Luminescence: In Our Nature – Official Opening
Register to attend the official opening of Luminescence: In Our Nature, a new public art installation by the Hellenic Museum x Skunk Control.
28 July, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Hellenic Museum, 280 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Attend the official opening of a new public art installation by the Hellenic Museum x Skunk Control, Luminescence: In Our Nature.
Join us for refreshments from 5.30PM, with formalities at 6PM sharp, including the official opening of the installation by Lee Tarlamis MP, Member for South-Eastern Metropolitan. RSVP is essential – register here to attend.
About the Installation
Humans have always sought to illuminate the natural world. In ancient Greece, philosophers strived to understand their world through observation, reason and critical thinking. Building on the earlier mathematics and technology of the Babylonians and Egyptians, they laid the groundwork for rational inquiry and scientific thought.
The scientific revolution that followed, especially during the Renaissance and Enlightenment periods, owes much to the philosophical and intellectual heritage of ancient Greece. Subsequent generations of scientists have worked to understand the natural world with increasing precision and accuracy – transforming our relationship with nature in the process.
In Luminescence: In Our Nature, eight towering organic sculptures bloom on the Museum Forecourt. Inspired by the magnificence of local native species, their wing-like petals use optical technologies to cast ever-changing, kaleidoscopic patterns of light both night and day. The installation reflects upon the ancient Greek legacy of scientific advancement, inspires a profound sense of wonder and respect for our natural world and reminds us of the importance of its continued stewardship.
This project has been supported by the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund, a partnership between the Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne.