The Weight of Light

The Weight of Light is a new large-scale light installation by Meagan Streader.

Audiences descended into the Spring Hill Reservoir into an immersive spatial experience, as one of Brisbane’s most important historical sites was reimagined through the power of light.

The Spring Hill Reservoir, formerly a source of water for the City of Brisbane, was taken over by Streader, who traced the architecture of the site through lines of light, reinterpreting and extending its boundaries.

The Weight of Light is an exploration of the otherworldly through the physical confines of the past.

Curated by McCarthy-Swann Projects (Amy-Clare McCarthy and Kieran Swann)

Catalogue for The Weight of Light.

LOCATION: Spring Hill Reservoir, 230 Wickham Terrace
DATES:  8-23 September, 2017

The Weight of Light is half of LIGHT / AIR; a pairing of work curated by McCarthy-Swann that supports artist interventions into public space with the most ephemeral and intangible of materials. The Size of Air, by Kinly Grey, completed the project in late October 2017, with a large-scale new work in Queen Street Mall.



The Weight of Light was proudly supported by Brisbane City Council.

Installation images by Louis Lim.