Arts Council England
Light Up Poole makes international statement
An ambitious display of more than twenty light art spectacles will transform Poole’s townscape after dark later this month.
Light Up Poole, taking place 21-23 May, is a three-night festival showcasing a series of groundbreaking interactive digital Light Art installations from emerging and International artists in partnership with leading cultural organisations.
Now in its second year, the 2019 festival has been supported by a National Lottery Project Grant for £71,000 and the lead sponsor is Poole BID.
Phil Gibby, Area Director, South West, Arts Council England said:
This is a great example of partners coming together to make an extraordinary event happen and really put Poole on the cultural map.
The festival will be a celebration of Poole’s cultural diversity, rich heritage and unique location, with all the work responding to the overarching theme of Tides. There will be three world premieres and a European premiere as well as site-responsive versions of works by leading European artists such as Gijs Van Bon’s poetry robot NYX, Tom Dekyvere’s treetop Rhizome installation and the Celestial Beings illuminated stilt walkers of Elixire Circus Arts.
French engineers MinuitUne will provide revolutionary new technology and work with Poole-based Wolf Lighting to illuminate the dockside cranes and create Harbour Glow, a bold new work by light designers James Smith and Audacious that shows the urban industrial space of the Harbour in a new light.
But the festival’s global vision is most apparent in Horizon, a signature projection by artists Ross Ashton and Karen Monid on the outside of St James’s Church that has resulted from their partnership with Napa Lighted Art Festival in California.
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