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Illuminating York

In 2012 York celebrated the 800th anniversary of the City’s Charter which gave it independence to take charge of its own financial affairs, to trade freely and ultimately to govern itself.

As part of the celebrations, Illuminating York commissioned Group Ginger, Arup and Bright White working with comedian and artist Vic Reeves to transform York Museum Gardens into a ten-acre magical experience. Group Ginger’s design concept created a parallel narrative where York’s Museum Gardens was discovered to be the original Wonderland from Lewis Carroll’s classic absurdist novel, creating a new world that turned the expected upside down and revelled in the beauty of the unexpected.

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York City Council


Completed- 2012

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