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 – volunteers needed We have volunteer opportunities for our December Lightwaves17 Festival. This 10 day festival in the outdoors spaces attracted over 436,000 visitors last year. Contact email@example.com to find out more Photo: NVA’s Speed of Light by
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.
Quays Culture is looking for the people of Greater Manchester to be part of its annual digital light festival, Lightwaves 2017, at Salford Quays: Home of MediaCityUK this December 8th to 17th.
Collaborating with lighting legends of the North, Blackpool Illuminations, a suspended structure will light up Salford Quays, portraying 100 faces and places of Greater Manchester. Quays Culture is calling on people from each of the county’s boroughs, including Manchester, Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan to capture 10 images from each of the 10 boroughs, of either a face or a place.
Portraits can include anyone from family and friends, young and old, to shop owners and notable figures, from the famed to the unknown. And ‘places’ could capture anything from a special street, architecture, schools, iconic building, and landmark attraction in the area. These stills will be illuminated to create a visual story of each borough, through its inhabitants and locations.
The people of Greater Manchester can enter up to three digital images each (not prints) images should be of a good quality (300 Dpi minimum), and the person submitting the image/s should ensure they have permission from the person in the portrait to use their image*. Images should be sent direct to firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline date for submissions is 06th November 2017, and a panel from Quays Culture will select the images for public show. Only successful applicants will be notified as we anticipate a high number of entries.
Quays Culture will be showcasing its exhibition, in partnership with Blackpool Illuminations, from Friday 8 December until Sunday 17 December.
Featuring in Lightwaves 2017, the UK’s biggest digital light festival, 100 Faces & Places of Greater Manchester will run alongside an impressive programme of digital light art, from local, national, and international artists, taking over public spaces for an unforgettable 10 days. #Lightwaves2017
Did you enjoy Lightwaves 2016? See video footage of our previous years Light Festivals and then come down to our Free Lightwaves Festival 2017 from the 08th to 17th December 2017.
It is always good to share exciting news. Our digital art commission HEART BEAT from Lightwaves16 just won an international DARC award. First exhibited at Salford Quays in December 2016, and since at Jerusalem Light Festival, it next goes to Sunderland Light Festival. HEART BEAT was a co-commission
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
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