Lighting Up London: Lumiere

We are looking forward to this weekend, as it will be the second time Lumiere, the UK’s largest light festival, has come to London. The festival begins tomorrow and lasts until Sunday. Over 50 light-art installations by UK and international artists will be on display, showcasing and highlighting the architecture and streets of London. Both emerging and established artists are involved, including Tracy Emin and Julian Opie.


Lampounette, TILT, Lumiere London 2018

The festival began in Durham in 2009, and travelled to Derry, Northern Ireland in 2013 and to London in 2016. Lumiere is produced by public art organisation Artichoke and commissioned by the Mayor of London.

Some Lumiere London 2018 sites that ITP fellows will recognise:
Hayward Gallery
Westminster Cathedral
Westminster Abbey
Royal Academy of Arts

Origins of the World

This year, a Lumiere app has been created to help the public navigate the many installations. The Mayor of London’s VisitLondon website also offers one- to four-day itineraries suggesting ‘quirky museums and world-class art’ to explore while enjoying Lumiere. The website description for each installation has a ‘What’s nearby?’ section suggesting London cultural sites and restaurants that would partner well, including the ‘wonders of the British Museum‘!

Becca will be exploring Lumiere this weekend and taking some photos to share with us all.