For the eighth year running Fed Square is alighted in the middle of the damp wintery darkness that is Melbourne in June. The event is called The Light in Winter and it aims to bring together local and international artists for free events, performances and exhibitions centered around a theme. This year’s theme is all about the cycles and circles of life.
To explore it, simply head on over to Federation Square. Best time to go is around dusk (around 5.30pm) when some of the art work and installations take place. But if you happen to pass by Fed Square later in the evening (or in the middle of the night, we’re not judging here), take a few minutes to stop.
The Light in Winter is directed by Robyn Archer AO. Among this year’s exhibition you find artworks such as Radiant Lines, which is an interactive light installation by UK architect Asif Khan, or the recurring sparks of Leempeeyt Weeyn’, the Indigenous campfire designed by Vicki Couzens, which extends a welcome from the traditional owners of this land. Discussions between over 20 local artists and cultural groups about the cycles of life led to highlighting shrines, which has a big part in almost all cultures, as they have in The Light in Winter. You can even submit your own ideas about shrines by submitting your story to Federation Square’s very own digital time capsule, or head to DIY Shrine, where you can share your own shrine design.
The Light in Winter 2014
Federation Square, CBD Melbourne