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Light, Sound, Artwork!

Light, Sound, Artwork!

2 July 2023  |  12:30PM  |  Salamanca Arts Centre: Founders Room + MONA

Perception of colour through sound

“Turrell harnesses the numinous potential of light and space; kind of like what God would do if he decided to build a gazebo.” – MONA

Join Sarah Penicka-Smith as she leads you through a structured improvisation based around your perception of colour, before heading to MONA to sing under ‘Amarna’ for its dusk cycle. No experience necessary – resources will be provided ahead of the workshop so that you can fully immerse yourself in this unique and thought-provoking experience.

Workshop Fee

General Admission – $95

Includes a bus transfer to and from MONA

*A Booking Fee of $3.00 applies, plus a 2.2% Basket Fee which will be calculated at check-out.


5hr 40min


Participants who are colour vision deficient or visually impaired are very welcome; this workshop is about expressing individual perception, so we’ll work with you to translate whatever you perceive into sound.


VENUE: Salamanca Arts Centre: The Founders Room

Getting to the venue 

  • The Founders Room is on Level 3, 77 Salamanca Pl, Battery Point TAS 7004 
  • accessible parking spaces are available outside ‘The Den’ on Salamanca Place. More accessible parks are located on Salamanca Place in a sectioned-off parking lot opposite the restaurant strip. 


Guide Dog / Registered Assistance Animals welcome 

Wheelchair Accessibility

  • The Founders Room is accessible on Level 3 via the lift located in the Salamanca Arts Centre Courtyard. 
  • A ramp is present to provide access up 2 existing steps at the entrance to the Founders Room. 
  • Accessible bathrooms are available on every level of the Salamanca Arts Centre.


Mona is located at 655 Main Rd, Berriedale TAS 7011. The best way to get there is via ferry which departs Hobart from Brooke Street Pier.
The lower deck of the ferry is accessible for mobility aids and prams, and includes a bar and accessible toilet.
If driving to Mona, accessible parking spots are located in the main car park, approximately 320m from the museum entrance. Go to the top of the driveway, turn left and look for the signs. Then head up past the lawns towards the museum. Alternatively, get dropped off at the bus stop at the top of the drive, approximately 200m from the museum entrance. Please see entryway to this car park here.
Amarna is wheelchair accessible through Charles Ross’ Spectrum Chamber. There is a slight incline, and the two doors to the Spectrum Chamber can sometimes be closed (but not locked), depending on the weather.


Guide Dog  / Registered Assistance Animals welcome 

Wheelchair Accessible

  • Mona is mostly wheelchair accessible. Supporting staff can be arranged for tours.
  • Accessible toilets are located across the venue

Sarah Penicka-Smith

Versatile, perceptive, and a passionate advocate for music as a force for change, Sarah Penicka-Smith is a Western Sydney conductor with a socially-engaged arts practice, dedicated to giving a platform to artists whose voices are missing from the mainstage. Her positions include Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of River City Voices, and Associate Conductor for Willoughby Symphony. With her wife Melanie, she runs Pacific Pride Choir and the Lifehouse Volunteer Orchestra, and is developing an opera about soprano Yasmin Arkinstall, who lives with OCD.

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