The cold, dark nights of winter will shine brighter at the Richmond Housing Estate this weekend thanks to innovative work of RMIT art students.
A total of 50 bright, interactive sound and light installations will be strategically placed around the estate during the Space Between Light Festival.
It is the first time the festival - designed to revive the public space around the housing towers - has been staged.
RMIT students and alumni from the Art in Public Space program worked closely with residents to create a series of original works for the interactive installations.
Dr Maggie McCormick, who lectures in the School of Art, said the project offered an invaluable opportunity for students to engage with the local community in an innovative and meaningful way.
She hoped the festival encouraged the wider community to visit the area after dark.
“This project continues RMIT’s long-term engagement in researching the role of art in shifting perceptions of safety in public space,” she said.
The trail will start at the corner of Elizabeth and Lennox Streets, Richmond, and meander through what has often been unexplored territory.
Live music – provided by residents from the housing estate and community – will be played during the festival.
What: Space Between Light Festival
When: Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Richmond Housing Estate, corner of Elizabeth and Lennox Streets, Richmond.
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