Cultural Precinct

About LUMINOUSnight

Further Information

  • UWA Centenary


LUMINOUSnight is a one-night celebration of art and culture to commemorate The University of Western Australia’s centenary (1913-2013).

The UWA Crawley campus is widely acknowledged as the most beautiful university campus in Australia and one of the most beautiful in the world. From 7pm until midnight on Friday 8 February 2013, it will be transformed into a walk-through phantasmagoria hosting a continous program of performances, displays and installations, a delight of light, art and history.

This free public event coincides with the opening of the 2013 Perth International Arts Festival and the first night of the University’s Centenary Alumni Weekend.

Program in brief

The program highlights key moments and individuals in the University's history through high-quality work designed with a broad public appeal. Many of the activities feature UWA graduates, students and teachers, while others showcase prominent West Australian and national artists.

The centrepiece is a twenty-minute filmic projection onto Winthrop Hall. This original and spectacular piece, repeated every half hour from 8:30pm until 11.30pm, highlights the history of the University through architectural story-telling and abounds with dazzlingly visual effects.

Other attractions include a series of concerts and dance performances, dramatic presentations and readings, a silent film with a live score, as well as portrait projections, augmented reality exhibits, displays and street performances.

At 10:00pm, there will be a fire finale after which people can relax to the music of Boom! Bap! Pow!

View the full program for LUMINOUSnight.


LUMINOUSnight has been generously sponsored by the State Government of Western Australia, Lotterywest and TDC - Technical Direction Company.

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