The lights are off and everyone’s at home…
Kia ora koutou.
To all our friends, partners and the wider LUMA family.
For the last ten months the LUMA crew have been dreaming, planning, scheming and preparing for Queenstown’s award-winning arts and culture event, scheduled to land over Queen’s Birthday Weekend. More recently we’ve been crossing our fingers that LUMA20 would be able to defy the Covid-19 odds and bring a ray of bright, colourful light to the start of June.
It wasn’t to be.
The LUMA Light Festival Trust made the difficult decision to cancel for 2020 and focus our energy on looking after each other, our whanau, our businesses and the wider Queenstown Community. This will enable us to return brighter than ever in 2021.
This is a huge blow to our family of artists, partners, fellow instigators and funders. We would like to take this chance to sincerely thank everyone who has been a part of the LUMA story so far. This is the beginning of the next chapter and we aim to begin working on LUMA21 as soon as the time feels right for us and the wider community.
The government’s decision to impose restrictions on incoming visitors and more recently, to discourage large gatherings, is the right one and we fully support it. Every effort must be made to slow down the spread of the virus and give our health system a chance to minimise harm to all New Zealanders.
We are fortunate to live in a community which knows how to look after people and it’s our shared responsibility to care for one another and above all stay safe.
Ngā mihi nui
All the best from the LUMA crew, we’ll be in touch soon
If you have any further questions please email: connect@LUMA.nz