Artists: Pink Cactus (Australia), Spiire: Matt York (Australia) Under the Milky Way tells the story of Warambul – the Big River in the Sky. It is...
Under The Milky Way: Tumbalong Lights Inclusive playSPACE
Access and Inclusion
Artists: Pink Cactus (Australia), Spiire: Matt York (Australia)
Under the Milky Way tells the story of Warambul – the Big River in the Sky. It is about discovering the Milky Way through indigenous astronomy as told by the Kamilaroi and Euahlayi people. Designers Pink Cactus and Spiire are committed to both cultural and environmental inclusion. Under the Milky Way has been designed in partnership with Miss Karlie Noon, the first indigenous astronomer in NSW to tell the story of the Milky Way.
Abstracted into a series of semi-enclosed, meandering tunnels, the installation establishes a sensory pathway that enhances the arrival and queuing experience at Tumbalong Lights. Experience an intergalactic light show all around you that glows and changes in response to proximity as you move through the installation. It seems as though you are floating through the Milky Way, alighting on planets and stars that tell the story of Warambul. Major constellations are further celebrated by light works and sculptures including the Goolee-bhar Tree (Coal Sack Nebula), The River, and The Emu. Children and carers can touch and interact with these sculptures on their journey.