Art to light up Canary Wharf this Christmas
A "truly beautiful, multi-coloured spectacle" will be arriving at Canary Wharf's Middle Dock this winter.
Dutch artist Rombout Frieling and creative lab Openlight are behind the wind-powered, multi-coloured lights which will be arranged in the shape of sails.
Called Flumens, it is inspired by 19th century Docklands, when sailing vessels used wind for power to spur international trade.
Frieling said: "By placing Flumens at Canary Wharf, we aim to revive this intrinsic connection that trading once had with nature, by revealing the eternal power of the wind, a force we may well need again."
Sally Williams, public art consultant at Canary Wharf Group, said: "The visual impact and ever-changing colours of the installation will light up the area in a spectacular way and will remain in the dock during the festive period to brighten up those dark winter nights - it's certainly a very different take on the usual Christmas lights."
The art will arrive on December 16 and remain until January 25.
Middle Dock is to the west entrance of Canary Wharf Tube station and runs underneath the Docklands Light Railway line from Heron Quays to Canary Wharf.