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
LightVisual Art

Kaylene TV

Kaylene Whiskey

16 July to 1 August

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Fri 16 July - Sun 01 August

Nightly 6pm - 11pm


Institute Building, cnr North Terrace and Kintore Avenue


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.

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Kaylene Whiskey’s colourful world of desert pop art serves up a playful window into contemporary Aṉangu life and culture. Whiskey's stunning works will be projected onto the heritage façade of the Institute Building and brought to life in animations the artist has produced in collaboration with Jackson Lee.

In the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands community of Indulkana, Whiskey grew up surrounded by the Tjukurpa (cultural stories) and inma (ceremonial song/dance) taught by her Elders, and the super-heroines and superstars on the TV and radio.

Today, Whiskey’s art draws on that rich and eclectic set of influences to remix celebrity culture and remote community life, as pop idols like Tina Turner, Dolly Parton and Wonder Woman are dropped into the red dirt and blue skies of Central Australia.

During Illuminate Adelaide, audiences can experience the big humour, big characters and big colours of Whiskey’s work on a grand scale.

Presented as part of City Lights, located in the North Precinct

Program Partner

Image: Anangu Kungka and London Lady, 2020, Acrylic on Linen, 198 x 167cm. Courtesy of the artist and Iwantja Arts

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: NorthWest and East. Choose one, two or all three precincts to explore.