GM Culture Fund Announcement

We’re absolutely thrilled to be 1 of 35 recipients who have been awarded support from the GM Culture fund as part of the £8.6 million boost for arts, culture & creativity across all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester. #GMCulture2020 See below for more details: https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/news/culture-fund-announcement/      

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Youth Culture featured at Light Up Leicester

Original Quays Culture commission, Youth Culture by Stanza was displayed at Light Up Leicester from 5 – 8 March 2020.  Their 4-day light festival presented seven large-scale artwork installations. Youth Culture is a towering hooded sculpture designed to captivate audiences and challenges perceptions around anti-social behaviour. With embedded cameras and screens, this digitally interactive artwork […]

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Heart Beat tours to Preston Markets

Original Quays Culture & Blackpool Illuminations commission, Heart Beat by GNI Projects, was presented at Preston Markets from 12 – 16 Feb 2020. The interactive installation light up the market canopy daily and was free to experience. Heart Beat incorporates perspective interplay through the seemingly sporadic positioning of steel rods. From the side, visitors see […]

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Quays Culture commission tours to Light Night Worcester

Youth Culture by Stanza was presented at Light Night Worcester on 16th January 2020, featuring as part of their inaugural light night that saw thousands of people populating the streets of Worcester to experience work from local, national and international artists. Youth Culture is a towering hooded sculpture designed to captivate audiences and challenges perceptions […]

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Lightwaves 2019

Please see details below on the programme of activity for Lightwaves 2019. The Umbrella Project from Cirque Bijou The Umbrella Project from Cirque Bijou marked the launch of this year’s Lightwave! Local residents came together to create a kaleidoscope of moving light – a moment of magic created by local Salford groups. Image Credit Chris Payne […]

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QUAYS FESTIVAL 2019

Architects of Air – Arboria Luminarium Arboria had three main domes, each 8 metres high and dominated by a single colour, red green and blue. Arboria was dedicated to the theme of ‘trees’. Each dome bears its own particular stylised leaf motif rendered to fit the underlying shape of a stellated dodecahedron. Visitors entered via […]

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Lightwaves (December 2018)

Please see highlights from our 2018 Lightwaves event: The unmissable Lightwaves festival returned to Salford Quays for 10 days from 7-16 December 2018. Eighteen digital and interactive artworks illuminated the Quays, inspiring audiences of all ages with over 330,000 visitors during the festival. The line-up featured two brand new large-scale commissions from artists Stanza and […]

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Unnatural Borders: The Highlights

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 sea – a polar bear, red squirrel, blue whale and bumblebee – were interpreted in […]

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