by artist Stuart Langley

Stuart imagines public realm works which consider light, colour, neon, sculpture, digital and interactivity.

An ongoing interest in ideas of fantasy and utopia found in theme parks and coastal resorts drives him to realise work which captures our gaze to encourage free thinking and imagination. Since being awarded a commission for Lumiere Durham 2013 he has worked intensively to build a body of work which focuses on revealing magic in the mundane.


Inspired by the arrival of a flock (officially known as a kaleidoscope) of thousands of painted lady butterflies that stopped off on The Headland on 29 July 2019 during their annual migration, the installation captures the compelling visual magic of light and nature.

Kaleidoscope is a rework of a light installation originally commissioned for Nightfall 2019 by Stellar Projects.