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York St John shines bright for Illuminating York

Published: 25 October 2016

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Lumen Tree installation by David Ogle for Illuminating York 2016

David Ogle's 'Lumen' at night

Set inside the Victorian quad on the University’s campus, artist David Ogle is creating “Lumen” - a forest of light which will blanket the most historic part of the University with skeletal, coloured luminescent trees accompanied by a soundscape produced by York St John music students.

Visitors to the Lord Mayor’s Walk venue can wander through and under the atmospheric illumination to experience the unusual light and shade cast by their glowing branches. Around this transformed setting, students from across the arts will be showcasing their creative talent through music and theatre performances, pop-up exhibitions and a live drawing event and this is a rare opportunity to discover their vibrant and exciting work throughout the University site.

David Ogle’s previous work incorporates drawing, sculpture, installation and new media, and has taken place across UK and Europe.

Vice Chancellor Professor Karen Stanton says: “York St John University has been a long-term supporter of the illuminating York event and we are delighted to be hosting an exhibit for the first time in our 175th anniversary year. We are particularly proud to showcase the innovative work produced by our talented students for this event and look forward to welcoming visitors to our artistic, atmospheric campus”.

Lumen will be on display at York St John University from 6.00pm - 10.00pm on 26 – 29 October, entry is free, refreshments are available.

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