Free, No Booking Required


Fri 18 Mar
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat 19 Mar
11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Meet the artist
Sun 20 Mar
11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Open for public viewing
Sun 20 Mar
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Opening Event
Mon 21 Mar
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open for public viewing
Tue 22 Mar
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open for public viewing
Wed 23 Mar
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open for public viewing
Thu 24 Mar
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open for public viewing
Fri 25 Mar
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open for public viewing
Fri 25 Mar
7:00 pm – 12:00 am
Reflections Party
Sat 26 Mar
11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Meet the Artist
Sun 27 Mar
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Meet the Artist


Glowing Structures Gallery
541 Chapel St, 541 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia


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Reflections. Seven journeys of reparation.
Arthur Dimitrio
George Angelovski
Hedy Ritterman
Mourning Bright

Reflections Past Event

Presented by Ilan El

How do we navigate the path out of crisis? How do we make good on the issues of climate change, pandemic isolation, economic and educational disparity, and the generational and systemic abuse of our environment? By reflection, by diversity, and by surrounding a problem with different eyes, minds, and experiences, and allowing those reflections to come together in symbiotic and synergistic actions and resolutions.

Reflections brings together a group of creatives from various cultures, ages, social demographics, and widely differing artistic practises. It asks them to reflect on the problems humans face as a local, national and global community and how they can make good through the times they live as makers.

With the global community facing unprecedented multi-layered and far-reaching crises, this exhibition presents different perspectives to both the times in which we stand and the various approaches that one may take to move into the future while acknowledging, and where possible, correcting the errors of the past. By asking such a diverse group of creative people to reflect on how to address the theme of making good, the exhibition presents equally diverse and creative reactive pieces without preconceived notions on the resolution.



Glowing Structures is a passionate team of designers, creating bespoke lighting designs and installations for the built environment. A colourful 14 years since its inception, have provided the team with many exciting opportunities to contribute toward the success of many award-winning installations both locally and internationally.

Of the many facets of design the team are involved in, the creative lighting of art, form and sculpture is an area the team are extremely passionate about and relishing the opportunities the new gallery are providing.

The Glowing Structures gallery is a ‘celebration of light’, which we believe is the first of its kind in the world.

The gallery is a space in which local artists and designers can collaborate to use the tools of light to enhance and embellish both art and everyday pieces alike.

The space is to be used to explore ways in which the characteristics of form, texture and colour are enhanced, maximising the potential of each piece through the use of a bespoke lighting solution.

We welcome all creatives and visitors to experience the space and explore how lighting can be used to alter one’s perception of a space or piece. A gallery and space where trial and error are part of the journey, having fun and celebrating light and new discoveries!!


Multidisciplinary designer Ilan El was born in Israel, trained and practised as an architect before moving to Australia in 2005 to join RMIT’s Industrial Design Masters program. In 2010 he established ILANEL Design Studio, a product design practice located in Melbourne, specialising in the design and production of bespoke luminaires and large-scale light-based installations. Interested in the experiential quality of light and its potential for positive psychological and emotional effects, Ilan explores the colours of the visible spectrum to develop works with playful, interactive and automated elements.

His installations and work have been presented at Melbourne Design Week (MDW 17 – Departures, MDW 18 – Decoding Design, MDW 20 – Light + Life, MDW 21 – Wisdom of Objects); Globelight, Melbourne (2013 – 2016); and the National Gallery of Victoria’s 2019 Triennal. His large-scale commissions include an interactive lighting installation, ’39 Steps’ for the Justin Art House Museum, Melbourne (2019), a 13m long multi-tiered chandelier ‘Deco Grandeur’ for the Royal Bank Chambers, Melbourne (2015), as well as a variety of bespoke luminaires for high-end hotels and private residences across the globe.


Hedy Ritterman has academic achievements in psychology, design, photography and fine arts and has integrated these with her work/life experiences to carefully articulate her relationship to the world. Themes of love & loss, memory & memorialisation, rituals & identity underpin her projects. Her large scale, site-specific installations, using assemblage, soundscapes, photography and the architectural spaces themselves have been exhibited at Jewish Museum Australia, (2017), Museum of Australian Democracy, ( 2018)  local council and commercial galleries, public and domestic spaces. Hedy won the prestigious Human Justice Award in the 63rd Blake Prize in 2014, as well as being shortlisted in numerous other art prizes. Her works are part of the Cunningham Dax and Royal Melbourne Hospital collections as well as corporate and private collections in Australia and abroad.


As a designer, photographer and artist, George Angelovski is dedicated to the creative and to making. He was educated at the Swinburne University of Technology and Transart Institute for Creative Research (an academic partnership with the University of Plymouth). Selected exhibitions include the Martin Kantor Portrait Prize (2021), Fotonostrum (2021), Singapore Art Week (2021), Olive Cotton Award (2019), Fisher’s Ghost Art Award (2019), and Globelight – new art+light festival (2013, 2014) with honourable mentions in Julia Margaret Cameron Award (2020), San Francisco Bay International Photography Awards (2020) and International Photography Awards IPA (2020, 2018).


Yan is a multidisciplinary designer and artist based in regional Victoria. Informed by her observation of nature and of daily life. Yan creates sculptures with functionality and explores the intersection of art and design through her work. Yan has exhibited nationally and her work is found in both public and private collections.


Art from tragedy, beauty from death: In the Victorian tradition of Memento Mori and informed by her gothic aesthetic, Mourning Bright brings light to darkness challenging perceptions of death and grief by creating beautiful creations from what nature has discarded. Using only ethically sourced, non-native animals who died from accidental, natural, or environmental protection causes, no animal dies specifically for her work. Mourning Bright processes all bones herself, thus ensuring she knows the full provenance of every creature she works with. Each animal is offered a blessing of gratitude for the lived it and the life it now becomes, as oddities art.


Heather is a Melbourne-based interior designer and transdisciplinary creative. A self taught artist from an early age, she was inspired by the therapeutic beauty, resilience and spirituality of the natural world. Photography became a natural extension of her artistic expression. Inspired by colour composition and natural light (Chiaroscuro) and its ability to alter or affect the human experience, her work in black and white portrait photography for private clients, led to corporate print publication. Heather’s work has been exhibited in select Melbourne galleries, notably NGV (2013). Studying Interior Design at RMIT (2010-2014), her work was exhibited at RMIT Open Days, and requested for RMIT Student Archives. She continues to explore a variety of creative and design collaborations.


Arthur Dimitriou’s practice derives from the sounding natural and urban environments and is inspired by Brutalist architecture of the 1950s. The work draws a strong influence from his Greek heritage making links between antiquity and ruins with modernity, co-existing through the juxtaposition of contemporary materials to provoke subliminal forms. A focus on the minuscule details that are often overlooked or neglected over time, resulting in degradation, exposing the source and foundation of these grand monumental structures. Hence, this snapshot of the internal foundation is an inspiration for creating new and contemporary works. In isolation within the gallery space, devoid of interference, the work can be appreciated for its strength and its solitude, providing a glimpse into parallels of the tangible forms and the intangible references that bridge the past with the present. Primarily working with concrete, reinforced bar and industrial steel, these materials help to create the foundation of his work. Experimentation with both natural and human processes are intertwined to alter the concrete structures, referencing architectural forms in their degenerative state over time and place. His works invite an investigation into the dilapidated and the forgotten, creating a forum for discussion of the natural interplay of erosion and the inevitable breakdown of what is created by humankind.