Last night we had the opportunity to check out Dodecalis Luminarium at Tumbalong Park Darling Harbour which is part of Sydney Festival 2020. This art installation is in fact an inflated labyrinth of winding paths and soaring domes which certainly seemed to ignite the imaginations of the children accompanying us through the otherwordly rooms.
Architects of Air create enormous air-filled domes and mazes inspired by natural forms, geometric solids and Gothic architecture. Incredibly the colours within the domes are all created by natural light, which means no two visits will be the same. The light and weather outside will determine the experience inside.
The domes are handmade in Nottingham England.
BJ loved exploring the tunnels and was extremely excited by the hide and seek-like feel to the experience. AJ was wowed by the lights but did find herself feeling a little motion sick by the end. A few others mentioned they felt the same but I was totally fine.
People get quite comfortable in the domes and I even found myself lying down on the floor to get a really good view of the lights and designs on the roof.
I’m sure this will be the favourite family-friendly event of Sydney Festival 2020 so I recommend getting down to Tumbalong Park early in the festival. Dodecalis Luminarium runs from 8-26 January.
Entry is free but if you’d like to avoid the queues tickets can be purchased ($20). Australian Companion Card is accepted.
ACCESSIBILITY AT DODECALIS LUMINARIUM
Dodecalis Luminarium is wheelchair accessible (manual and powerchairs) with easy access throughout the tunnels.
For anyone wanting to make a full day of the visit to the city, there’s a Changing Places bathroom (contains hoisted facility and adult-sized change table) nearby at the ICC.
Please note guests walking through the tunnels need to remove shoes before entering and store them in a shoe rack.
If you don’t live in Australia, keep an eye out for Dodecalis Luminarium as it travels around the world so you might be lucky enough to have the opportunity to see it close to home.
You can read all about Dodecalis Lumarium and Sydney Festival on the website here.