Aether & Hemera, Voyage. Image courtesy of Quays Culture. Origami boats floating on water. The boats are different colours - green, blue, purple, pink.

Aether & Hemera, Voyage. Image courtesy of Quays Culture.

Lightwaves 2016

Date: Friday 9 – Sunday 18 December 2016
Time: 6 – 8pm
Venue: MediaCityUK, University of Salford, Salford, M50 2HE
Admission: Free

Following on from the success of last year, Lightwaves will be returning to Salford Quays/MediaCityUK from 9th– 18th December this year and as always, everything will be free! Featuring a brand new large-scale commission; new work from emerging artists, presentations of work from across the globe, and workshops, Lightwaves 2016 will illuminate the Quays once more and bring light to those dark winter nights.

The programme by Quays Culture will have 9 artworks  spanning across The Quays, from the Plaza between The Lowry and the Lowry Outlet, to MediaCityUK’s Piazza, and even in the River Irwell.

Full programme details: can be found on the Quays Culture website.

Lightwaves will feature short film One Square Milewhich is a co-commission by Quays Culture and the University of Salford Art Collection. The film by Chris Paul Daniels and Sam Meech was submitted to Quays Culture’s Northern Artist Film Competition and won the new commission category. One Square Mile explores environments, architecture and communities within one square mile of Salford Quays and MediaCityUK, celebrating the diversity of people within the area and how they interact. Screened in a shipping container on location, the commission will be accompanied by artist films from Cecilia Stenbom, Antony Barkworth-Knight and Declan Colquitt, all of whom were commended in the Open Call strand of the competition.


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