Kayan refugees light up Nelson with installation

Nelson's Kayan community will be showing off its culture and weaving skills to tens of thousands of visitors at this year's Light Nelson. 

The installation is one of the forty works of art that are being showcased at the winter light festival.

Light Nelson selection panelist Caroline Marshall said the organising team was looking for installations incorporating all kinds of different aspects such as science, fantasy and new technology.

Calls went out to artists late last year for works to be part of Light Nelson 2016.

"We're really excited at the level of diversity, the wonderful mix of artists working collaboratively and the strong level of community input."

Marshall said the entry from Nelson's Kayan community was a "stand-out example embracing many of these criteria". 

Full Stuff Article - 21 April 2016