Successful first night

Abut 7000 people streamed through Queens Gardens last night as Light Nelson switched on for its first showing.

The exhibition features 62 installations spread from the Hardy St entrance of the gardens to the end of the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology's J Block.

This year the one-way route through the gardens made for hefty queue but the wait was worth it.

A loud morepork screech was heard as visitors walk onto the pitch-black NMIT campus.

Turning a corner, towards the noise, an explosion of bright light and loud sound confronted the senses. The much anticipated Brook Waimarama Sanctuary installation did not disappoint. 

Full Stuff article - 9 July 2016