Lumiere London returns to the capital for its bigger, bolder and brighter second edition. Bargehouse, the riverside walkway and other sites owned and managed by Coin Street Community Builders are amongst the spaces on the South Bank to be spectacularly transformed with installations by more than 40 UK and international artists as they re-imagine London’s iconic architecture and streets, transforming the city into a dazzling nocturnal art exhibition.
LUMIERE LONDON HIGHLIGHT: THE WAVE, Vertigo
The Wave consists of forty triangular, interactive, luminous gates. These gates respond to movement sonically and visually allowing audiences to co-create the artistic experience. The Wave acts as a beacon of light in the ongoing darkness of winter.
BOUGH 1, Simon Corder
Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf
Admire the vivid tubes of fluorescent light that climb like ivy up the façade of Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf. Bough 1 is the first in a series of projects by Corder, also installed in Glasgow and in Mayfair for Lumiere London 2018.
BOTTLE FESTOON, Community partners across London boroughs
Bernie Spain Gardens, Upper Ground
Bottle Festoon is an installation of chandeliers made from recycled plastic bottles, with the participation of community groups from the London Boroughs of Greenwich, Lambeth, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, also supported by Veolia and the Croydon Partnership (Hammerson and Westfield) and exhibited in locations in King’s Cross, Mayfair and South Bank.
[LIGHT ON THEIR FEET] FOOTFALLS FOR RAMBERT, David Ward
For this collaboration between British artist David Ward and Rambert’s company of dancers, Ward has photographed the feet of each dancer and made a series of images that fade slowly into visibility and then out again, each foot disclosing a different relationship to the surface beneath.
EXPLORE MORE LUMIERE INSTALLATIONS IN THE AREA
Find out which installations to see in South Bank and Waterloo during Lumiere London. Discover a triptych in Leake Street by multidisciplinary artist Emma Allen (UK), who uses faces as living canvasses to tell stories, look on as German digital artist Ulf Langheinrich transforms the National Theatre’s flytower (viewed from Upper Ground) into a luminous monument, watch as the Hayward Gallery’s roof is transformed into a chromatic clock with UK artist David Batchelor’s new commission, Sixty Minute Spectrum, and see The Coca-Cola London Eye light up the South Bank with a striking dynamic display called Eye Love London.
SHOP, EAT, DRINK
As you wait for darkness to fall and the light show to begin, browse the independent design shops based at Oxo Tower Wharf and at neighbouring Gabriel’s Wharf and discover unusual products you won’t find on the high street and warm up and refuel in one of the cafes, bars or restaurants based here.
Whether it’s before or after you’ve had a walk around the light installations on the South Bank, pop up to enjoy a three course meal and a cocktail for £36. The Lumiere London set menu will be available at OXO Tower Restaurant from Tuesday 16 January – Tuesday 30 January. Available for up to seven guests. Please see below times.
Lunch availability: Monday to Friday 12pm-2.30pm
Dinner availability: Monday to Wednesday 6pm-6.30pm