Light/State is a brand new attraction planned for the Mildura-Wentworth region, featuring two large-scale immersive light installations from famed global artist Bruce Munro. Opening in the Spring of 2023, Light/State comprises two site-specific installations – one in Mildura, Victoria and one in Wentworth, New South Wales – reflecting the region’s unique landscape, culture and stories. Light/State has the potential to increase new overnight visitation to the region by more than 20 per cent and grow its visitor economy by up to $130M annually.
EOI applications are invited across three key areas: Operators, Investors and Stakeholders. The indicative timelines for the EOI and project delivery phases are:
EOI Invitation Open 26 October 2021
Market Briefing Webinar 9 November 2021
Detailed Proposals Evaluation Complete
and Preferred Proponent Announced Q2 2022
Target Project Opening Q4 2023
Light/State comprises two contrasting installations designed to be experienced over two separate evenings. One is a fusion of new technology, light and sound that emulates a desert symphony, set among a natural amphitheatre. Visitors can view the scale and grandeur of the work from an elevated escarpment before descending and walking through the installation to become part of the experience. The second provides an opportunity for quiet contemplation, a gentle massed light installation that amplifies the natural beauty of the region’s waterways and encourages unhurried meditation and reflection. The installations are still in the design phase and final artwork and specifications are not yet available.
Light/State is expected to open to the public in Spring 2023. While we are hopeful COVID-19-related lockdowns and shutdowns will no longer be a regular occurrence, we will continue to monitor the situation and meet ongoing regulations and guidelines.
The possibility of a prolonged shutdown will certainly factor into our business planning and insurance obligations and we are confident of implementing solutions for seamless operation.
If the schedule is impacted by COVID-19, Light/State’s season can be extended by months or years to continue to meet visitor demand.
At this time, we are calling for interested parties to invest and/or operate the light show installations. However, there will be future opportunities to sponsor the event so we invite you to register your details and interest and we will contact you at the appropriate time. Visit lightstate.com.au to learn more.