Project8 Gallery

Project8 is a contemporary art space in Melbourne’s CBD

Project Details

Lighting Partner: Lighting & Electrical Distributors

Client: Project8 Gallery

Photographer: Lucy Foster

Project8 is a contemporary art space in Melbourne’s CBD. The gallery is committed to the promotion and development of discursive exchange. Particularly the collaboration and partnerships between Australian and international artists from around the world, along with researchers and communities actively engaging with contemporary art.

The gallery is located on the 2nd level of the historic 417 Collins Street, surrounded by an abundance of notable architectural and cultural sights. The space was completely converted to a brand-new gallery. As a result, it required a complete overhaul of the lighting to accommodate a fluid and contemporary gallery space.

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The luminaires used for Project8 Gallery

The gallery required a flexible, modern, and refined lighting approach to accommodate the changing exhibitions. This at any time could consist of immersive videos and installations, collections of paintings, photographs, scholarly texts, original musical works, or sculptures. After providing their services to the client for a gallery in South Yarra, Lighting & Electrical Distributors were again engaged to develop a lighting solution to suit the specific requirements for Project8 Gallery.

The Luxient 66 & 90 Trackspots were put forward by Lighting & Electrical Distributors. This is due to the quick turnaround time and the luminaire’s flexibility to change optics, outputs and add accessories as required.

It was a pivotal condition in the design brief that the gallery had control over the lighting at all times. It was for this reason that the clients opted for a Casambi control system. In addition, both the smaller Luxient 66 Trackspot and the larger Luxient 90 trackspot were used. This is due to the mixed ceiling heights throughout the space. Depending on the ceiling heights, the track system was either surface mounted or suspended.

Controlling the system

The Casambi control system enabled complete control over every single luminaire. At the touch of a button, each luminaire can be dimmed or switched off completely to enhance the experience for guests of the gallery. The ability to set custom scenes for the changing works on display was also a driving factor for the use of a Casambi system. The ease of use allows the gallery curator to design and set the scenes in line with their vision for each exhibition allowing for a harmonious experience.

The client was able to further enhance the lighting solution by choosing a collection of snoots and honeycomb louvres. These can be fitted to the luminaires at any stage. Therefore enabling even more lighting control for the changing exhibitions into the future.

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Products used for Project8 Gallery

Luxient Trackspot 90 | Lens diagram


Luxient Trackspot 90 | Lens diagram


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