Touring & Artwork Hire

Hire art from us for international exhibition

We own a selection of artworks that are available for hire/rent from us. We can help you choose which ones will work for your location and what you will need to prepare to exhibit them. All of our outdoor artworks also operate as indoor installations.

Quays Culture are proud to have commissioned many artists in recent years, working with some of the best national and international digital artists to create installations that intrigue, excite and inspire audiences.

After being premiered at our events, a selection of our newly commissioned artworks have since been presented at festivals and events across the UK, as well as being presented on national TV.

Highlights include:

GNI’s artwork Heart Beat exhibited at Jerusalem Light Festival 2017

Squidsoup’s Aeolian Light has toured to New Zealand, Mexico and in the UK at Light Night Leeds 2016, Lincoln Cathedral 2016

Mads Christensen’s Cathedral of Mirrors Blackpool’s Lightpool 2016, Canary Wharf London’s Winter Lights 2017 and BBC Breakfast as part of ‘Shine a Light on Cancer’ broadcast in 2016 and Jerusalem Light Festival 2017.

 This page includes information on each artwork in downloadable documents, as well as images and video of what they look like. Get in contact so we can help you and supply you with a quote.

Currently available for hire:

Unnatural Borders

The Squirrel was one element of Unnatural Borders, a Quays Culture commission by Sober Industries (Nl) as part of our annual free summer showcase of spectacular art that embraces technology in its creation and exhibition. Unnatural Borders explored the interaction and impact between human civilization and the animal kingdom.

Sober Industries: Unnatural Borders. Photo by Joel Chester Fildes

If you are interested in loaning this work, please contact Programme Producer, Lucy Dusgate on lucy@quaysculture.com for more details.

Download the Touring Pack here

Heart Beat

Our latest commission, Heart Beat by GNI Projects, is available to national and international festivals and events for presentation.

GNI Projects: Heart Beat. Photo by Joel Chester Fildes

Heart Beat was recently premiered at Lightwaves 2016 at the Salford Quays and MediaCityUK location. The installation comprises of a 3mx9m structure, which incorporates perspective interplay through the seemingly sporadic positioning of steel rods. From the side, audiences see a heart rate line running through the structure. At the front of the installation, they are encouraged to join hands with a friend or loved one in order to complete the circuit, using the sensors to reveal the symbol of a heart. 

The artwork installation will be lead by our Technical Manger, with assistance from your technicians.

If you are interested in loaning this work, please contact Programme Producer, Lucy Dusgate on lucy@quaysculture.com for more details.

Download the Touring Pack here.

Cathedral of Mirrors

Commissioned for Lightwaves 2015, Cathedral of Mirrors by Mads Christensen is available for indoor exhibition

Mads Christensen: Cathedral of Mirrors. Photo by Joel Chester Fildes

Cathedral of Mirrors comprises of 12 mirrored columns, each standing at a height of 12 feet. In the day they reflect the viewer, and at night the internal LED lights react to human movement, creating patterns across a spectrum of colours.

The artwork installation will be lead by our Technical Manger, with assistance from your technicians.

If you are interested in loaning this work, please contact Programme Producer, Lucy Dusgate on lucy@quaysculture.com for more details.

Download the Touring Pack here.