Artists are an essential element of the Midwinter Carnival both in the construction of lanterns and costumes, and as performers. Together they create a stunning visual spectacle and a wonderful atmosphere.

The vehicle for their work is the Carnival Procession. Creating processional art is a special skill and we are lucky to work with some highly talented artists and performers. 


Art Team

  • Artists: Katrina Thomson, Filipa Crofskey, Rochelle Brophy, Hannah Johnston
  • Lantern Workshop Coordinator: Tracey Bracey-Brown & Xanthe Taylor



  • Logan Park High School
  • Swing Riot
  • Queens High School
  • Otago Dance Association
  • Birds Eye View Stilt Walkers
  • Brophy Aerial Studios
  • Waitati Militia