2017 Events

Lightwaves 2017 (8 – 17 December)

Lightwaves ran for ten days across the outdoor spaces at Salford Quays, all free for visitors to enjoy.

Hydrozome by Tom Dekyvere Image Credit: Joel Chester Fildes

Highlights included Tom Dekyvere’s Hydrozome over at MediaCityUK which had audiences jumping to create light and sound interactions with the enormous sculpture of rope.

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Istanbul with British Council

Quays Culture were invited to work with British Council in Istanbul to bring UK artists Squid Soup to run a two-week residency to Turkish artists. The idea was to develop artists in Turkey to learn digital art practices. Squid Soup were commissioned by Quays Culture for Lightwaves14

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Cultural Connections with Duet

Quays Culture

2017 was set to be a major year of cultural exchange between the UK and India. To celebrate this, Quays Culture co-commissioned an exciting new project that ran throughout 2017, connecting the people of Greater Manchester and India in a new and intriguing way.

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Unnatural Borders (May 2017)

Unnatural Borders exhibited a quartet of endangered animals by the dockside of MediaCityUK over 10 days in May 2017. The project commissioned European artists Sober Industries to construct a polar bear, red squirrel, bee and whale. The sculptures ranged from two to four meters in length, making a real impression on audiences.

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