The Acacia Light Wall is a permanent public artwork within the 3 stage Eden on the Yarra – a residential/commercial development on Victoria Street Abbotsford, Melbourne.
The stylised screen was inspired by tangled wattle trees (Australia’s most common Acacia). The work consists of two walls, made from laser cut aluminium screen, acrylic 'windows' Philips Colour Kinetic controllable LED (1250 nodes), Philips Colour Kinetics control 'iPlayers'. One wall is 10m long x 3 to 5metres and the second is 12m by 3m. The windows are lit by an array of 600+ LED’s in each wall. These lights change colour from week to week marking the progress of the seasons. The lighting display is not static but rather a very slow moving (morphing) light show. It isn’t fast and flashy. Instead it’s restful and profound.