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!See our
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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
MediaCityUK Waterside, 20-29 May 2017 Summer 2017 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
Quays Programme We are not currently recruiting for any roles but please do keep an eye out for any updates we make during the year to this page as and when job opportunities arise or feel free to send us
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.
DUET was an ambitious piece of work about finding space for reflection, expression and connection in our daily lives. DUET anonymously connects participants from the UK and India, allowing them to build a unique relationship with someone on the other side of the world for up to a year. Participants are invited to exchange details of their lives by answering one question a day through an app. Prompted by duet, a participant gradually builds a picture of their partner and their surroundings through shared messages.
People could tell us about their experiences of using the app on social media using the hashtag #DuetApp and see what else is going on during this year of cultural exchange through #UKIndia2017
DUET was a collaboration between Invisible Flock (UK) and Quicksand (India), check out the Duet App website for further details
We also worked with British Council to build new relationship in Quebec, Canada. AltCity Istanbul is a partnership project by the British Council and Digital.logue, an interactive platform supported by Zorlu Holding and Zorlu Performing in Arts Centre to accelerate
I FORGOT by Jackie Kay and Soup Collective created the enormous interactive 15 metre neon words on the Lowry Plaza, with audiences having live interactions with the glowing artwork as they phoned in to leave their own messages of what they forgot to
This FREE Pop Up Digital Art Exhibition was displayed in the public foyer of the University of Salford, MediaCityUK Campus. Pioneers of outdoor arts and cultural events, Quays Culture commissioned the display to draw on the region’s unique talents in
CHARGE is an exhilarating multimedia show inspired by the role of electricity in the human body, and for the first time it was re-created as an outdoor spectacular that was free for everyone to attend. As part of this there