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Painting with Light illuminates Bruge with winter light show

‘Sparking visitors with hope, light and connectivity’, Bruge’s WinterGlow returned in December for a series of installations across the historic city




The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe cathedral was lit up for the special light show   Credit: Painting with Light

The historic Bruges was lit up over the festive period, with a series of light installations bringing the festive cheer in what has now become an annual tradition for the Belgian city.

Created by visual design and light technology specialists Painting with Light, the WinterGlow light trail returned for its second year, with visitors exploring a trail through the city, where they would come across ten different light exhibits.

Created in collaboration with local artists, schools, youth and cultural organisations, installations included projections of a winter landscape, the illumination of the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe cathedral and a ceiling of floating lights on the Djiver.

“This edition is smaller but surely as festive and inspiring as the previous one,” said Luc Peumans, CEO of Painting with Light.

“By combining art light installations, mood lighting and projection, visitors are immersed during the cold winter months into a warm glow of light spread across the entire trail, extending the experience upon reaching the final destination.

“The project comprises a series of elegant, eye-catching, ephemeral and different lighting and projection- mapped installations, featuring thousands of LED-lights, spots and blacklights.”

This year’s trail made some operational changes to the previous edition, with a modified version making sure extra safety measures were in place to address COVID-19.

“This year there was no skating area, Christmas market or winter bar, yet we succeeded in creating a safe and magical evening activity,” said Lieve Moeremans, managing director of Brugge Plus, a non-profit organisation that creates culture and tourism projects in Bruge. “More than ever, people need light, hope and connection in these times.”


A real eye-catcher is the collection of trees with light lines running across the trunks to the roots, reflecting the network of underground connections in nature - Credit: Painting with Light


The kinetic light installation on the Vismarkt with waving light bulbs expresses the link between Bruges and the sea - Credit: Painting with Light


The Square at the Bruges Station immerses visitors into a mysterious forest full of surprises - Credit: Painting with Light


One installation refers to the lacemaking in Bruges with fascinating light patterns - Credit: Painting with Light


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Painting with Light illuminates Bruge with winter light show

‘Sparking visitors with hope, light and connectivity’, Bruge’s WinterGlow returned in December for a series of installations across the historic city




The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe cathedral was lit up for the special light show   Credit: Painting with Light

The historic Bruges was lit up over the festive period, with a series of light installations bringing the festive cheer in what has now become an annual tradition for the Belgian city.

Created by visual design and light technology specialists Painting with Light, the WinterGlow light trail returned for its second year, with visitors exploring a trail through the city, where they would come across ten different light exhibits.

Created in collaboration with local artists, schools, youth and cultural organisations, installations included projections of a winter landscape, the illumination of the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe cathedral and a ceiling of floating lights on the Djiver.

“This edition is smaller but surely as festive and inspiring as the previous one,” said Luc Peumans, CEO of Painting with Light.

“By combining art light installations, mood lighting and projection, visitors are immersed during the cold winter months into a warm glow of light spread across the entire trail, extending the experience upon reaching the final destination.

“The project comprises a series of elegant, eye-catching, ephemeral and different lighting and projection- mapped installations, featuring thousands of LED-lights, spots and blacklights.”

This year’s trail made some operational changes to the previous edition, with a modified version making sure extra safety measures were in place to address COVID-19.

“This year there was no skating area, Christmas market or winter bar, yet we succeeded in creating a safe and magical evening activity,” said Lieve Moeremans, managing director of Brugge Plus, a non-profit organisation that creates culture and tourism projects in Bruge. “More than ever, people need light, hope and connection in these times.”


A real eye-catcher is the collection of trees with light lines running across the trunks to the roots, reflecting the network of underground connections in nature - Credit: Painting with Light


The kinetic light installation on the Vismarkt with waving light bulbs expresses the link between Bruges and the sea - Credit: Painting with Light


The Square at the Bruges Station immerses visitors into a mysterious forest full of surprises - Credit: Painting with Light


One installation refers to the lacemaking in Bruges with fascinating light patterns - Credit: Painting with Light


 
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