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I regard these public light events as community art experiences. I encourage participation from members of the public, adults and kids alike, by issuing a variety of coloured lights and encouraging them to explore the magic of light.

The value of these events is that people become physically immersed in the light experience. They are the creators of these art works. As the visiting artist I see my role as the facilitor of other people's art experience.

Good examples are the ‘Field of Orbs’ in 2015 and the 'Valley of Light' in 2018, commissioned by Sydney Science Week to create light-inspired artworks, involving 600 light spinners, photographers and spectators.

You can see the stunning 1 minute video from the 2018 VALLEY OF LIGHT event here: VALLEY OF LIGHT

The Sydney Morning Herald has run stories about these events - such as this feature by Jacqui Taffel. See link here: NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

The bonus promotional benefit of these events are the huge social media kick-on effects, as hundreds of photographers duly post their images onto Facebook and Instagram.

See links:

INSTAGRAM

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE

I have since worked with councils around Australia on community festivals. 

See some local newspaper coverage here : NEWS STORY

I have run events at both the 2016 and 2017 Cairns Festival. This is a testimonial: "I rarely encounter an artist with such generosity; to share their skills and experience in a highly technical process to the extent that the resulting artwork becomes so genuinely owned by the community". Chris Stannard, Curator, Cairns Festival.  

I welcome any inquiries from people who may like me to mount such an event for their community. You can email me here: psolness@optusnet.com.au

Below are some images from recent events.