Daniel Crooks
Struc­tured Light

4th – 14th March 2022
National Gallery of Australia

For the 2022 Enlight­en Fes­ti­val, Daniel Crooks was com­mis­sioned to illu­mi­nate the façade Nation­al Gallery of Australia.

Held in the Gallery’s 40th anniver­sary year, Crooks’ project – Struc­tured Light – cel­e­brates the design of the orig­i­nal Nation­al Gallery build­ing by archi­tect, Col Madi­gan. Using Madigan’s geo­met­ric lan­guage as a point of depar­ture, Crooks trans­forms the Gallery façade through visu­al manip­u­la­tions span­ning geom­e­try, per­spec­tive, colour and light. A score by Byron Scullin responds to Madigan’s bru­tal­ist archi­tec­ture and sense of sacred geometry.


Daniel Crooks: Struc­tured Light is part of The Bal­naves Con­tem­po­rary Series and is pre­sent­ed in part­ner­ship with Events ACT​.cr


Cura­tor: Elspeth Pitt, Cura­tor, Aus­tralian Art

Images

Daniel Crooks

Struc­tured Light, 2022
Com­mis­sioned for The Bal­naves Con­tem­po­rary Series for Enlight­en Fes­ti­val, Nation­al Gallery of Aus­tralia, Kamberri/​Canberra

Daniel Crooks

Struc­tured Light, 2022
Com­mis­sioned for The Bal­naves Con­tem­po­rary Series for Enlight­en Fes­ti­val, Nation­al Gallery of Aus­tralia, Kamberri/​Canberra

Daniel Crooks

Struc­tured Light, 2022
Com­mis­sioned for The Bal­naves Con­tem­po­rary Series for Enlight­en Fes­ti­val, Nation­al Gallery of Aus­tralia, Kamberri/​Canberra

Daniel Crooks

Struc­tured Light, 2022
Com­mis­sioned for The Bal­naves Con­tem­po­rary Series for Enlight­en Fes­ti­val, Nation­al Gallery of Aus­tralia, Kamberri/​Canberra

Daniel Crooks

Struc­tured Light, 2022
Com­mis­sioned for The Bal­naves Con­tem­po­rary Series for Enlight­en Fes­ti­val, Nation­al Gallery of Aus­tralia, Kamberri/​Canberra

Daniel Crooks

Struc­tured Light, 2022
Com­mis­sioned for The Bal­naves Con­tem­po­rary Series for Enlight­en Fes­ti­val, Nation­al Gallery of Aus­tralia, Kamberri/​Canberra