The latest installation at Carriageworks has turned the vast open space inside the historic building into a giant natural sun dial.

Every pane of glass of the Redfern building’s exterior has been covered in dichroic film by artist Rebecca Baumann. Called Radiant Flux,  it is part of Sydney Festival.

On the outside looking in: artist Rebecca Baumann was surprised how much the smoke affected her installation.

On the outside looking in: artist Rebecca Baumann was surprised how much the smoke affected her installation. Credit:James Alcock

The light changes depending on the time of day you visit, and whether it is sunny or cloudy, hazy or clear. The film reflects gold, green and blue light on the outside, while allowing yellow, magenta and blue tones to seep inside.

Inevitably, the bushfire crisis ravaging the state since November is having an impact. The softer light throws some different colours into the building’s interior, causing some stunning lighting.



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