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After Dark Urban Light Festival

When the sun goes down and night creeps in, Tauranga city centre will be transformed by an illuminated tapestry of creative expression. Static structures come alive as they become canvases for incredible imagery that will showcase the city in a new light.

Buildings, alleyways, and public spaces will be taken over by light, moving images, and expressive artworks that will bring the city to life.

Brought to you by Creative Bay of Plenty, Knock Knock Events, Te Tuhi Mareikura Trust, Mainstreet Tauranga and Creative New Zealand, After Dark Urban Light Festival is an all-new creative experience that will take over Tauranga’s city centre for ten days in May 2022 with an exciting selection of illuminated artworks. The festival will see ordinary buildings and structures across the city transformed into extraordinary visual masterpieces through the use of high-tech projection mapping and other digital technologies. The festival will also reinvent public spaces with lighting installations, interactive components and standalone artworks.

This exciting new festival will encourage people to get out and enjoy the various artworks that will be visible every night from sunset to midnight.

After Dark Urban Light Festival will support the rejuvenation and revival of commercial spaces, civic venues, and parklands in and around the CBD, with the potential to become an annual showcase event on the city’s calendar. It will contribute to creating a city centre environment that is more liveable, welcoming, interactive, and vibrant for residents, CBD workers, visitors and tourists.

Artist applications and expressions of interest are now open and will close on 30 January 2022 with the full festival programme being released in March 2022.

If you are interested in being a part of After Dark Urban Light Festival please read the details outlined on this page, then complete the application form with as much detail as possible.

If you have any specific questions please contact us.

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