Munaintyanangku, tunturri. (Always was, always will be)

Illuminate Adelaiderlu Kaurna Miyurna yaitya mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku tampinthi (Illuminate Adelaide acknowledges the Kaurna people, the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains)

Yaintya yartangka ngadlu tikanthi, kuma tirkanthi, kuma warpulayinthi. (These are the lands we live, learn and work on)

Ngadlurlu Purkarna pukinangku, yalarra, kuma tarrkarritya tampinthi. (We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging)

Translation provided, with thanks, by Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi

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Past Event

North Precinct

City Lights

16 July to 1 August

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Fri 16 July - Sun 01 August

Nightly 6pm - 11pm


Adelaide CBD, North Terrace and surrounds


Wheelchair accessible


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City Lights is switching back on from Thursday 29 July until Sunday 01 August.

We strongly encourage you to wear a mask to this event. Please consider our environment and come prepared with your own mask.

For more COVID Safe information click here.


City Lights in our North Precinct brings North Terrace’s iconic heritage buildings and hidden laneways to life with fireflies, lasers, desert pop art and stunning projections.

Immerse yourself in the gentle giants of Airship Orchestra by ENESS, be transfixed by the shimmering lights of Studio Toer's Firefly Field, take in Kaylene Whiskey's playful and thought-provoking journey into culture, identity and Country, and be engrossed by a brand new commission by the groundbreaking Atong Atem.

Plus, don’t miss Pixel Ninjas, in association with Rising Sun Pictures, as they bring their homegrown Hollywood magic to Lot Fourteen. And look out for Tim Gruchy’s stunning look into nature’s hidden energies along North Terrace.

Presented as part of City Lights.

About City Lights

To help you navigate our free program, we've created City Lights: a night-time trail of light featuring over 40 free installations, projections and immersive experiences. City Lights encompasses three individual precincts within the Adelaide CBD: North, West and East. Choose one, two or all three precincts to explore.

Image: Airship Orchestra by ENESS.

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