Light Architecture

The most successful event in this year’s Wellington Festival of the Arts , was the ‘Powerplant’ lighting display held in the botanical gardens.

This demonstrates that the primary human sense is the visual. Building on the public appeal of artificial lighting displays, a recent public lighting festival called ‘Lux Wellington Night Lights’ turned Wellington’s waterfront into  a captivating celebration of light, art, technology and design’ (to which I would naturally add architecture).


DSC_0308DSC_0305Supported by ‘food truck trailer parks’ and bereft of wind ,


and with many child friendly interactive installations, the event attracted Wellingtonians in droves.


Unlike fireworks displays , this visual feast lingered and didn’t leap off your plate before you had a chance to savour it.


A combined initiative of the Wellington City Council and Massey University, the event reminds us how beautiful our waterfront is, particularly at night.