WSHS student Grace Bilbrough is mesmerised by the interpretation of the Northern Lights.
WSHS student Grace Bilbrough is mesmerised by the interpretation of the Northern Lights.

New exhibition will blow you away

A SPECTACULAR display of the night sky lit up in a kaleidoscope of colour – the natural phenomena of Aurora – is something most people experience through television documentaries but, for the next month, the northern polar sky is open to Southern Downs residents.

Video Dome, an innovative media exhibition which connects science and art, will make its final stop on a two-year national tour at the Warwick Art Gallery.

Gallery director Karina Devine said viewers would be immersed in a full sensory experience – surrounded with vision and sound – inside a five-metre inflatable dome.

“I don' think anything like this has been to Warwick before: It is amazing,” Ms Devine said.

“I didn't know before this exhibition but the sounds which accompany the Aurora Mixmaster are how the Northern Lights sound.

“The sky makes noises.

“The exhibition pushes the boundaries of contemporary art into the domain of planetariums and science museums.”

Another first for the gallery is the quirky inflatable plastic sculpture of a Holden Monaro.

The Rose City has been selected as the venue for the 2010 Monaro Nationals, which will be held at Morgan Park from September 3-6.


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