Bright Nights 2020 Pavilion Design Competition
The Bright Nights 2020 Pavilion Design Competition is a chance for an emerging artist or group to be awarded $10,000 towards creating and exhibiting a feature installation at this year’s Bright Nights — taking place at Viaduct Harbour from Wednesday 29th April to Sunday 3rd May 2020.
Bright Nights is a unique waterfront lighting experience taking place annually between late April and early May. Its location is centred at Viaduct Harbour, Auckland City’s premier waterfront precinct. The objective of Bright Nights is to grow an iconic, destination event that delivers an unprecedented level of excitement and entertainment to more than 200,000 visitors.
Bright Nights establishes themes each year, drawn from deeper sustainability and cultural narratives within Viaduct Harbour’s kaupapa. Bright Nights 2020 will focus on Navigation and Regeneration. Bright Nights is privately owned and funded by Viaduct Harbour Holdings
is connected to Viaduct Harbour’s maritime heritage, being explored in many aspects of the precinct’s evolution with guidance from Ngāti Whātua Ōrakei.
Recirculation and renewal of existing resources — from composting to regenerative farming, we consider these key elements for climate change preparation.
Bright Nights 2020 will take place Wednesday 29th April to Sunday 3rd May.
Event installations must be complete and fully prepared for pack-in by 20th April.
The Bright Nights Pavilion submission deadline is 3pm 17th February.
The successful entry will be notified by 21st February.
The Bright Nights 2020 Pavilion location is 109 Customs St West, Viaduct Harbour. The Pavilion’s location is a prominent public space within the wider Bright Nights installation ‘trail’ comprising multiple exhibition works by other artists. The Pavilion’s site parameters are indicated by the cobbled surface adjacent to Market Square measuring 4 metres x 25 metres*.
*This is simply the site’s parametres, not the installation’s recommended size. The Pavilion structure’s footprint must fall within this area.
Pedestrian traffic flow around and / or through the Pavilion.
The experience the Pavilion provides for a public audience of all ages and abilities.
Its production values with respect to sustainability and the local environment — including provenance of materials and its prospective ‘life’ after Bright Nights i.e. intention to be reused or repurposed.
Aesthetic qualities when viewed from
a distance, including Nelson Street and across the water from Eastern Viaduct; its compatibility with (or disruption of) the area’s local context from these aspects.
Durability and ability to withstand heavy interaction.