mana moana

Toronto is getting a towering water screen that will rise out of Lake Ontario for Nuit Blanche

Toronto's waterfront will be illuminated by a massive video installation as part of the Nuit Blanche festivities this year, and it's definitely one project you won't want to miss.

Mana Moana is an artist-led collaboration between interdisciplinary Māori and Pacifica visual artists, musicians, writers and choreographers.

The project brings to life a videos showcasing Māori and Pacific performers through a water screen, providing a mesmerizing spectacle right on Lake Ontario.

Curated and conceived by Rachael Rakena and Mike Bridgman, the multimedia artwork explores people's relationships with the ocean and climate change, while simultaneously highlighting Indigenous knowledge and stories.

The inaugural Mana Moana project was a massive hit in Wellington, New Zealand, and even received a Gold at the 2019 BEST Design Awards in the Ngā Aho category.

Mana Moana will be on display at 25 Queens Quay W from sunset on Oct. 1 to sunrise on Oct. 2 as part of Nuit Blanche.

Lead photo by

City of Toronto

Latest Videos

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Arts

Former baker in Toronto starts up side hustle selling fake cake sculptures that look super real

Toronto startup just launched a new kind of photo book you can create with friends

New world premiere from Margaret Atwood coming to Toronto

Second City is opening a huge new location in Toronto next month

The best wildlife photography in the world will be on display in Toronto soon

Hamilton the musical is coming back to Toronto this winter

Some of the rarest books in the world will soon be for sale in Toronto

Production company that's been entertaining Toronto for 25 years is calling it quits