Welcome to Quays Culture, the home of inspiring digital, interactive art at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays. Here you can find out about our exciting, free participatory art projects that bring together local communities, artists pushing the boundaries of what digital art can achieve, and an illustrious group of organisations that call Salford Quays home. Please browse our site to learn more about us, our projects and how to get involved!
MediaCityUK Waterside, 20-29 May 2017 This summer saw endangered species from land and sea gather to inhabit the metropolis of MediaCityUK. These large sculptures were in place to question our responsibility to these beautiful creatures, and our own understanding of
Cultural Connections with Duet 2017 is set to be a major year of cultural exchange between the UK and India. To celebrate this, Quays Culture have co-commissioned an exciting new project which will run throughout the year, connecting the people
Quays Programme Administrator Quays Programme Administrator – 24 hours per week worked over 4 days, fixed term contract until March 2018 (likely to be extended annually subject to funding), £18,000 pro rata per annum plus staff benefits We are looking
Visiting The Quays If you’re looking for information on visiting a Quays Culture event, you’ve come to the right place! Quays Culture holds free, fun public art events, talks and workshops throughout the year in various locations around The Quays.
After shortlisting and interviews, we are delighted to announce that we will be presenting work from 4 emerging artists at Lightwaves 2017 through the SHINE Programme in collaboration with Light Night Leeds. Artists include:
Brink Dance Company and Howl Creative
A collaborative installation piece combining live dance performance with projection (digital and physical worlds), looking at the theme of escapism.
Immersive interactive installation called ‘Symbiosis’, which visualises breathing. Sensors in the work pick up participants’ breathing rates and this is converted into a digital representation through LEDs.
Storyteller #2 is an installation made up of robots which have been programmed to interact with audiences and tell local stories of people from Salford.
Abstract Playground AP3 is part video game, part musical instrument, allowing audiences to reconfigure an iconic building at The Quays, playing with a geometric design to create their own digital version of the physical form.
Each artist will receive a bespoke training package as well as mentoring and support during installation. It’s going to be a fantastic learning curve as they develop their practice and a unique opportunity to show their work in an outdoor setting. Stay tuned for further details.
As part of Unnatural Borders in May, Quays Culture ran a Greater Manchester-wide art competition which saw groups from across the boroughs visit MediaCityUK to interpret the sculptures in their chosen medium. We saw some fantastic work produced, which went
Our Programme Manager, Laura Broome, attended GDIF last week. With an exciting mix of outdoor theatre and events on offer, Laura gives us her highlights and some insight as to how these could work here at Salford Quays. 1) VR
Quays Culture’s Producer, Lucy Dusgate, gives us the run-down of her visit to Leeds for the SHINE Emerging Artist Programme interviews SHINE is an art commissioning programme in partnership with Light Night Leeds aimed at supporting emerging artists in creating
Greater Manchester groups get creative during Unnatural Borders During the run of Unnatural Borders, our latest exhibition at MediaCityUK, art groups from across Greater Manchester took part in a borough-wide competition, interpreting the sculptures in their medium of choice. We