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Lighting Installation and Projections

In a first, Maitland Taste Deconstructed will trade into the night!

The evening program will see the City come to life with vibrant, interactive lighting sculptures and projections located throughout The Levee, Central Maitland.

Come and see giant illuminated mushrooms by Sydney based creatives Amigo Amigo and walls of The Riverlink bathed in light by Sydney projectionist Illuminart.

Kids can immerse themselves in the illuminated Butterfly Dome by Newcastle sensory artist and designer Bliss Cavanagh.

As you wander be sure to grab a bite to eat from the local restaurants and food trucks peppered throughout The Levee whilst you take in the sounds of live music from talented local musicians.

The lighting sculptures and projections will operate Friday 7 and Saturday 8 May from 5.00pm – 10.00pm.

Amigo & Amigo

In many cultures Mushrooms are considered as a symbol of luck, to find a mushroom means that good luck is at hand. 

Amigo & Amigo have created this immersive artwork that encourages our social nature whilst contrasting with the grey urban environment.

We love hijacking public spaces, embedding them with colour , nature and play. 

Amigo & Amigo decided to use bold contrasting colours, to create a work that not only engaged and illuminated at night but also being a colourful spectacle during the day.


Butterfly Garden

At Taste Deconstructed families can walk through and explore the Butterfly Garden during the day and by night see it in a different light illuminated for all to enjoy.    

Sensory artist and designer Dr Bliss Cavanagh is an expert in the design of sensory spaces backed by evidence-based research. Sensory rooms can be used to facilitate relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety, assist emotion regulation and promote greater wellbeing in a range of settings.

This dome will be close by to the Taste kids activities where on Saturdays kids can enjoy making bags with the Girl Guides and on Sunday seedling workshops from 10.30am – 12.30pm with Farmer Jesse.

The butterfly dome will be there for all families to enjoy from:

Friday: 5.00pm – 10.00pm

Saturday: 10.00am – 10.00pm

Sunday: 10.00am – 3.00pm


Illuminart has grown from the passion and inspiration of collaborating artists, innovators and technologists. They create spectacular illuminated productions, and have a wonderful audience who participate and attend their productions and events.

Illuminart was established in 2007 and is best known for their Architectural Storytelling form of projection art, combining large scale mapped projection onto architecture with animated audiovisual narratives.
Their projection art has featured at creative events and festivals, museums and cultural precincts around Australia.

At Maitland Taste Deconstructed you can catch illumarts projections lighting up The Riverlink and Mezze beats from 500pm – 10.00pm both Friday and Saturday night.