Portfolio > LIGHT PIECES + INSTALLATION

light installation
synthetic polymer, canvas, fluorescent lightboxes
220cm x 200cm x 40cm (dimensions variable)
2013
light installation
synthetic polymer, canvas, fluorescent lightboxes
220cm x 200cm x 40cm (dimensions variable)
2013
In Too Deep at Sunset (back lights)
synthetic polymer, canvas, fluorescent lightboxes
2013
In Too Deep at Sunset (detail)
Acrylic on canvas, wood and fluorescent lights
2220cm x 179cm x 40cm
2013
In Too Deep at Sunset (front light only)
synthetic polymer, canvas, fluorescent lightboxes
200cm x 280cm
2013
In Case of Fire....
synthetic polymer on canvas, fluorescent light
220 x 198 x 40 cm
2012
In Case of Fire....
(with front lighting)
synthetic polymer on canvas, fluorescent light
220 x 198 x 40 cm
2012
julie hylands light installation
synthetic polymer on canvas, fluorescent light
2012
Into the Blue Green
synthetic polymer on canvas, fluorescent light
173 x 198 x 40 cm
2012
Into the Blue Green
(detail)
synthetic polymer on canvas, fluorescent light
220 x 198 x 40 cm
2009
Pink Reflection
synthetic polymer on canvas, fluorescent light
190 x 200 x 40 cm
2005
Water Rays
synthetic polymer on canvas, fluorescent light
220 x 198 x 40 cm
2009
Water Rays (front lighting on)
synthetic polymer on canvas
220 x 198 x 40 cm
2009
Maroon Magic
synthetic polymer on canvas, fluorescent light
220 x 198 x 40 cm
2005
Maroon Magic
(detail)
synthetic polymer on canvas, fluorescent light
220 x 198 x 40 cm
2005
Ballygin Dreaming
(with front lighting)
synthetic polymer on canvas, fluorescent light
190 x 160 x 40
2004
Ballygin Dreaming
(detail)
synthetic polymer on canvas, fluorescent light
190 x 160 x 40
2004
Light installation julie hylands
synthetic polymer on canvas, fluorescent light
220 x 198 x 40 cm
2009
Turquoise Rain 
(detail)
synthetic polymer on canvas, fluorescent light
220 x 198 x 40 cm
2009
Sponge Column 3
(back light on)
sea sponge + fluorescent light boxes
122 x 86 x 15 cm
2004
Sponge Column 3
(outer back lights on)
sea sponge + fluorescent light boxes
122 x 86 x 15 cm
2004
Sponge Column 3
(inner back light on)
sea sponge + fluorescent light boxes
122 x 86 x 15 cm
2004
Butter Blobs
synthetic polymer, paper, light boxes x 2
240 x 28 x 15 cm
2006
Butter Blobs
(detail)
synthetic polymer, paper, light boxes x 2
240 x 28 x 15 cm
2005
Butter Blobs 
(detail)
synthetic polymer, paper, light boxes x 2
240 x 28 x 15 cm
2005
Earth Box
synthetic polymer, oil paint, wax, paper, light box
112 x 28 x 15 cm
2005
Earth Box (detail)
synthetic polymer, oil paint, wax, paper, light box
112 x 28 x 15 cm
2005
Earth Box (detail)
synthetic polymer, oil paint, wax, paper, light box
112 x 28 x 15 cm
2005
Weed Paint
synthetic polymer on paper, seaweed, lightbox
112 x 28 x 15 cm
2004
julie hylands installation
synthetic polymer, canvas, theatrical timed lights
Installation - 190 x 500 cm (canvas only)
2003
julie hylands installation
synthetic polymer on canvas, fluorescent light
Installation - 190 x 500 cm (canvas only)
2003
julie hylands installation
synthetic polymer on canvas, fluorescent light
Installation - 190 x 500 cm (canvas only)
2003
julie hylands light installation
synthetic polymer on canvas, fluorescent light
installation - 190 x 220 (canvas only)
2003
julie hylands light installation
mixed media including metal tray, sea water + lightboxes
Installation - approx 122 x 100 x 150
2003
julie hylands light installation
synthetic polymer, latex, light boxes, canvas, steel tray, seawater.
Installation - approx 122 x 100 x 150
2003
julie hylands installation
synthetic polymer, oil paint, wax, light box
variable
2004
Sparky
acrylic ground, ink, canvas, fluorescent light
165 x 198 x 40
2002

The use of light and darkness within Hylands’ practice has manifested in many installations. She has long experimented with light as a medium creating luminous and mesmerising pieces that often appear to float within the space.

Central to creating her painted light installations is the actual layering of colours and the surface manipulation when applying these layers. When light is thrown into the equation, all is revealed.

The light pieces are generally large scale inviting an immersive experience for the viewer. They are often shown in darkened rooms which by nature changes the way the viewer reacts to a space encouraging convergence toward the light and at the same time slight apprehension and introspection.