Winner: Darc Awards Best Light Art Scheme

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 between Quays Culture and partners Blackpool Illuminations and funded by AGMA and The Arts Council England. […]

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Announcing: SHINE Artists

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 A collaborative installation piece combining live dance performance with projection (digital and physical worlds), looking […]

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Meet The Man Who Makes JCB Diggers Dance

Have you ever seen a JCB digger dance before? If not, you’ll love watching this short clip of Traction, which showcases the incredible artistic mind of Kevin Finnan MBE, Artistic Director of UK dance theatre company, Motionhouse, who bring their hit show Broken to Salford Quays on Saturday 16th July for FREE! If you want […]

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Cathedral Of Mirrors Behind The Scenes Shots

Here at Quays Culture, we’re incredibly excited to reveal the first shots of Mads Christensen’s Cathedral of Mirrors in action, a brand new commission for Salford Quays’ digital light festival, Lightwaves 2015. Mads has been hard at work in his Los Angeles studio with his team of assistants to fabricate the twelve columns that will […]

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