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

30.8.21
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
A restaurant with an altruistic mission shows responsible work practices and brilliant dining can be compatible, writes Simon Wilkinson.
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
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
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
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.
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
Showcasing the best South Australian destinations, attractions and experiences.
Showcasing the best South Australian destinations, attractions and experiences.

Citymag Visits The Lab

24.2.21
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.