Touring Regional South Australia

Using the camera obscura Sydney-based artist Robyn Stacey depicts South Australia as it has never been seen before. Translating from Latin to mean ‘dark room’ the camera obscura is an optical device of wonder, whereby the external world is trapped and inverted within the room.

For this exhibition, eight large-scale camera obscura photographs by Stacey will be on display. First shown as part of the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object, the photographs depict camera obscuras at well-known sites around Adelaide, including the Brookman Building at the University of South Australia, Carrick Hill, The Cedars at Hahndorf, the Institute Building, The Lighthouse Wharf Hotel in Port Adelaide, Parliament House and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

Robyn Stacey: Ray of light will tour fourteen regional galleries in South Australia from 2018-2021. Room-sized camera obscuras will be installed at selected venues alongside the exhibition of photographs, allowing visitors to experience this optical device of wonder for themselves.


Alice Clanachan, Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs

Burra Regional Art Gallery Burra 14 Feb - 15 Mar 2020
Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery Port Pirie 21 Mar - 24 July 2020
Roxby Link Gallery Roxby Downs 8 Aug - 11 Oct 2020
Nautilus Art Centre Port Lincoln 16 Oct - 14 Nov 2020
South Coast Regional Arts Centre - please note access is via stairs Goolwa 3 March – 11 April 2021
Naracoorte Art Gallery Naracoorte 2 Feb - 3 March 2019
Millicent Art Gallery Millicent 9 Mar - 7 Apr 2019
Murray Bridge Regional Gallery Murray Bridge 13 Apr - 26 May 2019
Coorong Gallery Tailem Bend 15 Jun - 28 Jul 2019
Kapunda Community Gallery Kapunda 8 Sep - 14 Oct 2019
Hahndorf Academy Hahndorf 20 Oct - 8 Dec 2019
Barossa Regional Gallery Tanunda 14 Dec 2019 - 9 Feb 2020
Walkway Gallery Bordertown 22 Sep - 25 Nov 2018
Riddoch Art Gallery Mount Gambier 1 Dec 2018 - 27 Jan 2019
  • Country Arts SA
  • Regional Galleries Association South Australia

This regional South Australian tour is presented in partnership with Country Arts SA, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Regional Galleries Association of South Australia.