DO NOT MISS the Patch Sea of Light exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia. It really is an amazing experience for kids and a fantastic way to engage them in the Arts.

Sea of Light is a fantastic, interactive installation where participants can create their own art on the glowing ‘sea floor’. Drawing inspiration from the Surrealists at Sea exhibition in the AGSA, Patch has turned The Studio into an immersive, family friendly ocean. The entire room is cloaked in black with minimal red lighting, which makes for a slightly dark, without being ‘too-dark-its-scary’.

The special white flooring reacts to the provided UV torches so you can draw, write, stencil and swirl to your heart’s content. The Studio staff provide the torches and stencils for use (sanitized between use), with a continuing ocean theme throughout. Children and adults alike enjoy making trails, drawing body outlines and creating glowing images on the floor. There are also a couple of ‘boats’ that can be pushed around leaving a bright trail in their path.

Sea of Light is an exciting new installation at AGSA that complements the exhibition, Dušan and Voitre Marek: Surrealists at sea. Drawing inspiration from one work in particular, Karu and Kulu on display in Surrealists at sea, discover an interactive glowing sea floor covering the expanse of The Studio. With a UV torch as your paintbrush, immerse yourself in the work by Dušan Marek and paint in light across the The Studio’s ocean bed.

Patch Sea of Light is on at the Art Gallery of South Australia until the 12th September 2021, as a collaboration between Patch Theatre and the AGSV in conjunction with Illuminate Adelaide.

Entry to the Art Gallery and Sea of Light is Free from 10am – 5pm on weekends and daily during school holidays.

Sessions are 30 minutes long and run every half hour across the day. Registration is only available in person on arrival, and we recommend arriving early to book as there may well be a wait for this popular experience. If you need to wait, be sure to take the kids for a walk around the Art Gallery or South Australian Museum next door – both are good for an hour’s visit each!

School visits are also available (FREE!) during school hours and this would make a great school excursion!