In Pictures: Canary Wharf Winter Lights 2019

It’s back! Returning for the 5th year on the trot, Canary Wharf is mesmerising us again with dazzling installations from the most imaginative and innovative artists working with light today.

Although a little smaller than last year’s breathtaking display, there are still more than 20 installations dispersed to walk and find. Many of these artwork are responsive or interactive. There are volunteers to point you in the right direction and free maps to tickoff what you’ve seen / what you might have missed. My favourite installation can be found on Montgomery Square (number  17 on the map). One of the biggest and most popular judging by the numbr of people there!

My advice? Wrap up warm! There’s a fair bit of walking involved so you’ll out in the cold for long time. And bring your camera. Your phone just won’t do!

I highly recommend that you check it out! It’s free!

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Welcome to Canary’s Wharf 5th Winter Lights Festival!
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My favourite installation: Submergene by Squidsoup in Montgomery Square.
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Awww 😍 The perfect place to steal a kiss?

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Cabot Square fountain inCabot Square.
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The movement of this exoskeleton of a Blue Whale is hypnotic! Whale Ghost by Pitaya by Cubitt Steps
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Blue Neuron by Zac Greening in Columbus Courtyard.
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Prismatica by Raw Design in Columbus Court. This was everywhere.

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Does anyone remember? It was first exhibited at Wembley during the Christmas 2018. Heofon Light Maze by Ben Busche.

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Aura by Ronan Devlin at North Dock Adams Plaza. You stand in front of a sensor and the fountain nearby draws your facing using water!

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Colour Moves by Rombout Frieling Lab at Adams Plaza Bridge. The light changes. As it does, so does the patterns!
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Recyclism by Oskar Krajewski in Crossrail Place (Level 0). This one of the nore immersive installations. This is a model of a futuristic city, created using every day junk like food litter. As you enter, you’re given a pair of headphones that narrates what’s going down in the civilisation you’re peering down at. It’s a smalleinstallation than the others but one of my favourites.

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Enchanted Connection Tine Bech Studio at Cross rail Place Roof Garden.
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Vena Lumen by Fontys Vena Lumen Team in Crossrail Place Roof garden.

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Light, Stone, Pavement by Raoul Simpson in Jubilee Park.
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Flow by Squidsoup in Jubille Park.

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Bit.Fall by Julius Popp located in Chancellor Passage, Middle Dock.

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We Could Meet by Martin Richman Crossrail Quayside (Level -1)

 

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Lightbench by LBO Lichtbank in Canada Square Park.

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Written by Kritt Normsaskul

Hi, I am Kritt, reluctant adult, professional day dreamer and adventurer extraordinaire. I love getting lost in my surroundings with my camera, a good cocktail and romantic walks to the fridge. Welcome to my blog on all things, London! (well, other things too but mostly London).

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