Ever wonder what your energy looks like when you move? Connect with your shadow to paint dreamlike patterns, dance in coloured liquid smoke and collaborate on real-time art with people around you. Let your aura make beautiful waves.
Glo Slo is an interactive whirly-burly feature, made with recycled items.
Look into the window and experience the illusion of an endless space. The reflections appear to get smaller and smaller as they fade into infinity.
This projected digital art takes us on a journey through time and space, travelling through different universes, all while keeping the heritage building as a constant, timeless feature.
Unreliable Artefacts invents fictional narratives in central cityscapes, to enhance and draw attention to otherwise unremarkable alleys and places.
A series of hypnotic abstractions – images, colours, light and glitches.
In a country filled with diverse languages, cultures and traditions, it’s important to remember that beneath our unique exteriors we are all fundamentally alike.
A cosmos of sparkling whitebait twinkle and dance above the waters of the Mahitahi. Special UV torches will help you discover the unique and varied species of Galaxiids.
Look around and see a dragon’s fire illuminating crystals suspended from the trees. Look at your companions to see them covered in sparkling rainbows!
A collaborative work where students were part of creating an artwork on a large scale. The work acknowledges the school's whakapapa, inspired by Te Iwa o Matariki.
Watch, Remember, Repeat! Did you play Simon in the 80s - that crazy electronic memory game with the four coloured lights and tones? Now you can play again on a grand scale!
These three chandeliers celebrate the work of women, pre-used materials that are destined for landfill, and the beauty and mystery of shadows created by projected light.
Stalactite takes a rarely seen, naturally occurring dark part of nature, and juxtaposes it with metals, plastics and LEDs for a modern take on this incredible natural structure.
Step into Nelson’s 19th century Trout Hatchery to see wondrous creatures floating from the ceiling. The glowing lanterns are show the development of trout ova into juvenile fish.
A series of works by current Art & Media Students, exploring the many qualities, aspects and effects of light.
Consider the dark side of light, as Scope illuminates the shadows and invites you to participate in our online questionnaire on the topic of lit-up nights.
Love’s vibrations can create energy that leads to transitions, transformation and moments of great change. Just like the whakataukii ‘Ko Hinemoa, ko ahau’, we must risk all for love.
Dot Matrix is 2500 illuminated switches where you can flick the switches to create words and lo-res graphics.
An interactive installation for all ages, where everyone can blow bubbles and be amazed at the display of light and colour. There’s also a wall of LCD monitors to capture the action.
Take a moment during the festival to enjoy our cosy space decorated with saris and lights. Enjoy the illuminated movement of dancing textiles and South Asian dance.
Imagine a magical winter wonderland, with little tents and sparkling lights, Colombian style snowballs, and Ojo de Dios, drawing on winter memories from around the world.
Nine students use video and animation to explore themes of home, patterns, equality, light, AI, glitches, horror, mindfulness and comfort food!
Vesak is one of Sri Lanka’s most spectacular festivals, commemorating the birth, enlightenment and passing of Buddha. This hand-built large-scale lantern showcases Sri Lankan culture.
A stunning light and sound instrument that encourages you to play with its glowing pixels as well as its interactive soundscape.
Chloe Loftus brings whimsical magic to Te Ramaroa once again with Firefly. Every night at 6pm, 7pm & 8pm. Each performance is just 6mins long.
A larger-than life vase, holding an abundant display of stylised flowers. The bright, vivid colours and neon designs radiate an electric kaleidoscope of untamed beauty.
Look up at the Cathedral’s belltower, where projections melds technology, architecture and imagination, bridging the gap between the tangible and the ethereal.
Try your hand at controlling lasers as they drift and float through the trees to live generated soundscapes. Get hands-on with the generator to create unique audio-visual explorations.
A group of students in the STEAM learning programme have used light and shadows to tell a story, capturing a moment in time projected onto the tent walls.
The Giggle Tree is a catalyst to plant the seed of amusement, to grow and spread laughter, to create a sense of unity and connection, and to cultivate a forest of light-hearted laughter.
An immersive art installation that transforms the entrance of the cathedral into a mesmerising display of animated imagery, taking inspiration from stained glass windows.
See our Cathedral in a whole new light when the interior is lit up with candles. This is the perfect place to have a little sit-down on your travels around Te Ramaroa.
Hyphae uses organic materials including wax and strands of hair. Over the five night, the pieces communicate and connect, making and decisions about where they will branch out.
An installation about home and the nuclear family – from sunrise, through the day's journey, to our welcome return at sunset.
See glass come to life in a series of glassblowing demonstations.
Be embraced in a sanctuary of sounds, voices and projections, carrying the stories of Matariki. Told by Te Ora Ha with art by Ashia Te Moananui, installed by Lee Woodman.
An immersive and interactive experience of sea creatures, light, shadow, and motion.
A projection-mapping and installation piece that takes you on a journey into a computerised transduction of the forest, rivers and oceans of Aotearoa/New Zealand.
The Suter is staying open until 8:30pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, with two exhibitions that feature light.
Every night a different line-up, from blues and rock n roll, to Bollywood dance groups and a Vanuatu group ensemble - Nelson sure has the goods when it comes to talent!
Looking at light installations can build up a real hunger, and so we have some fantastic options for you to refuel, and get back out there.