After dazzling us last year for RISING Festival, the mesmerising Kaleidoscope installation is now showing in Geelong. Enter a world of shifting illusions and navigate 700 sqm of glass, steel, mirrors and moving prisms. In a maze of corridors, you’ll engage with a slowly revolving display of light, colour and sound, ready to surprise and disorientate. This breathtaking installation is now open on the forecourt of Geelong’s Johnstone Park. It will stay there until June 18.
Inspired by the classic kaleidoscope toy, this stunning experience will enchant and dazzle you in its shifting movements of light. During the day, Kaleidoscope looks like a sparkling crystal palace. As the sun sets, the natural colours transform the structure into a glimmering and ever-changing space.
This installation comes to Geelong courtesy of leading artist Keith Courtney, who was behind other acclaimed artistic projects such as House of Mirrors and 1000 Doors. This piece of immersive art was developed in collaboration with visual artist Ash Keating, composer Tamil Rogeon and artist Samantha Slicer, as well as a team of technicians. The soundscape features vocals from The Australian Boys Choir, engaging your senses with sound as well as light.
“Kaleidoscope contains internal mirrors, luminous glass, and translucent beads of colour,” said Courtney. “As the light shifts and the delicate tubular structure rotates, the space is transformed into an intergalactic playground.” The result is a completely personal experience for each visitor.
After taking over Bendigo in April, Kaleidoscope has now landed in Geelong for the colder months. To celebrate, visitors are invited to “Kick On in Geelong”, and experience a program of deals from local businesses to make the most out of their time in the area.
This installation is perfect for all ages. Those aged 5 and under, or over the age of 75, can experience it for free. For everyone else, it’s $15 plus booking fee.
Kaleidoscope will stay in Geelong until June 18. It’s open Wednesday to Sunday, from 2pm to 9pm.