In Pictures: Winter Lights 2018 at Canary Wharf
For another year, Winter Lights 2018 comes back to Canary Wharf. Some of the classics have returned, but there’s loads of new things to see too!
It’s on everyday 5pm-10pm until Saturday 27 January and here are some of my favourites;
Right outside Canary Wharf Jubilee line station is Sonic Light Bubble by Eness, pulsating with light whenever someone comes near or touches it.
Inside Crossrail place (level -3) there’s more museum-like installations, including these delightfully colourful lanterns by Amberlights. They’re actually available to buy if you fancy it – this one is around £250.
In the Crossrail Gardens is a lovely little display called Helios. It’s represents the Sun over the sea (Helios being the Greek sun God) and I was lucky enough to find it deserted!
Again by Amberlights, this is Dazzling Dodecahedron on Wren Landing. You can actually stand inside this one but in the foreground here is Giles Penny’s Two Men on a Bench, a permanent sculpture in Canary Wharf.
Back down on level -3 in Crossrail Place, Reflecting Holons was probably my favourite this year (see it in action in the highlights video below!) Created by Michiel Martens & Jetske Visser, these mesmerising spinning shapes are made of transparent foil and move like waterdrops.
A few doors down on the same level is On Your Wavelength by Marcus Lyall. Controlled – literally – by your mind, the lights get brighter if you concentrate more, then waver and changed colour as your brains drifts off.
And then there’s Halo by Venividmultiplex and Fosfer Design in Cabot Square. Perfectly placed over the fountain for the ultimate reflection shot, the piece appears to float and is meant to represent the sun.