David Morgan-Davies

illuminate Longest Night

Just wrapping up my work on last December’s illuminate Longest Night, event, which kept me busy for the later part of 2010. Through illuminate I produce arts-based events that promote and reflect both the creativity and rich history of the area of South Bristol.  By engaging all communities illuminates aim is to generate interest and regeneration in the area.

Through using shop windows and disused properties to show work by nationally renowned Bristol based artists, illuminate hope to achieve two outcomes; i) to break down the barrier of getting people into traditional art galleries and ii) to give Bristol artists the opportunity to show in their home town.

ʻThe Longest Nightʼ built on the successful format of the illuminate ʻSpring Forwardʼ event by expanding into a five-day festive event that transform the lower end of North St into a festive spectacle with a series of shop windows created by Green Ginger, Kathy Hinde, Nathan Hughes, Luke Jerram and Joe Magee, plus a gallery/exhibition space and external projections by Ulf Pederson.

The event is thought to have been a great success – a community celebration to brighten up the winter nights that despite the sub-zero conditions was enjoyed by all…