Light from Light is an international touring exhibition of contemporary art from Australia and China.

Between October 2010 – January 2012, the exhibition was on display at the State Library of Queensland, while a duplicate of the exhibition toured throughout China, visiting the Shanghai Library (3/11/2010—7/2/2011), National Library of China and National Art Museum of China (29/4/2011—30/6/2011), and Hangzhou Public Library (14/7/2011—18/9/2011).  Following the international tour, Light from Light – REPRISE a summary of the exhibition was held at MAAP SPACE (6/12/2012 – 22/2/2013)

Light from Light is designed specifically for library spaces. The exhibition features artworks themed around the idea and properties of light, as interpreted by Australian, Chinese and European artists. A collection of light-inspired and light-generating artworks are displayed throughout library collection spaces, reading rooms and public areas. Artworks include a large outdoor solar-powered sculpture, neon art objects, light-sculptures, sounds generated by the sun and illuminated texts. Light from Light artists are (from Australia) Archie Moore, Eugene Carchesio, Grant Stevens, David Haines & Joyce Hinterding, Janet Burchill & Jennifer McCamley, (from Europe) Josef Strau, (from China) Zhang Peili, Wang Peng, Pak Sheung Chuen, Lin Tianmiao and Wang Gongxin.

 Light from Light Catalogue Publication

The 128-page full-colour publication traces MAAP’s major exhibition Light from Light across 5 international venues. Featuring essays by Pauline Yao (curator M+ Museum of Visual Culture, HK) and Kim Machan (Light from Light curator), with foreword by Caroline Turner (Senior Research Fellow, ANU and co-founder of APT).

The catalogue was officially launched at MAAP SPACE by Lea Giles-Peters (State Library of Queensland, State Librarian, 2000-2011) on 6th December 2012. The exhibition Light from Light – REPRISE, held at MAAP SPACE, presents a number of Light from Light artworks amongst documentation from the two-year touring show.