Rachel Blackburn smooths the covering of a castle-inspired
lantern that will be part of tonight's Dunedin Midwinter
The largest lanterns in the event's history will be on show
Artistic director Juliet Novena Sorrel said that the two new
artists - Motoko Kikkawa and Ali Bramwell - hired to make the
lanterns this year had put in days of ''painstaking'' work to
make the lanterns.
It was an ambitious project for the two artists, who had
never made giant lanterns before.
''We are really lucky to have these great artists ... they
have just come up with such beautiful images,'' she
said''Everything is handmade and it is very painstaking.''