Twilight Project

  • Canberra Glassworks 11 Wentworth Ave Kingston, ACT

THE TWILIGHT PROJECT has been created with the assistance from the Canberra International Music Festival and the ANU School of Art to coincide with the 2016 Festival.


Referencing the Australian film 'Jedda' produced in 1955 by the Chauvel Film Company, a music and light projection onto the Glassworks north building facade explores themes of landscape, segregation and questions whether the presented sentiment and attitudes towards indigenous Australians and landscape are present in 2016.

In the digital era, light art projection onto architecture in rural and urban environments brings about the possibility to explore new narratives and formats. The shift from art presentation in a gallery/theatre to the urban environment puts forward architecture as the carrier of content and the environment as a new context. The presentation of work therefore must respect and acknowledge the the indigenous history upon which the work is presented.

This project aims to encourage internet referencing to include indigenous history of all Australian locations. It is imperative that projection artists consider and respect the indigenous history of the site where they are working.

The Twilight project is led by ANU invited light artist/composer Prof. Mary-Anne Kyriakou (Faculty of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Applied Sciences OWL Germany) supported by Dr. Alec Hunter (Music Department ANU, Canberra), John Carolan and with the students from the Photography Media Arts and Music department.

You can join us for the presentation of the work on the

Glassworks Building northern facade

6pm - 10:30pm Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8.

We acknowledge and pay my respects to the traditional Aboriginal owners of the land on which we live and work. We pay respect to the first people of this country, their culture and Elders past, present and future.