April Luncheon – Lighting Art Like a Boss

  • April 25, 2024
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Raivo Nommik and the IES Ottawa Section on April 25th for Lighting Art Like a Boss!


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Event Details

Date: Thursday, April 25th

Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: KS on the Keys – 1029 Daze St, Ottawa

Included: Lunch, non-alcoholic drinks*, networking, presentation

*Please note that you must pay for any alcoholic drinks yourself


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About the Presentation

Raivo Nommik will share insights from over two decades of experience in exhibit lighting and explain the fundamentals of next-level art lighting.

In this talk, we will explore key fixture types, conservation guidelines, and kit must-haves for creative flexibility and professional results.

We will discuss what ‘museum grade’ lighting means and you will observe some key features and shortcomings to watch for with a practical demonstration on how to discern the good from the bad.

You will be introduced to different styles of fixtures and what to look for on a spec sheet. There will also be a short demonstration of how to easily use them for subtle, yet dramatic effects.

Finally, we will look at what’s trending in museums and galleries. You will walk away with a stronger understanding of how to illuminate for art and cultural exhibits.


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About the Speaker

Raivo Nommik is a Senior Lighting Designer with Gabriel Mackinnon Lighting, having joined the team in 2014. He has been working in the lighting industry for over 20 years, with a focus on exhibit, gallery, and cultural experience projects.

Raivo has a history of work with major cultural institutions, including the Canadian War Museum, Canadian History Museum and the Canadian Canoe Museum. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from York University and is active in lighting education having just completed his 15th year as a sessional professor at Algonquin College in the department of Media and Design, where he he teaches lighting best practices, current technologies, and trends to the next generation of designers.

Raivo’s recent project highlights at GMLD include Ādisōke – Ottawa Central Library, the London Children’s Museum, and the Green Gables Visitor Centre in Cavendish PEI.


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