Carlton Library light boxes


Narelle Cridland, Cordons (2016-17) at Carlton Library. Photography by J Forsyth. 

Carlton Library (667 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North) is an important facility in our community.

The public art light boxes are located on the exterior wall of the library on Newry Street, near the corner of Rathdowne Street.

The light boxes enhances the library’s profile and the surrounding streetscape. The light boxes makes contemporary art part of everyday life in Yarra.

Expression of Interest

Exhibitions at this site are a series of four images and are programmed for six months. Each year we ask for expressions of interest for artists to exhibit in the light boxes.

We pay successful applicants a fee to help with development and presentation costs. 

We encourage artists who are interested in exhibiting to visit our Opportunities page.

Light Box Dimensions

  • Each box is landscape format and measures 931mm (height) x 1,279mm (wide);
  • The material size of the print will be produced at 841mm (h) x 1,189mm (w); and
  • The image/visual will measure 821mm (h) x 1,169mm (w).

Current exhibition

Pia Johnson's I said goodbye to each room, as if saying goodbye to you is now showing in the light boxes until 21 September 2021.

Previous exhibitions

Previous commissions for the Carlton Library light boxes have included works by Irene Finkelde, David-Ashley Kerr, Vivian Cooper Smith, Emma Anna, Mathilde Magnée, Narelle Cridland, Ralf Kempken, Kyoko Imazu, Jeremy Blincoe, Siri Hayes, Kirsten Lyttle and Jesse Boyd-Reid.