 2019, 17:00 PM till Saturday, 31 August 2019, 19:00 PM.
Join us and light photographer Peter Solness and participate in a public light event in Haig Park. Register to be a light orb participant and become part of the 'Forest of Light', or sign up as one of the many photographers who will be able to capture this special light painting photography event. If you don't want to participate, you can still come along to enjoy this night-time spectacle. For details and bookings: https://haigparkforestoflight.eventbrite.com.au
Event held in Haig Park corner of Torrens Street and Girrahween Street. 

Public art exhibition / Haig Park Light Painting Workshop (for young adults)
Friday, 30 August 2019, 17:30 PM till Friday, 30 August 2019, 19:30 PM.
Join acclaimed photographer Peter Solness for a special light painting workshop designed for young adults aged 14-18. Peter Solness is a multi-award winning photographer, artist, educator and writer who specialises in the photographic method of Light Painting.
Explore the amazing potential of light painting and what can be photographically achieved after dark. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn some unique photographic skills and see Haig Park in a new light. For details and bookings: https://haigparklightpainting2.eventbrite.com.au/
Event held at the Haig Park Depot (between Lonsdale Street and Mort Street on the Henty Street side of the Park) 
 

‘Public art exhibition’ news


Public art exhibition / Public art update
Monday, 02 September 2019 .
We ran two workshops and a public art event with light painting photographer Peter Solness from 29-31 August. The events were sold out and generated an incredible amount of buzz on social media. Through light painting photography, we invited the public to see Haig Park in ‘a different light’ - especially at night. These events were a great success with many attendees posting their photos afterwards on social media.
 

Public art exhibition / Public art update
Sunday, 14 July 2019 .
A range of local artists are being commissioned to create installations for this experiment. The installations will be displayed at pop-up activations spread throughout the program.