LUMA Southern Light Project

LUMA is an award-winning light festival based in Queenstown. LUMA takes place on Queens Birthday Weekend with four evenings of illuminated art, light sculptures and entertainment. LUMA is about connecting people, illuminating spaces, bringing both local and national artists and businesses together.

LUMA Southern Light Project had it’s pilot in 2015 exhibiting 4 light sculptures, LUMA 2016 exhibited 17 installations and was enjoyed by over 10,000 visitors. LUMA 2017 attracted more then 35,000 and exhibited 26 light installations and 13 sculptures. LUMA has become one of Queenstown’s most exciting events of the year.

LUMA Southern Light Project, and the LUMA Light Festival Trust are supported by local government event funding and sponsors from all over Queenstown and Otago. LUMA is not a commercial event, it is a community event which local people can be proud being part of. LUMA works closely with SILO, it’s event management team to bring the event to Queenstown each year. 2017 had over 100 volunteers giving time and energy to LUMA.

LUMA brings together an exceptional group of local technical people from marketing and sales, event production, videography, photography, web, print, signage specialists to name just a few.

The LUMA team

Luke has worked as a design professional in Queenstown since 2000 and is a keen supporter of local artistic endeavors. Luke has a strong background in environmental design and architecture, project management and technical production.

Tim is a graphic designer and brand developer based in Queenstown. Owner of design agency Fluid, local culture magazine The Source and small art and creative space The Front Room, Tim has a passion for creativity and innovation.

Simon has been involved with video, photography and music professionally since 1995. Simon brings with him extensive experience in photo and video, home automation, music and music production and a huge passion for visual arts.

Dan hails from the North Island, with a background in the New Zealand music Industry, events and graphic design, which found him touring the world with underground house music label LoveFunk Records and currently the Sales and Content Manager for Queenstown.com

Duncan, Winemaker for Mount Edward Wines in Gibbston Valley,  is an experienced event manager and lover of all things creative. He is also the chair elect for the LUMA Light Festival Trust.

JEN MIDDLETON (Development) – Jen has a passion for helping bring creativity, new ideas and the imagination sparkle back into the community. With a background in Business Development in the tourism industry, Product & Marketing Management in the Tech space and original training in Graphic Design, Media and Events. Contact: development@luma.nz

SOUTHERN PR (Public Relations Manager) – Founded in 1996 by former London journalist Fiona Woodham, Southern PR is a Queenstown-based full-service public relations and communications consultancy. Contact: 03 451 0444

LAST FIASCO RUN (Social Media) – Pops has been working in marketing for the past seven years. Originally from England, with a passion for travel, she has worked all over the world, honing her skills in social media, videography and photography, before finally settling in Queenstown.

JONNY JAMES (Capture) – Jonny is a Queenstown media producer from local production house Storyworks. Jonny has been producing media content with LUMA since its inception and brings his drive, energy and creative storytelling skills to lead the LUMA Capture team. Jonny inspires our media volunteers to collaborate and practice new skills for self-development and use the LUMA platform as a stepping stone for those eager to contribute more to the Queenstown creative community. Contact: jonny@storyworks.co.nz

LEIGH JEFFERY (Volunteers) – Leigh grew up in these parts and has a background in marketing, brand development and project management. She is a previous event director for the Queenstown Winter Festival and her love for the area and the people it attracts sees her raising a family here and currently working as a freelance photographer. Contact: lumateers@luma.nz