LUX Light Festival 2017

From 12 May 2017 6:00 PM
To 21 May 2017 11:00 PM
Wellington waterfront and laneways

The capital will be shining bright after dark with an explosion of light, colour and sound during LUX Light Festival. 6pm -11pm nightly, 12 - 21 May 2017.

Massey University is not only the birthplace of LUX but is truly the backbone of its success. Having started as a symposium and indoor exhibition at the College of Creative Arts in 2011, LUX was given a foundation grounded in excellence and cutting edge design and technology.

Since then, Massey and LUX have travelled this journey together. LUX is valued as a teaching experience for students who participate as artists, interns and volunteers, and a research opportunity for academic staff. With LUX’s growing reputation as a world class light festival, it has become a platform and jumping off point for Massey students and staff to present their work internationally.

The spectacular and captivating celebration of light, art, technology and design will transform Wellington’s waterfront, laneways and public spaces into five themed precincts that offer unique and immersive experiences to festival goers.

Unique on the world stage will be the new Te Aō Marama precinct featuring a programme of New Zealand’s leading contemporary Māori light artists and performers.

The Playground and Circus precincts will delight the child in everyone, while a feast of street art and fine art will highlight the Urban Edge and The Galleries precincts.

As the gateway to winter, LUX invites audiences to bundle up and bask in the glow of Wellington. Check our website for more about the exhibiting artists, a number of whom are Massey staff and students:


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