16 July to 1 August
Fri 16 July - Sun 01 August
Nightly 6pm - 11pm
Institute Building, cnr North Terrace and Kintore Avenue
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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.
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: North, West and East. Choose one, two or all three precincts to explore.