In a jungle-like setting a short stroll from the city, the Adelaide Zoo sprawls across 8 hectares of Park Lands. In amongst the more than 1,800 species of animals are almost 300 species of exotic and native creatures. Walk past fearsome lions, stands of bamboo and heritage buildings, all without leaving the gates.
One of the key drawcards on North Terrace, the South Australian Museum features a stunning range artifacts and displays across five floors. From the largest and most extensive collection of Indigenous Australian artifacts in the world, to galleries featuring ancient Egypt, fossils, Pacific cultures, world mammals and the voyages of Sir Douglas Mawson, the museum is packed with information and exhibits.
For cricket fans, Adelaide Oval is practically sacred ground -- rich in sporting history and charmed with genteel heritage. Decor is decidedly English, and the field has hosted cricket legends such as Sir Don Bradman.
Glowing from dusk to midnight every day of the year, the Rundle Lantern is a massive moving display of colour and imagery standing nine stories high. Comprised of 748 panels illuminated by a LED (light emitting diode) system, the Lantern's range of 16 million colours transforms the structure on the corner of Rundle and Pulteney Streets into a bright and dynamic evening landmark.
Even more unique is that it is a public canvas. Anyone is welcome to submit content for the Rundle Lantern. Just visit the installation's website to download the guidelines, and grab a Windows/Mac simulator to preview how the work would display on the installation.
Since its launch, the Rundle Lantern has showcased the work of a number of digital artists from South Australia, and has featured in the Adelaide Fringe and the SALA Festival (South Australian Living Artists).
Covering 1,066 square metres, The Rundle Lantern is driven by solar and 100% green power. The LED light sources use 90% less energy compared to standard incandescent bulbs, aiding the project in achieving its carbon-neutral footprint. The screen wraps around the Rundle Street/Pulteney Street corners of the Rundle UPark parking facility, and the rows are angled to provide good ventilation for the facility while maintaining an excellent viewing angle for onlookers.
Cnr Rundle and Pultney Streets,
Sunset – Midnight