Lightwaves 2017

Lightwaves returns to Salford Quays: Home of MediaCityUK from 8-17 December 2017.

We’re planning another stunning programme of digital light art set to take over public spaces for an unforgettable 10 days. Stay tuned for further details. This year we have not one but two new large-scale commissions as well as other selected artworks from the world of technology and outdoor art.

Artworks to include a new interactive word sculpture by international poet and author Jackie Kay, new commissions from emerging talent, a dynamic waterside sculpture of light and sound by Tom Dekyvere, the return of the popular light painting workshop where you can make your own images to download, and once more we’ve raided the Blackpool Illuminations for characters from sci-fi and Children’’s TV. Trekkies watch this space!

What is Lightwaves? Take a look at last year’s edition for an insight into this exciting winter event.

Picture of a light sculpture at night
Artist’s CGI visualisation for Lightwaves17, by Tom Dekyvere

Lightwaves16 was covered by local and national broadcast and media, shining a spotlight on the region’s cultural achievements