Light Hearts

This communal light installation formed a lively gathering space in the heart of Melbourne, Federation Square.

  • Year2011
  • LocationMelbourne, Australia
  • ClientFed Square Pty Ltd
  • Installation design, lighting design, community engagement designRAMUS
  • PhotographyRAMUS, Fred Kroh
  • ScaffoldingESP Staging
  • Lighting SupplierResolution X
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At the centre of Federation Square’s Light in Winter Festival was Light Hearts, a 13m-high pyramid that became our first large-scale communal art project.

Each layer was made of pre-loved City of Melbourne street lights, hundreds of illuminated red, green and blue LEDs, linked together with perspex tubes as a structural base. Light Hearts organically evolved throughout the month with community contributions of handmade lanterns, additions of yarn bombing and pop-up performances.

The 2011 program comprised of 160 events, forums, workshops, light installations and community celebrations.

Light Hearts was our first large-scale communal art project. It provided a focal point for the community, with the opportunity for people of all ages to contribute to the work.

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