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Notes on Adelaide Podcast: Spotlight On The Arts

11.5.22
Notes on Adelaide Podcast: Spotlight On The Arts
In this week’s InDaily podcast: Culture clash. Is arts funding in Australia broken and what can be done about it?

Scott Hicks - Behind the Velvet Rope Exhibition

11.4.22
Scott Hicks - Behind the Velvet Rope Exhibition
Rock + Roll Icons of the 70s captured by Scott Hicks re-imagined on a cinematic scale through immersive digital technology at Light.

Let There Be Light - SA Weekend

26.3.22
Let There Be Light - SA Weekend
SA Weekend: Nick and Sophie Dunstone put $10m of their own money into ‘big, crazy’ plan to transform live and artistic performance

DARING PHILANTHROPY IN A HIGH-RISK ENVIRONMENT

10.1.22
DARING PHILANTHROPY IN A HIGH-RISK ENVIRONMENT
Nick and Sophie Dunstone have absolute belief in the recovery of the Australian arts and culture sector. So much so, they were willing to use their own funds to establish a cutting-edge performing arts and hospitality venue in the thick of 2020 lockdowns.

A beacon of Light

30.11.21
A beacon of Light
Adelaide's hub of creativity with a conscience.

SA's 23 best new restaurants revealed - and ranked

27.11.21
SA's 23 best new restaurants revealed - and ranked
Aurora restaurant top 5 best in Adelaide

Cream of the crop

24.11.21
Cream of the crop
Aurora is part of an ambitious cultural, technological and hospitality hub.

Why John Wylie won't hide his philanthropy

22.11.21
Why John Wylie won't hide his philanthropy
Nick and Sophie Dunstone win Creative Partnerships Philanthropy Award

They want to serve you a keen meal then take you to another universe

22.11.21
They want to serve you a keen meal then take you to another universe
Their Light Cultural Foundation, a pandemic-era project tucked in a previously unfashionable corner of Adelaide’s CBD, is at the forefront of a global surge of experimentation in using technology to put audiences at the centre of the action in music, performance and the visual arts.

WINNERS OF THE 2021 CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS AWARDS ANNOUNCED

22.11.21
WINNERS OF THE 2021 CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS AWARDS ANNOUNCED
WINNERS OF THE 2021 CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS AWARDS ANNOUNCED NOVEMBER 22, 2021 A global pandemic did not deter the winners of this year’s awards, who have been true fundraising and philanthropic trailblazers for Australia’s arts and culture sector.

2021 Creative Partnerships Awards

22.11.21
2021 Creative Partnerships Awards
Emerging Philanthropy Leadership Award – Nick and Sophie Dunstone

Philanthropy awards celebrate risk and spirit of sharing

21.11.21
Philanthropy awards celebrate risk and spirit of sharing
The winners of the 2021 Creative Partnerships Awards have been announced, featuring recipients who re-define what giving means.

2021 Creative Partnerships Awards

21.11.21
2021 Creative Partnerships Awards
Revealing the leaders, philanthropists and partners advancing Australia’s arts sector

Enough to Make Eyes Water - The Advertiser

11.10.21
Enough to Make Eyes Water - The Advertiser
Nathan Bazley and Josephine Linsenmeier inside The Ellipse. Picture: Roy VanDerVegt

World-first that's truly immersive – The Advertiser

11.10.21
World-first that's truly immersive – The Advertiser
Nathan Bazely and Josephine Linsenmeier experience Immersion. Picture: Roy VanDerVegt

Georgie Shepherd Interior Design for Aurora - Shortlisted for Best Restaurant Design

30.8.21
Georgie Shepherd Interior Design for Aurora - Shortlisted for Best Restaurant Design
Set on the ground floor of a 150-year-old former tobacco factory, Aurora blurs the line between restaurant, gallery, and performance space. Inspired by Aurora Australis and the colours of our vast Australian landscape, the interior fuses old and new by blending the layers of the site’s past.

Aurora "Future-proofing" for Covid-19 Restrictions - The Advertiser

19.8.21
Aurora "Future-proofing" for Covid-19 Restrictions - The Advertiser
As density limits continue to hinder the industry, new restaurants including Aurora in Light Adelaide and the relocated Soi 38 on Pirie St have designed venues to accomodate reduced patron numbers without sacrificing dining atmosphere.

d’Arenberg Cube’s former Head Chef finds a new mission at Aurora

19.5.21
d’Arenberg Cube’s former Head Chef finds a new mission at Aurora
Guilt-free dining used to be about free-range eggs and local produce but a new Adelaide precinct is shining a light on the oft-forgotten human side of the equation. “Why do we need to sell our souls?” asks Brendan Wessells, head chef of the new fine-dining experience, Aurora, on Light Square.

SA Weekend - Aurora

9.5.21
SA Weekend - Aurora
A restaurant with an altruistic mission shows responsible work practices and brilliant dining can be compatible, writes Simon Wilkinson.

The Australian Financial Review - Aurora

30.4.21
The Australian Financial Review - Aurora
A new not-for-profit arts precinct in Adelaide has attracted some serious hospitality talent. Will your food taste better if the chef is being nice to the kitchen team instead of nasty? “Yes,” says Brendan Wessels, former chef at d’Arenberg Cube in McLaren Vale

Green Room: Music at The Lab

31.3.21
Green Room: Music at The Lab
Light Square’s new performance space The Lab ­– part of the arts and hospitality hub Light ­– is launching a regular classical music series that begins tonight with a performance by Slava and Sharon Grigoryan.

SA Weekender at Light

14.3.21
SA Weekender at Light
Showcasing the best South Australian destinations, attractions and experiences.

Citymag Visits The Lab

24.2.21
Citymag Visits The Lab
As festival season descends upon Adelaide, Light has launched as a multi-faceted venue powered by world-leading technology and underwritten by an Adelaide-first business model.

Broadsheet visits Aurora

17.2.21
Broadsheet visits Aurora
Helmed by ex-d’Arenberg Cube chef Brendan Wessels, expect meats cooked on a custom-made braai, small plates influenced by Korean and Japanese cuisine, and a business model with social responsibility built in.

ABC at The Lab

16.2.21
ABC at The Lab
The middle of a pandemic might seem an odd time to inject $10 million into creating a new Adelaide arts hub, but for a couple who returned home as COVID-19 ran riot across the Western world, it makes perfect sense.

Broadsheet on Light

10.12.20
Broadsheet on Light
The $9 million project will transform a 150-year-old building on Light Square into a huge arts and food hub, including a restaurant helmed by ex-d’Arenberg Cube chef Brendon Wessels.