Katena Luminarium

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Time Out says

Get lost in this inflatable maze of colour and light

From the outside, the spectacular luminaria created by UK company Architects of Air look a little like retro spaceships landed from an alien planet. But if you venture inside the Katena luminarium, which is popping up in Bunjil Place from September 27, you’ll discover no invading super race.

Instead, you’ll find a labyrinth of uniquely curved and beautiful tunnels lit in dazzling colours. As you move from cathedral-like dome to dome you’ll experience the calming effects of this environment – you’re even encouraged to sit and just take in the ambience.

Architects of Air is a company led by artistic director Alan Parkinson, and has been making luminaria since 1992, having toured 21 of their structures to more than 40 countries. They’ve previously exhibited a different luminarium in Federation Square in early 2018 and have brought two different structures to the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House.

The one at Bunjil Place is open from September 27 to October 6, and you can either prebook online or purchase a ticket on site. It’s open from 10am to 5pm on weekends and 11am to 4pm on weekdays.

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