Waterfront light festival begins with murals by pirates’ street collective

Press Release – Wellington Lux Festival
The Wellington Lux Light Festival kicks off with a bang on Saturday when street art collective, The Pirates paint murals on Storybox’s After Light installation in Odlin Plaza from 1pm.

See the container walls come to life during the day, and light up at night when the installation is powered up at 6pm.

Other installations include Acute Self by Interrupt Collective at Michael Fowler Centre, Enigmatica by Kit Webster (above) on the Lagoon Lawn and Wave Light by Squid Soup outside Te Papa. Wave Light and Acute Self are both interactive.

The festival runs from Saturday 1 September to Sunday 9 September 6pm -11pm nightly and is sponsored by Massey University, Wellington City Council and Storybox.

News from Wellington Lux – August 21
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 which will include an installation (top photo) by Kit Webster.

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 .

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…


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