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Take a spin on a musical playground with HEXADECA

The public is encouraged to come and try the free HEXADECA Interactive Light & Sound Experience when it spins into Salisbury in the new year.

HEXADECA will be at the Salisbury Community Hub from January 16-29 after wowing audiences at WOMADelaide and Rundle Mall during 2022.

It features a whimsical installation of fibreglass seats which spin, light up and play sounds and was created by Adelaide-based studio Pulsing Art.

When all 16 seats are spun at once, an entire musical piece is played, transforming the structure from a playground to a work of art.

The music has been custom composed and recorded by eight Australian artists with the tracks ranging from electronic to beatboxing.

Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM said Salisbury prided itself on offering experiences which better connect our community while making art more accessible.

We are thrilled to host HEXADECA at the Salisbury Community Hub in what will be the first time it appears in an indoor setting.

I can’t wait to see people of all ages exploring this piece – whether that’s by playing with their grandchildren, sitting and relaxing, taking photos, or simply marvelling at the incredible creativity that is at the heart of this musical artwork.

Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM

Pulsing Art Founder Joren Dawson said he was incredibly excited to bring this STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, maths) exhibition to the Salisbury Community Hub.

The aim of the exhibition is to bring people together through the use of interactive play and I hope the people of Salisbury will enjoy the experience.

Joren Dawson, Pulsing Art Founder

HEXADECA will be available on the ground floor of the Salisbury Community Hub during opening hours (January 16-29).

A special ‘after dark’ session will be held on Thursday, January 19 between 7.30pm and 9.30pm, where the light-up experience can be enjoyed in all its glory.

Council will also host a number of related activities including ‘Make your own HEXADECA’ workshops and an opportunity to meet the artists behind the installation.

The HEXADECA Interactive Light & Sound Experience opening event will be held on Monday 16 January 2023 at 10am, with the public invited to attend. More information can be found here.