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. 


2016 Art Team

  • Artistic Director: Juliet Novena Sorrel
  • Artists: Katrina Thomson, Aroha Novak, Filipa Crofskey, Rochelle Brophy
  • Lantern Workshop Coordinator: Andrew Wills


2016 Performers:

  • Manawa Kapahaka
  • Songbong Brazillian Carnival Drumming
  • Koru dance
  • Birds Eye View stiltwalkers
  • Ake Ake Theatre
  • Mosgiel Brass Band
  • St Kilda Brass
  • Otago Dance Association
  • Waitati Militia
  • Logan Park School