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It's a wrap!

Light Nelson has wrapped up for another two years! At the final count, we had more than 40,000 people turn out to brave the cold and enjoy the spectacle of 66 fantastic light installations.

We want to give the biggest of heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported Light Nelson – our sponsors, funders, Luminaries, artists, performers, volunteers and all the wonderful people who came out to see the incredible displays.

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Light Nelson 2018 logo

Light Nelson has wrapped up for another two years! At the final count, we had more than 40,000 people turn out to brave the cold and enjoy the spectacle of 66 fantastic light installations.

We want to give the biggest of heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported Light Nelson – our sponsors, funders, Luminaries, artists, performers, volunteers and all the wonderful people who came out to see the incredible displays.

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Light Nelson is a celebration of community and creativity

We love how the community shapes the spirit of Light Nelson. Remember that most of the installations are made by folk from the community – school teachers, chocolate makers, scientists, distillers, electricians and the like, so although there are some professional artists in the mix, most works were created in people’s spare time, in their lounge room, and with an unlimited amount of passion and commitment (and endless patience and encouragement from their family and friends!).

And at the event itself, there was an incredibly strong sense of community, most evident, perhaps, in the Hardy Street Hub, where people gathered (especially around that brazier) to have a chat, swap favourites and must-sees, meet the roving entertainers, and a enjoy a tasty treat from the food stalls.

Here's a little video to relive the magic!

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Light Nelson Collective

The Collective is the birthplace of the Light Nelson event and remains its creative engine. The Collective provides a supportive, educational and creative environment that is open to everybody. It's an opportunity to share ideas, skills, collaborate on projects or even just socialise with like-minded people. You can join on-line discussions and keep up with activities on the Collective Facebook page and you may also wish to sign up to the Collective mailing list

For further information contact [email protected]