Get ready for the ultimate light and sound experience.
Put on your coats and scarves! Lightscape, a month long after-dark light showcase is heading to the Royal Botanic Gardens – completely worth braving the cold for. The experience is making its first debut in Australia with dates in June and July.
Picture yourself walking amongst illuminated creations, depicting an immersive journey through nature. The show features large-scale activiations such as floating lights on Ornamental Lake, glowing archways and an interactive field full of light and colour. Tree canopies will be drenched in bright shades from fluorescent pink to neon yellow. There will also be an iconic lit up tunnel for you to walk under and admire. Lightscape will follow a 1.5km route across the gardens, making it the perfect winter evening stroll with friends and family.
Lightscape originated in the UK and the experience has brought more than a million people to the gardens. It was developed as a way to allow visitors explore nature in a different way – to fully immerse all of their senses, with moments of bold colours, festive fragrance and whimsical sounds.
Botanic Gardens director Tim Entwisle mentioned the addition of local Melbourne artists creating work exclusively for Lightscape, “In addition to internationally acclaimed pieces, Lightscape will commission local artists to celebrate Melbourne’s culture and nature, all at the green heart of our beautiful city,” said Botanic Gardens director Tim Entwisle.
Lightscape runs from June 19 to July 19. Tickets are now on sale for $32 (Children up to 2 can attend free) and are time in 15 minute sessions. It’s recommended you allow 90 minutes to explore the exhibition. For more information, visit Lightscape’s website here
The Lume, an immersive digital art gallery is also making its way to Melbourne in June.