BIG CITY LIGHTS* is a festival that takes place at night, in and amongst the streets, buildings and venues of the Southport CBD.
The majority of the works within the festival are primarily visually based and can be viewed from the street or within laneways. While some of these works may have auditory (sound/music) elements, the majority of works are accessible to patrons who are D/deaf or hard of hearing.
Each work will be accompanied by a written artist statement that can be accessed via QR code at the event. This can be provided in large print or an alternative format if requested by contacting the BIG CITY LIGHTS* team via email or phone on the contact details listed on this page.
Visual works will be shown across all four nights of the festival, for the entire duration of the evening (6pm – 10pm). Patrons are encouraged to explore the activated areas of Southport at their own pace and leisur
As many of these works are still being developed, specific access information is not currently available, but will be updated closer to the event.
The festival will also include several live performances, the majority of which are centred around live or electronic music.
Distance covered: A full exploration of the festival footprint would require traversing several hundred metres and different types of terrain – mainly bitchimen, concrete and various footpath surfaces. To travel between areas of the festival, audience members may need to cross roadways (there are pedestrian crossings/traffic lights). Parts of Southport have small to medium inclines.
Live performance venues may have individual access specifications and these are listed in their incisional s sections on this page.