Lyndon Davis’ work Beeyali, New Light 2021, Adelaide Festival Centre screens. Photograph Frankie The Creative. Lyndon collaborated with Leah Barclay & Tricia King on Beeyali for New Light 2021.

New Light 2023

New Light 2023 will showcase experimental and diverse moving image works by First Nations artists.

Through a national call out, New Light will feature new, selected work by First Nations artists, exploring compelling and complex concepts. The commissioned artworks will be displayed on the outdoor screens at the King William Road entrance to the Adelaide Festival Centre in July 2023 as part of Illuminate Adelaide.

Successful artists/artist groups will receive a fee of $2,000 (ex. gst) to produce the work, inclusive of artist fees, production costs and materials etc. All copyright will remain with the artist.

Image: Amala Groom, Myths & Legends: Britannia, New Light 2022.


NEW LIGHT past programs  2022  |  2021  | 2018


ANAT is a national network that creates opportunities for experimental artists to collaborate with science and technology partners. We do this because we believe artists are essential to how we imagine and shape our future.

Illuminate Adelaide is a celebration of innovation, music, art, light and technology. Every winter, Illuminate Adelaide will light up the city’s streets, laneways and architecture with a program of free and ticketed events by local, national and international artists and companies.

Since 2018 Adelaide Festival Centre has presented the Moving Image Program which offers artists an opportunity to screen their video work on the large-scale outdoor screens near the entrance to the Festival Theatre. This curated program consists of local, national and international works that run 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

New Light is presented by Illuminate Adelaide and ANAT, as part of Adelaide Festival Centre’s Moving Image program.

ANAT is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy of the Australian, State and Territory Governments; the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and the SA Government through Arts SA.