fragile – from broken, through light, to hope.
Aly Indermuhle
Past Event


Presented by ILAN EL


Tue 23 May 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the artists
Thu 25 May 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Official opening
Sat 27 May 10:00am - 4:00pm
Meet the artists
Sun 28 May 10:00am - 4:00pm
Meet the artists


Glowing Structures Gallery, South Yarra
541 Chapel St, 541 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia


Accessible bathroom All gender bathroom Low sensory / relaxed Wheelchair accessible

FROM BROKEN, THROUGH LIGHT, TO HOPE.An immersive thought-provoking group show featuring works by Ilan El, Hedy Ritterman & Aly Indermühle.

Wars, social injustice, and natural catastrophes have sullied humanity and reshaped our planet. The political, social and cultural events change our perception of the world, manifesting in personal and global crises. Through recording, interpreting and imagining, the group presents evocative works that encourage reflection on one’s role within a fragile existence.Amidst imagery and sculptures of shattered glass objects, a battalion of hand-blown glass cannon vases fires beams of light casting a luminous floral cloud of hope, while a collection of intimate artist’s books guide the fragile world of subjective experience.

The installation invites reflection on the interplay between destruction and creation, fragility and resilience, and the power of art to inspire hope and transformation.




A multidisciplinary designer originally from Israel, Ilan trained and practised as an architect before relocating to Australia in 2005 to enrol in RMIT’s Industrial Design Masters program. In 2010, Ilan established ILANEL Design Studio, a product design practice specialising in designing and producing bespoke luminaires and large-scale light-based installations.

Interested in the experiential quality of light and its potential for positive psychological and emotional effects, Ilan explores the visible spectrum’s colours to create works with playful, interactive, and automated elements. Ilan’s installations and works have been showcased at Melbourne Design Week annually since 2017, Globelight 2013 to 2016, the National Gallery of Victoria’s 2020 Triennial, and a solo show Colours of Light at Linden Gallery in March 2022.

Some of Ilan’s notable large-scale commissions include an interactive lighting installation, ‘39 Steps’, at the Justin Art House Museum (JAHM), a 13-meter-long multi-tiered chandelier at Melbourne’s Royal Bank Chambers, and bespoke luminaires for high-end hotels and private residences worldwide. In recent years, Ilan has been exploring the use of coloured illumination to express Luminism in the present zeitgeist. His latest work challenges our perceptions of the world around us by saturating black and white photographs of familiar vistas with coloured illumination, stimulating emotional responses.



Hedy Ritterman has academic achievements in psychology, design, photography and fine arts and has integrated these with her work/life experiences to carefully articulate her relationship to the world. Themes of love & loss, memory & memorialisation, rituals & identity underpin her projects. Her large scale, site-specific installations, using assemblage, soundscapes, photography and the architectural spaces themselves have been exhibited at Jewish Museum Australia, VIC; Museum of Australian Democracy, ACT, local council and commercial galleries, public and domestic spaces.

Hedy has won the prestigious Human Justice Award in the 63rd Blake Prize, The Linden Postcard Prize and the CCP Kodak Still Life Award. Many other photographic works have been shortlisted for numerous prizes including the Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Prize (QLD), Olive Cotton Award (NSW), and National Photographic Purchase Award (NSW).

Hedy is co-founder of the not-for-profit art collective, The Contemporary Collective (TCC), that provides a platform for artists to critically engage with issues of cultural significance. She is also director of HedsPaceProjects, a production entity that facilitates art in alternative spaces.Her work is held in The Cunningham Dax Collection, Royal Melbourne Hospital Collection as well as numerous local and overseas corporate and private collections.



Artist Aly Indermühle is an artist whose practice encompasses the engagement of digital and physical spaces through color and light, exploring themes of emotion, memory, and experience. Her light installations have been displayed in prominent events such as VIVID Light 2016 -2018 and The Australian Open. In 2015, Aly received the Sculpture by the Sea Award at the National Art School, and has since been commissioned for projects both nationally and internationally. Her most recent installation was for TWT Property at New Life in Bondi Junction in 2020.

Aly’s career has spanned multiple disciplines, including 3D animation, artistic creation, sculpture, lighting, texturing, and theme park design. She created and operated the United States Air Force’s first fully functional Animation Studio and worked for MTV Productions Switzerland. Aly completed her Master of Fine Arts at the National Art School in Sydney, Australia, and currently serves as the Secretary of the Colour Society of Australia NSW.

You Might Like

Agony in Lines by Sunny Kim

The University of Melbourne and the Grainger Museum
18-27 May (6 sessions)

Numbulwar Pop-up Studio and Exhibition - A Collaboration Between Tait, Agency and Numbulwar Numburindi Arts

18-28 May (13 sessions)

Gloop: Exploring Urban Food Systems in 2049 (Part 1)

Presented by Futureology in collaboration with Swinburne University School of Design and Architecture and supporting partner BETA By STH BNK
25-10 Jun (5 sessions)

Designwork 07

18-20 May (3 sessions)