Cultural Connections with Duet

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 […]

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Istanbul with British Council

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 digital transformation. To view the film about the residency, please see below video: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=hY1yUPE8TZ8

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TECHNOLOGY: PAST & FUTURE

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 the field of digital arts. Quays Culture brings together a new fusion of art and […]

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2018 Events

LIGHTWAVES 2018 Download the Lightwaves Leaflet and map At the end of 2018 we had our unmissable Lightwaves festival return to Salford Quays for 10 days during December, packed full of impressive light displays and playful art installations. The festival ran from Friday 7 December until Sunday 16 December 2018. #Lightwaves2018 Artworks were exhibited on […]

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Lightwaves (2017)

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 say.   Sarah Wakefield had over 600 visitors to her light Graffiti workshops as friends and family […]

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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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Unnatural Borders Art Competition

As part of Unnatural Borders in May, Quays Culture ran a Greater Manchester-wide art competition which saw groups from across the boroughs visit MediaCityUK to interpret the sculptures in their chosen medium. We saw some fantastic work produced, which went to a judging panel to decide the winner. After much deliberation, Carol Parkes of Salford […]

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