Nearer to the Light

Nearer to the Light 1


Commemorating the centenary of the North Mt Lyell Mine Disaster, through the support of North-West Coast artist Annie Brennan, 42 local school children at St Joseph's Primary School constructed 42 lanterns that were integral components of a significant local commemorative event. A solemn parade, a soprano singing nearer my god to thee, a funeral wagon on the West Coast Wilderness Railway, and over one thousand bearing witness to a powerful moment in the memory of Queenstown.


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Festival venues

  • Town Centre, corner Orr and McNamara St
  • Crib Lane, Little Orr St
  • The Paragon Theatre, 11 McNamara St
  • 20 Orr St
  • Queenstown Medical Union, 25 Cutten St
  • CWA Hall, 35 Cutten St
  • Cutten St Playground
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway and Tracks Cafe
  • Q Bank Gallery, 37 Orr St
  • QBar, 33 Orr St
  • Old Larq Gallery, 8 Hunter St
  • Old Evans Store, 24 Stitcht St
  • Galley Museum, 1/7 Driffield St
  • Scout Hall, 15 Bowes St
  • Queen River Footbridge
  • Passion Park, on The Esplanade
  • Penghana House, 32 Esplanade
  • Old Limestone Quarry, 9 Penghana Rd
  • Football Ground