Carlton Library light boxes

Four lightboxes illuminated under the windows of Carlton Library. Behind the building is a gradient at dusk.
Image: Carlton Library Light Boxes featuring 'Screen / Time' by Savina Hopkins. Image by Savina Hopkins.

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

Oddkin by Stephanie Hicks is currently on exhibition at the Carlton Library Light Boxes until 25 September 2024.

Previous exhibitions

Previous commissions for the Carlton Library light boxes have included works by Genevieve Elliot, Honey Long, Prue Stent, Irene Finkelde, David-Ashley Kerr, Vivian Cooper Smith, Emma Anna, Mathilde Magnée, Narelle Cridland, Ralf Kempken, Kyoko Imazu, Jeremy Blincoe, Siri Hayes, Kirsten Lyttle, Jesse Boyd-Reid, Jessye Wdowin-McGregor, Steven Rhall, Pia Johnson, Rozalind Drummond, Savina Hopkins and Parminder Kaur Bhandal.