Mornington Peninsula
Victoria, Australia



The Lanternist is the love child of Melbourne based illustrator/designer Tyson Savanah and partner Evie Wittingslow. Born from a desire to enhance the natural beauty of their family wetlands and gardens in the evenings, and growing to include over 80 individual lanterns, The Lanternist was created through Tyson and Evie’s combined skill set of industrial design, illustration, styling and production. The Lanternist blends traditional lantern design, sculpture and illustration to create luminous pieces of art.



Rainbow Serpent Jan 2019 — Over 30 of the Lantasia Lights lanterns illuminated the village and surrounds at Rainbow Serpent 2019.

NYE in the Light Garden— Nestled in the beautiful wetlands and gardens of Boneo Maze on the Mornington Peninsula for the annual NYE celebrations.

White Night Geelong/Bendigo 2018— The Lantasia Lights lanterns lit up the parks and gardens of regional Victoria for the White Night Festival during 2018.


Our work

January 2017 - Lantasia Dreaming at Boneo Maze on the Mornington Peninsula

January 2018 - Lantasia Light Walk at Boneo Maze on the Mornington Peninsula

NYE 2018 - In the Light Garden on the Mornington Peninsula

April 2018 - Autumn Fest on the Mornington Peninsula

June 2018 - Winter Glow on the Mornington Peninsula

August 2018 - White Night Bendigo

October 2018 - White Night Geelong

November 2018 - Parkmore Shopping Centre Diwali Festival

NYE 2019 - In the Light Garden Boneo Maze on the Mornington Peninsula

January 2019 - Rainbow Serpent Festival



"As wonderfully as enchanting as it was last year” — LANTASIA Review

"thank you for all your amazing work at RSF 2019! Such a great impact on the festival and atmosphere " — Rainbow Serpent 2019

"We’ve followed the glow of the lanterns and had a gorgeous time exploring this night garden on our peninsula doorstep this summer " — Lantasia Review

"The lights were amazing and so pretty in the natural bush " — Guest Review