Artis Gallery – Optical Masterpiece

Targetti Lighting NZ played a pivotal role in orchestrating the comprehensive lighting upgrade at the Artis Gallery, assisting with the full design and supply. With a meticulous focus on achieving the highest standards of lighting quality, the Zeno range emerged as the natural choice for this project. The decision was driven by its exceptional features, including a high Color Rendering Index (CRI) exceeding 97, an outstanding R9 value exceeding 95, and a versatile selection of optical components that set it apart in the realm of architectural and art gallery lighting.

The primary objective of this lighting upgrade was to deliver impeccable illumination throughout the gallery while ensuring minimal light spill into circulation areas to ensure the displays were the focal point of the space. To achieve this, a combination of wall-washing optics was strategically employed. This choice allowed for precise and uniform lighting across all vertical surfaces, from top to bottom, effectively showcasing every piece of art and accentuating even the smallest details.

In addition to the Wall Washing optics, the project capitalized on the versatility of the Zeno range by incorporating Zoom optics in the Zeno Medium fixtures. This decision enabled the gallery to focus light precisely on key artworks and sculptures, creating captivating focal points within the space. The Zoom optics gave curators the flexibility to dynamically adjust the lighting to suit different exhibitions and installations.

One of the standout features of this lighting upgrade is the onboard dimming technology integrated into all Zeno fixtures. This technology grants the Artis Gallery unparalleled control and adaptability in managing the lighting environment. Each fixture can be individually controlled, allowing for effortless adjustments as displays change and new exhibitions are introduced. This level of control ensures that the lighting perfectly complements and enhances the unique character of each art installation.

The lighting design not only respects the art but also elevates the overall visitor experience. The Zeno range, with its exceptional color rendering and optical precision, has not only met but exceeded the expectations of the project, ultimately creating a stunning and dynamic lighting solution for the gallery. This lighting upgrade stands as a testament to the power of combining cutting-edge technology with a deep appreciation for art and its presentation.