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The next Light Nelson event will take place from the 3rd - 7th July 2020.

Submissions for artist proposals have now closed - thank you! We will endeavour to contact all successful applicants by the end of November 2019.

Light Nelson is a free outdoor event featuring a dazzling array of installations. Light Nelson celebrates the alluring qualities of light - to illuminate, transform, and to make a winters night a whole lot more magical.

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Light Nelson event 2020 logo

The next Light Nelson event will take place from the 3rd - 7th July 2020.
Submissions for artist proposals will open at the end of August so be sure to sign up for our newsletter for updates.

Light Nelson is a free outdoor event featuring a dazzling array of installations. Light Nelson celebrates the alluring qualities of light - to illuminate, transform, and to make a winters night a while lot more magical.

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Please enter a valid email address.
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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!

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]