85 second-year Unitec Architecture students will be transforming Devonport's Windsor Reserve into a light spectacular this Friday 18 Oct and Saturday 19 Oct for GLOW@Artweek - one of the leading attractions of Artweek Auckland.
The students, under the guidance of Architecture lecturer David Chaplin and the second year Design Studio tutors, is working to a zero waste, zero budget brief, using items such as bamboo, recycled wood and fabric to create nine different light installations. The work is part of their end of year assessment, and students will be judged on creative thinking, design, curation, installation, collaborative working and sustainability.
Vector will be present using two Nissan Leaf Gen2 electric vehicles and its vehicle-to-home (V2H) technology to power the installations, with the cars acting as a rechargeable and mobile renewable energy source. Unitec is also working closely with local host the Devonport Business Association which is staging a Friday After Five festival in the village around GLOW@Artweek, featuring food trucks, live music, art activations and family entertainment.
One News featured GLOW@Artweek 2018 on the late news last year, and The Project also featured a clip from GLOW in its Whip Around segment.