Brick tunnel wall with blue and purple lights projected onto it. White writing is on the wall reading: We now invite you to take a walk down Sleep's Hill Tunnel no. 2. Please enjoy the immersive exhibition quietly & remain respectful of others. A woman is leaning against the rail looking at the projection
A vibrant and whimsical image of variously sized mushrooms in a fantasy-like setting. The largest mushroom dominates the scene with a glowing, striated underside in shades of yellow and orange, resembling the rays of the sun. Other mushrooms, in rich purples and pinks with polka dots, are scattered around it, creating a dreamy and surreal landscape. The background is a deep purple, enhancing the mushrooms' luminous quality. This scene seems to glow with an inner light, giving it an ethereal, other-worldly atmosphere.
A woman standing with her hands in her pockets looking up at a full wall mirror reflecting a room of mirrors and lights

Sleep's Hill Tunnel

Explore an amazing forgotten tunnel of Adelaide. This is an exclusive opportunity to see inside Sleep's Hill Tunnel.

Follow the tracks of the old Adelaide to Melbourne rail line to discover the immersive projections and explore the history of the tunnel from the steam train era to mushroom farm years with unique time-lapse footage and phenomenal installations. 

The installations in the tunnel will feature light and projection work from various artists including:

Stephen Axford – Planet Fungi

Renowned photographer and time-lapse videography, Stephen Axford, captivates audiences with his enchanting imagery of the fungal world. Known for his keen eye in capturing the beauty of fungi, Axford's time-lapse videos spotlight the intricate details of fungi – the birth and decay of their mushrooms and the growth of their mycelium networks. They provide a unique glimpse into the lives of these little understood organisms. His work boasts a kaleidoscope of colourful forest fungi species, showcasing the rich tapestry of fungal biodiversity. His artistic presentation elevates scientific documentation to a form of visual poetry. 

Glow in the Dark Mushroom World by SA artist Clare Guerin.

Infinite 
The penultimate zone is a tunnel of mirrors, projections, light and music - it creates an illusion of walking through a kaleidoscope of endless patterns ... this mesmerising installation is created by Novatech. 
 
Transcendent 
In the final zone of the exhibition, imagine you can catch the old steam train, travel out the tunnel and fly away over the valley looking out at euphoric views of trees and Adelaide in the distance. 
Created by Watchpost, SA. 
Filmed by Stephen de Villiers
Edited by Wilson Tran
Sound design by Fazz Farrel
Produced by Chloe Gardner
 

The World Beneath Our Feet was orginally commissioned by the Barbican for the Our Time on Earth Exhibition. Our time on Earth was conceived and curated by The Barbican with Guest Curator FranklinTill and Co-produced by Musée de la civilisation, Québec City, Canada.

Timelapse footage from Neil Bromhall is also featured https://www.youtube.com/@NeilBromhall1

Thank you to the History Trust of South Australia for use of images from the State Photographic Collection, Accession No. GN12252 and GN12250

IMPORTANT: 
Directions

Please carefully read the venue information provided by Adelaide Fringe on how to get to Sleeps hill Tunnel.
Please do not just rely on the Google Maps search of 'Sleeps Hill Tunnel' as there are a number of destinations in the Sleeps Hill area that it may take you to. 

Please ensure you're following directions to 4 Railway Terrace, Panorama, SA 5041, knowing you can refer to the parking map provided.
Parking Map

Fire Danger Ratings
If the Fire Danger Rating for the Adelaide Metropolitan area is extreme or above on the day of the event, these sessions will be cancelled. 

As the Fire Danger Ratings are published between 4:30-5:00 pm daily during the fire season, we will aim to notify you as soon as possible after these are published for the following day. 

CLICK HERE for a Fungi ID Chart.

Contains flashing lights which may not be suitable for people with photosensitive epilepsy or sensory sensitivities. The event is held in an enclosed, narrow, dark space. Discretion is advised to determine if the event is suitable for you.

Interactive • Installation
South Australia • Australian Premiere

Fri, 16 Feb - Sun, 17 Mar

Enjoy at your own leisure: takes approx 60 min

The Tunnels

$18 to $25

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