Luma

Mirror ball miracle

The disco lives on at Luma following the return of three mirror balls nicked by "dickhead" thieves. The three mirror balls, part of an exhibit, were stolen during Queenstown's Queen's Birthday Weekend festival. But, several weeks later, it appears a blast...
From tomorrow, 45,000 people are expected to attend the third annual Luma Festival in the Queenstown Gardens. Tracey Roxburgh looks at how far the event has come – and where it's going. When it comes to the future of, arguably,...
The theme of this year's Queenstown Gardens LUMA light festival is 'explore'. Organisers of the third annual festival, running June 1 to 4, are inviting people to go deeper into the woods to seek out the illuminated underworld. "Once they cross...

Artist collab lights the way

The creative brains behind LUMA Southern Lights Project are planning a New Zealand first. Trust big-wig Duncan Forsyth says artists are creating "one giant piece" – a collaboration between local and national artists – for June's event. "That is pretty much...
A volcanic pyramid animated by 4000 lights is just one of the sculptures designed to make Queenstowners gawp in wonder this weekend. Artist Angus Muir is the principal light installation artist behind Queenstown's Luma arts and culture festival, which opens tomorrow. The...
Queenstown audio-visual king Tom Lynch has grand plans for the 2017 Luma arts festival. The TomTom Productions founder and artist wowed visitors last year by illuminating Queenstown Gardens' forest with lights activated by movement. He hopes to go one better over Queen's...

Luma lights the way

Queenstown's spectacular Luma Light Festival might expand after a stellar opening year. More than 10,000 people visited the illuminated art installation and sculpture trail in Queenstown Gardens last year. The Luma Light Festival Trust had originally anticipated numbers would grow to...
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