Light Nelson Event - 3 to 7 July 2020

The Light Nelson Event will be staged for the fifth time in 2020 from 3-7 July, with an outdoor gallery of brilliant light installations.

The Light Nelson Event is staged every two years by the Light Nelson Trust, with technical assistance to artists provided by the Light Nelson Collective and production team.

As a free community event, the emphasis is on accessibility:

  • both in the support given to schools and community groups to take part,
  • and as an event that everyone – from toddlers in their jammies to the elderly in their walkers – can attend and enjoy.

As well as the submissions from practising artists and groups, Light Nelson includes works submitted by Creative Industries students at NMIT. We also commission works from noted national and international artists working in film and digital media.

As well as dazzling light, many works emphasise performance and music, with high levels of interaction and surprise for the viewer.

Light Nelson is now a proud feature on the Nelson & Tasman events calendar, standing out in winter as a beacon for the local community and visitors to the region.

To ensure the Light Nelson Event is accessible to the whole community, with the support of our sponsors, admission is free.

Our Major Sponsors

Rate Foundation supports Light Nelson
Nelson City Council supports Light Nelson

Light Nelson Trustees

Anne Rush
Bronwyn Monopoli
Caroline Marshall
Klaasz Breukel
Paul Le Gros
Pete Rainey
Katie Pascoe
Annette Milligan
Kirsty Cooper