CHRISTMAS AT KEW | ARTISTS 2023
A field of 22 flowers beautiful at day and night time. Each up to 3.5m in height and made from 3D steel covered with UV and with small LED bulb spheres placed in the crown of the flowers to create stamen like elements, that have a special glow and animated sparkly effect.
Around a hundred candles seemingly float in the air, suspended overhead. Flickering flames illuminate the tree-lined passageway and immerse the audience in a magical, festive atmosphere.
One of the longest light tunnels to ever feature at Christmas at Kew, this 75m long, multi-coloured tunnel will illuminate the path, fully immersing visitors as they wander through.
Merry and Bright
Christmas is the time we think of our loved ones. A time of sharing greetings, good wishes and love – if not in person then through sending Christmas cards.
Merry and Bright celebrates the tradition and sentiment of sharing a wish through a card and combines this with the fun and playfulness of Christmas lights. The work brings together all the cheer of the season with gentle humour.
This immersive, welcoming tunnel of warm light is equally spectacular when viewed from the inside or out. Inspired by arched church windows and appearing from a distance to be a single solid shape, the Christmas Cathedral is illuminated by tens of thousands of LED lights.
Whole Hole, by Vendel & De Wolf, courtesy of Light Art Collection. Physics plays an important role in the work of artists Paul Vendel and Sandra de Wolf, often in the form of wild-growing, futuristic structures. The influence of science fiction can also be seen in their installation Whole Hole (2017). This work consists of hundreds of LED strips, which are normally used as Christmas decorations because they remind you of melting ice or falling stars.