Sunsuper Night Sky Lights up Brisbane


The Brisbane River and city lit up at night by Brisbane Festival's Sunsuper Night Sky.

The light at the end of the tunnel

Sunsuper Night Sky is a new large-scale laser, light and sound installation from internationally-acclaimed audio-visual artist Robin Fox, beaming from more than a dozen rooftops across Brisbane every Friday and Saturday night from 4 – 26 September.

Buildings across Brisbane’s skyline will play host to an interconnecting and pulsing laser beam experience from 7pm to 9pm, set to an ethereal soundtrack composed by Mr Fox.

The spectacle will be visible from hundreds of vantage points across the city and self-guided viewing trails will encourage everyone to rediscover their city on an evening walk, cycle or even CityCat ride.

Creator Robin Fox said Sunsuper Night Sky heralded the beginning of a new era; a time to reconnect after months in isolation.

“The global pandemic has reminded us of some of the core things that make us human, in particular connection and community,” Mr Fox said.

“Recent times have seen us fragmented, cut off from family, friends and colleagues, stuck in a loop of Zooms, hug-less encounters, distant exchanges.

“Sunsuper Night Sky signals the beginning of bringing us back together by making connections with light between points across the city.”

Sunsuper Night Sky signals the beginning of bringing us back together by making connections with light between points across the city.

Robin Fox

Brisbane Festival Artistic Director Louise Bezzina said she was excited for Brisbane Festival to deliver a physical beacon of hope for Brisbane, visible across the city.

“Since the beginning of time, people have looked to the night sky for solace, inspiration, meaning and guidance,” Ms Bezzina said.

“Sunsuper Night Sky invites the people of Brisbane to see their city from a fresh perspective, to cast their eyes up and contemplate how we can emerge stronger, more connected, and more luminous from this difficult time.”

On the final evening of Sunsuper Night Sky, residents are invited to tune in to radio station Triple M at 7pm for an amped-up laser light experience set against an all-female soundtrack featuring some of the biggest names in pop and rock.

Sunsuper Chief Executive Officer Bernard Reilly said the month-long light and laser extravaganza symbolised Queensland’s bright future.

“As the first major national cultural event held in Australia since the COVID-19 outbreak, Brisbane Festival 2020 will be a time to take pride in our strength and resilience,” Mr Reilly said.

“Recent months have taught us that we’re stronger together and Sunsuper Night Sky’s interconnecting beams will serve as a dazzling reminder of this.”

Brisbane Festival expresses deep respect to and acknowledges the First People of this Country.