LUX was founded by Anthony Rowe and Ståle Stenslie in Oslo, Norway, and they both organised the events with additional support from Edith Isdal and Meghan Reynard. The first Oslo LUX took place in January 2011, and consisted of 10 speakers working with light, space and technology (details below). The format was then replicated in Wellington, New Zealand as WGTN LUX in July 2011.
Both events were hugely enjoyable and informative, and so more events followed in Oslo in 2013 and Wellington in 2012 and again this year in June 2013.
WGTN LUX was initially formed at the College of Creative Arts, Massey University and now has the support of Wellington City Council to turn the event into a city wide light festival with a two-day symposium at its core. With its compact size, strong arts community and beautiful waterfront, Wellington is a prime location for a large scale winter light festival. The newly formed Wellington LUX trust is committed to establishing this festival as a fixture on the Wellington calendar, creating a free and accessible light festival which develops national and regional talent, whilst exposing a wide audience to cutting edge contemporary light works in public space.