Tuesday 11 June 2013


The "Light in Winter" is Federation Square’s annual, month-long program of free events, exhibitions, film screenings, forums, the much-loved Solstice Celebration and a world premiere of a new work, the "Helix Tree". This year the program brings over 20 of Victoria’s diverse communities, along with artists and designers, to explore the power of the human voice  The centerpiece of this program and the glowing stage for nightly performances is the new sculptural work by Australian light artist Bruce Ramus, the "Helix Tree".

Bruce Ramus’ Helix Tree of curved steel beams spirals 13 metres into the sky with 1.5 kms of LED lights entwined throughout the branches. The Helix Tree is equipped with advanced sound-responsive technology designed to respond to both volume and pitch of the voice with a colourful light display.  At dusk every evening in June, some of Melbourne’s best choirs will perform in free, choral displays, lighting up the Helix Tree.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
as well as part of the Ruby Tuesday meme.


  1. Fascinating!
    Lea's Menagerie

  2. What an interesting sculpture. Great night shots!

  3. What a magical shape lined with light! It is like a fountain of light! And the glow of city lights behind offer a wonderful palette!

  4. That is one colorful sculpture.

  5. Wow. That's really cool Nick. I haven't been to Federation Square in a about a month and look what happens.


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