Permanent light artworks

2017 - 2019

2017 - 2019

Since GLOW 2011, six light artworks have been created which are permanently displayed in the city of Eindhoven. With these works of art, Eindhoven aimes to provide permanent inspiration to its visitors.

Coming up in 2019

Victoriapark - Titia Ex
On GLOW 2019, a new permanent light artwork will be revealed at Victoriapark, in the city centre of Eindhoven. This time, the light artwork is a memorial for Jan Zwartendijk, a Phillips employee who helped several thousand Jews during WOII. The light artwork will be created by artist Titia Ex and is made possible with the help and support of the Municipality of Eindhoven. 


Philips Museum - Titia Ex
From September 2018 the light artwork of Titia Ex will remain visible on the chimnee of the 'Gloeilampenfabriekje' of the Philips Museum. The artwork was shown for the first time at GLOW 2016 with the name 'Private Light'. The light bowl, shaped like a bulb, on top of te rooftop of the fabrique in the middle of the city centre, between the skyscrapers, captures everyones attention again. 


Centraal Station Eindhoven - Daan Roosegaarde
In the central station of Eindhoven, you can admire a new light art work called 'Space' created by Daan Roosegaarde. This work of art consists of a 90 metres' long wall of light in which the globe is peeled like an apple. It's an intriging work of art, especially as you walk by. The three centimeters' thick wall consists of layers of processed satelite images which are printed behind lenses. Combined with dynamic LED illumination, a kind of 3D hologram appears that changes everytime people pass by. As a viewer, you might have the illusion to look into an infinite void. Supported by ProRail and the Municipality of Eindhoven, the work of art is created in collaboration with Heijmans and Arcadis.

Nieuwe Emmasingel
Don't break the sound barrier is an installation created by Ellen de Vries in cooperation with LUX Lab. An interactive LED grid only reacts to the sounds in its immediate vicinity during the GLOW festival period. After GLOW, the light artwork 'Don't break the sound barrier' can also be admired as a light installation.

2011 - 2016

2011 - 2016


TU/e site, Stationsplein, Markt
During GLOW 2016, supported by the University of Technology Eindhoven light artist Har Hollands created a light design for the chimney at the TU/e site: ‘AnTUenna’. During the same edition, the permanent light artwork by Eindhoven light artist Ivo Schoofs was revealed at Stationsplein : ‘Just because you are a character, doesn’t mean you have character’. For many years, both artists have been cooperating with GLOW, Har Hollands even from the very first GLOW edition in 2006 with light artwork ‘Weeping Willows’. Ivo Schoofs is also famous for his 2015 work of art  ‘Fire Tornado’ and his 2014 work of art ‘Large Pendalum Wave’. Additionally, designer Tessa Koot designed a light artwork at Markt called Kei-Like EHV, inspired by the theme year ’25 years Dutch Design’. Her work of art consists of two lampposts in the shape of a heat, right at the very heart of the city centre.


Shopping Centre HEUVEL Eindhoven
Especially for GLOW 2015 and shopping centre HEUVEL Eindhoven, Har Hollands designed ‘Dome of Light’. Each year during GLOW, this work of art consisting of 121 illuminating tubes in a light dome, is reprogrammed with new light and music.


In 2011, artist group Afterlight created a 3D projection of moving graffiti on a wall in an alley at Stratumseind: ‘Interstices in a Synaptic Space’. It was on display for over six years but was hardly visible for the public. Therefore once again it was brought to the attention of the public in 2015.