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Trilogy

Trilogy

Inspiration for Trilogy comes from 4 years of experiments with IR touch technology, married seamlessly with bright LED technology, reacting to touch making sound and light. The installation is designed to feel outer worldly, each column leaning out from the centre and...

Lab in a Box

Lab in a Box

An ingenious invention by Professor Peter Dearden of the University of Otago. Lab-in-a-Box is a mobile science laboratory, built in a 20 foot shipping container. Professor Dearden developed the idea as a way to take experimental science teaching resources into rural...

Fireside Pūrākau

Fireside Pūrākau

Pūrakau are Māori legends passed down generation to generation from our Tīpuna or ancestors. Come gather in the very same spot our Tīpuna once stood and share in these pūrakau by the warmth of the fire. Te Kete Tuatahi: He ahikāpura – ‘Kā Puke Māeroero’The tohu and...

Pou Arahi ō Tāhuna

Pou Arahi ō Tāhuna

These Pou symbolise the Kaitiakitanga of this area. Pou mauī - Rimurapa / Bull Kelp. This Pou represents Pōhā, a traditional Maori bag made from the southern bull kelp to preserve and transport kai for our Māori ancestors. The Rimurapa pattern here also signifies...

That Way

That Way

The path less travelled. Sometimes it pays to step out of the flow and look for a different way. If you follow the herd, maybe you’re already lost. THAT WAY is what you make of it, a place where local talent meets visitors from afar. A space at the edge with lights to...

Ovals of Enlightenment

Ovals of Enlightenment

The ‘Ovals of Enlightenment’ is a collection of work that is a collaborative piece with the high school and primary schools across the Basin. There are 12 ovals in total, six from the high school and the other six from a collection of the primary schools. During the...

Light Camp

Light Camp

Step inside, find a spot and let your imagination loose. Light Camp is a space for creative minds to run wild. Give ‘em a paint brush,.. make your own pixel... dress up for the occasion or just pop on some face paint and hit the road. There’s also plenty of space to...

Te Moana

Te Moana

Te Moana was specially created to be projected onto the ceiling of the Band Rotunda of the Queenstown Gardens for the 2021 LUMA Southern Light Project. Te Moana––which means “the ocean” in te reo Māori––showcases magical worlds beneath the sea, filled with colourful...

Paper Boat

Paper Boat

Inspired by the famous Origami boat we all know and love, Paper Boat sits nestled in the pond for all to enjoy. Subtle changes in the lights are choreographed and can be viewed from all sides of the pond. A striking installation sitting in a beautiful setting. Watch...

Stalactite

Stalactite

Stalactite is the interpretation of an unexpected pairing between the natural world and a vibrant urban environment. The artwork takes a rarely seen, naturally occurring dark part of nature - the humble stalactite - and juxtaposes it with metals, plastics and LEDs for...

Polar

Polar

Polar is a visual representation of Earth's geomagnetic field extending out from its core into space. Twenty-five illuminated LED neon rings are suspended overhead as if you were observing the magnetic field from space.

Twig

Twig

Trees naturally play with light, they reach towards it, absorb it and grow from it. This installation draws inspiration from this organic process. Twig is an enchanting abstract representation of a cluster of trees. Three trees, at varying heights, create and cast a...

WellBeings

WellBeings

2020 was a year to reflect on and realise how important it is to look after ourselves and those around us. LUMA 2021 schools’ projects is based around what students did, and continue to do, to keep themselves resilient and their wellbeing at optimal levels. We...

Heartfelt

Heartfelt

For our original piece in the 2020 Lake Hayes Community Lumify project, time was of the essence for our creation as the idea was born only days before Lumify. We wanted to create something from materials that we could source naturally. But we also needed a structure...

Hakitekura

Hakitekura

Haere mai, haere mai, haere mai me whakarongo mai!!! Let me tell you the pūrakau of how I, Hakitekura swam this here Roto, Whakatipu Wai Māori. Ko Hakitekura tōku ingoa, I am Hakitekura, Ko Tuwiriroa tōku pāpā, my father is the Kāti mamoe fighting Chief Tuwiriroa a...

Filament

Filament

Filament is a striking new artwork. Inspired by the Pohutukawa frond, the abstracted artwork consists of twenty five filaments sweeping out of a steel base. Ranging in height from four to five meters, the artwork is intriguing during the day and at night comes into...

Full Spectrum

Full Spectrum

The Hexagon is a unique and extremely efficient use of space. Living organisms often organise themselves into angles of 120 degrees, the internal angle of a hexagon. The Devils postpile in Northern California is an awesome example of the way intense pressure is met...

FiddleSticks

FiddleSticks

Take a look inside.What lurks within the Glasshouse? Pick one.Pick two..Run...

Squiggle Tree

Squiggle Tree

Squiggle Tree is a playful take on an old tree. Twisting lengths of neon light work their way upwards creating the form of an old tree - light pulses through the strands creating patterns and colourways for all to enjoy.

Moths to the Flame

Moths to the Flame

‘Moths to the Flame’ started life as shade structure butterflies for Christchurch’s Electric Avenue Music Festival. With the addition of the flames, they metamorphosized from butterflies to moths.As with most of our work, numerous recycled components have been used,...

Fungi

Fungi

Fungi are the fruits of the forest and their network winds around the roots of the trees forming an underground internet of communication between trees. Members of Wakatipu Potters Group have chosen to celebrate this amazing kingdom as an example of how humans can...

Dark Mata

Dark Mata

Dark Mata is our 5th LUMA installation and in many ways is a culmination of all that has come before. Melding Light, darkness, projection, delicate sonic sonic landscapes, the loudest of the loud, innovative staging and location. Drawing on a mix of previously...

Shrooms

Shrooms

In many cultures mushrooms are considered as a symbol of luck, to find a mushroom means that good luck is at hand. Amigo & Amigo have created this immersive artwork that encourages our social nature whilst contrasting with the dark spaces in between. We love...

Interference

Interference

Interference is an ultra immersive experience to take people deep into the forest. It is an exploration into the communication between trees and their very own network. Focusing on the verticality of the trees and repetition through lighting and sound effects. The...

Church of the Crooked Cross

Church of the Crooked Cross

What do we really worship? Traditional religions are in decline, but we all still yearn for spiritual direction. Churches can demand lofty ideals that many find hard to achieve. The Church of the Crooked Cross examines some of our individual habits honestly, (with...

Nowhere

Nowhere

Across cultures, arrows are a directional symbol. This means they’re used to show where things are. Used this way, arrows are generally very simple and straightforward. This Way is an artwork that tips that notion on its head - from something totally functional to...

Photon Falls

Photon Falls

At the edge of the Encahnted Forest, before the bed of the river Photon widens, you'll find the Photon Falls. Legend has it fire-spitting butterflies have been spotted here. Locals think it's worth a visit when in full flow. In collaboration with SILO.

A Step Further In

A Step Further In

It was almost quite dark in there and she kept her arms stretched out in front of her so as not to to bump her face into the back of the wardrobe. She took a step further in - then two or three steps - always expecting to feel woodwork against the tips of her fingers....

Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest

Enter a realm of mystery, magic, light and sound and discover curious beings that inhabit the Enchanted Forest. Ethereal creatures emerging and floating in the morphing darkness of the canopy overhead, shapeshifting sprites dancing from shadow to shadow on the forest...

DomeDome

DomeDome

Inspired by geodesic shapes this installation uses video strips as the membrane structure of the dome. The dome comes alive with 3D mapped content coming directly from the structure.

Light Garden

Light Garden

The Light Garden is an open creative space which encourages participation in the realm of projection mapping from our LUMA artists. A projection space filled with interesting surfaces, motion capture and sound reactive technology, where our artists are welcome to...