2017 Projects

Unnatural Borders (May 2017)

Unnatural Borders exhibited a quartet of endangered animals by the dockside of MediaCityUK over 10 days in May 2017. The project commissioned European artists Sober Industries to construct a polar bear, red squirrel, bee and whale. The sculptures ranged from two to four meters in length, making a real impression on audiences.

By day the animals set an impressive skyline and started discussion around endangered species and human impact on the planet. By night the sculptures came to life as they were illuminated by stunning projected animations. The festival hosted a series of talks and workshops for visitors  from Greater Manchester and beyond to help everyone to find out more about this mix of sculpture and cutting edge technology.

Quays Culture now own the beautiful Squirrel and it is available hire and to tour

Images by Joel Fildes Photography