PAUL HARGREAVES, BRENDON GRANT & TIM WELLS

The electronica band NEON grew out of this trio’s commitment to the sounds of vintage analogue synthesizers and drum machines. Once redundant, these machines are now at the cutting edge of music. Original Korg MS 20s, Pro Ones, TR 808s, Junos and Jupiters are all part of their live performance.

The band is creatively inspired by the ‘danger' of live electronic performance, with the hands-on aspect of dials, knobs and switches. Watch them being worked - something you can't do with a laptop. NEON’s visuals are provided by Klaasz Breukel. NEON’s visuals are provided by Klaasz Breukel.

PETER SQUIRE

Squire has been a DJ since the Takaka Hill 'Gatherings' and will be adding some fresh and fun family-friendly sound to Light Nelson. His ambient sounds will interact with adjacent installations and will have guests helping with the musical flavours.

It is the artist’s aim to brighten up our world and help us on our magical evening.

Squire lives in the Whangamoa just out of Nelson. 

BRIGHT SPARKS ENTERTAINMENT

Fire and Ice is a multimedia performance by local fire dancers. After their set fire shows, roving characters will entertain and delight in the gardens with state-of-the-art LED toys.

Many thanks to all the performers and helpers: Tania Marsden, Machiko Briggs, Kirsty Van den Bemd, Elena Lowry, Petra Johnston, Stella Bogdanoff, Stephanie Gray, Steff Willmore, Anne-Marie Richards, Nicola Henson, Laura Griffiths, Karl Wulff, Matt Soper, Gary Griffin, Paul Lowry, Gareth Chivers

KLAASZ BREUKEL

A series of light boxes displaying purposely created photos and graphics inspired by the vibrations of light. The movements of the audience trigger the sensors that light the boxes up individually. Walk between and around them and try to figure out how to trigger their on/off function. Electronics and programming by Chris Mason.

Klaasz Breukel is a tutor at NMIT, one of the founding members of Light Nelson and runs the graphic design studio This is Them.

In collaboration with the Te Pītau Whakarei class at Nelson Intermediate School and Alice Robin of the Boathouse Community Choir, the traditional Maori story of Papa and Rangi is told using static images and a laser projection depicting characters/events in the story. The soundtrack is provided by the Boathouse Community Choir.

John-Paul Pochin is a digital artist, photographer and one of the founders of Light Nelson.

'The Story' drawings by Nelson Intermediate children: Secret-Rose, Kaia, Antoinette, Hine, Bella, Wiremu, Reece, Keelan, Dre, Bennett, Morpheus, Hoani, Ethan, Teone, Kenneth, Renata

Thanks to the members of the Community Choir: Alice Robin, Guy Redmond, Anne Chilcott, Brenda Black, Chris Timms, Cornelia Baumgartner, Doreen Newport, Emily Whinney, Franceska Francina, Graham Elder, Heather Arnold, Heather Thomas, Helen McDonnell, Helen Tapper, Jacquetta Bell, Jan Trayes, Jane Couch, Jane Morrison, Janet Adamson, Jeanette Cook, Jeanette Sherlock, Jenny Beeson, Leigh Dalzell, Lincoln Mackenzie, Linda Holloway, Linda McDougall, Linda Moll, Linley Taylor, Liz Coulter, Lyn Trolove, Maggie Horne, Margaret Brewster, Margot Fletcher, Marilyn Griffin, Martin Hartman, Mary Alison, Mary Wilson, Paul Fox, Phil Inness, Phillippa Boyd, Pippy McFadden, Renee Lang, Ruth Suckling, Simon Pascoe, Spencer Griffin, Sue Boffa, Suzanne Orchard, Sytske Wright, Tanya White, Valerie Schroeder, Wendy Sawyer and Wendy Wilson

YAËL DEER & PROJECT BUTTERFLY

Bringing butterflies to light, the installation symbolises the hope we hold for our departed ones. Using recycled materials, Yaël has worked with children and families to create an art work that conveys ascension.

This is a collaborative endeavour with Project Butterfly, an organisation supporting families who have lost a child. Members spearheaded the memorial walk at Fairfield Park and are currently working on a book for those dealing with grief.

Over 600 hours were put in to this project by our artist and 31 families. Including people from overseas who sent butterflies in.

We would like to thank: Mathew Rutherford - Spencer Hill Wines (Recycled Materials), Nelson Recycling Centre (Recycled Plastic Bottles), Warehouse Stationary (Recycled Packaging), Nelson Tree Specialists (Installation with 3 volunteers), Luke Ashby (de-installation in the pouring rain), Aine Byrne (Organisation) and NMIT (practical advice and mentoring)

GOLDFISH CREATIVE

A homage to all the New Zealand native birds lost to predators, and changes to their environment caused by human impact. It is designed around the specific goals of having a low environmental impact, using recycled materials where possible, and helping to raise awareness and encourage discussion around current issues facing our native birdlife.

Goldfish Creative is David Goldthorpe and Debbie Fish, a Wellington based theatre and events company.  #KereruInstallation

WE LOVE DONATIONS!
The Lightbulb Men are fun, playful characters from the World of WearableArt that appeared on stage in the 1999 show as part of the World of Invention. WOW kindly loaned the characters for use in the out of town 'See Nelson in a New Light' campaign. 
FRANCIE SILVA

The tree represents the life force in each one of us.  Suspended from the tree are words of affirmation that bring one to true enlightenment. The healing of the nations is represented by the leaves. A musical score accompanies the art work, an original composition specifically made for this event. Installed in nature, the art work has a small environmental impact whilst making a stunning artistic display.

Silva is a local resident who is currently studying within the Creative Arts programme at NMIT.

VINNY ARORA & JENNY FLEMMING

In both New Zealand and India the recycling/reusing of materials for practical purposes is common. In New Zealand this is referred to as a “number 8 wire mentality”, in India it is a necessity. This work explores themes of habitat, thankfulness, and the transformative power of light.  A small Indian village is drab and tired by day.  At night it transforms into a colourful jewel of light, as it celebrates Diwali (the Festival of Lights).

Arora (India) and Fleming (New Zealand) are both second year Arts & Media students at NMIT.

CELINE RAATS

The Arts & Media students from NMIT have been involved in Light Nelson since 2014. This year, working under the overall theme of ‘Habitat’, students have collaborated or worked individually on a range of projects. Many highlight environmental issues and use appropriate materials such as recycled plastic. The student works are clustered in the NMIT Arts & Media building.

LORI DAVIS, LARISSE HALL & BROOK WAIMARAMA SANCTUARY

The concept uses art to share and support the conservation goals of the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary. Children have made native birds and insects, or the pests that endanger them, using glow-in-the-dark materials. The works are lit with black light to create 'glowing' nocturnal native wild life, plus the 'fence of protection' to highlight endangered species.

Davis and Hall are Nelson based artists.

Created with help from: Simon Jones (Everything Man), Steve Johnston (Sweet Sounds - Lighting Technician), Tara Beloe (Office Max - Co-ordinated kits for the public), John Young (Volunteer), Jeanna Parker (Volunteer), Martin Swindells (Volunteer) and Gael Thompson

Brook Waimarama Sanctuary: Hudson Dodd (General Manager), Rick Field (Project Co-ordinator and Educator), Jane Stevens, Pam Pope, Pat Morrisey, Bryan and Margaret Hardie Boys, Hans Wiskerke, Mika Verheul, Ann Love, Val Latimer, Claire Williams, Lois Diaper, Sophie Mephan, Yvonne Kyle, Jill Cullen, Emma Kerr-Laurie, Winnie Luthje, Rona Spencer

Schools: Tahunanui Primary, Broadgreen Intermediate, Richmond Primary, Henley School, Nelson College for Girls

Thank you to RESENE paints for supplying Glow in The Dark Paint and the public for participating.

JASMINE SIXTUS

Do you recycle? Are you a tidy kiwi? And how do your choices affect our coast lines? This work aims to bring more awareness to the pollution in our ocean. Sixtus is studying Arts & Media at NMIT.

JOHN-PAUL POCHIN

Based on the 1980s game 'Lunar Lander', this project uses a laser animation system controlled by a computer. Two people must work together to land the space ship safely. It's a challenging but quite addictive game that provides enormous satisfaction when the goal is achieved.

John-Paul Pochin is a digital artist, photographer and one of the founders of Light Nelson.

CHELSEA CAMERON, RACHAEL PERSICO AND BETHAN FLETCHER

‘Synthetic Nature’ represents a rapidly increasing sea of plastic. A large, illuminated wave of recycled plastic confronts the viewer with the scale of this problem.

This work is a collaboration between Chelsea Cameron, Rachael Persico and Bethan Fletcher, three second year arts students from NMIT.

DANIEL BELTON & GOOD COMPANY ARTS + STRAWBERRY SOUND

This year Light Nelson invited guest artists – Daniel Belton used to live here, was made an Arts Laureate last year, lives in Dunedin and shows his work widely overseas.

This 20-minute out-door dual projection features two works, Time Dance and Line Dances. The programme is unique to each setting with rebuilds of Time Dance and Line Dances custom mapped for site specific projection, in Nelson they will screen on the west wall of the NMIT library. The work has toured internationally to festival circuits in the UK, Europe, India, Asia and North and South America and with each outing the works are renewed and reworked. Line Dances draws its inspiration from the paintings and drawings of Bauhaus Master, Paul Klee. 

WAIMEA COLLEGE & DREW MCGLASHEN

From high pitch squeals to low pitch wobbles, kicks and snares, crashes and flashes – you can modify, add, subtract, filter and amplify sound with light on this glowing, pulsating beast. The creators have forced electronic logic chips to behave in ways in which they were not designed, providing a device for sonic experimentation and exploration.

The Luminoscillator is a project created by students from Waimea College.

FRITZ KUCKUCK & MARIA GRAU

Buffeted by the solar winds, a shimmering pod touches down in Nelson; using lights and sound in a sort of communication, MISTRAL invites you to imagine other worlds. Interact with this playful refugee out of time or space...

Nelson based creators Kuckuck and Grau were inspired by a love of classic science fiction to explore current social questions using a combination of recycled materials and micro-controlled electronics.

DEAN HAYTON & SARAH ARNOLD

An interactive work using recycled water bottles sculpted into a giant tap. The work challenges the assumption that fresh, clean water will always flow when a tap is turned on.

Hayton and Arnold are second year Visual Arts and Media students at NMIT

COMMUNITY ART WORKS

With a specially composed original music score, the narrated Maori myth of 'How the Kiwi Lost his Wings' is told, using life sized puppet lanterns.

Community Art Works provides access to the arts for those who are disadvantaged and cannot access the arts via the mainstream.

ADRIAN TUCKWELL

The bounty of nectar, honey blossoms being pollinated, setting off biological triggers through the chemistry of nature. Cells divide, grow, and divide again. The Honey Post is a celebration of the bee and an acknowledgement of the way in which geometric form is utilised within the complex society of the hive. 

Adrian Tuckwell is a local resident and a student at NMIT, He enjoys working with his hands and the elegance of good design.

CATHARINE SALMON & BERNARD GOETZ

Shadow silhouettes in cinema-like screens feature the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. These screens lure the visitor into the Shadow World Installation…

Salmon and Goetz are Nelson artists and NMIT tutors.

SALMON, GOETZ & NMIT STUDENTS

An Installation of shadow silhouettes in a series of screens that have a high degree of image recognisability for children. There are familiar images from fairy tales and cartoons including Alice in Wonderland, the Lion King and other well-known and popular stories.

The work is a collaborative venture from two NMIT Creative Industries' tutors and their students.

ARTS & MEDIA LEVEL 5

The Arts & Media students from NMIT have been involved in Light Nelson since 2014. This year, working under the overall theme of ‘Habitat’, students have collaborated or worked individually on a range of projects. Many highlight environmental issues and use appropriate materials such as recycled plastic. The student works are clustered in the NMIT Arts & Media building.

SUE HARDING

We all have dreams, some good, some bad.  This piece has been made to catch all the good that comes with one’s dreams.  It is dedicated to a friend we lost recently to a short illness.

Sue Harding is an Arts and Media student at NMIT who enjoys the art of creating.

FLORENCE BERTHOLD

Mixing man-made and nature in a sculptural form, Berthold is exploring human states of being and brightness of light. Viewers look through windows to see words related to levels of consciousness.

Berthold is from Swizterland and is a practicing painter and art student at NMIT.

LENNY WILLS

A static display of vintage glass magic lantern slides, illuminated via a projection light, to show the detail of the images and text of the slides, mostly scientific and engineering images, graphs and diagrams from the 1900s.

Lenny Wills is from Dunedin where he discovered the slides at an antique sale.

COLUMBA GENUS

This installation is by the mysterious artist Genus Nobilis. It features a captive bird who may or may not be seeking freedom as a metaphor for life in contemporary society.

BRITTANY WHITNALL, LAUREN CHADDERTON, ROCHELLE CRAIG.

This collaborative work transforms the G Block elevator into a visual representation of today's digital landscape. Recognisable icons glow under a black light to draw the audience into the reality of the cyber world. 

Whitnall, Chadderton and Craig are second year students studying in the Creative Industries program at NMIT.

PAIGE CLIMO & KAYLA BOVEY

The Arts & Media students from NMIT have been involved in Light Nelson since 2014. This year, working under the overall theme of ‘Habitat’, students have collaborated or worked individually on a range of projects. Many highlight environmental issues and use appropriate materials such as recycled plastic. The student works are clustered in the NMIT Arts & Media building.

STEPHANIE PARKIN

The value we place on the natural habitat versus the manmade is explored through silhouettes in a light box. Intricately cut paper layers engage with light, creating shadows to tell the story of habitat destruction.

Stephanie Parkin is a Nelson resident in her second year at NMIT, working towards a Bachelors degree in Arts and Media.

LOUISA HOPCROFT

Appropriated from a collection of ancestral photographs, the gestures of ceramic figures communicate a reflection on past and present habitatual constraints. Within the constraints of a glass light box, they are exploring the space between the physical and emotional habits that are embedded in our communication with one another. 

Louisa Hopcroft is a young artist from the North Island, currently studying within the Creative arts programme at NMIT.

CAITLIN HAYWARD

The theme for this project is celestial lights, focusing on celestial bodies or light sources (sun, moon and stars) and forming a narrative happening between them. The work appears as if suspended amongst clouds to create an ethereal, dreamlike atmosphere for people to step beneath or imagine themselves a part of.

Hayward is a level 5 Arts and Media student at NMIT.

JASMINE DAVIES

In a work which highlights the issue of deforestation, Davies illustrates the expanding human habitat encroaching upon nature by using an LED lit, paper-cut nature scene displayed in a glass dome.

Jasmine Davies is a second year Visual Arts and Media student at NMIT.

ALIYA EGAN & RIKKI-LEE HANNA

This is an underwater themed installation, named Medusozoa, which is the scientific name for jellyfish. The installation will be an interactive jellyfish field made out of recycled plastics and will glow in the dark, just like the jellyfish in the depths of the sea.

Egan and Hanna are students at NMIT. 

JOHN-PAUL POCHIN

This is a project about recycling and cycling, using a computer-controlled cycling simulator created using printer parts and a recycled projector. It is a fun way to highlight some of the difficulties cyclists face in Nelson and our wastefulness in throwing away things that are still useful.

John-Paul Pochin is a digital artist, photographer, and was one of the Light Nelson founders.

Created with help from Chris Leyland and Frog Twissel.

SHADES ARCADE

This interactive installation makes playful light of surveillance systems. A spotlight will detect you when you walk into its path, inviting you into an enticing game of follow-the-leader.

Christchurch based duo Shades Arcade create immersive, interactive installations, using new technology to highlight the performance potential of space and material.

This year Light Nelson invited guest artists – Daniel Belton used to live here, was made an Arts Laureate last year, lives in Dunedin and shows his work widely overseas.

OneOne has captivated audiences in Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, Bangalore and Prague  with its digital cinema projection and sound of taonga puoro (Maori musical instruments). Most recently it has been installed and performed at the Aarhus Festuge, Denmark, and in Rome at Immaginare La Danza.

This work is in the NMIT Johnny Cash theatre.

MARK BROAD & SUSAN FRANCIS

Inspired by the Dr Seuss story The Lorax, Broad and Francis create a subtly lit tableau to enchant adults and children alike. With the ironic use of books to represent trees, Unless emphasises the need to care for our natural environment.

The artists are local residents currently studying Arts and Media at NMIT.

ANNA MCMEEKEN

Luminous string glowing in the darkness, a tingle of creative energy brushes against your skin. Colour surrounds your every sense as the path ahead twists and turns. Visitors can enter through the creative gateway by weaving in and out of the glowing string. As they come to the end of their journey it will soon become clear that the path of learning is never straight.

McMeeken explores the creative energy that flows throughout NMIT, where she is a student.

JON BAXTER

Baxter is one of our invited artists this year. The work features a digital mapping of NMIT’s old technical institute building in Hardy Street. The building is illuminated with digital imagery that includes Nelson’s famous son Lord Earnest Rutherford at work in his laboratory…

MATTHEW MARTIN & JENNA GAVIN

A body-based artwork welcoming people to interact with the artist and light up his shirt covered in over 1000 LEDs. Passively, the shirt reacts to and illuminates the surrounding environment. Anyone may begin a visual conversation with the artist by grabbing the tangible controller extending from the artist's arm, changing the colours, patterns and flow of effects on the shirt.

ELPARO

French sculptor and graffiti artist Elparo specialises in structures created from recycled wood, often final act of beauty for the wood before it ends its working life. For light Nelson his Shapedshift is a night and day installation around the pathway in the Queens Gardens. Walk through the wood tunnel during the day, and at night see it shift into neon string art.

Elparo is spending a year in New Zealand and has walked the Te Araroa Trail and created work for festivals such as CubaDupa.

JOHN-PAUL POCHIN, DR KAY SNEDDON, LOCAL KAYAN WEAVERS

This is a collaborative project representing the integration of the former refugees from Burma into the Nelson community. The Kayan weavers created ceremonial banners incorporating conductive thread allowing electronics and LEDs to be sewn in. The tungs surround a ‘campfire’ and react using patterns of light to the music played by musicans from different cultures in our community, including Kayan musicians playing instruments made in the refugee camps from whatever waste materials could be found.  
John-Paul Pochin is a digital artist, photographer and was one of the Light Nelson founders. Dr. Kay Sneddon founded the Sukita project to preserve the art and handicrafts of refugee and migrant cultures.

Weavers: Mu Bar, Mu Lar, Ma Li

Bamboo builders: Mark Soper, Maung Hla Pan, Shar Reh, Mom Mi, La Bu Pan, La Per, Ross Sneddon, John-Paul Pochin

Sewers and solderers: Penny Sturrock, Erica Leather, Amy Hofman, Julie Catchpole, Betty Sinclair, Moana Lee, Mark Soper, Sarah Reeling, Ros Pochin, Jonathan Neill, Chris Mason, Tammy Reynolds,  Maria Julkunen, Galoyan Newport, Gerald Hargreaves, Mary Hargreaves, Elizabeth Mead, Te Aroha Knox, Tania Marsdenm, Arlene Akhlag, Ronnie Martin, Judith Gerritsa, Maria Rollin, Gregory Meister, John-Paul Pochin

Musicians: Li Lina, Law Ren, Ma Li, La Ngi, Moe Noi, Mu Phou Pete Rainey, Jane Fisher, Kyi Win Htain, Leo Barrer, Roger Sanders, Sophie Cooper, Jarden Crafar, Tanya Nock, Antonia, Greg Douche

Camplight Concept Artwork: Jaree Jaimook

Kayan and Thai Interpreters and coordinators: Zember Peh and Kay Sneddon

CHRISTOPHER VINE

This work features strings of LEDs strung on bamboo poles up to 12 metres long, and fastened to waratahs sunk into the Queens Gardens’ pond.

Christopher Vine is a retired architect and potter, well known for his championing of Nelson’s heritage. He is the oldest artist in Light Nelson this year.

HAZEL & FROG TWISSELL

Illuminated swinging balls on pendulums are suspended over water to magnify the effect, which is quite hypnotic. At first they swing together, then quickly go out of sync into interesting patterns. The patterns then repeat with the colours changing after each complete cycle.

Hazel is an embedded systems engineer working on a tracking system for rescue and fire fighting aircraft. Off work she’s involved in theatre and plays drums in Samba de Sol.

Created with help from Xan Twissell

KILMENY STEPHENS

A hundred plus vertically spinning discs reflecting light as rainbows and flashes, creating enchantment while exploring the nature of plastic as a prism. A constant contrast between the sparkles and the subtlety of camouflage, as the mirrors reflect the surrounding foliage.

Kilmeny Stephens is a local resident who enjoys creating mobiles in a variety of mediums.

ANTHONY GENET

Is it on fire, is it an alien, a recently crashed meteorite or some strange new fungus?

This installation features three large neon balls around 1200mm in diameter that sit /on the gound. Glowing in bright orange, the sculpture is made from glass neon tubing interwoven in a pattern that twists and writhes like flames in a roaring fire.

Genet is a glass artist who owns Nelson’s Fame Daisy studio.

LYNDA DUNCAN, ELLA DUNCAN AND SUE GARLICK

Reef is a response to climate change and our throw away attitudes.  It draws attention to the plight of the oceans, particularly reef bleaching and destruction, by creating something that is beautiful superficially but is constructed from materials that are wreaking havoc on our planet. Reef also uses light, animated film and sound to create an interactive alternative underwater world.

Lynda is a local artist and teacher, Ella is an artist living in Wellington and Sue is a local artist and teacher, currently living in Singapore.

JAMIE FOSTER

Paddle Boat is a working model based on the original Waimarie, located in Whanganui and currently the only operating paddle steamer in New Zealand.  Paddle Boat is interactive with remote control, and will be lit up using LEDs.

Jamie lives in Nelson, and at 13 is the youngest artist in Light Nelson.

Created with help from Dominic Foster, Catherine Foster and Chris Mason

KLAASZ BREUKEL

Step into the photo-booth and film your facial expressions – the images are then projected onto a water mist screen in a somewhat distorted, visually intriguing way.

When the booth is not in use pre-recorded facial expressions will screen along with animated motion graphics. Whatever is happening on the ‘water screen’ is reflected in the water of the pond.

Breukel is a tutor at NMIT and runs the graphic design studio This is Them.

ANNE RUSH

Luminous Dancers is an installation consisting of seven life size luminous dancing figures. The kinetic motion generated by the natural air movement in the Queens Gardens creates moving reflections in black pond water below.

Anne Rush is a Nelson artist and one of the Light Nelson founding members.

Created with help from Sam Laidlaw, Russell Menary, Annie Leather and Big Blue Dive and Fish

IAN MORTIMER ON BEHALF OF MIYAZU

Nelson’s sister city Miyazu has an amazing sand bar called Amanohashidate, noted as one of Japan's top three most scenic sites. The name means ‘the bridge to heaven’ from an ancient Shinto creation myth where the gods of creation built a bridge from their home in the heavens – this fell to earth after misuse and over time became the sandbar. This installation is a shadow puppet story based on this myth, performed in a large light box. The work incorporates bamboo fabric, music and lanterns and is backed by Taiko drumming and Kendo performers.

The Nelson Miyazu link is 40 years old and is one of New Zealand's strongest and oldest sister city relationships.

BEN CLEGG

Ben Clegg created the rainbow bridge that wowed the crowds in the first Light Nelson. This year he his combining rainbows with mandala and water, with light and magic.

Clegg of Clyngfim Arts has been running his event lighting company RGB Event Lighting from Golden Bay since 2012, but is now returning to the UK.

ANTHONY GENET

Do you remember playing Pick up Sticks or gathering firewood at the beach? Genet’s Bundle is an eye-pleasing reminder of these experiences, with around 30 coloured glass spears bound together with heavy rope. The work is internally lit, producing a warm glow.

Genet is a glass artist and runs the Nelson studio Flame Daisy.

JON BAXTER Concept/Visual Design & Animation
PUCK MURPHY Interactive programming – Touch Designer
PETER HOBBS Interactive sound design

Auckland artist Jon Baxter is one of our invited guest artists this year. His credentials include the AV content at the Rugby World Cup opening. His Interactive Earth is a two metre fibreglass globe, with the continents and oceans projected onto its surface. Using a remote, visitors can control the fate of the earth by manipulating nature, development and chaos.

K+K

Taking inspiration from the poetry of Hone Tuwhare, FloodLight plays with words that settle and reflect on the water's surface.  Light narrows to catch a glimpse of surface tension and the illusion of existence.  The work explores ideas of seeing/not seeing, superficial surface/full immersion.

K+K are two female artists who work together as a collaborative duo.

NZIA NELSON ARCHITECTS

Night Fishing celebrates the eels' presence in the Queen’s Gardens by suspending a linear chandelier over a pool of light. Deep, dark and mysterious lighting effects are used to create a kind of ‘dinner party’ setting for eels.

Stephanie Phillips and Richard Sellars are curating the event for the NZIA Nelson architects, Cindy Batt is the instrument and voice musician and AV Architects are providing the light and sound expertise.

FLEUR STEWART

Moa were once the dominant land vertebrate in New Zealand, living throughout the islands in all vegetated habitats. Nelson artist Fleur Stewart brings this now extinct bird back to life with her project, Resurrection.

Stewart has used recycled milk bottles collected for over half a year from Red Gallery Cafe to create thousands of feathers cloaking three large Moa. Those milk bottles come from a dairy in Wangapeka, an area close to where New Zealand's largest collection of moa bones has been found. These three South Island giant moa illuminate the magnificence of this bird, and return them to their ancestral home.

Created with help from Susan Johnson, Annie Leather, Caroline Marshall, Tiaki Sharp, Amelie McClintock, Lee Woodman, Jason McCormick, Rosa Cachemaille, Millie Kearney and Carys Gwynne

GOLDFISH CREATIVE

This solar-powered work draws attention to the beauty that exists in nature, our coastlines and the marine life in our oceans. Strung on the wire frame are a mixture of shells and rubbish collected by Wellington’s Sustainable Coastlines. From afar, reflections can be seen shimmering, as the wind gently moves the 'scales', like sunlight bouncing of the sea.

Goldfish Creative is David Goldthorpe and Debbie Fish, a Wellington based theatre and events company. #SunScales

RANGIWAHIA ENVIRONMENTAL
ARTS CENTRE

In 2015 they brought the neon horse Tianma – Heigh ho Hoiho. This time the project is a participant-led creation of a sustainable structure that will be lit and made into a mobile art work by use of bicycle and trailer.

Rangiwahia Environmental
 Arts Centre is based in the Manawatu.

REACT members: Bridgette Murphy, Jim Richards, Eleanor Greer, Radinka Maru, Caitlin Rose Hayward and Eris Newson

VICKI SMITH & ROB CARTER

Victorian Nelson's port was haunted by sailing ships, plying local and global waters for the rapidly changing city. Dive into this world with your mobile device, piecing together a mystery that moves fluidly between centuries. Find clues to explore a tale of intrigue through the old city and shifting shoreline around to the port.

More info at http://flf.geek.nz

The artists gratefully acknowledge and thank; Light Nelson Trust, Lyn Russell, Ang, Luna and Blake & Graeme Smith, Andy Colley, Robert Smith, Fiona and Theo, Gus & Hue BibbySmiths, Helen Bibby, Elspeth Macdonald, Amelia Johnston, Al Wilkie, Andrew Hornblow, Riverside Pool staff, Naked Eye Films
Physical Sites: Lucinda Blackley-Jimson at Nelson Provincial Museum | Pupuri Taonga o Te Tai Ao, Fleur & Ian at Wills Jewellers, Ann at Casa Del Vino, Ali at The Boathouse, Ann at The Refinery, Maria Anderson and Sally Papps at Founders Heritage Park, Darryl Gallagher and Matt Frost at Isel Park Research Facility and NPM Tech staff Jim Mackay & Anthony Genet