Thursday 12 October 2017 – Media Alert
Canary Wharf Winter Lights Festival Scoops Best Creative Lighting Event at darc awards 2017
Canary Wharf has been awarded the Best Creative Lighting Event of 2017 by the darc awards for its Winter Lights festival. The annual installation beat 16 other entries to be crowned this year’s winner.
Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights festival returned for a third year and showcased over 30 sensational works by some of the most inventive and exciting international artists working with light art today. The collection featured a number of pieces which had not been previously shown in the UK, as well as a series of new commissions.
Standout works from this year’s exhibition included Marcus Lyall’s On Your Wavelength, a mind-powered LED and sound installation of over 20,000 LEDs and OVO (OVO Collective) – an egg-like structure symbolic of new life – which immersed visitors in unique and beautiful light structures.
The festival also featured an indoor curated section within Canary Wharf’s Crossrail station, in which 12 projects were based.
The darc awards are the first peer-to-peer system for a lighting design awards and every independent architectural lighting designer and light artist is encouraged to vote online for their favourite lighting schemes. The awards are presented by darc magazine, an international magazine that focuses on decorative and design lighting in architecture. Click here for more information on the darc awards.
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Canary Wharf Group plc
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About Canary Wharf Group
Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 17m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.
The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens. It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.