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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

It Takes Two: Cultural Exchange with Duet

By on March 24, 2017

Quays Culture are proud to have co-commissioned Duet, a new digital experience which facilitates cultural exchange between the UK and India. Duet officially took off on 23rd February, asking ‘What is the bravest thing you’ve ever done?’ The question prompted

Interview With GNI Projects: Meet The Team Behind ‘Heart Beat’

By on October 4, 2016

For this year’s Lightwaves festival we’ve commissioned GNI Projects, who are set to create a brand new piece: Heart Beat. Visitors will be encouraged to make a connection of love or friendship with this large-scale work, by joining hands in

New Videos, New Accolades, New Dance Opportunities

By on April 29, 2016

What do five giant bunny rabbits, a rainbow of interactive balloons and hundreds of glow in the dark runners have in common? The answer is Quays Culture’s artistic programme! Since 2012, we have been bringing the best in cutting-edge digital technology,

Quays Culture Visit Lux Helsinki & Amsterdam Light Festival

By on January 25, 2016

At the beginning of this month, Lucy and I took a trip to Helsinki and Amsterdam with the Lighting Up The North network, to visit other European light festivals and meet our peers from across the world. There are a

Prepare To Be Amazed at Lightwaves 2015

By on October 30, 2015

The programme for Lightwaves 2015 has been unveiled with a full run down of exhibited artworks and events up on our web site here. If you haven’t seen it yet, do take a look – there’s lots to be amazed by!

Quays Culture Visits Ars Electronica 2015

By on September 22, 2015

Programme producer, Lucy Dusgate recently made the trip to Linz, Austria for Ars Electronica 2015. Here she reports back on her highlights of the trip: “Autumn means a trip to Ars Electronic in Linz, Austria. This is Austria’s third largest

Cathedral of Mirrors: Sneak Preview

By on September 15, 2015

US-based Danish artist Mads Christensen will be premiering his brand new artwork, Cathedral of Mirrors at Lightwaves 2015, our annual celebration of light-based art at Salford Quays this December (12th – 27th). Image: Mads Christensen – No Relation A Quays

Quays Culture Visits European Light Festivals

By on September 15, 2015

We’ve got a busy autumn ahead of us here at Quays Culture. As well as building up steam on Lightwaves 2015, we’re making time to visit some of the biggest European festivals of light-based art and digital culture, with our