Stardust Particle


Tate: Presented by the artist in honour of Sir Nicholas Serota 2018

Artwork Light exhibition highlights On display

Stardust Particle is a hanging sculpture that changes appearance depending on the lighting conditions and position of the viewer. The panes of partially reflective filter glass catch the light and reflect the surroundings. The crystalline structure evokes the form of a greatly enlarged stardust particle – a remnant of an exploded star.

Learn more about Olafur Eliasson's artistic practice in this interview by Dezeen to celebrate the artist's retrospective at Tate Modern.

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Previously on display

13 November 2022

ACMI: Gallery 4



Olafur Eliasson

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Expanded Light


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Curatorial section

Light → Expanded Light


1700 x 1700 x 1700 mm

Object Types

3D Object



Stainless steel, glass, motor and spotlight

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