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LIGHTWAVES SEARCHES FOR 100 FACES AND PLACES OF GREATER MANCHESTER

By on November 9, 2017

TO ADD A SPARK OF LIGHT TO THE UK’S BIGGEST DIGITAL LIGHT FESTIVAL 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

New Video Footage of Lightwaves Festival

By on October 24, 2017

  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.

Winner: Darc Awards Best Light Art Scheme

By on September 18, 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

Announcing: SHINE Artists

By on July 21, 2017

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

Unnatural Borders Art Competition

By on July 11, 2017

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

Festival Visit: Greenwich & Docklands International Festival 2017

By on July 7, 2017

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

SHINE Selection

By on June 23, 2017

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

Drawing the Endangered

By on June 2, 2017

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

Unnatural Borders: The Highlights

By on June 1, 2017

Unnatural Borders saw four gigantic sculptures take over MediaCityUK’s waterside for a total of 10 days from 20-29 May, challenging our perceptions of man-made vs natural environments and how they influence the status of endangered species. Animals from land and

Building Unnatural Borders

By on May 18, 2017

With 2 days until the launch of Unnatural Borders, it’s all hands on deck with the build. Radios are buzzing with activity, trucks are unloading materials and Sober Industries are working alongside Quays Culture and local suppliers to make the