Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th December 2023, 4pm -10pm
Lightwaves Salford invites you to explore a trail of dramatic light art installations that animate and transform the waterside environment at Salford Quays and MediaCity. This year we’ll be celebrating our 10th Lightwaves with a trail of 15 illuminated works from established as well as emerging artists, both local, national and international, bringing a variety of different pieces; thought-provoking, surprising and playful.
Lightwaves Salford 2023 Free Public Tours
We are offering free guided tours of this year’s festival, giving you the opportunity to learn about the inspiration behind the artworks and how they made their way to the Lightwaves’ programme. Tours are led by a member of the Quays Culture team and last 45 mins – 1 hour.
|19:00, Friday 8th / BSL tour
|15:00, Saturday 9th / BSL tour of Julia and Axel followed by BSL tour of Lightwaves
|17:00, Saturday 9th / Public tour
|16:00, Sunday 10th / Public tour
|18:00, Sunday 10th / Public tour in Mandarin
Lightwaves Salford 2023 Free Artist Talk – BOOK
Please also Join us on Saturday 9th December at 12pm in the University of Salford for an artist talk by Denis Bivour and Florian Giefer of Loomaland, creators of the spectacular light artwork CETUS.
Lightwaves Salford 2023 Map
|One Way or Another
|Night Big Bang
|Fish Are Jumping
|Human Aquarium: Deep Water
|Decade of Light
|Walk the Plank
Lightwaves Salford 2023 Full Programme
More details for each individual artwork can also be found on Light Up The North – Lightwaves Salford page
Human Aquarium: Deep Water By Annabeth Robinson, University of Salford in collaboration with Yorkshire Life Aquatic
Centring on a projection mapped origami boat, the Deep Water installation is a thought-provoking immersive installation reflecting on the effect of climate change and pollution on the Oceans and Waterways of the world.
Decade of Light is a celebration Lightwave Salford’s 10th year. Shining against the night sky, the piece is a gift from Quays Culture to all those who have made the last decade of Lightwaves so special.
Lightwaves Salford is part of the Quays Culture Programme, a partnership initiative with a mission to animate public spaces, bringing extraordinary art into the heart of the community for everyone to experience free of charge.