heliotrope, travelling exhibition

How does light affect us?

How do we feel the seasons?

What is our relationship with the sun?

What happens to us during the winter months when we see less of it?


Heliotrope was a 12 minute audio and light installation that took place in November 2012 at Glasgow's Botanic Gardens. It was accompanied by a limited edition booklet and a beautiful interactive website. It was created by a team of artists, designers and scientists, working together to explore the impact of light on human minds and bodies.


Architect and lighting designer: DO Architecture

Graphic designer: Stefanie Posavec

Programmer: Justin Quillinan 

Psychiatrists: John Eagles and Tom Brown 

Producer: Trigger (Suzy Glass)

Sound artist: Hanna Tuulikki 

Sound recordist: Daniel Padden 

Sound technician: Robert Macleod & Pete Dowling 

Stage fabricator: Joachim King (Re-form the Norm) 

Writer: Molly Naylor


22 to 25 November 2012

Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens