LIGHTING INSTALLATIONSUtanga Tūramarama
The TSB Festival of Lights transforms Pukekura Park into a world of light and wonder!
Check out the lighting features we had on show in 2019/20. We will be announcing the light features for 2020/21 soon!
Welcome to HYBYCOZO; the Hyperspace Bypass Construction Zone. You’ll be drawn in by these stunning large-scale installations, which investigate geometry through light, shadow, and perception.
Spreading his brightly-coloured, illuminated feathers wide, the Regal Peacock will dazzle you with his mystique. Be amazed as he playfully interacts with you through sound, movement and light animations.
Photo: Destination NSW
Trilogy lets you use your hands to draw with light. Featuring three light pillars, you and your friends can create your own visual masterpieces at the same time. Synchronised sound effects accompany the patterns of light, creating a unique soundscape.
Photo: Matthew Pester
These parrots love a party! As you get nearer, they’ll grow happy and excited, raising their voices in song and radiating colourful light. The parrot’s vibrant colours are inspired by the critically-endangered native New Zealand kea. Parrot Party aims to raise awareness about the vulnerable status of these unique birds.
Birds of Lumos
Watch as these wonderful kiwi come to life, glowing and pulsating different colours through their light-globe bodies. The Birds of Lumos is a commentary on the importance of conservation and protection of wildlife, and invites you to consider your role in restoring the health of endangered animals and the natural environment.
Gliding above you, these love birds flutter with colour and light in the wind. Walk below the canopy and be immersed by the motion of the birds, which embody a message about waste and the need to preserve the beauty of our natural world.
Multiple light towers made from repurposed plastic containers, illuminated and hanging from the trees of Pukekura Park, create a scene that would be right at home in any mid-century sci-fi film set.
See the unseen! Droplet is a light drawing of microscopic organisms, suspended within a droplet of water. Inspired by algae and phytoplankton found in Pukekura Park’s lakes, Droplet magnifies and illuminates the importance of these microscopic lifeforms, which are critical to the production of oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Nobody puts 80s Cube in the corner! Find it at the top of the park, delivering more bodacious beats than ever before. Stand back and watch, or chill underneath the cube while you soak up the '80s magic once again!
Fountain of Colour
Fountain of Colour is back with new shows, so you can create a light and sound spectacular against the backdrop of the fountain. Did you play the fountain kiosk game last year? Well, it has a new challenge for you.
You’ll be positively glowing in UVtopia! Step inside and experience the wonder of the Fernery and Display Houses, lit by UV lighting at night.
Push My Buttons
He might look like he’s happy to see you, but if you push his buttons... look out! You don’t want this guy blowing his top. No need to worry though, it’s easy to make him happy again.
Bridge of Rock
It’s time to rock out on Poet’s Bridge. Catchy riffs and melodies combine with an epic light show to create something rock-tacular. Look out for the blue spotlights in the sky; they’ll guide your way to the bridge.
An extraterrestrial delegation has made its way to Pukekura Park! Watch as the forest comes to life in a spectacular sound and light show that is out of this world.
Awe-inspiring light and colour effects bring one of Pukekura Park’s oldest trees to life.
Unfortunately, due to a combination of factors including wet weather and wind, Trumpet Flowers will not be on display for the remainder of the festival.
We've put in hours of hard work and brought in an expert to tune up the wonderful Trumpet Flowers, but unfortunately due to the massive scale of the feature and its complex design, it has not been possible to pinpoint the issue and get it repaired in time. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.
Photo by Matthew Dowman