Get illuminated: The Top Fives on all things to do with light art

From outdoor light events to public art using light and light exhibitions on right now – we bring you a suite of must-know lists as we head into this year’s illuminated festival season.

Since ancient times, we have been constructing narratives around light.

Today that conversation meets the latest technologies with a calendar of light festivals around the world. It has also become the domain of social commentary for many contemporary artists; a medium to talk about climate change and the landscape, while for other artists it offers an ethereal expression of beauty.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina