WGTN LUX is a series of conferences and exhibitions that probe the boundaries of light, space and interaction. These events explore recent developments in the use of light/lighting technologies in art, design and architecture through both discourse and the act of making. Many esteemed practitioners have contributed to LUX – Anti VJ, HC Gilje, Kit Webster, Ruairi Glynn, and Kimchi and Chips.
The first Oslo LUX took place in January 2011 and consisted of 10 speakers working with light, space and technology. Approximately half of the speakers also presented work in an associated exhibition that took place at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. The format was then replicated in Wellington, New Zealand as WGTN LUX in July 2011.
Both events were hugely successful and so more events followed in Oslo in 2013 and Wellington in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
WGTN LUX was born out of the Watt research cluster at the College of Creative Arts, and now has the support of a number of partners including Wellington City Council, Wellington Waterfront, The Wellington Company, Goethe Institut, British Council and the City Gallery to name a few. WGTN LUX is now a citywide light festival with a two-day symposium at its core.