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17 July to 1 August 2021
Nightly from 6 to 11pm
Forecourt, North Tce (Front of the Spence Wing)
Free, no bookings required
State Library Supports

Explore the vast spectrum of past, present and future through mesmerising sound and light.

In Library of Light, the pioneering work of Polish Australian artist Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski (1922-1994) is reimagined through the contemporary vision of acclaimed artist Robin Fox, as he transforms the State Library of South Australia into another world.

Inspired by Ostoja-Kotkowski's innovative creations that were once a staple of Adelaide’s art scene, Fox will commandeer the library’s blend of contemporary glass architecture and heritage sandstone to create an installation of immersive synaesthesia.

View this amazing installation of light and lasers from the State Library's forecourt every night from 6 - 11pm between Saturday 17 July - Sunday 1 August.

View more about Illuminate Adelaide event by Robin Fox.

This event is part of Illuminate Adelaide's City Lights trail.

Interested in Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski?

The State Library holds a rich collection of material related to Ostoja-Kotkowski's work and you can view some items via the Catalogue's image viewer.

The State Library is also in the process of recovering some of Ostoja-Kotkowski's digital artwork located on roughly eight hundred 3½ inch floppy disks, which were created between 1988 and 1994. Find out more about how the State Library is recovering Ostoja-Kotkowski's lost artworks from the brink of extinction.


How do I get to the State Library by public transport?

The 'State Library, Art Gallery, Museum' tram-stop is just outside the State Library. There are bus stops close by near the War Memorial on North Terrace. The closest train station is the Adelaide city station on North Terrace.

You can plan your journey via Adelaide Metro.

Is there car parking near the State Library?

The nearest car park is Wilson's Adelaide Central car park, 225 North Terrace, next to David Jones.

There is paid metered street parking along Kintore Ave and Victoria Drive.

Where is the wheelchair and stroller access?

Access to the Spence Wing first floor and the Mortlock Chamber is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.

There is on-street disabled parking available in the nearby roads. View more information and maps of Adelaide City Council's Disability parking for permit holders.

How do I check if the Mortlock Chamber is open when I plan to visit?

You can visit the Mortlock Chamber on the ground floor to look at the exhibition bays.  The upper levels of the Mortlock Wing include quiet study areas.

Is there a cafe at the State Library?

Yes, the State Library Cafe by St Raphaels located on the ground floor in the glass foyer.

Quadra promotion, Robin Fox

Illuminate Adelaide at the State Library

Illuminate Adelaide will light up the city’s streets, laneways and architecture with a program of free and ticketed events by local, national and international artists and companies. @illuminateadelaide

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