Concept

Light Nelson is set to brighten up the winter with an outdoor gallery of brilliant light installations, clustered around the lily pond and massive trees of the city’s historic Queens Gardens, Albion Square, and into the NMIT campus.

In a collaboration of art, science and technology, over 40 artists let their creativity loose through a range of innovative media including laser technology, digital imagery, performance and music with high levels of interaction and surprise for the viewer.

Light Nelson will be staged for the third time in 2016. It’s an irresistible mix: a garden walk in the clear dark night of winter with magic moments of illusion, beauty, interaction and fun. The 2016 event will extend into the NMIT campus and what's more, thanks to huge sponsor support, admission to Light Nelson is free!

The vision for Light Nelson is to become a bi-ennial feature on the Nelson calendar of events – boldly standing out in winter as a beacon for the local community and visitors alike. To ensure we are able to attract the whole community – admission is free.