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Wellington Makes Light of Winter

Enigmatica, Kit Webster
Enigmatica, Kit Webster

Wellington Makes Light of Winter

WHAT: Wellington Lux-Mini Light Festival
Where: 4 locations along waterfront
When: 1-9 Sept, 6pm – 11pm
Who: Artists: Kit Webster (AUS), Squidsoup (UK), Storybox (NZ), Interrupt Collective (NZ)

Wellington City Council, Massey University’s College of Creative Arts and award winning design company Storybox have teamed up to light up Wellington’s dark nights in an exciting new venture.

During the international Digital Earth Summit, taking place this September in Wellington, locals and visitors alike will be treated to a walking trail of transformation along the waterfront from the lagoon to Te Papa.

Four stunning installations will grace the city, including Enigmatica, the internationally renowned installation by Australian artist Kit Webster.

Other installations include Wavelight, an interactive projection work by UK artist collective Squidsoup, and installations by local favourites Interrupt Collective of Performance Arcade fame, and the New Zealand premier of Storybox’s internationally exhibited Afterlight.

Chris Bennewith, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor of Massey University’s College of Creative Arts says, “There is a huge potential here for Wellington to develop a large-scale light festival that provides the city with a cutting edge, internationally recognized cultural tourism event and a platform to springboard national artists and designers working with digital media onto the international stage.”

The installations will be open and free to the public from 1 September – 9 September, from 6pm til 11pm. For locations, please see the festival website http://wellingtonlux.wordpress.com/. Information can also be found at http://digitalearth12.org.nz/ and http://www.wellington.govt.nz/services/events/.

Taking a stroll down the Waterfront this Winter will feel like you are walking at the speed of light…

ENDS

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