Canary Wharf Lights
Start the new year by visiting Canary Wharf Connected By Light. This is a new replacement for the annual Winter Festival, due to the pandemic. The artwork here is made to be admired, from a distance due to the situation we are currently in. However, you can see the artwork displayed right until 27th February.
There are nine installations to admire, although I caught 7 of them due to the weather conditions I visited. It was pouring rain all of a sudden, so I managed to capture as much as I could. You can find the rest of the installations here. These installations can be viewed at any time of the day, but are best seen after dusk as they switch off at 10 pm daily.
There are 9 installations to witness around Canary Wharf these are:
- The Stories Under Our Feet by Elisa Artesero, Jubilee Park
- Newfoundland Reflections by Hawthorn, Viewpoint at Mackenzie Walk
- Tetra Park by Mandylights, Westferry Circus
- Colour Cubed by Mandylights, Wren Landing
- Office Party by Parker Heyl, 20 Water Street
- Curious Fluorious by Baker & Borowski, Crossrail Place Roof Garden
- Murmuration by Squidsoup, Montgomery Square
- Ghost Trees by Tom Wilkinson, Middle Dock
- Neon Tree by Hawthorn, Canada Square Park
The first installation depends on which entrance you walk through, you will witness these spotlights in the river. These rings of light represent these hidden trees, glowing from under the dock’s surface.
If you walk through Mackenzie Walk, you will notice these colour-changing lights on this skyline building. From this building, you will notice a beaming spectacle of light, which glows in the waters beneath.
This passageway drops a rainfall of words each time you look at it. It's a bit hard to figure out what every single word says but pretty cool to see. If any of you know what it exactly says then feel free to leave it in the comment below.
You can walk through this bridge, which has a red coloured ring, an addition to take good shots for your socials.
We Could Meet
An installation which can be found hidden away by the Crossrail is these blue-coloured sticks.
Curious Fluorious by Baker & Borowski
Alice in Wonderland-themed roof garden filled with magical giant sculptural pieces, the garden itself is a nice little walk through witnessing real life-sized card packs.
Captivated by Colour
This colourful tunnel has been here for quite a while, with its enchanting geometric shapes and every aspect of the colour wheel. This colourful design shows an optical pattern that shrinks and goes longer as you move across the bridge, creating a distorted effect.
This stunning colourful Neon Tree can be found in Canada Square Park, where a brightly coloured neon flex transforms the tree’s bare branches into a dazzling display of light. The vibrant colours of the night sure are imaginative when you see them.
Leaving the best installation till the end, this by far is well and truly instagrammable. For all the installations, I wanted to capture this stunning artwork the most, a simple artwork of a lamp surrounded with coloured cubes yet so eye-catchy. You can find this brilliant piece of artwork sitting behind Cabot Square.
That's all folks, have a wonderful new year and let me know your thoughts on the Connected By Lights at Canary Wharf. You can find all the installations available through this map here or you can see below what I managed to capture and see during my visit over the weekend.
What are your favourite installations here? I truly love the coloured cube simple and perfect to place on my Instagram.
Also, I've just uploaded a YouTube video from my visit to Canary Wharf Connected by Light, so have a lookout on my channel.
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