2017 - LUMA ART WALK
Local artists and contributors from around New Zealand have been selected to present their sculptures as part of LUMA Art Walk 2017.
For more information or to purchase a piece, please email us: artwalk@LUMA.nz
Or call Andie King on 021 539 520
Check out all the sculptures on our Art Walk page.
This selection of works has been curated by Andie King, supported by Queenstown Arts Centre and has been made possible with support from Lakes District Arts and Culture Trust .
2017 - BURROW
Angus Muir Design
Burrow is the entrance tunnel to Queenstown Gardens. Made up of twenty five curved aluminium light hoops leading the way and providing shelter from the darkness.
Horne Creek provides a threshold into an illuminated world of art and sculpture.
Cross the bridge and explore our magical garden.
Inspired by Angus Muir Design's light installation in Wellington Cable Car Tunnel (Image shown)
Angus Muir Design
Burrow is presented by Remarkables Park Town Centre
2017 - ASTRAL FERN
Projection mapping onto Paul Dibble’s cast bronze ‘Fern’.
Astral Fern is returning to LUMA 2017. The iconic Queenstown sculpture will be lit up and transformed with magical light-mapped projection taking viewers on a visual and aural journey.
Astral Fern is presented by Accor Hotels
2017 - TREE OF LIGHT
Angus Muir Design
Tree of Light is a bespoke installation using 300 digital coconuts, each one individually addressable, working together to bring new life to a long time resident of the Gardens.
These guardians of our inherited landscape span the generations and have provided a sense of permanence in our radically changing community. Their presence encourages us to consider our responsibility to conserve and protect our natural surroundings.
The growth and development of LUMA has been made possible through a valued partnership with Queenstown Lakes District Council.
Angus Muir Design
Tree of Light is presented by Queenstown Lakes District Council
2017 - TIME TRAVELER
Mapping Monday, SILO and Friends of the Gardens
Time Traveler is a collaborative piece celebrating 150 years of the Queenstown Gardens.
Six projection screens will wrap around the iconic band rotunda displaying a choreographed sequence of short looping video, still and timelapse photography, text and animations depicting it's historic beginnings, the tales and larger then life characters and importance of this space in the development of Queenstown.
Time Traveler is presented by Friends of the Wakatipu Gardens and Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery
2017 - OUR PATCH
Queenstown Primary Pupils and SILO
Our Patch is a magnificent and magical garden created by 150 students from Remarkables and Queenstown Primary Schools in conjunction with SILO (South Island Light Orchestra) and WHS technology teacher Rebecca Lund. After drawing inspiration via classes on the natural world, students were then let loose to design, and create their own individual flower designs, using tracing paper, glue, and acetate. We hope you gain a little personal inspiration from the work and enjoy viewing it as much as we did creating it for LUMA 2017.
Out Patch is presented by Community Trust of Southland
2017 - SKIPPING STONE
We experience a childish delight when we get a stone to skip three, four, maybe five times across the water. We secretly hope that someone else witnessed it. It is a special pleasure, similar to that of seeing a shooting star, or catching out of the corner of one’s eye, a single autumn leaf waltzing to the ground. Skipping Stone plays with the idea of capturing an instant in time, freezing and making permanent what is ephemeral. In this case, an unseen thrower has cast a perfect shiny pebble across the surface of the lake, leaving a silvery trail of concentric ripples.
Illumination by Simon Holden
Skipping Stone is illuminated by EL wire, and controlled by an Arduino 7 relays for each of the hops.
Skipping Stone is presented by Nomads Queenstown
2017 - A STONE'S THROW
Over the pond in the centre of the Queenstown Gardens lies a small picturesque stone arch bridge. Using the bridge as a backdrop, Mapping Monday has created a textural experience that will be bought to life through projection.
A Stone's Throw is presented by Mt Difficulty
2017 - MOUNTAIN OF LIGHT
Angus Muir Design
Towering to a height of 4 meters, Mountain of Light is a monolithic installation, brought to life by a dramatic repertoire of lighting effects that begin with subtle changes in colour and culminate in a simulated eruption of shooting flames and molten lava.
The installation is constructed from a series of modular extruded columns that are assembled into the abstract shape of a volcanic mountain. The mountain is designed to be viewed and approached from all sides, offering a full 360-degree experience.
Each column is packed with computerised graphics that can be controlled by visitors to create effects of superb accuracy and realism. The entire mountain is controllable, so participants can direct colour patterns to run from one side, across, around, down and up the mountain. Surround sound installed within the structure adds drama to the atmosphere.
Angus Muir Design
Mountain of Light is presented by Staysouth Queenstown
2017 - BEACON
Beacon is an interactive light installation which is about to be exhibited at Wellington LUX and will be re-invented site-specific to LUMA17.
“Through hand gestures alone you are given control to find the most pleasing colour harmonies according to you”. Tom Lynch, Tom Tom Productions.
Beacon is presented by Queenstown Airport
2017 - LUMANITE GROTTO
2017 - SWEEP
AJDC (Alexandra Heaney and Julia Heaney)
Created for Vivid Sydney 2016, Sweep slowly moves with the breeze. When viewed from a distance this work provides the illusion of suspended light rods bobbing softly and gracefully from side to side, like a school of fish in a deep current; however, when viewed up close the effect is very different. The installation comprises of a hundred acrylic tubes, standing four meters tall.
Sweep is presented by Mainfreight
2017 - EXTRUDE
Angus Muir Design
Extrude is an extremely tall and imposing lighting installation designed to be viewed both at a distance and up close. From far away, the 16 translucent posts – each standing 10 metres high – form a tower with a commanding presence that acts as a beacon for the area.
Up close and inside the installation, the effect is more intimidating: the artist has deliberately made it look slightly precarious and its sheer scale and height makes all around it appear less significant. This work is designed to make people question the way it comes together: “It looks slightly precarious – is it safe?” or “How is that small base supporting those tall towers?” Each post is illuminated on all sides and constructed from fibre-reinforced plastic. They respond gently to the wind, sweeping from side to side but never touching.
Angus Muir Design
Extrude is presented by Destination Queenstown
2017 - Ladder of Life
Simon Holden (SILO)
Ladder of Life is an 9m high double helix sculpture made of aluminum, acrylic and thousands of controlled light pixel fully mapped and interactive. The inspiration for this sculpture has come from the helical structure of DNA, "the ladder of life". The piece explores visually the flow information and vast complexity together with the simplicity of it's design.
Sound Design by Peak Recordings Peak Recordings Ladder of Life is presented by Accessman
2017 - FORMS
Nikki Wilson + Creature
This work is a reflection on how object and landscape add up to a collective visual record. An examination of how the sometimes gentle, sometimes rough moments when these two meet, affect our experience of place. In this installation we refer to the concept of Mauri, which is a belief in the flow of Mana from object or material to person. Through observing and interacting with a fictitious assembly of materials, structure, nature and bodily form, we consider our sensual and visceral experience of this place - on the edge of the world, and the Mana of our identity.
Sound design by Previn Nidu
Music 'Magma’ by 'Arli' from the album Allegra by Marigold Music
Nikki and Creature would like to thank the organisers of Luma, The Mapping Mondays and Holly & Josh Wallace for their assistance in bringing this piece to life.
Forms is presented by SKYCITY Queenstown Casino
2017 - TRANSPARENCE
Dear Deer is the collective musical and artistic mustering of Joe Cowie and Scott Kennedy. Melding pseudo-psychodelic ambient musings into a post-rock wall of sound. Dripping with effects laden riffs, melody driven drum beats and improvisational surprises. Quiet, loud, unpredictable, anthemic, cathartic, pointless, poignant. Paired with bespoke video, light and visual immersion Dear Deer crafts an all encompassing emotive artistic experience.
For 2017 Dear Deer has created an entirely new experience - ‘Transparence’. A cube that is at once reflective, transparent, a cage and a portal to a different time a different place. Within the cube - music, performance, light, live, life…
Transparence is presented by Certified Scaffolding with support from Central Lakes Arts Support Scheme
2017 - LUMA LOUNGE
The World Bar, SILO and TomTom Productions
The rose garden will be transformed into a playful environment with hospitality, live DJ's and VJ's throughout the long weekend. Come and enjoy some delicious food, refreshing beverages, get warm and have a boogie.
The LUMA Lounge is presented by The World Bar
2017 - EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE
Daniel K. Brown and Mark K. Johnson
In Edge of the Universe, letters of the alphabet cascade like a waterfall between two trees in Queenstown Park. As the falling letters gain in intensity and momentum, they spell out selected lines from six poems by New Zealand writers, before disappearing into a shallow reflecting pool below. As the letters hit the water, they create a reflected cacophony of illumination. The first letter to fall is a capital N; as it slowly rotates it becomes a Z, then N and Z once more - New Zealand - before fading away at the bottom. The work begins and ends with: “I live at the edge of the universe like everybody else”, from a poem by Bill Manhire. The music is derived from the structural characteristics of the six poems, and the six movements of the soundscape represent the atmospheres they evoke.
Texts are taken from poems by NZ authors: Bill Manhire, Patricia Grace, Lauris Edmond, Alistair Te Ariki Campbell, Marilyn Duckworth, and Patrick Lawlor.
Mark K Johnson
Edge of the Universe is presented by Fluid Queenstown
2017 - EMPATHEIA
Step outside your comfort zone, or perhaps step into it and interact with empatheia. Please keep in mind at all times that it's not just about you, there are others to consider, always. And remember, if you want to find the secrets of empatheia, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.
Empatheia is presented by TomTom Productions
2017 - INTO THE UNDERSCORE
Into the Underscore was designed by Anita Dykes from ECC using iGuzzini Underscore in/out product. Working in collaboration with Michael Warwick from Maw Design, Mike Ainsworth and Dorian Minty with support from Ullrich Aluminium and The Tag Agency. A series of concentric circles dropping into space drawing the viewer into the Underscore. This lighting sculpture can be viewed from a distance but will inspire a closer look. Once inside the zone of the Underscore you will be pulled upward, possibly to another dimension as the sculpture reacts to your presence.
Soundscape by Paul Marlow aka Mr Oz
And technical support by Carl Dickson
Into The Underscore is presented by ECC
2017 - FRAGMENTS
2017 - Flame Entertainment
We welcome back Flame Entertainment this year to bring their amazing characters to the Queenstown Gardens.
FLAME Entertainment is a performance art company based in Queenstown for over 15 years. They specialize in creating visual spectacles thru various circus, dance, fire performance and theatrical acts to entertain, inspire and connect.
Check out the Flame Entertainment Website
Flame Entertainment is brought to LUMA in part by Central Lakes Arts Support Scheme